#1
Where can I get one in the New York City area, without ordering it ?, And how much will it cost me ?.
#2
Buy one from someone, second hand.

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#3
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Buy one from someone, second hand.

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This, because, as far as I know, they're only officially sold in Japan.

Don't quote me on it though.
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#4
That's correct. Ibanez stopped J customs being sold to anywhere outside Japan. At least, they had last time I checked
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#5
Ibanez did release a line of J Customs being sold in the US this year. I know that Rich at Ibanezrules.com has them now. They are kind of esoteric though so I am not sure if you will be finding many local shops that carry them.

They also only recently started shipping I guess so more shops might have them later in the year?

Here are some pictures of the models coming to the US at NAMM 2011... Let the drooling begin...

http://www.ibanezrules.com/namm/2011/jcustom.htm

Edit: I know if you had to get it from there you would still have to order it, but I bet it is a lot easier than ordering a new one from Japan.
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#6
^ +1, I thought i'd heard that the j-customs were available in the US this year.
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#7
New Ibanez J.Customs are available to the US market in 2011. Before that, you Amerrkans had to buy it from eBay or go to Japan yourselves.
#9
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they are supposed to be around 2.5-3k?

If we're talking closer to 3k, might as well buy them from Meestursparkle, his 6-string j customs go for about 2.4-5kish?

his 7-string j customs are at the 3k mark, insane.
#10
The store I work in got one of 6 in Australia, RG8570Z.
RRP $4995
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#12
That's a brilliant concept.
But wait, what's that little thing called again...oh yeah. The economy, we kinda need that.
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#14
Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. Why wouldn't I though?
I get a badass discount.
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#16
Sometimes is better than never.
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#18
Yes, because you support the shop you bought it from which in turn helps the distributor/importer buy and sell things to the shops which allows you to buy those things which then allows the business to thrive and the taxation from the continuing business goes to the government and the money made from the sale gives it's employers money to buy goods within the country which stimulate the economy.
Just because something is made overseas doesn't mean we don't profit from it at all, Japan doesn't get all the money...that would just be silly.
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#19
whats the deal with these things. dont know much about them but im assuming they are very good. are they THAT much better? as good or better than other guitars? PRS even?

i mean what exactly is different. woods? what? or are they just hand made?
#20
^

i dont know, I think im stupid for buying them, should probably sell both mine off and buy about 20 ibanez GRGs.

maybe 25 squier strats.
#21
At the end of the day, they're phenomenal guitars and they sound and play beautifully, but to justify spending that amount on one is very difficult. They are much more popular to guitar collectors as they present themselves more as an artwork of a guitar.
Would I ever own one? Yes of course. Would I ever gig with it? God no.
You could just as easily buy a prestige model for far cheaper and buy a set of the same pickups they use in it same difference.
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#22
i haven't played one, but i imagine i would be happier with a suhr modern at that price range.
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#24
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Yes, because you support the shop you bought it from which in turn helps the distributor/importer buy and sell things to the shops which allows you to buy those things which then allows the business to thrive and the taxation from the continuing business goes to the government and the money made from the sale gives it's employers money to buy goods within the country which stimulate the economy.
Just because something is made overseas doesn't mean we don't profit from it at all, Japan doesn't get all the money...that would just be silly.


i'm pretty sure if you buy something s/h you're also helping the economy.

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I agree. All the ibanez prices have shot up recently (not entirely their fault, the yen is very strong at the moment for various reasons). A couple of years ago you could pick up a new j-custom in shops here (we got them for some reason for a couple of years) for £1200. Now the top end prestiges are way more than that.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#25
well i never was implying they were bad. ive never seen one in person, and ive never seen one in any guitar store. ive never heard anybody who has played one, and nobosy i know has been in contact with them

im not saying to go buy squier strats. im just saying, im surprised they are that good but seem so mysterious.
#26
i really liked the ones I tried. That's all I know. One of them (some were better than others... obviously setup was probably the main factor) was one of the nicest guitars I've ever tried.
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#27
I honestly thought we got in our store was a bit meh I liked some of the Prestiges we had better than the J. Custom.
Having said that however, i'm not a huge fanatic about the Ibanez series, just their acoustics.
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#28
the j-customs are usually just better finished overall, with sweet inlays and color finishes.

Ibanez really doesn't do the cork thing that the american companies do.

all the prestiges I've had were almost of the exact same quality.

the j-custom is like a sweet body kit that makes everything look nice.
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#29
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the j-customs are usually just better finished overall, with sweet inlays and color finishes.

And it seriously can't cost Ibanez (Australian dollar wise) $2000 more just for a finish and a neat little booklet about the guitar.
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#30
wut? the j customs are hardly 2k more overall. well I guess in australia.

but the japanese market prices it's just about 1k to 1.5k more.

custom inlays are expensives.

plus the solid color j-customs are much cheaper then the super figured hand picked wood tops.
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#31
Better believe it, the importers/distributors jack the prices up ridiculously and the fingers get pointed at the retailers for "overpricing" which unfortunately just causes people to buy overseas because it's so much cheaper. But I guess they have to make a living too...bastards.

The one we have definately isn't a solid colour, probably why it's much more expensive. But it still doesn't justify the extra 2k.
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