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Any dealer can sell you a “guitar”, I deliver “instruments"

There are many online 'Warehouse' dealers and price matching "Mom and Pop's" out there, but I firmly believe none of them can compete in any way or on any level with Ibanez Rules. I can meet or beat any authorized dealer’s price and still deliver an instrument, or I can deliver the finest instrument possible, with several options available in between. Every guitar I ship has been meticulously inspected, prepared to the Service Level of your choice and budget, and has been tested to ensure that you receive a superb playing problem free machine. Information on these Levels can be found here. Guitar preparation aside, no dealer can compete with after sale support, including online or phone Tech Support, and Ibanez Rules Warranty Service on every guitar sold that even Ibanez can’t compete with. I currently inventory over 700 SKU's in factory Ibanez Parts, a parts program that was started 15 years ago to be able to service my customers warranty needs quickly and efficiently.

Previously I offered only one Service Level which I termed “Pro Setup”. I coined the term to mean that the instrument was prepared to the level of perfection to meet the requirements of the most demanding “Professional” player. Over the last few years I’ve seen this term thrown around so loosely that it has lost any of the original meaning intended, and now it’s accepted as any setup that has been paid for, no matter what the proficiency of the “Pro” doing the work. Now that I am an Authorized Ibanez Dealer I can offer multiple Service Levels to fit your expectations and budgets, from the casual weekend warrior to the most demanding touring professional. The breakdown of the available Service Levels is here.. To read the now defunct complete procedure for the [previously “Pro”] current Platinum Level, you can find that here,

So strong is my commitment to deliver an instrument that I will personally pay all of your US shipping costs if you have a need for warranty service within the first 6 months on any Silver or higher Service Level. This is unheard of in an industry where the typical order is filled by warehouse personnel that never even look at your guitar!
 
 I deal in 'In Stock' instruments so the price quoted is not an 'order and wait 6 months' price, but one that will have you playing within 2 weeks of payment. (Depending on the service level chosen and the backlog of work in line for service prep). Payment options can be reviewed here. You should clearly understand the terms of my Return Policy which can be found
here.

COUPON MADNESS!!!

I WILL HONOR ALL OTHER DEALERS COUPONS & SALES!!! AND BEAT ANY COMPETITOR'S PRICE!!

With the warehouses virtually inventing holidays to advertise their sales, it would be my pleasure to accept any and all of their coupons, or any coupons or sales from any other retailers. Coupons are always based and deducted from Manufacturers Minimum Advertised Price [MAP] and are for like service. But always remember that while NObody in these warehouses has actually ever touched your guitar, every guitar I ship has been thoroughly inspected upon arrival and is guaranteed to arrive at your door ready to play out of the box, something no warehouse will ever guarantee you.

Unfortunately I cannot match these idiotic 20% coupons when warehouses want to clear space and give inventory away, leaving a 5% margin where 3-4% is eaten by payment processing fees and free shipping leaves nothing for profit and a probable loss. 15% coupons are the limit.

Some restrictions apply**

 

NEW GUITARS

2017 NEW MODELS

NEW SUMMER NAMM MODELS

RGD3127 - $2399.99 List - $1799 MAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$  - NEW
RGR652AHBWK - $1866 List - $1399 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW
RGR652AHBFWK - $1733 List - $1299 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW

 


CITES Delays - Why hasn't my guitar come in?

The ban on 250 species of rosewood 1/2/17 has caused widespread mayhem in supply chain logistics. Reverb has a good generalize article of the why's, if you're not familiar, here. Now, even though this applies to rosewood [and bubinga also], guitars that have no banned woods are still in the same boat [pun] as the banned guitars. They're in the same container. [They might get wise and go to 2 20' containers, one full of non banned no permits required guitars, but if the beancounters get to vote, don't bet on it]

If it wasn’t in stock at HUSA before the rosewood ban went into effect 1/2/17, the only Japanese container came in early May. There is another currently stuck in customs as of today 5/17, they don’t know why it’s stuck in customs. There is currently no other MIJ container on the water, so they are at least 3 months behind on permits. They must have their permits cleared before they can put the container on the ship, and then once booked it has 2 weeks on the water. But - the 3rd world product flood gates have opened and they received 10 containers of MIC and MII last week, and have another 10 containers this week. They are not equipped to handle volume like that so HUSA is running far beyond ability. So now that they're sending out guitars, every dealer will be the choke point when they dump 4 months worth of inventory in our laps basically all at once. And at this time I still have 2 weeks work in the tech line and around 65 sold guitars waiting to come in.

