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09-19-2013 04:43 PM
GUITARMAGEDDON
Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

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Originally Posted by smokinguns3 View Post
ive bought three of of Cl the first was a rg320dx blk paid 60 for it and put another 60 into it second was a rg320dxqm red traded a xt120r amp for it and it played fine just a cleaning and the third was an 88 rg550 that i had to restore i paid 160 for that and put acouple bucks into it for paint. it just depends. you have to be smart and know what your getting. but thats just my opinion.
wow, those are some great deals!
09-19-2013 03:53 PM
smokinguns3
Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

ive bought three of of Cl the first was a rg320dx blk paid 60 for it and put another 60 into it second was a rg320dxqm red traded a xt120r amp for it and it played fine just a cleaning and the third was an 88 rg550 that i had to restore i paid 160 for that and put acouple bucks into it for paint. it just depends. you have to be smart and know what your getting. but thats just my opinion.
09-19-2013 03:23 PM
doriangrey
Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

In the past I have bought 2 Ibanez guitars new out of the music store but lately I've been buying off of craigslist because I do not like how the price of new Ibanez guitars has risen in recent years. I'd really like to buy a guitar from Rich but I'm nervous about buying a guitar that has to get mailed to me and that I can't try first.
09-19-2013 03:21 PM
Dexter Morgan
Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

Yeah what GM said. I bought a Proline 1440 with a nice hard case for $200 on CL because the guy's friend told him that the body didn't come with the neck that was on it. It didn't even need much cleaning and was in great shape.

Then fairly recently I found a 550 DX PN on CL that was really dirty. And some larger dings too, but I got it for $150. The case was beat and smelled like ass to be honest, but I chucked it and at that price, I really don't even care if the electronics are working or not.
09-19-2013 02:29 PM
GUITARMAGEDDON
Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

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Originally Posted by windycitycane View Post
for all you guys that buy on CL and pawn shops, etc.. are you finding you have to do a lot of work after you buy them? I'm not a luthier, but wouldn't mind buying something used if it wasn't too hard to fix up.

what are some of the issues you've had to fix on a used guitar? I've been averse to used just because I'm concerned what might be a 'hidden issue'
most times its just a cleaning.. but I will plug it in and test the electronics etc. Nice thing about CL and pawn shops is that with so many Ibanez models, the pricing can be wrong and in the buyer's favor. Same with the GC used section.
09-19-2013 02:24 PM
windycitycane
Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

for all you guys that buy on CL and pawn shops, etc.. are you finding you have to do a lot of work after you buy them? I'm not a luthier, but wouldn't mind buying something used if it wasn't too hard to fix up.

what are some of the issues you've had to fix on a used guitar? I've been averse to used just because I'm concerned what might be a 'hidden issue'
09-15-2013 02:21 AM
musicdr
Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

Lately craigslist, musicgoround and a pawnshop once in a while. I am only
into late 80, early 90 stuff lately and only odd colors like cosmic mist,
heather pearl, burgundy metallic and purple neon. Still hoping for an emerald green 550.
09-14-2013 10:51 PM
RGTFanatic
Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

I haven't bought a new Ibby since 1999. everything I've bought has been on the forums here, on Craigslist, or on ebay........... although the flea markets have nice little gems once in awhile.
09-14-2013 08:20 PM
smokinguns3
Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

CL that's how ive found all of mine
09-13-2013 04:31 PM
GUITARMAGEDDON
Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

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Originally Posted by windycitycane View Post
can someone give me some information on Rich? I wasn't aware of him.
click on the Ibanez Rules banner at the top of the page.
09-13-2013 04:16 PM
windycitycane
Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

can someone give me some information on Rich? I wasn't aware of him.
09-13-2013 03:57 PM
63Blazer
Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

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Originally Posted by jb4674 View Post
Buy an Ibanez from Rich Harris.

Jimmy
My last Ibanez, in 2006, was local but if I go with one in the future then Rich is the obvious choice. I didn't know about him back then. There was a time I was thinking regular or Premium S or RG, mid priced stuff like that, or a budget Artcore he had on his site. He pretty much matches the good prices out there but hand picks his stuff and can set it up in a way a big shop doesn't have time for. But he really shines when it comes to having the high end stuff 90% percent of the stores are too scared to carry.
09-13-2013 11:43 AM
jb4674
Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

Buy an Ibanez from Rich Harris.

Jimmy
09-13-2013 11:27 AM
MatiasTolkki
Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

I buy from local shops here in Nagoya. One I go for for my new stuff, one for used stuff.
09-13-2013 01:57 AM
63Blazer
Re: Where do you buy your Ibanez guitars?

I bought my latest Artcore AS73 at a local mom and pop shop for $40 dollars more than what GC charges and was happy with giving the local shop business. Before that I bought a Blazer 550 and Allan Holdsworth AH-10 signature guitar at a now out of business local shop. I tend to see cheaper Ibanezes these days at GC, mostly under $500 dollars since that's what sells quickly. For Fender they have a lot of MIMs, MICs, and at most American Standard but shy away from vintage reissues and the expensive Deluxe and custom shop models. For Gibson there's a lot of simpler models but maybe only a couple of the high end things. Before the recession there was a good representation of the whole line of any given company but it doesn't make sense to carry high end stuff in GC if it is just going to sit there. GC is about offering the lowest prices but moving the high traffic stuff first and foremost. You won't see a lot of Prestiges, JS and Jems in a GC today like the old days.
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