Tell me about this Sabre? What trem? - Jemsite
All Other Guitars (including Prestige) Discussion about other Ibanez Guitars not covered in the above topics. Includes J-Custom, USA-Custom, Prestige subforum.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-21-2005, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Indiana
Posts: 138
Question Tell me about this Sabre? What trem?

Hi guys.. I'm thinking of buying this used Sabre.. Is it a good guitar? Is it made in Japan or the US? He says Japan, but it looks like to me it says US on the neck plate, but that doesn't mean for sure it was made in the US in my experience with other guitars.. It's 275 bucks used..
Here's the link: http://www.chrisguitars.com/iban89sabre-red.jpg
Thanks guys..
Tim
DotNetTim is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-21-2005, 02:04 AM
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 500
Re: Tell me about this Sabre? What trem?

It's an original Edge. The catalog from 1989 confirms it:

http://www.ibanezrules.com/catalogs/us/1989/s.jpg
giannifive is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-21-2005, 02:24 AM
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Jonesboro, AR
Posts: 1,469
Re: Tell me about this Sabre? What trem?

It still has the old-style neck joint so I dunno if I'd want it or not. Plus, I'm not much of a fan of single coils (I really can't stand more than one on a guitar UNLESS they are hum-cancelling Dimarzios). More importantly, if the guitar is 16 years old then who knows what condition the trem is probably in. The frets could also be worn to hell and back by now. With the amount of mods you may have to put into this guitar, I just don't know if it's worth $275. I really just don't know....
lyconxero is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-21-2005, 02:34 AM
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Richmond, Kentucky
Posts: 3,339
Re: Tell me about this Sabre? What trem?

The frets look a little unkempt and the tremolo has massive wear on it. Otherwise looks fine to me. I would ask for better pictures, closeups of the trem and first five frets. Id say 225 to be safe, but less would be asking too little for a good guitar. I like those stock ibanez dimarzios, and those are hum cancelling by the way they have a dummy coil wired in with them
sniperfrommars1 is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-21-2005, 04:37 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: IA, USA
Posts: 1,007
Re: Tell me about this Sabre? What trem?

route it out for another humbucker. I have a 89' s540 that is HSH, natural tung oil finish, sanded and oiled neck. Thing plays like butter. Smoother then many 'a Jem. Air Norton and Tone zone, I forget the single coil, a duncan i think.
nightfiend14 is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-21-2005, 05:42 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Indiana
Posts: 138
Re: Tell me about this Sabre? What trem?

Thanks guys.. I was wondering about it.. Is it made of basswood ? I mean the body or is it mahogany? I don't know enough about the older Ibanez's to tell..
Thanks
Tim
DotNetTim is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-21-2005, 09:36 AM
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 500
Re: Tell me about this Sabre? What trem?

Quote:
Originally Posted by giannifive
It's an original Edge. The catalog from 1989 confirms it:

http://www.ibanezrules.com/catalogs/us/1989/s.jpg
The body is mahogany. All the info is on the catalog page I gave you.

Even if the single coils are hum-cancelling, I still think I would prefer a neck humbucker. Just love the sound of it. That's personal preference, obviously.

I agree that you should ask for a better picture of the first few frets. They show wear first.
giannifive is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-21-2005, 01:25 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Jonesboro, AR
Posts: 1,469
Re: Tell me about this Sabre? What trem?

And a better picture of the trem.
lyconxero is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-21-2005, 03:24 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Richmond, Kentucky
Posts: 3,339
Re: Tell me about this Sabre? What trem?

Quote:
Originally Posted by giannifive
The body is mahogany. All the info is on the catalog page I gave you.

Even if the single coils are hum-cancelling, I still think I would prefer a neck humbucker. Just love the sound of it. That's personal preference, obviously.

I agree that you should ask for a better picture of the first few frets. They show wear first.
Making the neck pickup a humbucker is merely a matter of hooking up the other coil. The wires just need to be extended and its a humbucker :>
sniperfrommars1 is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-22-2005, 11:00 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 7
Re: Tell me about this Sabre? What trem?

Are you suggesting that picture you posted there is of the actual guitar you'll lookin at? Because i'm not so sure of that. I've seen the picture on some website awhile ago, I think it was on a small vendor site. I saved the picture on my computer and it says date modified on it was Sunday, June 20, 2004 so thats gotta mean sumthin.
And just ignore this if u were just posting a different picture of the guitar u found.
It could have just been that they were trying to sell it for a long time...
Dedoky is offline  
Reply

Tags
air norton , neck humbucker , neck joint , neck pickup , neck plate , tone zone , tung oil

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sabre id? kramersteen All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 16 04-17-2013 07:01 PM
WTB Sabre Body reedy Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 1 09-24-2010 12:05 AM
Joe's NGD - Ibi Sabre Jem7RB MK All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 19 03-27-2009 06:19 AM
New pickups for sabre superhairycamel Pickups & wiring 26 07-04-2005 05:42 AM
JEM + Sabre - Who's got/had at least one of each? Patrick Deno All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 12 12-02-2002 07:14 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome