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See any similarities?




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Re: Will this spur Ibanez to reissue the 540P II?

I'm surprised Ibanez hasn't sued FMIC for copying its design.

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Re: Will this spur Ibanez to reissue the 540P II?

the jackson demon model, I guess it comes first before the 540PII ?
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Re: Will this spur Ibanez to reissue the 540P II?

Am I the only one who thinks those are hideous? Maybe I just have to see one in person to like it.
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Re: Will this spur Ibanez to reissue the 540P II?

They do look like one another,but for some reason the Jackson's body looks squeezed!
The PII looks way more balanced imo.
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Am I the only one who thinks those are hideous? Maybe I just have to see one in person to like it.
No! I think they r hideous as well.
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Re: Will this spur Ibanez to reissue the 540P II?

the lower horn is kinda thick.
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Re: Will this spur Ibanez to reissue the 540P II?


Brazilian/Japanese Luthier Seizi Tagima 'popularized' this T-Zero model since early 90'.
They're very common here in Brazil.
Entry level quality, though.
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Am I the only one who thinks those are hideous? Maybe I just have to see one in person to like it.
I think they're awful!
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Re: Will this spur Ibanez to reissue the 540P II?

Not a fan. Even with a Skolnick endorsement...
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Re: Will this spur Ibanez to reissue the 540P II?

I have had a few. They really fun to play. The ones I had were extremely light in weight
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Re: Will this spur Ibanez to reissue the 540P II?

Its my favorite guitar.
Got a few of them and will always keep a few of them.
The neck just does it for me.
I believe its the widest neck ibanez ever put on a guitar.
the small neckjoint and deep lower cutaway makes it a dream to play in the higher registers.
+Im just a sucker for this model.
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I'm surprised Ibanez hasn't sued FMIC for copying its design.

Jimmy
I'm surprised Fender hasn't sued us all for anything strat-like.

There's no real way to lock down a double cutaway, waist and elbow cut, bolt-on neck guitar with trem as it's just too widespread and common ground.

If you look at the great guitar lawsuit era, there could be a sound argument besides the looks and features being stolen, but also the greatly diminishing market share American guitars suffered at the hands of Yamaha, Aria, and Ibanez. I don't know that Ibanez could really go after Jackson on this kind of odd one. If Jackson steals the RG inch for inch including the more sophisticated Ibanez trem design and the headstock shape, then yes, sue them!
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