EGEN18TVF – Herman Li is honored with the public release of his own signature model, choosing not to have his name emblazoned on it anywhere. His name may not be on it but his style is up front and in your face. Thankfully he chose a 24 fret S as this gave Ibanez the excuse it needed to actually release a 24 fret Japanese built S. Everybody that can appreciate this should say a big thank you to Herman. 5 piece E-Gen Prestige neck, mahogany body with flame maple top, unique "Kung Fu" grip on the upper horn [a little too small for my hands though] Jumbo frets on a rosewood board with the last 4 scalloped, Edge Zero Custom bridge with special springs only on the E-Gen requiring a different backplate, very nice oval abalone inlays [which I requested they use more of to a few ears at the show], Gold hardware, and Dimarzio HLM [Herman Li Model] pickup set, neck bridge and mid, with one of the most versitile wiring schemes available shown here, all finished in TVF [Transparent Violet Flat]. The info tag was missing at the show, which is usually where I get the info from since this was a TBA, with everything else to do I missed getting it. I’ll have it posted soon. List price, finally set at $3066.65, includes J Craft case.
STM1WH - Herman's partner in crime get's his own model and obviously he likes Icemans! Mahogany body, 5 piece maple/walnut Wizard II thru neck, 24 Jumbo frets [the only 24 fret Iceman I believe made to date, possibly why Gilbert has a new Iceman model in the works, I thought for himself but after seeing this it just may be for general release], Edge 3 trem, Dimarzio Evolution pickups with the bridge a zebra. Available in WH [White]. $1066.65 List price, hardshell case is included. One of the few I didn't get the production country from, but my best at this price, it's Indonesian.
MBM1MB - The MB returns unchage but with a HEFTY price increase. Based on the RGAH, just add EMG's offset dots and a graphic and pooof, instant MBM. 5 piece maple/walnut MBM Prestige neck, jumbo frets in a rosewood board with offset dots, EMG 60 neck and 81 bridge pickups, Gibraltar Plus bridge, Available in BK [Black] with graphic. $2399.99 List price [$400 increase!!!]. Includes J Craft case. Japanese built.
PGM301WH - The 301 is still the only PGM offered in the US for 08', 5 years running. Basswood body, jumbo frets, fixed bridge, PAF PRO neck, Jem single, and PAF PRO bridge, now with 5 piece maple/walnut non scarf joint neck. $1733.32 List price [$66 increase], includes J Craft case.
NDM2BK - Ibanez recreation the first guitar they made for him in 1994. 3 piece NDM neck, basswood body, jumbo frets, fixed bridge, IBZ INF1 neck, IBZ INFS1 mid, and IBZ INF2 bridge pickups, available in BK [Black]. $906.65 List price. Case is the NDM1000C at $129.99. Korean built.
ORM1 - I must be really out of the loop because I had to do a Google search ;) Very retro looking with the upper and lower tortoise pickguards. Mahogany body, 3 piece ORM 24" scale mahogany neck with 22 jumbo frets on a rosewood board, Gibraltar III bridge, single ACH-BL bridge pickup. Available in BK [Black]. $666.65 List price. Chinese build.
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