There is no point asking for an ETA, because there are just too many variables that are complete unknowns right now. And they have no idea when Fish and Wildlife will streamline the permitting process so clearance doesn’t take 3 months, basically, nobody knows anything, except, to obey. If a non permitted container shows up in the US it will immediately be confiscated and the entire contents destroyed. They're not going to "sort thru" legal product and let you take it, you have illegally imported banned substances and under Federal Laws you are just fucked. Entire contents will be destroyed. This is a serious issue for everybody in this current global trade climate.

You personally are just as responsible if you export a used [or new] guitar without a permit, and if the importing Customs catches it, it will be confiscated and destroyed. It will not be returned to you, do not pass Go, do not collect $200. You have illegally exported banned material, you have to have it permitted to prove that it was legally obtained wood or predates the ban, but it has to have the permit to be legal. Once it is permitted, that permit will always stay with the guitar as it's "COA" and it will never have to be permitted again.

Permits in the US are [I believe] free for person to person shipping. [I am not sure this includes P2P sales. Sales make it merchandise and merchandise is a different application. The one I have to use.]. Permit fee paid to Fish and Wildlife is $75 for Used and $100 for New if it is Merchandise. The application form is 9 pages and typically government, so very confusing. It's intentional. I am still flying blind as I have not had the time to dive into this for a couple days and find out everything I need to know to start shipping the several sold guitars I have sitting here, waiting for me to get permits for [Sorry guys!]

 

CLOSEOUTS

6 STRING

RG652KKB - $1866 List - $1050 CLOSEOUT - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
S6UCDM - $3333 List - $2499 SMAP - CLOSEOUT - Your Price $$$
S5570QDGD - $2533 List - $1400 CLOSEOUT - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
S5570TKS - $2133 List - $1250 CLOSEOUT - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
ARZ6UCBKF - $3333.32 List - $2499 MAP - $1775 CLOSEOUT - Your Price $$$

7 STRING

UV71PWH - $1999 List - $1175 CLOSEOUT - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
RG752WMFXOL - $2133 List - $1599 SMAP -$1200 CLOSEOUT - Your Price $$$
RG752CBM - $1732 List -  $975 CLOSEOUT - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
S5527QFXDPB - $2533 List - $1350 CLOSEOUT - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$

8 STRING

RG852LWHAB - $1999 List - $1100 CLOSEOUT -  IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
RG852WH - $1733 List - $1299 SMAP - IN STOCK - CLEARANCE - Your Price $$$
S5528LWHAB - $2666 List - $1400 CLOSEOUT - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$

FEATURED BLOWOUTS

RGD2127FXVCF - $1999 List - $975!! - IN STOCK - CLEARANCE - Your Price $$$

EVERYDAY BLOWOUTS!!

JS1200CA - $2933 List - $1600!! - IN STOCK - SOLD OUT - Your Price $$$

 

WINTER SPECIAL

ANY NEW FIRST GENERATION PREMIUM - $500!! - [3 LEFT]

AS IS - PLUS SHIPPING!

Current Signature models excluded, but contact me for specials. Prep - All fret ends filled back on shrunken necks, and electrics check before shipping. Expect neck pocket alignment issue with the strings closer the the treble side of the fret than the bass side.

