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    Ibanez Headless guitars - Q (QUEST) Series

    This just pop up on FB, seems its leaked from some Instagram Dealer so have no clue on the veracity.

    They all look F awful to me...


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    #2
    I suppose it was about time they hopped on the bandwagon. At least the pictures correctly highlight the super dry and cheap rosewood boards they put on everything these days.

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      #3
      Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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          #5
          Ibanez’s design department seem to have once again embraced the fully weird. Don’t care for the proportions of those or their headless basses at all.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Chris View Post
            I suppose it was about time they hopped on the bandwagon. At least the pictures correctly highlight the super dry and cheap rosewood boards they put on everything these days.
            And by super-dry rosewood, you mean roasted birdseye maple, right?

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              #7
              Originally posted by Darren View Post
              And by super-dry rosewood, you mean roasted birdseye maple, right?
              Since I don't give a shit abotu the specs on these ugly as balls things, clearly I didn't read!

              Looks like Shitty Ibanez Rosewood Du Jour to me.

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                #8
                Ew.

                It’s like they purposefully picked the shittiest colors to bring out how truly ugly a headless guitar can be.
                The Karmic Law is not kismet. It is not fate but cause and effect. It is a taskmaster to the unwise; a servant to the wise.

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                  #9
                  What's up with the angled-but-not-fanned frets? Is that a thing?

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                    #10
                    Latley it seems guitar makers are in a contest to see who can sell the guitar with the most check list items, in the weirdest finishs they can possibly imagine. I was gonna add a "Clint" emoji but this stuff is something many generations can dislike IMO .

                    .... and like Chris asked .. "What's up with the angled-but-not-fanned frets?"
                    "Slow Hand"

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by bigdave View Post
                      I was gonna add a "Clint" emoji but this stuff is something many generations can dislike IMO .:


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                        #12
                        Yeah...no. The writing was definitely on the wall from the Ibanez headless basses that these were a) coming and b) gonna be ugly.

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                          #13

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                            #14
                            Honestly, I'm surprised it took them this long after last year's headless basses. Ibanez have done headless guitars as far back as the 80s and they have always had one foot knee deep in the current trends, so it's about time these showed up.

                            I'd rock the 7 if it didn't have that gaudy finish. Also what's up with the slant boards?

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                              #15
                              Meh.

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Chris View Post
                                What's up with the angled-but-not-fanned frets? Is that a thing?
                                yeah WTF i know people BITCHED about the parallel fret location on the fan frets they had put out before...but this is messed up
                                O K T H E N

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                                  #17
                                  These are all terrible.

                                  I hate how there is no individuality with Guitar Companies anymore.

                                  With the exception of Gibson & Fender, obviously.

                                  It's a crime that Gibson hasn't brought back Steinberger. They would be a hit all over again.

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                                    #18
                                    So wait, no blacked-out Xiphos like the one that appeared in Laney's insta feed last year, but this fugly shit instead? W T F

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                                      #19
                                      Looks like a Douglas. They could've done 1000x better with the designs of these.

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                                        #20
                                        That fan is also an, erm, interesting choice. I'm assuming they wanted to be able to do a fan without having to angle the bridge, so the bridge essentially IS the perpendicular fret?

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                                          #21
                                          Nevermind, I saw that wrong. The perpendicular fret is basically the nut and it moves out from there? Weird.

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                                            #22
                                            Now they just need to add the Jem monkey grip and tons of Ah-baloney binding ala BC Rich/Schecter and they can see about getting Keisel to endorse them...
                                            Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                                              #23
                                              EVO frets are nice. I do like the idea of the seafoam version but they do look very cheap. Why not just RB an RG?

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                                                #24
                                                Damn, I was waiting for Ibanez to get into the headless game but these look fucking awful

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                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by Randy View Post
                                                  Nevermind, I saw that wrong. The perpendicular fret is basically the nut and it moves out from there? Weird.
                                                  Not even, there is no perpendicular fret, all the frets/bridge/nut are all angled evenly, so it's essentially one scale length.

                                                  That would make playing chords on the low frets super hard, that's why the perpendicular fret is usually like in the 7-12 region, so it angles the other way at the low frets so you can actually play a fucking chord Maybe not so much an issue if you're just djenting away on the low string...

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