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Want to re-live the 80's on a budget? Let Ibanez help!

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by HeHasTheJazzHands, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to grab one of these, especially since the cash goes to Becker, but alas, I don't have $1600. :(
     
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    HOT TUBES 70 Well-Known Member

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    No biggie !! I had fun building my RG !!!:dude:
     
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    thats a pretty guitar!
     
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    jwebb1970 New Member

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    The Carvin Becker tribute is a pretty sexy Super Strat - and it will be 100% built in the US of A.

    BUt $1600 for a Carvin - even one with all the options - seems a tad high. But again, the $$ does go towards Jason Becker's charitable foundations, so the profits do go to a good cause. Personally, I'd probably rather go w/ the MIJ EVH Wolfgang - less $$ (although not exactly an 80s hair metal looking axe) and more up my own alley.

    I will say that Carvin axes have TERRIBLE resale value - the drop in preceived worth on Carvins are worse than most new cars once you drive 'em off the lot. But they make very good guitars (although not real keen on their pickups myself). And as the pic posted shows, Carvin has a tendancy to use pretty exeptional woods. If you can live w/o having Becker's name on it, you could order esentially the same model for less $$.
     
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    I bought an Ibanez RG321 like 5 years ago. To this day it has done everything I asked for it to do. It was my first guitar and it will always have a special place in my heart.
     
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    Stringjunkie Well-Known Member

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    I play my RG321 more than my American strat. Swapped the pups to MHD, and it's pretty friggin sweet.
     
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    Is that a real Flower power Jem or a copy?
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands Well-Known Member

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    I'm starting to second-thought these new Ibanezes... I'm getting the ESP/Jackson bug again... :rofl:
     
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    16 for years was the norm for me on my Carvins. My Washburn USA MG's are a 20 so--- it's relative.
    The PRS with the 10 gave me fits for a while playing up above the 12 th fret.
     
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    Carvin resale value is no where near as bad as many say it is. I at one time made a LOT of money buying used Carvins off of boards like this one and flipping them . Most of the time I doubled my money!
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    Can't do that now as in the last 5 years the resale value issue with Carvin has changed radically and now it's it's as strong as Gibson if not stronger!
    A Carvin is in a whole other class than any Ibanez in quality of woods and workmanship. And i have owned both including some REALLY high end Prestige and USA Custom Ibanez's over the years.
    In particular the 7 strings a DC 747 makes a Universe look like a cheap toy in comparison!
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands Well-Known Member

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    HOT TUBES 70 Well-Known Member

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    Wow ....aftermarket pickups stock , in a cheaper Ibanez !!
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands Well-Known Member

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    Yup. I think Ibby mostly uses DiMarzios because they have some kind of contract with them, I guess. :)

    I also noticed that they sorta mixed up the body woods. it said ash on the website, but it says Basswood on Musiciansfriend.
     
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    AlvisX Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I wouldn't mind havin my Ibanez back .........

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    HeHasTheJazzHands Well-Known Member

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    I wish the Rocket Rolls, along with the Destroyers, were more common... Would love to grab one of those one day. :(
     
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    Odd about the body wood mix up. Curious now to play one in person. Wish they'd (the 3XXV's) start surfacing in stores.
     
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    NOt a comment on Carvin quality - they make pretty nice stuff.

    I just recall in my days as a music store employee that Carvin gear had horrid trade in/aftermarket value. You could get more in trade for an Asian built Epi or Squier in many cases than a Carvin.
     
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    Got my RG550 in 94 and i have used this thing so dam much and it still plays like a dream, i really believe you cannot destroy these things, i know i have put mine to the test many times.
     

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