 

EVERY GUITAR IN INVENTORY IS PHOTOGRAPHED, WEIGHED, AND ADDED TO THAT MODEL PAGE, WITH ADDITIONAL PHOTO LINKS WITH LARGE PICTURES SO YOU CAN CHOOSE THE EXACT GUITAR YOU WANT TO PURCHASE. YOU ALWAYS KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE GETTING.


SHIPPING NOTICE! - UPS HAS ADDED A $24 PEAK DELIVERY SURCHARGE ON ALL LARGE PACKAGES SHIPPING BETWEEN 11/19 AND 12/23, THIS FEE WILL BE PASSED ON AS AN ADD ON TO YOU FOR ALL PACKAGES SHIPPING BETWEEN THOSE DATES.

QUICK LINKS

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SIGNATURES
" JOE SATRIANI
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STEVE VAI
" PAUL STANLEY
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PAUL GILBERT
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ANDY TIMMONS
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HERMAN LI
" KIKO LOUREIRO
" JAKE BOWEN
" DINO CAZARES
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KORN
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MESHUGGAH
" ABASI
" WEIR

J CUSTOM

PRESTIGE
" RG SERIES
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RGD SERIES
" UPPERCUTS
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S SERIES

PREMIUM
" RG SERIES
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S SERIES

CLASSICS
JAZZ BOXES

EURO SAMPLES
 

CLEARANCE

 


WINTER SPECIALS ON SELECTED MODELS

EMAIL FOR DETAILS


 

SIGNATURES

JOE SATRIANI

JSART2 - $7999 List - $5999 MAP  - SOLD OUT - Your Price $$$ - NEW
JS25ART - $7999 List - $5999 MAP  -SOLD OUT - Your Price $$$
JS2480MCR - $3733 List - $2799 MAP - SUSTAINER - AVAILABLE AUGUST- Your Price $$$ -
NEW
JS2450MCB - $3466 List - $2599 MAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
JS2450MCP - $3466 List - $2599 MAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
JS2410MCO - $3332 List - $2499 MAP - IN STOCK  - Your Price $$$
JS24PCA - $1999 List - $1499 MAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
JS1200CA - $2933 List - $2199 MAP - 2 IN STOCK - Your Price $$$

STEVE VAI

JEM777LG - $4666 List - $3499 MAP - SOLD OUT - Your Price $$$ - NEW
JEM777SK - $4666 List - $3499 MAP - SOLD OUT - Your Price $$$ - NEW
JEM777DY - $4666 List - $3499 MAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW
JEM777LLG - $4799 List - $3599 MAP  - LEFTY LG!!! - KILLED! - Your Price $$$ - NEW
JEM777LSK - $4799 List - $3599 MAP  - LEFTY SK!!! - 1 LEFT - Your Price $$$ - NEW
JEM777LDY - $4799 List - $3599 MAP  - LEFTY DY!!! - SOLD OUT - Your Price $$$ - NEW
JEM77FP2 - $4666 List - $3499 MAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$

JEM7VWH - $4000 List - $2999 MAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
JEM77WDPCNL - $2266 List - $1699 SMAP - OCTOBER - Your Price $$$ - NEW
JEM77PBFP - $2133 List - $1599 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
JEM70SFG - $2000 List - $1499 MAP - 0 IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
JEMEVO - $10370 List - $7777 MAP - SOLD OUT - Your Price $$$
JEM7VWHL - $4266 List - $3199 MAP - 4 IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
UV70PBK - $1999 List - $1499 MAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
UV71PWH - $1999 List - $1175 CLOSEOUT - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$

 PAUL STANLEY

PS10BK - $3999 List - $2999 SMAP - AVAILABLE - Your Price $$$
PS1CM - $9333 List - $6999 SMAP - AVAILABLE - Your Price $$$

PAUL GILBERT

PGM80PNT - $1866 List - $1399 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW

ANDY TIMMONS

AT100CLSB - $3600 List - $2699 MAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
AT10PSB - $1733 List - $1299 MAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
AT10RPCLW - $1733 List - $1299 MAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW

