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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Went to Ishibashi...

I am in Japan for 2.5 weeks for vacation, visiting a college friend. I'm enjoying just being here, but of course I knew I had to go in search of Ibanez guitars to make the trip complete. So on New Years my friend and I went to the nearest of 3 Ishibashi stores. Here are some pictures I took. We also took a video but I'm not sure how to turn the DVD into an AVI that won't be monstrously huge. If anyone has any tips, let me know.

I sat down with two j-customs for most of the time, but I am sure I will try them all out by the time I've gone through all the stores.

Here's the j-customs (divide by 100 to get the approx price in $s)





Check out the swirled RG! Tag says there are 50 in Japan.

The RG8470A VV had by far the most stunning top. Looking at the Ibanez website I always thought the blue 8570 was the coolest looking, but in person I don't really like the vine inlay and the top was not so amazing. I tried the maple fretboard 8570 but it was setup really badly, and it was a bit too bright sounding for me. I also liked the 3270 and 8570 DR. The 8570 was my favorite of the whole bunch. I want one! Looked like a pau ferro fretboard? bound in mahogany or something. Looks really damn good...

They have a 5% off coupon till the 9th, but this is still way too much money for me to spend

So I bought a piezo 7 string! Woohoo. Used and beat up (someone tried to refinish it), so I got a good price on it.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-10-2006, 01:02 PM
 
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Re: Went to Ishibashi...

Nice!
A visit to a guitar store on every trip - A MUST!!!

Ibanez guitars are kinda cheaper in Japan, I suppose?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-10-2006, 01:14 PM
 
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Re: Went to Ishibashi...

=o =o
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-10-2006, 02:50 PM
 
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Re: Went to Ishibashi...

The one that stands out for me, is the black RGA121! Wow, very nice!!
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-10-2006, 04:38 PM
 
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Re: Went to Ishibashi...

Gotta love the jap guitar shops. So where are the picks of your new piezo 7 string?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-10-2006, 10:57 PM
 
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Re: Went to Ishibashi...

Cool I wish they were shop like that here
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