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It looks like an Ibanez Artist. Now if they can make a MIJ one, with less appointments than current MIJ Artist, it would help to get the street down to $1500 or so.

The Artist 2619 is $2300 street but probably worth it and every bit as good or better than similarly priced Les Paul Traditional.

I don't know how much attention Ibanez will put on the Artists or how many choices there will be in large numbers, other than making a few to fill out the catalog. It seems to me the RG will dominate Genesis as well as low, medium, and high end offerings all throughout their lines. Just like the Les Paul/SG is Gibson's flagship and strats/teles the headlines for Fender, we are known mostly for the RG (and tube screamer) outside of Ibanez fans and it will sell most to us and bring in the most first time Ibby users year after year.

That being said, I would like to see non locking RGs and some more fixed bridge models. Wouldn't it be great if we had something akin to a nice PRS type non locking trem for the high end with locking tuners? Not all Ibby players need to shred the ultimate with a double locking Floyd and Steve Vai antics.
 

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It looks like an Ibanez Artist. Now if they can make a MIJ one, with less appointments than current MIJ Artist, it would help to get the street down to $1500 or so.

The Artist 2619 is $2300 street but probably worth it and every bit as good or better than similarly priced Les Paul Traditional.

I don't know how much attention Ibanez will put on the Artists or how many choices there will be in large numbers, other than making a few to fill out the catalog. It seems to me the RG will dominate Genesis as well as low, medium, and high end offerings all throughout their lines. Just like the Les Paul/SG is Gibson's flagship and strats/teles the headlines for Fender, we are known mostly for the RG (and tube screamer) outside of Ibanez fans and it will sell most to us and bring in the most first time Ibby users year after year.

That being said, I would like to see non locking RGs and some more fixed bridge models. Wouldn't it be great if we had something akin to a nice PRS type non locking trem for the high end with locking tuners? Not all Ibby players need to shred the ultimate with a double locking Floyd and Steve Vai antics.
I think that's just for background. The artists are nice guitars though.

I think because they did 550/570 and 670 last time, maybe 560 and 770 this time? 770 in laser blue would be so yummy. I'd hate to see them just make another run of 550s when I already have one :?
 

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I like Genesis better than reissue anyway
Yeah, but the only problem (for me anyway) is that they haven't made them available in the US. Since the first 20th anniversary model was the 550 followed by the 770dx a year later, i wonder if they'll do the same thing with Genesis and reissue the 770dx this year. I'd really like to see them re-release the 565 to original specs (not like the 25th anniversary they made of that guitar). I guess we'll find out soon enough.
 

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Yeah, but the only problem (for me anyway) is that they haven't made them available in the US. Since the first 20th anniversary model was the 550 followed by the 770dx a year later, i wonder if they'll do the same thing with Genesis and reissue the 770dx this year. I'd really like to see them re-release the 565 to original specs (not like the 25th anniversary they made of that guitar). I guess we'll find out soon enough.
Japan rules that's why ;)

My guess is that we'll see another 550 with a couple other models plopped in next to em. My HOPE is 770 Lazer blue.

We may also see a 560, although since I have one I dont really need another one :lol:

My guess is that if one of them is a 550, Candy Apple red will be one of the colors.
 

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The 2619 is a great guitar, but you can get an original for less than the $2300 a new one costs. I got a '79 AR-300 (transitional period, same as 2619 except for the headstock inlay) last week for less than half that price.
 

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The 2619 is a great guitar, but you can get an original for less than the $2300 a new one costs. I got a '79 AR-300 (transitional period, same as 2619 except for the headstock inlay) last week for less than half that price.
That's a major score. Congrats!
 

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looks like we'll be getting solid color 570's with sharktooth inlay for this years Genesis collection...

http://www.ikebe-gakki.com/ec/pro/disp/1/333636

http://www.apollonmusic.com/onlinesh...oduct_id=13092

http://www.amazon.co.jp/Ibanez-%E3%8.../dp/B00HF3JLBO

Black, White and Jewel Blue

Really digging the black one!
The shark tooth inlay version of the RG570 was actually called an RG770. So basically last year they reissued the RG550 and RG570, if you're right this year it would be the RG770 (and maybe the RG570 if they are consistent with last year). Black, white and blue are cool, but hope we'll see something retro and bright like Five Alarm red.

Still hoping for the 565 though over the 700 series
 

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That Jewel blue is NOT part of this year's GC. It's a GC prototype. It's a one off. I've seen it in person before.
 

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Has anyone purchased one of the AR Genesis Collection Models? I purchased an AR 2619 in Cherry Sunburst, and it looks and sounds great! I Also have an AR 2000 Prestige from 2000 or so and was really excited to see Made in Japan Artists again at a more reasonable price,( the AR-300 re-issue was too pricey, edit.... Meant AR5000RE).
 

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Merman:

I haven't seen em around yet. maybe they'll be out soon, but they were supposed to be out already. If I see one, I'll give it a spin.
 
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