#1
Hey, UG.

I stopped into Long and McQuade's today and actually ran into a JS20S. Man, I'm telling you, the only Ibanez I've ever liked was my dad's acoustic but this model kicked major ass. It plays as smooth as my wolfgang and it's a really accessible guitar.

Later though, I stopped into another music store and they had it going for two hundred bucks less. AND it played better than the one I was playing at the other store. Out of curiosity I asked if they did trades.. lo and behold, they do!

I've got a G&L Legacy made in the 90s. I haven't had its actual worth appraised but the guy there said that it'd be worth around 1200 to 1500. Asides from all the scratches on the tremolo cover, the thing is in great condition and I think it'd definitely be in that range. Why trade it in, anyway? Well, I've already got a great Fender American Standard and I really dig the feel of maple fretboards on strats. The rosewood on my G&L doesn't do it for me.

Anyway, that's the idea: I might trade this beauty in because I'm barely using it and snag that JS20S. But of course, I'm at an impasse. I might be saying goodbye to this G&L too soon or liking this JS20S too much too quickly.

What're your thoughts on this, guys? Should I stop being an indecisive nancy and just trade the darn guitar if it's worth what the guy says it is? If I can't trade it in immediately or I miss that JS20S, it's not the end of the world. I'm not in a rush.
#2
How much is the Ibby going for? If you can afford both, do that. If not, then do the trade. If you're not playing the guitar then it's not a big deal.
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#3
Quote by Kurapica
How much is the Ibby going for? If you can afford both, do that. If not, then do the trade. If you're not playing the guitar then it's not a big deal.


Haha, definitely can't have both guitars on my hands. Technically I can almost afford that JS20S because I'm going to be getting a refund on some concert tickets I bought a couple of months ago, but "almost" doesn't cut it.

They say that everything in life serves some sort of purpose. I never really used that G&L, so maybe it's supposed to be the thing I have to sell to get that JS20S.

Anyway, the Ibby is going for $1042 here. I'm canadian so guitar prices here are above the standard deviation, but I think that's a pretty good price for a guitar that kicks major ass.

The only thing I'm a little bit concerned about is that if I do trade the G&L, I'm going to get extra store credit (if it overlaps the ibby price), so I'd better make sure I find something good to put it towards. I just bought 50 bucks worth of strings and Jazz IIIs today, so it's kinda pointless to take in-store credit and do the same thing.
#4
Well, the way things look, I'm not sure about getting the JS20S - although I really dig the Silver Surfer on the front, it seems like way too much of a commemorative item and not so much of an actual player's guitar. It does play damn nice, but all signs seem to point towards the JS20S being a collector's guitar.

I'll still be selling my G&L Legacy, but maybe those funds will be put forward to buying a JS1200.. I just hope the pickups in the JS1200 sound as good as those Axis humbuckers!

Has anyone found the JS1200 to be better than the JS20S?
Last edited by HoffManCometh at Aug 19, 2009,
#5
the js1200 is the better of the 2

the js20s is a js100 just with the 20th aniversary of the SWTA album graphic, the JS20th is the exact replica of what Joe uses

the JS1200 and JS1000 have the edge pro whilst the JS20s and JS100 have the edge 3, the JS20th has a original Edge bridge

definatly go for th JS1200 or the JS1000
#6
Quote by ibanezgod1973
the js1200 is the better of the 2

the js20s is a js100 just with the 20th aniversary of the SWTA album graphic, the JS20th is the exact replica of what Joe uses

the JS1200 and JS1000 have the edge pro whilst the JS20s and JS100 have the edge 3, the JS20th has a original Edge bridge

definatly go for th JS1200 or the JS1000


Yeah, now that I've thought over it a bit, I might steer clear of the JS20S and go for the JS1200. The only thing is.. I can't find any stores in Edmonton that sell 'em! Virtually all the music stores here are authorized to sell Ibanez, but none sell the JS1200.

And I'm definitely too paranoid to order the thing off the internet. Costs way too much for shipping and I want to see and play a guitar before even buying it.
#7
the only suggestion i can make in that case is to try and get your local dealer to order 1 for you but you will be under contract to buy (thats the case in the uk normally) or find out who is stocking 1 and make a road trip, you might not get the same offer on the one you want to sell though.....
#8
Quote by ibanezgod1973
the only suggestion i can make in that case is to try and get your local dealer to order 1 for you but you will be under contract to buy (thats the case in the uk normally) or find out who is stocking 1 and make a road trip, you might not get the same offer on the one you want to sell though.....


Yeah, it's like that in most stores here as well. Another big problem with ordering things is that I'm going to spend more than I have to. Shipping, handling, then customs if it's from the US. We really get screwed up the ass on that one. Depending on what old friggin' geezers are working the day your package hits customs, it could mean the difference between waiting a couple of days or even a few more weeks.
#9
I can't speak for the actual models in question, but generally I think it's a good idea when you find a guitar you like, to have a few days away from it and try not to think about. Go back to the shop a few days later and try it again, if it still impresses you so much then you buy it.



And congratulations on being probably the only U-G member to ever use the word 'impasse'.
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#10
Quote by MrFlibble
I can't speak for the actual models in question, but generally I think it's a good idea when you find a guitar you like, to have a few days away from it and try not to think about. Go back to the shop a few days later and try it again, if it still impresses you so much then you buy it.



And congratulations on being probably the only U-G member to ever use the word 'impasse'.


Hahaha, come on, the average user's vocabulary can't be that small. Besides, I needed to say something that required less words to say, long topic titles usually drive people away..

Anyway, it's never been like that for me. Any guitar I've liked on the first go I've bought within a couple of days. I do find that the more expensive guitars require more thought, however..
#11
Quote by HoffManCometh
Hahaha, come on, the average user's vocabulary can't be that small.



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#12
Quote by Jay2007
Ever been to the Pit?


Haha.

Okay, guys, I need my motives questioned. Can I really get 1400 to 1500 bucks for that 1997 G&L Legacy Strat? The thing is in fantastic condition and I've got the original case along with it. I've looked around on websites and I've seen Legacy models go for about the same price if they're from that year, but the ultimate question is whether those got sold or not.

Pics of said G&L (warning, xbox hueg):

http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/JohnHoffman/GandL/100_2641.jpg
http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/JohnHoffman/GandL/100_2640.jpg
http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/JohnHoffman/GandL/100_2639.jpg
http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/JohnHoffman/GandL/100_2638.jpg
http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/JohnHoffman/GandL/100_2642.jpg
http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/JohnHoffman/GandL/100_2644.jpg
http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/JohnHoffman/GandL/100_2643.jpg
http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/JohnHoffman/GandL/100_2645.jpg
http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/JohnHoffman/GandL/100_2646.jpg
Last edited by HoffManCometh at Aug 20, 2009,