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Huh...I wonder where Ibanez got this design idea?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by GuitarsBuicks, Jan 21, 2021.

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    I play really well on most Ibanez guitars. For some reason their necks always seem to work well for my short fingers. But it seems like ya gottsta spend a lot of extra $$ to get the really good ones.
     
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    Cutting edge technology and design, particularly the banana shaped control plate. Not sure how we ever lived without that.
     
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    Looks like a G&L :p:p
     
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    Well ... We'll See .. The UK dealers have the Josh Smith listed at £2400 and the regular AZS models at £1900 .. probably going to 100-200 once they're no longer new releases.

    I not sold on the Josh Smith I must admit, which to me only seems interesting if you're a huge fan or fond of chunky V-shaped necks. I'd much prefer a Fender CS, which on the used market can be had a a lot less.

    But the non-signature ones are sexy ... 12" radius, stainless steel frets, contours on the body and the neck heel and extra wiring making it a faux double humbucker guitar if need be. Pretty cool.

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    I don’t really like the curved control plate, but other than that I don’t see the problem. I’ve never picked up any Ibanez from any price point and thought “man, this is garbage.” I can’t say the same for others. If I could find an Ibanez that didn’t have the paper thin neck, I’d definitely own one. That’s just a preference though, they make great guitars.

    Also, I don’t understand the thread. Ibanez and everyone else have been making Tele copies since there were Teles.

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    Looks good to me.
     
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    The Josh Smith model is supposed to have a vintage chunky V neck, but it's also the most expensive.
     
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    What one plays on the instrument should be more interesting than the relative ascetics of the instrument.

    I think the Ibanez headstock is an improvement on the Fender tele headstock.
     
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    I had a Talman just like that in a kind of dark Sherwood green with rosewood. Nice playing guitar but the sound left me cold.

    I think the Duncans would make a huge difference in either model.
     
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    I think with a little work I could get it to look more like this... ;)

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    They don't make the MIJ versions of those anymore and they're pretty rare on the used marked .. Until the announcement of these new models I was kicking myself for not picking up a MIJ talman when they where in the stores .. Priced like a am std tele .. tho not in banana yellow :D
     
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    There are so many versions of Fenders and Gibsons and every cool player modification eventually becomes a signature model.
     
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    No other guitar manufacturer in history has copied the T-style, S - style, LP style, SG style or ES styles?

    Hold the front page!
     
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    I agree, from an aesthetic perspective: it should follow the curve of the body.

    The unmatched curves make the plate look like an afterthought.

    Some G&Ls and some Reverends are like this. The control plates or pickguards look out of place.
     
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    You can't get a Fender with SS frets below CS Masterbuilt, so if that's a spec you want then they're priced well. I think they're going after Suhr at this level and with these designs.
     
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