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post #76 of 162 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 07:09 PM
 
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Only in Britain, because the rest of the world would atribute it to Chuck Berry
Amen to that Rich!

I think that if I bought a locking-trem Ibanez from anywhere I'd want Rich to set it up. Apparently he must be the only dealer who has figured out this whole locking stud thing. I guess Ibanez will be hearing about it later when the inset holes start oblonging on their "better" non-locking studs. And also, why is the UK getting J-customs and we're not? I guess it is true that the market for non-sig guitars with double locking trems has been over for a while. No popular artist these days would dare to or has the ability to shred or use a trem like they used to . But still, it doesn't mean that the guitarists who are actually GOOD should suffer for it.
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post #77 of 162 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 07:21 PM
 
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What's the availability of the new AT model?

that thing looks soooo cool....esp. the inlays.....though a tad overpriced, imo. Nonetheless I will try to buy one (and hopefully the Artist Prestige as well b4 this year is over)
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I don't know why everybody says it's overpriced, remember how expensive the AT100 was? And how HIGH they still sell used?!
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lol....well there were only like 50 AT100s weren't there?

But I will make it my mission to buy this new model.....don't care how high the price tag is going to be...(I'll be willing to take more time to save up for an AT model) hehe
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Also, re: the AT- a $1800 list will probably put the street at what, $1200? So, basically ballpark for a good similarly appointed high end strat, maybe a bit more affordable. I think that's a reasonable pricepoint, especially for a sig...

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reasonable for a gloried SA model? I could get the malmsteen signature strat or an EBMMJPM for that money. Theres no competition there.
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I like how Rich conveniently left out any info on the POS thats right below the 7321 on the RG pages...


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That's because it's a GRX

Haven't people been saying for years - "$2400 for a glorified RG?!"? I'll leave it to your imagination to figure out what they're talking about
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obviously it's *new* to someone in the USA that wants to purchase with full warranty and not import
Yeah. To the majority of players, their first exposure to a new instrument is when they see it on the rack in a music store, and to them it's new because they haven't bookmarked ibanez.co.jp.
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Haven't people been saying for years - "$2400 for a glorified RG?!"? I'll leave it to your imagination to figure out what they're talking about
Yeah, damn Fender Richie Sambora Strats.
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That's because it's a GRX

Haven't people been saying for years - "$2400 for a glorified RG?!"? I'll leave it to your imagination to figure out what they're talking about
last time i checked, I didnt see the AT with an edge pro, monkey grip, or a vine!
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This was sort of a bummer, not near the excitement I was hoping for. Maybe the summer namm will have some cool stuff. Carvin had some coolness simply in the colors from the custom shop. The acknowledgement of the 80's wild colors gets a gentle knod:
http://www.carvin.com/namm2004/image...alic-green.jpg

And this,,, this one makes that little voice in my head scream "gotta have".

http://www.carvin.com/namm2004/image...stom-paint.jpg

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That's because it's a GRX

Haven't people been saying for years - "$2400 for a glorified RG?!"? I'll leave it to your imagination to figure out what they're talking about
last time i checked, I didnt see the AT with an edge pro, monkey grip, or a vine!
By spec on the trem of course, but don't tell me the AT inlays are less complicated to produce than the vine is
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That's because it's a GRX

Haven't people been saying for years - "$2400 for a glorified RG?!"? I'll leave it to your imagination to figure out what they're talking about
last time i checked, I didnt see the AT with an edge pro, monkey grip, or a vine!
By spec on the trem of course, but don't tell me the AT inlays are less complicated to produce than the vine is
maybe not less complicated but the vine inlay is a pretty special thing....sometimes that alone justifies a higher price. Even if I didnt know the AT wasnt originally supposed to have those inlays, I could have told you that from looking at the instrument. They really dont work with the overall guitar itself. Every other aspect of that guitar is very soft and subtle, from the contours of the S body to the sunburst finish. Then they throw this inlay in there that just announces itself right away with its brashness. Its just too much. Perhaps something a little less and in tune with the overall idea would have worked. To each his own I suppose.
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Uh, it's NOT an S, and if you're questioning AT's taste then maybe you should write to him directly. I think it looks great and matches/blends quite well.
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I like the inlay...I complained about the price before I saw pics on Rich's site, with the inlay the $1800 is a bit more justified, but I still think the price should be more in the JS range...I like the AT, but If I had the money, I'd probably be looking into the Prestige SA model rather than the AT.

I think this year's lineup is really good, I like the SAs and I'm happy to see two new SA style guitars, the hardtail PGM is a great addition, and there are some cool Euro RGs available here, oh and the new artcores and the Blue RG2550 look good to me as well...
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