Ibanez, why do you willingly ignore potential business opportunities?
Case in point, I am looking for a new guitar at the moment (have been playing an Ibanez EX370 for nearly 15 years now, still happy with it), and the problem is: the only two or three models which would interest me are not available where I live (Germany)! I fell in love with the S2170 SE, or possibly one of the transparent blue or black normal S's, but you don't offer these in Germany! So, I will either not buy a guitar at all for now, or I'll have to import one from the states... still undecided. Why do I have to have this problem at all???
Btw, I have a colleague who also was interested in one of the US-only models as soon as I showed it to him, so I'd guess I'm not the only customer Ibanez is losing with this policy.
It would be nice if there was some support from the country's distributor at least, I would be prepared to pay a bit extra to get one of these guitar's and have access to the normal warranty process - if I import one and have a warranty case, this is really going to hurt.