$10,000 Ibanez

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by EL-34, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. MikeC

    MikeC Senior Member

    Messages:
    578
    Likes Received:
    489
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2009
    ive always thought the 10th Anniversary Jem is hot. It's pretty pricey too
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    HCRoadie, Who and THDNUT like this.
  2. jc2000

    jc2000 Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,284
    Likes Received:
    3,051
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2013
    I wouldn't spend that on any guitar...
     
    Rich likes this.
  3. Rich

    Rich Non sequitur Premium Member

    Messages:
    26,449
    Likes Received:
    65,326
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Play one first before you buy. I checked one out at the Philly guitar show a couple of years ago and really wanted to like it but it took about three seconds, unplugged, to realize it was a dog. Maybe it was just a bad one (it's the only one I've ever played) but it just felt dead in my hands.
     
    mdubya likes this.
  4. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    11,328
    Likes Received:
    17,157
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2010
    I like the way Ibanez guitars and bass guitars play. I have a few of them, and just flat out have nice necks and great fret access.

    They also have some nice beefy pickups.

    I just grabbed a little Ibanez Mikro (3/4 scale) as a Christmas gift for my brother's kids. I played it quite a bit while tweaking the setup. It plays and sounds great, and a whole damn lot of fun! :thumb:

    But none of these are $10K guitars. Heck, I want an R8 and can't get myself to spend the $3-4K needed for that. :laugh2:
     
    LPG likes this.
  5. THDNUT

    THDNUT Senior Member

    Messages:
    15,503
    Likes Received:
    21,953
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2012
    I had an RG550 back in the late 80s-early 90s. It was a great guitar. Cost me $390 brand new.

    It looked like this. Lazer Blue...

    [​IMG]
     
    coupe89, LPG and ToneasaurusRex like this.
  6. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

    Messages:
    76,014
    Likes Received:
    186,252
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Where's my eye-bleach?!

    #toomuchbling
     
    northernguitarguy likes this.
  7. mdubya

    mdubya Senior Member

    Messages:
    17,379
    Likes Received:
    27,356
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Good advice, Rich. I have read that they feel "different."

    I would probably end up with the MIC version since it is all that's really available. And > $500, used.
     
  8. Brians Evil Twin

    Brians Evil Twin Poophoria Sōtō Zen V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    11,138
    Likes Received:
    27,297
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2012
    mdubya likes this.
  9. LPG

    LPG I PLAY LIVE Premium Member

    Messages:
    3,885
    Likes Received:
    6,648
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2011
    Right on Brother
    I also had this exact model, same color, back then.
    Very nice guitar......a real rocker on stage.
    Reasonably stable as well.

    They still come up for sale once & awhile on EBay.

    K
     
    THDNUT likes this.
  10. Malikon

    Malikon Henshin! V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    68,358
    Likes Received:
    189,655
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    I still have an old beat to sht Jem with a vine inlay in storage from about 23 years ago. I keep saying, "one of these days" I'll put it back together.

    ...any day now.
     
    rcole_sooner likes this.
  11. TheX

    TheX Voice of Reason Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    20,200
    Likes Received:
    33,838
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2008
    I really like that, seriously.
     
    MikeC likes this.
  12. brokentoeswalker

    brokentoeswalker Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,570
    Likes Received:
    3,811
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2012
  13. Dilemma

    Dilemma Loud Pipes Ruin Naps Premium Member

    Messages:
    9,238
    Likes Received:
    19,212
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2012
    I’ve got an RH450DX in white. Nice guitar but the thin neck drives me batshit.
     
    THDNUT likes this.
  14. Who

    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

    Messages:
    17,091
    Likes Received:
    31,766
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2012
    THDNUT and mtgguitar like this.
  15. mtgguitar

    mtgguitar Senior Member

    Messages:
    9,538
    Likes Received:
    8,901
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Does Vai care about sustain? Has he ever played a whole or half note?
     
  16. mdubya

    mdubya Senior Member

    Messages:
    17,379
    Likes Received:
    27,356
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    As long as he has a fan blowing his hair while he plays, I don't think he cares.
     
    PeteK, Who, mtgguitar and 1 other person like this.
  17. northernguitarguy

    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

    Messages:
    29,167
    Likes Received:
    49,096
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2009
    And room to hula-hoop his guitar.
     
    mtgguitar and mdubya like this.
  18. NeubyWanKaneuby

    NeubyWanKaneuby Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,419
    Likes Received:
    557
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    I have a Jem (owned 3, but sold/traded the other 2), and an RG550. My Jem's have played and sounded great, but I realized I don't really need more than 1 of them.

    I also have a J. Custom, which is also a really great guitar (to me it was worth every penny I paid for it).

    Those Universes look cool, but there's no way I'd buy one of them. I'm pretty sure they were aimed at collectors considering they had very limited numbers.
     
  19. Petergrifindor

    Petergrifindor Senior Member

    Messages:
    395
    Likes Received:
    475
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2015
    10000$ is way to much for any electric guitar.

    But the JEM is an amazing model. You can play anything on those.
     
  20. Petergrifindor

    Petergrifindor Senior Member

    Messages:
    395
    Likes Received:
    475
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2015
    You must be joking.



    You need a sustainer to play that. A Les Paul would fall short.
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2017

Share This Page