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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-07-2009, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy headstock logo

Personally i dont like the chrome ibanez headstock logos on the newer models. i like how they used to be just plain ibanez logos. idk maybe i'm just too picky. anyway whats you opinion on them?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-08-2009, 12:35 AM
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Re: headstock logo

I too prefer the older silk screened "swoosh" logos. I understnad why the "prestige" brand was introduced, but it's so commonplace now that I feel it's lost a lot of its meaning, unfortunately.

i'd like to see the re-introduction of the old style logo maybe adapted with a smaller "prestige" logo in addiion to the swoosh.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-08-2009, 01:23 AM
 
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Re: headstock logo

I love those shiny logos under the laquer on Ibanez headstocks!

I think they look really cool (provided they have the tick shape behind them too).
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-08-2009, 02:51 AM
 
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Re: headstock logo

Thinking about it just now I would say the JPM headstocks looked the best. The gold Ibanez logo on the black headstock. I think that looked way more elegant than the prestige logo.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-08-2009, 05:59 AM
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Re: headstock logo

Those chrome logos have been around for over 15 years... hardly new. I agree on the gold logo, that was basically taken from the USA custom shop models, which the JPM effectively was based on. I remember reading back when the JPM was introduced that Petrucci saw the picasso graphic laying around at the custom shop (I guess it was the Bensalem location?) and chose that for his signature model. If you scan through the photos that Tak uploaded, there is actually a "pale picasso" body in the background, I wonder if that was the actual one? well, ya never know...

My personal favorite Ibz logo is the oversized swoosh from the mid/late 80's that showed up on a few models, as well as custom shop endorser customs like the non-production Voyagers that Reb had.
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Re: headstock logo

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Those chrome logos have been around for over 15 years... hardly new. I agree on the gold logo, that was basically taken from the USA custom shop models, which the JPM effectively was based on. I remember reading back when the JPM was introduced that Petrucci saw the picasso graphic laying around at the custom shop (I guess it was the Bensalem location?) and chose that for his signature model. If you scan through the photos that Tak uploaded, there is actually a "pale picasso" body in the background, I wonder if that was the actual one? well, ya never know...

My personal favorite Ibz logo is the oversized swoosh from the mid/late 80's that showed up on a few models, as well as custom shop endorser customs like the non-production Voyagers that Reb had.
i didnt know those were around for 15 years! cause my older (not that old) rg has just a plain white logo, same with my buddies s, but my newer rg i got in june has the chrome logo (same with all newer models i've seen) so i ust thought they were newer. i still prefer the plain logo.

i love the oversized swooshes too!
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-09-2009, 02:49 AM
 
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Re: headstock logo

i've been bothering about the headstock logo for years now, and as far as it may seem just a little detail, it's very important to me, cause the logo is the face of the guitar, its identity nonetheless. what's wrong with the chrome logo is that you almost never read "Ibanez" as it reflects dark spots in the place where the pic is taken. also, putting a chrome brand together with a silk-screen swoosh looks simply HORRIBLE and non-sense. ALL chrome or ALL silk-screen.

a few examples: can you read the brand?





a white logo can be read instead, and it looks great:




i think this would be a nice improvement and best advertisement at low costs.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-09-2009, 10:14 PM
 
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Re: headstock logo

White logo looks cheap.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 02:26 AM
 
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Re: headstock logo

cheap is cool.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-14-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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Re: headstock logo

I really don't care about what color they paint the logo's with. To me they all look a bit on cheap-ish side.
I would like to see the logo's MOP inlayed, that would look awesome....or maybe thats just the guitar builder in me talking.
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