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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-16-2006, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Spalted Maple Top J Custom

I was just browsing around on Ikebe-Gakki and I saw this guitar (click on the link below):

http://s69.photobucket.com/albums/i6...20-%20Spalted/

RG8420S(NT)
Specs:
Body: Spalted Maple/Mahogany
Neck: 5pc Maple/Walnut w/Titanium neck reinforcement‚VelveTouch finish
Fretboard: Rosewood w/06 Tree of life inlay
Bridge: Edge Pro
Neck pu: DiMarzioR Air Norton. (H)
Bridge pu: DiMarzioR Tone Zone. (H)
Hardware: Color Cosmo Black

Now this is more like it - a J Custom that is exciting (IMHO) although a bit pricey. It would be nice to know how thick the top is on that guitar, but I think it looks stunning. Too bad they never offer that kind of stuff to everyone.

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-16-2006, 11:24 PM
 
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Re: Spalted Maple Top J Custom

Very cool. Love the titanium neck reinforcement idea, too!
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-16-2006, 11:25 PM
 
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Re: Spalted Maple Top J Custom

x2 spalted maple looks so much better than the plain jane flame and quilt tops which are played out to death..

theres tons of exotic woods to use, why limit it just two...

how much is it in US dollars?
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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-16-2006, 11:33 PM
 
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Re: Spalted Maple Top J Custom

Yeee haaw.....Great Looking guitar
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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-16-2006, 11:35 PM
 
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Re: Spalted Maple Top J Custom

My god!!! So beautiful!!! How much is it?
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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-16-2006, 11:41 PM
 
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My god!!! So beautiful!!! How much is it?
Two prices listed 240,000 and 252 000 yen. 252 000 probably includes shipping cost

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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-16-2006, 11:45 PM
 
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Re: Spalted Maple Top J Custom

Now THAT is a nice looking Ibanez...
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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-16-2006, 11:52 PM
 
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Re: Spalted Maple Top J Custom

yea that looks damn nice. Love the woody look of it. The vine goes well with it too. It'd be cool with a maple and amber vines too me thinks.
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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-16-2006, 11:54 PM
 
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Re: Spalted Maple Top J Custom

That IS a nice piece!!! Definitely a "keeper"!
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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-16-2006, 11:56 PM
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Re: Spalted Maple Top J Custom

240,000 Guitar
18,000 shipping [US]
10,125 "International Fee" [sounds like a rip fee to me]
2,500 Bank fee
Payment by wire transfer only, varies per bank, mine charges $35.

270,625 / 109 = $2482.80 + $35 = $2517.80.

Ikebe treats these just like Ishibashi. Just a warehouse slapping an address label on, but, you do see pictures of what you're buying first.
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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-17-2006, 01:12 AM
 
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Re: Spalted Maple Top J Custom

wow, great price.You know something comparible from Jackson's Custom Shop would be well into the 4k range easy...
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Re: Spalted Maple Top J Custom

Wow! What a beauty.
Thats one seriously nice guitar!
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post #13 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-17-2006, 04:46 AM
 
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Re: Spalted Maple Top J Custom

Hmmmm. That or an RGT220A? Decisions, decisions.

Hey, Rich, can we buy that RG8420S from you (so we get the 'Rich' setup)?
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Wow, NICE guitar!
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Two prices listed 240,000 and 252 000 yen. 252 000 probably includes shipping cost
These Japanese Yen sure got my head spinning, 252000yen for a guitar, you might want to bring your briefcase along to hold that many to a guitar store, I hven't visited Japan but when I was a kid I used to follow my dad to indonesia due to band contract there for 3 months, so before he went over he change a lot of money and he says he feels like a millionaire over there, being a kid I do not know the value of money though, but at that time it got me shock buying a toothpaste is around few thousand rupiah!!!
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