Yes I would love to see the 35th model. As far as a PIA model with Sustainiac, backstop, and scalloping… I say yes I’d love to see Ibanez include a backstop, and I wish they’d find a way to please whatever patent holders they’d have to to bring the backstop back as an available part but I really don’t think that would ever happen sadly. The Sustainiac… I know Steve has said he wished the sound of the pickup could be tweaked more to his liking and that possibly they were working on a Steve Vai version for inclusion in a future Ibanez, so that would be cool. Scallops… I’ve got two PIA’s, one scalloped, one factory. And two JEM’s, one scalloped and one factory. I think that option is best left to the end user, as I would not want every one of my PIA’s scalloped. As far as a PIA Premium, I think the JEM 7VP is filling that spot pretty well. I have one of those as well, and it’s a fine instrument, unfairly compared to other Premium level Ibanez guitars that may feature inferior necks, pickups, or bridges compared to their genuine MIJ brothers and sisters. So I wouldn’t hold my breath on a PIA Premium but who knows!Saw something else about it being this week.
My guess is that it’s the 35th edition, there’s been silence on that since NAMM.
I’d love if it was a Sustainiac/Backstop/Scalloped version. That would probably have to be Premium due to cost, like the Satch one. It’s a bit too soon for a Premium Pia, though, don’t you think?
You just don’t quit, do you? Is it that surprising there are people excited about a new PIA on a forum for JEM/PIA enthusiasts? Do you feel better now that you sh*t all over it, again? I know who you are (and your alt usernames), I’ve never seen you post anything, anywhere that wasn’t talking sh*t. Every guitar tech you’ve ever met is an idiot (while you can’t set up your own guitars), Vai is tacky for naming the PIA after his wife and making it too feminine, Ibanez is a horrible brand because Tim Henson probably got an LACS nylon string while the public gets a $600 one, the AxeFX is too expensive, the PIA is too expensive….every single post I’ve ever seen you make is talking sh*t about someone or something while never putting forward anything you can call your own.i dont know why yall get so excited is gon be expensive as hell lmao
unlikely to have sustainiac but who knows
guitar probably gon cost 10k
That's a fantastic pair of guitars you have there! I agree that an onyx PIA can't be beat, though!Last year I sold my guitars and bought an onyx PIA and a sky blue JS2410.
I have nothing against the JS - my first "real" guitar was a JS1 many years ago - but the PIA is where it's at. Depending on the price tag of whatever's coming, the JS may need to find a new home.