EGEN18TVF – The EGEN enjoyed a successful 2008 and returns unchanged. 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 $3333.32 [$266 increase], 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. Indonesian.
PGM401TFB - Paul gets the most attention of any endorser this year, and he should as he celebrates his 20th Anniversary in collaboration with Ibanez. The 401 is a superb addition, and probably most representative of the guitars he's been playing for the last decade. 5 piece Maple/Walnut PGM Prestige neck, Medium frets on a rosewood board, Ash body, Pearl dot inlay, Gotoh fixed bridge, DiMarzio PAF-Classic pickups, old style plate joint. Available in TFB [Trifade Burst]. $2666.65 List Price. Includes J Craft case.
AT100 - Andy was invited to play with the other major Ibanez endorsers at the Hoshino 100th Anniversary party in Japan. While he was there Ibanez approached him about bringing back the AT100 as a regular production model, and the timing was perfect. Andy absolutely loves his AT100 and it has been his main stage guitar for years, and was ready to commit to Ibanez again. With used ones selling for the current list price, this model should do very well for all. Maple AT Prestige neck digitized from Andy's stage guitar, Alder body, Jumbo frets, Maple fretboard with black dot inlay, Wilkinson - Gotoh VSVG bridge, DiMarzio Cruiser neck and mid, and DiMarzio AT1 Custom bridge pickup, Available in SB [Sunburst]. $3066.65 List price. Includes J Craft case.
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 WH [White]. $666.65 List price. Chinese build. Gig bag included.
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