The Great Millennium DNA Pick Off!
Hi all! I thank you for your patience these long months! Many of you knew the story from the beginning, some of you new to ordering Ibanez Limiteds, you've now been initiated. The crime of course being that all the guitars have been in the US for near 3 months now with cases only coming in sporatically to send them out! In reflection I wish I had just sold them and shipped them in the order they came in! You would have all had your swirls weeks, if not months ago, but then you never know what you would have gotten :-) But it's finally time to get these picks done! Plenty of swirls (16) for you to choose from so let the fun begin. I must note that pics cannot do these guitars justice and there is a huge difference in presence when holding them inhand where you can see all the vibrance, details, and nuances of the finishes!!
These digi pics are for reference only and I've broken them down into 3 categories. What I would typically call Swirly noting a very defined 'Swirl', Chaos which are typically much more random in design, and Nebula which is just a phrase I coined since these are typically dark with heavy black, but when they did this batch there was something in the air that caused lots of fisheyes in the paint, which look like stars in deep space shining through a Nebula. The digi pics are linked to High Resolution files shot with the Olympus camera I bought just to get good images of these (after an expensive failed attempt to get them on film!LOL) That will take a while to load! I pity you 26K connectors but you cable modem guys will breeze right through. Click on the picture to view the HR version. You will notice a big difference in the colors and detail from the digi pics. The colors are a little closer to 'True' on the 'in case' pics while the HR is a little saturated straight from the camera.
0. Me :-) GONE** # 002
1. Chris Lange GONE** # 234
2. Alex Barreiro GONE** # 089
3. Charles Elliot GONE** # 006
4. Iain Ewen GONE** # 186
5. Bob Pruit GONE** # 020
6. Iain Ewen (greedy!:) GONE** # 195
7. Allen Garrow GONE** # 014
8. Teri Ehrich GONE** # 130
9. Steve Kerns GONE** # 065
10. Shawn Lake GONE** # 088
11. Mike Kruzinski GONE** # 105
Post Pick-Off sales under way
12. Rodney Jamez GONE** # 229
13. Matt GONE** # 075
14. John Cowan GONE** # 203
15. Michael Nicholas GONE** # 236
16. Clarence J. Kamerman GONE** # 205
17. Mark Hopper GONE** # 074
18. Alex Lo GONE** # 152
19. Fred Koch GONE** # 103
20. Roland Schemers GONE** # 038
21. Chris Taylor GONE** # 032
22. Shane Haimbach GONE** # 193
23. Me (again) :-) GONE** # 197
24. Fred Koch GONE** # 073
25. Larry Ruszczyk GONE** # 227
26. Bill Hyden GONE** # 019
27. Me (don't even say it!:) GONE** # 297
28. Me (see above!:) GONE** # 253
29. Renato Abella GONE** # 061
30. Elliot Michael GONE** # 187
31. Fred Koch GONE** # 147
32. Darrel Drachenberg GONE** # 237
33. Larry Ruszczyk GONE** # 005
34. Dave Helton GONE** # 004
35. Me ;o} GONE** # 155
36. Guess who ;o} GONE** # 010
37. Andrew Dextras GONE** # 012
38. Hendrik Hartono GONE** # 016
39. Remy Bulvestre GONE** # 037
40. Fred Koch GONE** # 174
41. Isaac Kwon GONE** #158
There was a buyer slated in the 8th spot but it turned out to be a credit card fraud attempt from Indonesia. He got me for almost $2000, I was lucky the DNA's took so long to be dispersed!! Because of this I no longer take credit card charges from overseas without special restrictions. I could have taken this 8th pick but moved everybody up instead, was only fair to the buyers.
To find the # of the DNA you are viewing hold your mouse still over it for a second and the # will appear ie. dna136.jpg is #136. There are some very low #'s, and high #'s, in case #'s mean something to you :-)
I have 2 Flight Cases, all the rest are in the US modified UV1000c case. If you prefer a Flight Case let me know and I will swap them. Here are links to pics of the cases Y2K_FLIGHT Y2K_UV1000 The Flight Cases went to 1st and 2nd pick.
5 of these came without their original shipping boxes, evidently Chesbro didn't think enough about them to keep them with the guitars!! Since the majority of the buying dealers got more than one they were bulk packed, just cases in a big box! I know of a DBK that was shipped in a Crystal Planet box!! LOL 1 of these without box was from Hoshino terr. where the dealer evidently felt the same and threw the box out. Of the ones that are boxed, Hoshino either shipped in an outer sleve box (so the shipping boxes are pristine) or shipped them without the sleeve leaving labels and UPS stickers and 'road wear' on the boxes. The cover of 1 of these boxes was even 'decorated' with a rendering of the Y2K symbols on the cover of the box, done in heavy red marker of course. If any of this is important to you, click here BOXES for the details of what is what. The boxes are #rd to the guitars so cannot be swapped around.
I need to know the size DNA Swirl shirt you want. These are the ones that Darren swirled for Jemfest2K and of course you get one :-) Large, XL, or XXL (big as a house!!)
When you make your decision please call (or write) asap. I don't want you to feel rushed in making your decision, but there are those in line behind you waiting. Go with your gut instincts, narrow the field down to your 3 top picks, open up 3 different browser windows so you can switch between the 3 easily (copy and paste the URL into the new browser) and go with the type/style/colors/presence/etc that stikes you the most. You don't need to call your Mom or throw a "Come help me pick my Swirl" party :-) You know what you like, and if you like it in the picture I guarantee you're going to LOVE it inhand!
I want to get through all the picks before I start shipping. I'm buried setting up and shipping Crystals this week and I figure the picking should be over by the weekend so I can get everything packed up and out first of next week. Please understand I have 22 guitars to get out in the next 8 days, 1 of them is yours :-) The DNA's are all inspected, setup, each fret checked of course, then played for about 2 minites. They've all got GREAT tone. Some have a little more twang in the 234 settings, but all have very sweet tone on the 1 and a nice powerful but defined tone on the 5. But each has slight tonal differences to each other, only obvious if you sit down and play 10 different ones, and where ya gonna do that? :-) They definately don't sound like a DBK to me though! :-) Here's the links, have fun!
To view the Pick Archive page which shows the order in which the DNA's were picked, click here or the PICKS ARCHIVE link above. I warn you, this page is at least 5 MB.
Rich 856-468-3922 firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised: August 08, 2006.