Re: Mr Hosono, Xiphos 7 is looking like it could make some money..
So, I've talked to some people about the Xiphos, and the response has been positive and negative.
I've talked to two people, both of whom are in Ibanez's target demographic.
1) Because they own guitars in the $1000 price range.
2) Because they listen to a lot of music like Necrophagist, who thus learned of the Xiphos through Muhammed Suicmez.
One of them owns a 1527, the other owning a 6 string Xiphos, so I think they both are kind of what Ibanez is looking for to buy this.
Both of them immediately thought it was cool, but both commented on how ugly the bridge is/was.
One mentioned it would look a lot better with a trem (not knowing what an Edge FX was, I told him about it and he said that'd be a better choice).
The other out right mentioned that it should have "that fixed Edge, the one the 8 string RG has".
So I kind of feel bad for Ibanez in a way, because they are giving Ibanez fans what they want, but it seems even the average Joe player (aka, ones who don't post on guitar forums) doesn't seem to like the bridge choice, enough to make them not purchase it.
I hope it looks better in person.
EDIT: And now that I look at it compared to say, the Apex 7, I feel that the bridge is a bit bulky for a fixed bridge.
Last edited by Drow Swordsman; 01-07-2008 at 05:26 PM.