It is entirely possible I do not know what new guitars/gear were released at 2018 Winter NAMM and that Sweetwater is a poor indicator of availability. A local store had this weird, brand new Ibanez arrive. Someone named Jay made it and he used a lot of gold hardware and nice myrtle top. Supposedly, Jay only made 18 of them but there is no information on the Ibanez site so, who knows?
Nice guitar though.
Not much has come out of California. EBMM trimmed the JP lineup by doing away with 4 models, one of which I own. The remaining 8 models can be "pre-ordered."
Same with Eventide...sort of
Same with Jackson
Same with PRS
Same with Fender
Same with (insert brand).
Again, it seems odd that Summer NAMM is next month and you can still "preorder" products from Winter Namm. I like some of these brands and I am a patient person. They all seem to be suffering from delays or demand exceeding supply. I was just curious if there was a reason or if it was just coincidence.