Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: California, USA
Why are the Premium models better looking than the Prestige?
Everyone around here knows that color has been a major complaint with Ibanez for at least 2 decades now. Ever since grunge hit, Ibanez has been pushing an avalanch of black, grey, dark grey, dark red, and dark blue guitars. We've complained and Ibanez has (mostly) given us the finger.
But now, Ibanez is offering gorgeous looking trans maple finishes! That's the good news. The bad news is that those finishes are available on the sub-par Premium line models with inferior tremolos, flabby neck profiles, and questionable build quality.
Please. PLEASE, start offering a variety of color options (not just black and embarrasing 80s neons) on your MIJ Prestige offerings.