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03-25-2010 12:34 PM
valcian
Re: Why call Ibanez, "Ibeenhad"?

Yep, it looks just fine, I've got a righty RG1570 in Cosmic Blue and it's similar, no stripe on the neck, chrome logo etc. Though mine does have the fitted hard plastic Ibanez case.
03-23-2010 05:15 AM
Ibateur
Re: Why call Ibanez, "Ibeenhad"?

It is real. Camera flash seems to kill the back of the neck because its soooo bright and clean

The Trem's an Edge Pro and looks legit

I'd stay with this guitar if I were you. Don't let naysayers force you into doing one thing or another. If you like the guitar, stick with it.

Just poke them in the eye with the headstock. That's why they're sharp anyway.
03-22-2010 11:48 PM
stingx
Re: Why call Ibanez, "Ibeenhad"?

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Originally Posted by rglover View Post
I have to say that this guitar looks like a fake. There are no walnut strips in the neck construction, and i have noticed that there is no team J.Craft stamp on the back of the headstock. The tremelo looks really cheaply made and that is not a prestige case.
Funny, looks like the real deal to me. I have seen these older ones in music stores over the years sans stripes.
03-22-2010 03:58 PM
rglover
Re: Why call Ibanez, "Ibeenhad"?

I have to say that this guitar looks like a fake. There are no walnut strips in the neck construction, and i have noticed that there is no team J.Craft stamp on the back of the headstock. The tremelo looks really cheaply made and that is not a prestige case.
02-07-2010 06:51 PM
just42dave
Re: Why call Ibanez, "Ibeenhad"?

pretty guitar i think it was the first edgepro with the rollers and the neck I dont think would say prestige yet or have the lines on the wood ...
02-06-2010 07:17 PM
dcord
Re: Why call Ibanez, "Ibeenhad"?

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Originally Posted by stargate View Post
I remember this as well. I remember seeing a full page ad in the guitar mags out in the mid to late 80's. Not sure if it was Gibson, but it had a bunch of names like Bender, Ibenhad, Kromer...stuff like that taking shots at the competition.
That's the one. It was for Gibson USA.
02-06-2010 06:55 PM
stargate
Re: Why call Ibanez, "Ibeenhad"?

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I remember the name "Ibenhad" from a Gibson print ad in the mid-80s.
I remember this as well. I remember seeing a full page ad in the guitar mags out in the mid to late 80's. Not sure if it was Gibson, but it had a bunch of names like Bender, Ibenhad, Kromer...stuff like that taking shots at the competition.
02-04-2010 12:14 AM
dcord
Re: Why call Ibanez, "Ibeenhad"?

I remember the name "Ibenhad" from a Gibson print ad in the mid-80s.
02-03-2010 11:58 PM
MicJustMic
Re: Why call Ibanez, "Ibeenhad"?

Actually, the part about the copies being so well built was true, but the rest isn't.
02-03-2010 11:58 PM
MicJustMic
Re: Why call Ibanez, "Ibeenhad"?

"Ibeenhad" was coined in the days when Ibanez was making Strat and Les Paul copies that were so good, you couldn't tell the difference, and in some cases, the Gibson copies were BETTER than what Gibson was making at the time. \

The Ibanez guitars were of lower cost than the 'real things' and some retailers would try to pass of Ibanez as made by Fender and Gibson, hence those that didn't know better had 'been had', and if you were one of them, I Been Had!"

(None of this is true, but it's a good story. LOL) Sorry if I had you going there...
01-15-2010 03:01 AM
falkendrift
Re: Why call Ibanez, "Ibeenhad"?

Yeah, that certain dealer was quite notorious for his rants. What's funny, is now he's saying Ibanez is one of the better mid to high priced brands on the market, since they up the quality when they run a price increase. Not to mention he sells them now.

If it's a 2004, it won't have the walnut lines. Pre 2006 had 3 piece wizard prestige necks. It looks real, that's for sure. If I had the money, it would be mine.
01-12-2010 01:34 AM
j.t..i.
Re: Why call Ibanez, "Ibeenhad"?

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Originally Posted by jono View Post
I believe it's a name invented years ago by a notorious dealer who allegedly lost his Ibanez franchise. He came up with the name in order to persuade buyers to purchase from the lines he did stock.

yes, I remember this. Its a term I used to hear ALOT on the bc rich (handcrafted) forums
01-10-2010 12:25 PM
wdkwang
Re: Why call Ibanez, "Ibeenhad"?

Thanks for the incite mike570
01-10-2010 12:19 PM
jono
Re: Why call Ibanez, "Ibeenhad"?

I believe it's a name invented years ago by a notorious dealer who allegedly lost his Ibanez franchise. He came up with the name in order to persuade buyers to purchase from the lines he did stock.
01-10-2010 12:16 PM
mike570
Re: Why call Ibanez, "Ibeenhad"?

The only thing that strikes me as odd is that I don't see the walnut brown lines in the neck like you'd see on a Prestige Wizard. Maybe someone else can confirm this or if I'm out to lunch.
I'd roll with the punches. There's still a significantly large community of people who look down on the RG simply because it's not a Strat or LP, that it's too "metal", or simply not an "in-style" guitar to own. Or some nu metal guy might think the basswood is crap because you really "need" mahogany! In the 20 years or so that I've been playing RG's it's nothing new. It goes with the territory.
You have a lefty, so right off the bat it's going to be a tough sell as well. I'd hang in there, though. Hopefully you'll find that one person who is dying for a lefty RG Prestige. I'm sure you'll find at least one or two in NYC.
Good luck!!!
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