HERMAN LI

EGEN18TVF - $4000 List - $2999 MAP - DISCONTINUED - Your Price $$$

KIKO LOUREIRO

KIKO100TRR - $3999 List - $2999 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
KIKO10PTRR - $1999 List - $1499 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$

JAKE BOWEN

JBM100 - $3466 List - $2599 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$

DINO CAZARES

DCM100 -  $3066 List - $2299 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$

KORN

APEX200 - MUNKY - $3333 List - $2499 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$

MESHUGGAH

M8M - $7999 List - $5999 MAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$

ABASI

TAM100 - $5333.32 List - $3999 MAP - DISCONTINUED -  IN STOCK - Your Price $$$

WEIR

BWM1BS - $10,666 List - $8000 MAP - AVAILABLE - Your Price $$$- NEW

J CUSTOM

6 STRING

TREM

RG30JCLTD - $5333 List - $3999 SMAP - SOLD OUT - Your Price $$$ - NEW

8 STRING

JCRG813BOP - $5733.32 List - $4299 MAP - 2 IN STOCK - CLEARANCE  - Your Price $$$

PRESTIGE

RG SERIES

RG TREMOLO

RG657MSKSTB - $1999 List - $1499 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW
RG657PBAGF - $1999 List - $1499 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW
RGR652AHBWK - $1866 List - $1399 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW
RG652MPBGFB - $1866 List - $1399 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW
RG655MWH - $1599 List - $1199 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW
RG655MCBM - $1599 List - $1199 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
RG652AHMNGB - $1866 List - $1399 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
RG652AHMAWD - $1866 List - $1399 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW
RG652KKB - $1866 List - $1050 CLOSEOUT - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
RG655CBM - $1599 List - $1199 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
RG655GK - $1599 List - $1199 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
RG652AHMLNGB - $1999 List - $1499 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW

7 STRING

RG752AHMNGB - $1999 List - $1499 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW
RG752CBM - $1732 List -  $975 CLOSEOUT - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$

RG FIXED BRIDGE

6 STRING

RGR652AHBFWK - $1733 List - $1299 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW
RG652LWFXAGB - $1733 List - $1299 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW
RG652AHMFXNGB - $1733 List - $1299 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW
RG652MPBFXAGF - $1733 List - $1299 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW
RG652KFXKB - $1733 List - $1299 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
RG652FXWH - $1466 List - $1099 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW
RG652FXGK - $1466 List - $1099 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$

7 STRING

RG752LWFXAGB - $1866 List - $1399 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW
RG752WMFXOL - $2133 List - $1599 SMAP - IN STOCK - $1200 CLOSEOUT - Your Price $$$
RG752LWFXHAB - $1733 List - $1000 CLOSEOUT - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$

8 STRING

RG852MPBGFB - $2266 List - $1699 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
RG852LWHAB - $1999 List - $1100 CLOSEOUT -  IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
RG852WH - $1733 List - $1299 SMAP - IN STOCK - CLEARANCE - Your Price $$$

RGD SERIES

RGD3127 - $2399.99 List - $1799 MAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$  - NEW
RGD2127Z - $2133 List - $1599 MAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
RGD2127FXVCF - $1999 List - $1499 MAP - IN STOCK - CLEARANCE - Your Price $$$

BARE KNUCKLE

RG6UCSMYF - $2933 List - $2199 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW
FR6UCSBKF - $2799 List - $2099 SMAP - AVAILABLE JANUARY - Your Price $$$ - NEW
ARZ6UCSBKF - $3466 List - $2599 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW
ARZ6UCBKF - $3333.32 List - $2499 MAP - $1775 CLOSEOUT - Your Price $$$
S6UCDM - $3333 List - $2499 SMAP - CLOSEOUT - Your Price $$$
RG7UCSISH - $2933 List - $2199 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price
$$$ - NEW
RGD7UCISH - $2799 List - $2099 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$

S SERIES

6 STRING TREM

S6570SKSTB - $2666 List - $1999 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW
S6570QSLG - $2666 List - $1999 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price
$$$ - NEW
S6570QNBL - $2666 List - $1999 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW
S5570QRBB - $2533 List - $1899 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$

