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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-12-2013, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

went to Guitar Center the other day and was looking at the 6 strings. I was surprised they had nothing from Ibanez over $299.00. Lots of GRG's and lower end stuff. It seems like the only time I've seen Premiums, Prestige's or S-series guitars is when they are used. Is it basically online retailers and eBay now? I'm in Chicago, can't seem to find much higher end Ibby stuff to actually play.

Where do you get your guitars from?
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-12-2013, 03:47 PM
 
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Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

I don't know about everyone else, but the Ibbys I've had I get from CL or ebay ..or build them from parts from either source. I have also bought parts from Nate at Perle.
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-12-2013, 03:49 PM
 
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Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

Wherever I can get them cheap.

Just saw a 1993 RG 570 that was lipstick red? for $170. Paint was damaged, but everything else was fine.

Wasn't fast enough though.
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-12-2013, 04:17 PM
 
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Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

I get them from www.jemsite.com. Or once in a while ill cave in and buy new like I did a premium uv earlier this yr lol
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-12-2013, 05:09 PM
 
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Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

Looks like your from st Charles , il. Check out the guitar center in Arlington heights. It's not far from there. It's the only GC other than Chicago really worth your time, jemsite, ibanez rules. CL. MUsic go round online is great also. You can search the all locations in the USA and whenever you buy out of state you don't pay taxes.
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-13-2013, 01:18 AM
 
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Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

The GCs in Los Angeles have a very good selection of high end Ibanezes (especially the one on Sunset). That said, I'll probably never buy another new Ibanez from anyone other than Rich (Ibanez Rules). I guarantee you'll get a much better guitar from him than from any chain store - for a similar price or cheaper. I purchased a 7v7 from him and it is amazing.
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-13-2013, 01:57 AM
 
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Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

I bought my latest Artcore AS73 at a local mom and pop shop for $40 dollars more than what GC charges and was happy with giving the local shop business. Before that I bought a Blazer 550 and Allan Holdsworth AH-10 signature guitar at a now out of business local shop. I tend to see cheaper Ibanezes these days at GC, mostly under $500 dollars since that's what sells quickly. For Fender they have a lot of MIMs, MICs, and at most American Standard but shy away from vintage reissues and the expensive Deluxe and custom shop models. For Gibson there's a lot of simpler models but maybe only a couple of the high end things. Before the recession there was a good representation of the whole line of any given company but it doesn't make sense to carry high end stuff in GC if it is just going to sit there. GC is about offering the lowest prices but moving the high traffic stuff first and foremost. You won't see a lot of Prestiges, JS and Jems in a GC today like the old days.

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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-13-2013, 11:27 AM
 
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Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

I buy from local shops here in Nagoya. One I go for for my new stuff, one for used stuff.
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Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

Buy an Ibanez from Rich Harris.

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Buy an Ibanez from Rich Harris.

Jimmy
My last Ibanez, in 2006, was local but if I go with one in the future then Rich is the obvious choice. I didn't know about him back then. There was a time I was thinking regular or Premium S or RG, mid priced stuff like that, or a budget Artcore he had on his site. He pretty much matches the good prices out there but hand picks his stuff and can set it up in a way a big shop doesn't have time for. But he really shines when it comes to having the high end stuff 90% percent of the stores are too scared to carry.

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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-13-2013, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

can someone give me some information on Rich? I wasn't aware of him.
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can someone give me some information on Rich? I wasn't aware of him.
click on the Ibanez Rules banner at the top of the page.
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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-14-2013, 08:20 PM
 
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Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

CL that's how ive found all of mine
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Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

I haven't bought a new Ibby since 1999. everything I've bought has been on the forums here, on Craigslist, or on ebay........... although the flea markets have nice little gems once in awhile.
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Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

Lately craigslist, musicgoround and a pawnshop once in a while. I am only
into late 80, early 90 stuff lately and only odd colors like cosmic mist,
heather pearl, burgundy metallic and purple neon. Still hoping for an emerald green 550.
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