My new Ibanez JS1600

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by jman72, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. jman72

    jman72 Tele-Afflicted

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    Ok, no Tele content, but man, I love my new Ibanez JS1600 (well, 2009 model, but in immaculate condition). Mahogany body, hardtail Gotoh bridge, locking tuners, PAF Pro and Fred pickups. All topped off by a beautiful metallic silver finish. What's not to love! And it looks great on stage next to my JS1200 and homebrew 5e3.

    Sure, I love my Fenders, but after many years of playing, these Ibanez JS guitars just can't be beat. Now, with a hardtail and a trem version, my other guitars are getting really lonely.

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  2. boredguy6060

    boredguy6060 Friend of Leo's

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    I’m a huge Ibanez fan as many here are no doubt tired of me saying.
    Both of those in the pic are quite beautiful, love the red.
    Actually that’s a pretty fancy rig you got there.
     
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    o.k. , o.k. already ibanez makes some great guitars, yes and that :eek:red is to died for, :cool: the silver is hot'cha as well,. I'm happy for you.

    I've owned an AX Gio over three decades and , yes I did switch to Dimarzio pickups...., it wangs, tangs, the whole shebang. what else is there to say less than $200.00 for a guitar that has endured the test of time to me is a good deal
     
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    Thanks, I've always been a huge Ibanez fan, too (all the way back to the late 80's). And I have more pedals than I need, but can you really have too many?;)
     
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    I love the color. They look so comfy. Light a slightly shrunken Strat.

    Enjoy!

    Cool photo by the way.
     
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    Very nice. I especially like the hardtail. Ibanez makes such a wide range of guitars, a favorite manufacturer of mine.
     
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    Yep, I played a Strat exclusively for 25 years, and when I got the red JS1200, I never looked back. It's exactly like a sleek, rounded Strat (and the neck is very Strat-like, not like the flat Wizard necks that so many people associate with Ibanez). They also have the coil-tapped pickups (push-pull pots), so I can get that single coil voicing if I want it.

    All in all, I can't recommend these JS guitars highly enough. I admit that I wish I liked my Fenders and Gibsons as much, but I keep coming back to the versatility and playability of these guitars.
     
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    Guitarteach Poster Extraordinaire

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    Ibanez fan here too..

    I have an old through neck RG which has a killer flame and an S series with Bare Knuckle pickups with a quilted top you could sleep under.

    The quality of the wood they source for the price has to make you question the ethics of some US companies.
     
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    Big Iby fan myself:)
     
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    John C Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Nice score on the JS1600. JS's (and their predecessors/cousins the 540 Radius models) have been my favorite Ibanez models since their introduction.
     
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    Yep, for the price they are incredible guitars (for any price, really), but the quality of the Prestige line is second to none.
     
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