6 STRING FIXED

S6521QSLG - $2533 List - $1899 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW

7 STRING FIXED

S6527SKFXSTB - $2666 List - $1999 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW
S5527QFXDPB - $2533 List - $1350 CLOSEOUT - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$

8 STRING FIXED

S5528LWHAB - $2666 List - $1400 CLOSEOUT - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$

PREMIUM

RG TREMOLO

RG1070PBZCBB - $1791 List - $1299 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW
RG1070PBZCKB - $1791 List - $1299 SMAP - SOLD OUT - Your Price $$$ - NEW
RG1027PBFCBB - $1791 List - $1299 SMAP - SOLD OUT - Your Price $$$ - NEW
RG6PCMLTDBRG - $1928 List - $1399 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$ - NEW
RG6PCMLTDSRG - $1928 List - $1399 SMAP - SOLD OUT - Your Price $$$ - NEW
RG7PCMLTDTKG - $2066 List - $1499 SMAP - SOLD OUT - Your Price $$$ - NEW

FIRST GENERATION BELOW

RG950QM - $1408 List - $999  MAP - 1 IN STOCK - CLEARANCE - Your Price $$$
RG950QM - $1408 List - $999  MAP - 1 IN STOCK - CLEARANCE - Your Price $$$

CLASSICS

AR2619AV - $3066 List - $2299 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
AR2619CS - $3066 List - $2299 SMAP  - CLEARANCE - Your Price $$$
AM205AV - $3066 List - $2299 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
AS200VYS - $3066 List - $2299 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
AF180BS - $3066 List - $2299 SMAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
AF200BS - $3066 List - $2299 SMAP - INCOMING APRIL - Your Price $$$

JAZZ BOXES

GB40TH - $5333 List - $3999 SMAP - SOLD OUT - Your Price $$$ - NEW
LGB300VYS - $5999 List - $4499 MAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
GB10 - $4666 List - $3499MAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
GB10 - $4666 List - $3499 MAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
PM200 - $4666 List - $3199 MAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$
JSM100 - $3733 List - $2799 MAP - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$

EURO SAMPLES

RG320PGP4 - $800 List - IN STOCK - Your Price $$$

NON PRESTIGE EURO SAMPLE PAGE

CLEARANCE

JCRG813BOP - $5733.32 List - $4299 MAP - 2 IN STOCK - CLEARANCE  - Your Price $$$
RGD2127FXVCF - $1999 List - $1499 MAP - IN STOCK - CLEARANCE - Your Price $$$
RG950QM - $1408 List - $1000 MAP - 2 IN STOCK - CLEARANCE - Your Price $$$
RG950QM - $1408 List - $1000 MAP - 2 IN STOCK - CLEARANCE - Your Price $$$
 

PARTS

Stocking a major parts inventory for Floyd equipped Ibanez, Edge,  Lo Pro, Edge Pro, Edge Pro 2, Edge 3, TRS, TRS-2, Zero Resistance, Edge Zero, Edge Zero 2 trem parts, Nuts, nut parts, etc. etc. etc. Check the Parts Section here.

CASES - Included with every guitar, with some exceptions.

US  SHIPPING
INTERNATIONAL  SHIPPING

ALL GUITARS ARE BRAND NEW AND UNTOUCHED BEFORE THEY ARE  INSPECTED, MODIFIED, SETUP, AND TESTED.
VISA / MASTERCARD / DISCOVER FROM US RESIDENTS ONLY - CASHIERS CHECKS / MONEY ORDERS FROM US BANKS ONLY - PAYPAL ONLY WITH CONFIRMED ADDRESS

ALL NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS MUST ADD 7% STATE TAX.

**ALL PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE**

**NEW IBANEZ PRODUCTS ARE EXEMPT FROM COUPON DISCOUNTS**

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment!

Disclaimer - Ibanez Rules is not affiliated with Ibanez or Hoshino USA.

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