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I could tell it was coming, that's the only reason I booked the trip to Nasville, and I'm so glad I did!

I LOVE THIS GUITAR!! It's the first guitar in some time that made me feel like a kid in a candy store again.

Who wouldn't love this. Anybody that was into Joe at the time probably fell in love with it also. And Ibanez really did do it right. It's extremely close to the original with just a few minor points only a purest would be bothered with [OK, I wish it said Roadstar Series on the headstock, but I can see why it does say JS Series], but they are minor points. I just hope they put the edition numbers on the guitars this time. It's a rough year when the whole collection buying budget is shot on 2 guitars! ;)

I'm sure you've seen the couple pics they had up on ibanez.com, here are some 1024's of it.







 

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Yikes. None for me, thank you. Lol. It does look like someone let their 7 year old go nuts with a silver sharpie. I suppose that's the point, to do a tribute to the original guitar, but I'm sure it cost Satriani like 500 bucks maximum for his original and not 8 grand. In the end isnt it just a JS with a different graphic? I guess its the whole "collector's" thing that makes it cost what it does, but I'm one of those "guitars are meant to be played" people. Just my 2 cents. Thanks for the pics though Rich :)
 

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I was checking this out, as my wife walked in. I said "hey, hon. Check this out"

She took one look at it and said "no" and walked out of the room.

I dig it.
 

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As a JS collector, I was originally going to buy a JS20th (still waiting for a call from my dealer). However, As soon as I saw these pics from Rich, I tought "Oh sh*t, may be I can afford a JS20th but I could not possibly and definitely have both of them!"

Glad that people said negative things about how they feel with Black Dog. So, I can make up my mind a lot easier. :)

PS. Special thanks to GLG421's wife !
 

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Im happy for you Rich but it isnt a Donnie. Way over cost of what it took to make this guitar. This would be one easy guitar to copy. I see a $1500 guitar with $3 paint marker art work.

This ranks right up there with the $499 Denon 1.5ft CAT5 cable.
 

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Yikes. None for me, thank you. Lol. It does look like someone let their 7 year old go nuts with a silver sharpie. I suppose that's the point, to do a tribute to the original guitar, but I'm sure it cost Satriani like 500 bucks maximum for his original and not 8 grand. In the end isnt it just a JS with a different graphic? I guess its the whole "collector's" thing that makes it cost what it does, but I'm one of those "guitars are meant to be played" people. Just my 2 cents. Thanks for the pics though Rich :)
Actually, I'm betting it cost Joe $0 since Blackdog was a freebie from Ibanez. Well...maybe he spent $2 on the sharpies. Just puling yer leg, shredder. ;)
I agree with Rich on the sight of the guitar. I used to listen to "Flying" repeatedly in when it came out and stare at the BD on the back of the cd wishing I could own it. But $6,000 street (I'm guessing at 75%), she isn't a player. Get a JS1000 or a 100 and a sharpie to go that route.
Also, Ibanez should sell it with theft insurance. ;)
Sorry...I couldn't resist. LOL!
 

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The 20th is cool, but it doesn't take me back to 1988 the way Blackdog does. To me the SS is more of a Surfing 20th than a JS20th. I think BDG is more in line with what a JS20 should be. If you weren't there back in the day I wouldn't expect you to understand, and if you weren't it'll be a love it or hate it. But very few have to love it with an edition of 88, after me that only leaves 87 ;)

There's no way it was going to price point less than the SS, it just wouldn't make any sense. Cutting the units way down and keeping the price point was just smart business. The SS is plagued with back breaking licensing fees from Marvel, but it's also the right time to do it if you're going to.

Bottom line is the JS line gets 2 cool models. Yea, they're expensive, so what, it's an anniversary, and there is the JS20S for those sticking to a budget. Hopefully next year we'll get something cool added to the players lineup, but I for one was very happy to see them do Blackdog now. ;)
 

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I love it. I spent way too many hours looking at that guitar on the FIABD cover when I was a kid just starting to play. If I could afford it I'd be all over it. I used to think that guitar was magic.
 

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hey rich, where are the rest of the summer NAMM shots? like ones of the new S
I haven't updated my NAMM 08 section, which I think I'll just add a master SNAMM link on the index page.

The S5470F has it's on page own my New page, pics of the JS20S, the new Xiphos color, something else boring, I'll get them added to the NAMM page. SNAMM is a much smaller display than WNAMM, and I was spending more time talking to cool people than worrying about what Jam packs were coming out for Christmas ;)
 

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I'm glad to see Ibanez is still into launching retro-era collectables.
It's also good to see Rich excited again. :^)
 

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As a JS collector, I was originally going to buy a JS20th (still waiting for a call from my dealer). However, As soon as I saw these pics from Rich, I tought "Oh sh*t, may be I can afford a JS20th but I could not possibly and definitely have both of them!"

Glad that people said negative things about how they feel with Black Dog. So, I can make up my mind a lot easier. :)

PS. Special thanks to GLG421's wife !
If i had the choice of either I'd definately go with the silver surfer 20th, it's not a copy of anything, it is a perfect anniversary guitar that shows effort has gone into designing it and it looks class (that and surfing is my fave satch album).

I can understand the blackdog taking people back to that era. I bought FIABD in 1991/2 and I remember thinking, why has he ruined a perfect guitar by squiggling all over it :) But everyone has their own tastes and it's good to see that people do like it and want to buy it. It gives us more choice :)
 
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