RGHRG1 - The next development in the Giger collaboration is the laser cut graphic. Visually stunning, the laser cuts tight and clean as would be expected. The headstock is laser cut matched and the fretboard shares the same inlay as the $5300 SHRG1Z from 2006. I whined like a little girl begging for a real Japanese Giger model, that just seemed to puzzle , like, why would they want to do that?! Obviously this is an RGT42 at heart with a great graphic finish, and no doubt it will sell very well, which is what Ibanez cares about most. Basswood body, 3 piece Wizard II thru neck, bound rosewood board with smoked mirror "pulse" inlay, Jumbo frets, Edge 3 trem, IBZ INF3 neck and IBZ INF4 bridge pickups, black hardware with alien head knobs. Available in BKF [Black Flat]. $1733.32 List price. Korean made.
APEX1 - Munky's Apex returns unchanged. Mahogany body, 5 piece maple/wenge Wizard 7 Prestige neck, jumbo frets on a bound rosewood board, Edge Pro 7 with U bar, PAF 7 neck and bridge pickups. Available in BBK [Biker Black]. $2399.99 List price [$66 increase], includes J Craft case. Japanese built.
APEX2GSF - The second APEX2 returns with the much requested string through fixed bridge, and not often requested Indonesian manufacture. 5 piece maple/wenge Wizard II-7 neck with jumbo frets on a bound rosewood board, Dimarzio PAF-7 neck and bridge pickups, Tone Pros 7 bridge [amazing details on an Indonesian make!] Available in GSF [Green Shadow Flat]. $933.32 List price. M100C case optional and $139.99.
MTM1BK - The MTM1 returns with a new "color". 5 piece Wizard II thru neck, mahogany body, jumbo frets, fixed Edge FX bridge, Seymore Duncan Blackouts neck and bridge pickups, factory tuned to C# with a drop B tuning. Available in BR [Bright Red not shown this year and BK [Black]. List price is $1733.32 [$266 increase!!] and I'd have to guess that it still includes the matching UV1000 type case but it was not shown again. Korean made.
MTM2BK - The MTM2 returns unchanged. 5 piece Wizard II neck, mahogany body, jumbo frets, fixed EDGE III bridge, Ibanez V7 neck and V8 bridge pickups. Available in BK [Black]. List price is $799.99. M100C case optional and $139.99. Indonesian built.
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