|Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 3:21 pm: |
Please allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Brian Butts AKA Butts.
Husband of the lovely Judie (who shares little of my guitar enthuiasim). Father of Tyler and Jessica.
I am an operations/maint co ordinator for big ass oil/chemicals.
I also play guitar.
I have had a long history with Ibanez guitars....most of which I am not proud of.
You see for most of my playing life I have considered the Ibanez "second rate".
My first electric was a Mann Les Paul. I still have the guitar (minus a lot of parts) and case).
It was a great guitar...but I wanted a Les Paul so badly. (oddly enough I never owned a Les Paul for many years after).
I bought an Ibanez Korina V from a friend./.....and promplty traded it for a Black Gibson Marauder.
With my first check from my first paying job I bought an IC 100. I kept that for quite awhile....before trading it towards an early 80's strat.
I had some kind of ES 175 Jazz box that I bought from a friend....he had the same problem with an Ibanez that I did....he re-laquered the headstock with a Gibson Logo.
Always the same thing. An Ibanez was considered second rate.
Even today I am still quite the snob.
For example. My main guitar and gigging amp.
My open stage amp.
My bedroom amp.
My beater/playin' around town guitar.
Still a bit of a snob.
The link at the top of the post is my latest buy. I wanted a quality guitar that I could keep at work/hang in my office/play on break.
The strat showed up on eBay Canada...I set auctionsniper and woke up the next moring winning the guitar.
It's not here yet but I am already getting anxious.
I promise I will hold this in much higher regard. Will play it as often as I can. Will tell anyone who drops by my office and asks what a great guitar an Ibanez is.
I will report back with better pictures when it arrives and well even try to restore it to stock condition if I can find parts.
I F'in hate Lace Sensor pickups!
Thanks for having such a great site!
I am very inpressed with this community!
|Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 9:45 pm: |
Hey mate, welcome to !
You know, it's just recently when it became really obvious and a well known fact, what great guitars were coming from Japan in the 70's and 80's.
I wasn't aware of it before I had my first AS200 about a bit more than two years ago.
Today, every single one of my guitars (except a spanish classical) is from Japan. You can say I'm a copy snob perhaps
tele, strats, J-200, 335, L-5, LP.. and I like playing all of them!
|Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 10:30 pm: |
Welcome Butts! Nice gear there.
You don't happen to have a brother named Seymour do you? just kidding!!
|Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007 - 1:30 am: |
I forgot to mention the JEMFP I bought in the late eighties......that was my main guitar for several years.
I think buying this strat will be a good thing.
Big....you get the idea....I've heard em all.
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