I bought this little girl on Reverb a couple weeks ago. I've been gassing for a Destroyer for a while now. I almost regretted getting rid of the newer one I had last year... almost.
This is a 2002 Ibanez Destroyer - a reissue of the '96. Candy apple red, gold hardware, cream binding, but bolt-on unpainted neck that feels so much better than its Indonesian counterpart - profile is even different.
Two of the knobs were missing the rubber grommet sort of thing that adorns the top and one of them is cracked. I bought 4 in an eBay auction - the newer type - but because I like the older Japanese knobs (cracked or not) I ripped the rubber stuff off of the new ones and superglued them onto the old knobs.
The guitar has a couple of doinks on her here and there - frankly, I could give two glorious shits. She's a player this time, not a case queen.
I took her into Gear Exchange and had Jim polish/level the frets for me and set it up.
Now that my pickups have arrived (Evo and Breed), I'm going to install them and really turn this into a pimp machine. Pics before - after pics are coming.
And these are what we're putting in: