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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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What the heck is this thing?(Ibanez experts needed)

Im thinking of picking up a new ibanez after lurking around for a while on this forum and Ive been looking at all different kinds. I like the RG550 and 570 so far. Anyways, I ran into this and I'd like to know what the heck it is? Thanks.
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Oh and apparently it has no serial number and it "looks to be made in Japan"
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Well the second pic was to small,strange headshape on the first. Would it be an 1980 mij Ibanez or just some other guitar with custom made Ibanez sign. Strange.
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Yes I was thinking it might not even be an ibanez. Let me try to get a good picture on.
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post #5 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Here is a better pic (hopefully)
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post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 07:50 PM
 
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Headstock looks like a cross between a Kramer and an old Starsun, Ibanez looks like a sticker, and I don't know what to say about the pickup selector being parallel to the strings... So Basically I have no idea -.-

Edit: Isn't that normally where the EMG logo would go on the pickups?

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I have never seen pickups like that. I would guess it's a Jackson of some sort. The body looks off for being an Ibanez. Never seen parallel pickup selector on an Ibby either. Dosen't the trem look more like a Floyd rose-can't see the trem that good tho. Headstock and sharkis points to Jackson,that is my guess at least.
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the trem is a floyd rose. I have never seen a headstock like that on a jackson though. Plus the pickups say Ibanez on them.
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post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 08:31 PM
 
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never mind that one

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I think the headstock have been tampered with. I suspect the ibanez is stickers on the pickups(they are on the exact spot where Jakckson and Charvle have there names). I am more and more sure it's a Jackson(Charvel) from early 90ties

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What does it say on the neckplate? What serial?
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I've just seen the same similar Ibanez labelled pups on an '86 Roadster RG530 so those are probably genuine Ibanez parts at least.

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I am thinking it is a later roadstar body. (I have seen pickups like that on a roadstar.) with a jackson neck with a modified headstock. Are we pretty sure the neck is not ibanez?
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The headstock looks like a Kramer with a tumor.
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The headstock thing seems wonky to me. The Warmoth Explorer and some Hamer headstocks have the same banana type shape, I've just never seen an Ibanez like that. I know there are older Ibanez pickups that say Ibanez in the corner like GoodVaibes pointed out, but not ones that are painted or have stickers.
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