Ibanez Proline 1660

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Ibanez

Description This guitar was manufactured back in the '80s and is very similar in shape to the Jackson Randy Rhoads models.
Posted By Mike Rapp (4671)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 7/7/2001, Mike Rapp (4671) posted:
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I picked this guitar out when I was 13 years old, so naturally my tastes have changed since then (1985). If it were lost or stolen I would miss it more for sentamental reasons. They could definately have done a better job with the pickups on this guitar. My favorite aspect is the neck. It is remarkably playable and fast and I end up giving a 4 overall b/c of the neck. My least favorite is the stupid Ibanez tremolo. You're only going to find this guitar in a pawn shop or on eBay, but if the price isn't too high and you're into the shape of it, consider picking one up.
Model Year: 1985
Price: $0.00 (new)
Where Obtained: ?
Made in Japan, I presume. 22 frets, rosewood fretboard, bolt on neck, 2 humbuckers, 3 way switch, brass volume and tone control, Ibanez locking trem, black hardware. Original finish was hot pink but I have refinished it to metallic blue. Original pickups were Ibanez blade type pickups, but it now has Carvin M22s in it. The guitar is an offset V shape like a Jackson RR.
The neck is very fast and playable and the guitar hangs comfortably in a standing position. The action can be set very low and fast without buzzing. When sitting, the V shape is actually not bad to deal with and causes the guitar to rest in a classical kind of position.
Sound Quality:
The original pickups were not terrible sounding, but they did cause a lot of feedback and were somewhat unbearable at loud volumes. The replacement pickups sound very good. The overall sound is a bit brighter than I generally prefer. This is quite definately a metal guitar, dictated by looks alone, but the original pickups were intended for metal as well. I would say this is a guitar more useful for stage use.
My guitar has been cracked in half by an accident that occurred a few years ago. I glued it back together with carpenters glue, and with a little plastic wood, paint, solder, and TLC it remains a respectable sounding axe. So, durable, I would say yes. As far as adjustments go, I was never happy with the trem setup and no matter what I do it doesn't seem to quite stay in tune with a lot of whammy action. I give it a three because of this. As a Floyd Rose fan, this is disappointing. I never had any trouble with any of the knobs or switches.