I bought this guitar during the search for a guitar that could handle versatile music scenarios and it has stood true to it's design. This guitar will handle scorching metal to the softest arpeggio, to the growl of the blues. Fairly light this guitar can be worn for hours without discomfort...try that with a Les Paul.
Price: $1500.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Atlanta Discount Music
U.S. Made Ibanez Custom with JS body and AAA flame maple top. Six string and 22 jumbo fret tone monster. 5 way selector switch with a SD JB Trembucker, SD Little '59 and SD '59. Passive electronics, double cutaway with lo pro edge bridge.
Action is low with an incredibly fast kneck. One of the finest guitars I have ever owned and could never part with it. The only flaw I can find with this guitar is that I don't own two of them.
I use several amps and effects with this guitar. Digitech GNX2, Ibanez UE405 rack effects unit. Amps include an early 80's Carvin X100-B head with EL34's matched with a Marshall 1936 2x12 mono/stereo cabinet for a portable half stack. Other amps include a 1963 Gibson 79 RTV stereo combo restored to mint condition. I also use an 80's model KMD 100 British hybrid head (mosfet preamp/6L6 tube power amp)with 2 ea 4x10 cabinets loaded with Celestions for backup and stereo applications.
This guitar is rock solid and can handle extreme playing conditions. This guitar is close to 10 years old and still plays like the day I bought it.
Great guitar...great amps.
Model Year: 1990
Price: $1500.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Atlanta Store
Guitar was built in the U.S. Maple neck (Wizard II). Maple body with curly maple top. 22 frets. 6 String. 1 Volume control, 1 Tone control, 6 way selector switch. Pickup configuration is H/S/H (JB Trembucker Bridge, Little '59 Middle, Neck '59). Guitar has passive electronics. Double cutaway JS style body. Floyd Rose bridge. Locking nut and gun steel hardware.
Guitar is extremely fast. Sustain is excellent. Tone is warm and full. The neck is "tasty" even though I am more partial to the old Gibson style "baseball bat" necks, I find this one comfortable. The only flaw is I don't have a second like this one with a different pickup config.
My main studio amp is a 1959 Gibson RVTS that is currently being overhauled by Bakos Amp Works in Atlanta. My main stage amps include a Carvin X-100B Head with Preamp 12AX7's and Power EL34's used with a Marshall 1936 2x12" cabinet loaded with Celestions. My second stage amp is a KMD GV100-S Head loaded with a MOSFET preamp and Power 6L6's with 2ea KMD 4x10" cabinets loaded with Celestions also. I run the setup stereo which gives me a full and thick sound.
I love my setup live. My only wish would be to add another Carvin X100-B head and another Marshall 1936 cabinet. I would also like to go wireless.