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So I enter this small guitar shop right next to the big one I go to occasionally…
Just out of curiosity. I think I went there once, 10 years ago.

Something draws my attention right away on the wall... What?!? A reverse-headstock maple-fretboard Ibanez? WTF?!?

Could not believe it. These are not even available in America as they're just a european limited edition model. Find out it's a demo. It doesn't have the Dimarzio pickups it usually comes with... Needless to say I got it for a good price. My first "new" guitar from a local store / not on the internet in 4 years. :lol:

I love the way the good old 565 looks and I've always wanted Ibanez to come up with a reverse-headstock + maple fretboard + H+S pickups config since the end of the rg565. Old 565 are the shit, but they're so rare... And I only really like the red one compared to the green or blue one.

- The Wizard II neck on it is not the same wizard II that can be found on recent models. It's definitely rounder and C-shaped than D-Shaped and it doesn't have the freaking "square-ish" shoulders. Really like the profile, although it's not as thin as the original 565's necks.

- Edge III doesn't get much love, but i'm not a trem abuser... If I keep this one around long enough, I will switch it for a black OFR fo sure.

- Frets ends are bad. Really. I need to get them polished. I'll probably do that at the same time I'll change the pickups. Problem is I just put a set of Elixirs on it. :lol:

Pics! (Iphone... Will try better ones when I get some time)









 

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Well done sir! That brings you up to two awesome H/S guitars.
 

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Yup, I'd have walked out with it too. :yesway:

You WILL end up throwing the Edge III in the trash. :\
 

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:yesway: That looks sweet.
 

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Wow, nice! I didn't relize they did the matching dots on these as well. Such a cool feature, an it really makes the guitar.

Now all it needs is some red pickups! :D
 

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Yeah, Cell phone pics of that guitar just made me soil myself......And I don't feel a bit bad for it. Some glossy's would be nice of it so I can dirty another pair...Porfavor.

Wicked score man....I would seriously hand over my JPMM for that any day of the week and thrice on Sunday.
 

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Replace the Edge III with an original edge, and you've got a 565 (essentially). I've been considering doing that to one of these:

 

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^ Except the necks on those 350s are the shitty square Wizard IIs :(
 

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That may be true, but I am no stranger to taking sandpaper to necks to make them feel better :agreed:
 

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Better get your fretfiles ready too, then.
 
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