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Shimamura exhibited a bunch of Ibanez "prototypes" at this show. Including a pair of Premium RGs: RG1270FM (flamed maple top) and RG1270K (koa top) and some SA models like the SA460SM (spalted maple top) and several SA460QMs in never seen before finishes. Serial numbers on some of these SAs date back to 2018 & 2019 and the RG1270 pair were made in early 2021, but are apparently one-offs that haven't been seen until now.

Anyone know what's going on with all of these? I've never known Ibanez to sell anything labeled as a "prototype" before, at least not through an established retailer. It's like someone at Hoshino let a Shimamura rep clear out their warehouse.

- K
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