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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-03-2007, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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XPT 700

Has anyone played or contemplated buying one of these yet?

I haven't seen any imports here to date and was just wondering if it's worth a serious look.
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-04-2007, 09:39 AM
 
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Re: XPT 700

I'm totally thinking about snatching one up...
I want somone else to buy it first lol
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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-04-2007, 11:21 AM
 
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I'm snaggin' one next week Just a "fun" guitar
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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 03:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: XPT 700

Full report to follow then?
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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 05:00 AM
 
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Re: XPT 700

rrp is $1700 au
for a MII crap
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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 05:06 AM
 
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Re: XPT 700

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rrp is $1700 au
for a MII crap
Don't knock it till you've tried it. And I thought that guitars in Australia were overpriced anyway, so I don't think the price would raise any eyebrows.
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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 06:20 AM
 
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Don't knock it till you've tried it. And I thought that guitars in Australia were overpriced anyway, so I don't think the price would raise any eyebrows.
I did try it. Just a few quick play, not impressive at all

The wood used on the fretboard is pretty bad too, really light brown color board with those digusting black dots all over everywhere.

The finish looks good, but its not a guitar you would be like "woh" when u pick it up by the neck

You can tell a guitar is good or not as soon as you grab it by the neck.. and i just wanted to put it back to the shelf as i grab it...again, different people have different opinion, to me, $1700 is not worth of a MII and otehr then that it diffintely did not feel like a $1700 worth of guitar, compare it with other gutiars around the range, a pretidge ibanez
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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 07:27 AM
 
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I did try it. Just a few quick play, not impressive at all

The wood used on the fretboard is pretty bad too, really light brown color board with those digusting black dots all over everywhere.

The finish looks good, but its not a guitar you would be like "woh" when u pick it up by the neck

You can tell a guitar is good or not as soon as you grab it by the neck.. and i just wanted to put it back to the shelf as i grab it...again, different people have different opinion, to me, $1700 is not worth of a MII and otehr then that it diffintely did not feel like a $1700 worth of guitar, compare it with other gutiars around the range, a pretidge ibanez
Judging by your post, I wouldn't say that the model you tried was a good example. Indonesian QC is always inconsistent at best. You get good ones and bad ones too. I'm glad my Indonesian Cort is well built (apart from the annoying push-pull tone knob). But this is just its introductory year, so who knows maybe a Prestige model is on the way (don't hold your breaths for MIJs, chances are it will be MIK).
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post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 11:37 AM
 
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Judging by your post, I wouldn't say that the model you tried was a good example. Indonesian QC is always inconsistent at best. You get good ones and bad ones too. I'm glad my Indonesian Cort is well built (apart from the annoying push-pull tone knob). But this is just its introductory year, so who knows maybe a Prestige model is on the way (don't hold your breaths for MIJs, chances are it will be MIK).
i doubt they will ever this MIJ or MIK any soon.
Look at the recent history of ibanez, drop is quality, production shift to cheap countries, just cheap parts and increase the price.

My prediction is, get an MIJ ibanez if you haven't got one. Because by next few years, it will be all gone.

Also, if something is not made right in the first place, it just gives a bad impression to people out there already and it will be hard for people to accept any improvements
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 07:13 PM
 
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I did try it. Just a few quick play, not impressive at all

The wood used on the fretboard is pretty bad too, really light brown color board with those digusting black dots all over everywhere.

The finish looks good, but its not a guitar you would be like "woh" when u pick it up by the neck

You can tell a guitar is good or not as soon as you grab it by the neck.. and i just wanted to put it back to the shelf as i grab it...again, different people have different opinion, to me, $1700 is not worth of a MII and otehr then that it diffintely did not feel like a $1700 worth of guitar, compare it with other gutiars around the range, a pretidge ibanez
I thought they were MIK??? The V-Blades are MIK, I played one and it felt really good. I'd be surprised if the XPTs were made in Indonesia.
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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 07:21 PM
 
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I thought they were MIK??? The V-Blades are MIK, I played one and it felt really good. I'd be surprised if the XPTs were made in Indonesia.
The 3 V Blades I've played all said Made In Indonesia on the neck, as did the Xiphos I played a few weeks ago (which did feel like it needed a SERIOUS set-up but was otherwise fine).
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post #12 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 08:08 PM
 
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rrp is $1700 au
for a MII crap

Yuk! That's an awful lot for any guitar made in Indonesia, crap or not!

You can buy an RG2550 for that kind of money!
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post #13 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 08:49 PM
 
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Yuk! That's an awful lot for any guitar made in Indonesia, crap or not!

You can buy an RG2550 for that kind of money!
exactly

are ibanez out of their mind??
or they think we are all stupid n know nothing about guitars
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post #14 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 09:07 PM
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Re: XPT 700

I think it's more like they think the quality of Korean, Chinese and Indonesian built guitars are getting good enough to rival Japanese / Fujigen produced guitars now.
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I think it's more like they think the quality of Korean, Chinese and Indonesian built guitars are getting good enough to rival Japanese / Fujigen produced guitars now.
They're wrong........
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