Visit two Guitar Center stores … Walk out with two new guitars

I mentioned yesterday how I went to my first ever Guitar Center. In that article I mentioned that I had planned to visit the Orange Outlet Guitar Center store. I have to say, that visit went well. It went very well. For me, for Ibanez and for Guitar Center. Mostly for me.

Why? Well, because I ended up buying two new Ibanez guitars that I now have to somehow get home to Australia. How hard can that be?! Visit two Guitar Center stores … Walk out with two new guitars

Ibanez RGKP6—built-in distortion and a Korg mini kaoss pad 2S

Not everybody likes to see technology and guitars mix. To many people, the guitar was perfected back in the days when the Stratocaster, Telecaster and Les Paul were created. Other people like to push the envelope. Me, I’m somewhere in-between. For my guitar playing skills, I only need the basics. I have basic skills. Having said that, I love seeing what clever people come up with. Ibanez and Korg have not disappointed me with the Ibanez RGKP6 which features a built-in Korg mini kaoss pad 2S. This is not your standard guitar. Ibanez RGKP6—built-in distortion and a Korg mini kaoss pad 2S

7 string guitars—what would you choose?

I love a good guitar. Truth be told, I love a bad guitar too. I just love guitars. This infatuation often has me looking into guitars I don’t have, yet want. Those lists—have-nots and wants—are massive. There are so many options to consider when looking at different guitars. Wood type, body shape, pickup type/configuration, fretboard material, bridge type and a whole lot more. What I’ve been looking into lately though—purely for my own entertainment—is the number of strings on an electric guitar. That is currently the one thing all of my guitars have in common. They’re all six string guitars (until a string breaks). So I’ve been looking into seven string guitars.

There are so many to choose from and many of them are damn affordable. Care to see which models I like the most? Yes? Well read on. Or just look at the picture at the end of this article. Either way … 7 string guitars—what would you choose?

Ibanez JBM100 … it’s titanic!

Ibanez make some damn sexy guitars. Mine for example is sexy. The new JBM100 however is sexy at a ridiculous level. I wonder if the guitar equivalent of sexy personified is sexy objectified? If so, the JBM100 is exactly that. If I don’t obtain another Ibanez one day I’ll be pretty upset with myself. But I digress. Ibanez JBM100 … it’s titanic!

My Ibanez RX-20 story

I believe that every guitar has its own story. I know mine all do. But they can’t tell you their story because they’re made primarily from wood and not alive—just like Pinocchio. Thinking of Pinocchio, I wonder if every time a guitar lies it grows a thicker neck and a new string? If that was true, then an Ibanez eight string guitar would be a very untrustworthy character. An Ibanez six string guitar however would be an honest and hard-working guitar. Just like my Ibanez—my first real guitar. My Ibanez RX-20 story

52 Guitars, week 22—Ibanez DN300

I own an Ibanez. I actually own a black Ibanez. It was the first real guitar I ever purchased. Prior to that I’d gone through several guitars made by companies I’m sure don’t even make guitars anymore. Having stated all of that, I feel the need to remind myself that this weekly wishlist is about building a dream list of unique (to the collection) guitars. Luckily for me, Ibanez make plenty of guitars that I’d gladly put in my wishlist. Guitars like the DN300. 52 Guitars, week 22—Ibanez DN300