Ibanez - All Crap?
joshl
Aug 6 2008, 05:26 PM
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I had an ibanez gax70 and it was horrible. Multiple things went wrong with it. Not a good guitar. It was also made in Indonesia.

If you go with a procey ibanez like a Ibanez JS100, would it be american made and much higher quality?

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Aug 6 2008, 05:34 PM
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the one david uses is a parker guitar - but infact i dont know which model wink.gif

i think ibanez are all great quality for the money except the gio ones...
If you like the look / feel of the joe satriani - get it if you have the money i have no personal experiences with this model but i'd think that the quality should be perfectly.

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Aug 6 2008, 05:40 PM
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normally, ibanez guitars are very good guitars and are worth the money..

so i think you can´t go wrong if you buy the satriani modell - it is not compareable to your old ibanez..

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Aug 6 2008, 05:43 PM
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not at all, if you go with an Ibanez (model name)300+ they are pretty good.

I believe Ibanez guitars made in South Korea do have japanese supervisors who take the japanese way of quality control with them. An Ibanez made in japan is incredible when it comes to pure quality in finish. It has to be 99% perfect before they make it through the first quality inspection there.

A common misconseption is that american made guitars are of much higher quality than Japanese made guitars. I can assure you this is certainly not the case. I've seen many american made guitars that have been horribly made and I've seen very bad asian guitars. More importantly is that you look with an critical eye at the guitar, try it and don't check the name or where it has been made. It might surprise you. Understand this however, buying a better guitar will not make you a better player.


That guitar is a Parker. Not sure about the model though.

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I've got nothing but good experiences with Ibanez guitars. Never tried the Gax models though.

But i wouldnt focus so much on a "Made in America" stamp, Japanese produced guitars are as high quality as anything else.

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I'm not suprised you didn't have a great time with the gax70. It's a very basic guitar. The JS100 is about 3 times the price (and so yes it is quite a lot better).

I recommed you go to a shop that stocks a lot of guitars and try out as many as possible and see what you like. (Personally I prefer the Ibanez RGs to the JS series).

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Aug 6 2008, 06:02 PM
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Ibanez all carp? unsure.gif

Ibanez make acceptionally high quality guitars, and no the JS isnt made in America smile.gif

The team J-Craft guitars (Japan) are simply awsome, just look at andrew and muris's JEM, or my PGM to name a few.....

Infact I would go as far as to say my Japanese made PGM is flawless, infact I really cant see myself wanting or need a new guitar again ! Not unless buckethead himself gives away his white Les paul laugh.gif laugh.gif

The point being, the guitar you have is a basic budget guitar for beginners, fender, esp and many others all do similair beginner guitars and there not any better or worse! smile.gif

As mentioned above made in America does not make it automatically a good guitar, so keep your mind open when choosing!! wink.gif

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RG models are great... Iv'e had one for the last 6 years(my first and only electric guitar), and I can still get a killer sound from it.

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I just bought the Ibanez JS1000 Satriani signature model, and it is AWESOME biggrin.gif J-Craft guitars are high quality smile.gif

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i want to purcahse an Ibanez Xiphos 7 string and ive heard nothing but good things, when i played my friends prestigue 7 string i loved it and every highend ibanez i have tried have been absolutly wonderful. I really don't think the location of creation will effect the guitar so much, most guitars will be made to specs and have to pass quality control, but the amount you pay usually determines what you get. As for the America made idea. I think the only truth is that when a company is based out of America they make most of their low end assembly line guitars out of country which automatically makes them lower quality, an american made is probably hand made kind of deal, less guitars being produced therefore more time spent on each guitar rather than just, screw goes here, pickups go there, neck goes there. I know all Schecter Diamond series and custom shop models are made in America and ive heard they are alot better than those made overseas, but i still don't notice any flaws in mine smile.gif

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Perhaps you just got a bad model, it happens sometimes mate, after all - it is a mass production. Try with another model, and try before you buy!

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I tried out a Ibanez S5470 the other day and fell in love, it was one of the best guitars ive played, so i decided to save up for one. which might take awhile.... wub.gif

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ibanez = love. period. ;D

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Everything is great on Ibanez except for the pickups...

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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Aug 6 2008, 10:53 PM) *
Everything is great on Ibanez except for the pickups...


You dont like DiMarzios???? ohmy.gif

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I don't think anyone's mentioned it yet...

Ibanez is a Japanese company. Their main top-line guitars are made in Japan as are their custom shop guitars (the Team J-Craft stuff). The lower end are from Korea/China, etc. The older models are pretty much all Japanese too...mine's from '84 and is a relatively common model and it's from Japan. Needs a new 5-way switch but is otherwise holding up well.

There are a couple US-made Ibanez's that were made in the 90's as the USRG series but I've never actually seen one up close.

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Many Ibanez models are great, for example JEMs and the Prestige-line smile.gif

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QUOTE (joshl @ Aug 6 2008, 06:26 PM) *
I had an ibanez gax70 and it was horrible. Multiple things went wrong with it. Not a good guitar. It was also made in Indonesia.

If you go with a procey ibanez like a Ibanez JS100, would it be american made and much higher quality?

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Love Ibanez.

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