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With the addition of the JS2450 Black to the Ibanez website they have taken down the JS1200. RIP 22 Fret JS 1990-2016. End of a great era.
 

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I personally prefer 22 fret JSs. I think the PAF Joe in that placement is the best sounding pickup in the entire JS history. I got used to the 24 and I kind of accepted it because I have to but I wish the JS line was still 22. It set it apart from most other Ibanez guitars. It had a vintage feel.
 

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Hmmmm maybe its just the USA its no longer available?


I actually prefer the 24. Luckily there will be JS1000/1200's floating round for years to come :)
 

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I think they are phasing it out, maybe they just haven't updated the international sites. I have every 22 fret JS model I want except the JS2 which I will never get and perhaps a JS20th. I also would like a JS2450 in both purple and black but the money just wasn't right this year.
 

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I think they are phasing it out, maybe they just haven't updated the international sites. I have every 22 fret JS model I want except the JS2 which I will never get and perhaps a JS20th. I also would like a JS2450 in both purple and black but the money just wasn't right this year.
I think the only one id consider getting now is the 6000? but im 50/50 on it.... Im not really into the Anniversary ones, 20th, 90th, PRM, Crystal Planet etc... nice guitars, but not really my thing.... So I think Im pretty much dome with the older JS's...might get the odd new one if its something I want, but time to look at other gear.... a nice Strat or Tele would be good!
 

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I love the non graphic anniversaries. I have them all 10th, 90th, Y2K PRM. I only play a tenth and the 90th. (I have two tenths, one good shape, one not so good)
 

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If a distributor wants to order the minimum plus they'll build them, but you're probably seeing distributors that haven't updated or still have inventory.
 

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I've been 24 frets for so long 22 seems weird on anything. I think my mind can deal with a 7th string easier than 22 frets.
It might sound dumb but I wish Ibanez would keep making a guitar under a different name when an artist abandons a spec (or a company). Maybe make a 22 fret "JS" and call it the Radius again? :D
Like I said... dumb idea...
But hey, Ernie Ball did it with the Axis.
 

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Actually I just looked in my JS history folder and I have a screen shot from the Ibanez page that has both the Muscle Car Black and the JS1200 so they were both on there for a while and shortly after they took down the 1200. Must only have been a few weeks that both were up.
 

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I personally prefer 22 fret JSs. I think the PAF Joe in that placement is the best sounding pickup in the entire JS history. I got used to the 24 and I kind of accepted it because I have to but I wish the JS line was still 22. It set it apart from most other Ibanez guitars. It had a vintage feel.
But the scale length is the same so for the most part they should still feel like a vintage guitar. The neck pickup will be slightly out of that 22 fret sweet spot but i still personally believe thats all mumbo jumbo! To each their own though!
 

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But the scale length is the same so for the most part they should still feel like a vintage guitar. The neck pickup will be slightly out of that 22 fret sweet spot but i still personally believe thats all mumbo jumbo! To each their own though!
Well I can say the 24fret neck feels different to the 22 neck...seems 'fatter'?
 

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I can't say that I feel a difference in the necks of 22 or 24 but the 22 fret neck and that cutaway has more of a vintage vibe than a 24 fret neck for sure.
 
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