Ibanez JCRG8670
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Ibanez JCRG8670

JCRG8670, Chitarra Corpo tipo Stratocaster from Ibanez in the J-Custom series.

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Hatsubai 09/08/2011

Ibanez JCRG8670 : Recensione di Hatsubai (content in English)

"Edge Pro J-Custom"
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Around this time, the Edge and Lo Pro were starting to be phased out due to patent issues with Floyd Rose themselves. To help cut down on the amount of money Ibanez had to pay, they created the Edge Pro tremolo. This is one of the J-Custom models that contains that new Edge Pro tremolo. The guitar features a mahogany body with a figured maple top, a maple neck with an ebony fretboard, a tree of life vine inlay, 24 jumbo frets, Edge Pro tremolo, HSH configuration, one volume, one tone and a five way switch.

UTILIZATION

The fret ends on these guitars are simply astonishing. You won't find many guitars out there that have fret ends like this. They feel like you're being massaged while playing a guitar or something. They're really that ridiculous. The amount of time and effort that goes into creating these guitars is definitely reflected on their price, but it's worth every penny. The inlay work was super sick and very clean. This guitar has the (at the time) new Edge Pro bridge. The Edge Pro is a bit stiffer in terms of feel compared to the Edge and Lo Pro, but it's still a solid tremolo. However, there are no more locking studs. If you get one of these, I recommend replacing the studs with some higher quality locking studs for extra tuning stability.

SOUNDS

The famous DiMarzio Tone Zone / Blue Velvet / Air Norton shows itself once again in this model. The Tone Zone has a lot of mids, and it can get that kinda Schenker tone going on thanks to the onslaught of midrange. However, it's also super fat sounding. I find that this pickup tends to work best once it's lowered a bit and kept around standard tuning. The Blue Velvet in the middle is awesome for those blues tones. You can get some sick 2 and 4 split positions that would make even the most die hard strat fans jealous. In the neck, you have the Air Norton. This is my absolute favorite pickup ever made by DiMarzio. It's so fat and smooth. This is perfect for those legato riffs.

OVERALL OPINION

If you ever come across one of these, buy it immediately. They're some of the best guitars that Ibanez has ever released. Don't let the fact that it has the Edge Pro steer you away. The Edge Pro is an awesome bridge, and I've abused the hell out of them without any issues what so ever. The best part is that this has great pickups in it, so you never need to replace them.