IBANEZ DARK LAPIS LAZULI J-CUSTOM IS A RARITY.
The pinnacle of Japanese Made Ibanez Guitars, J-Customs are an extremely rare and hard guitar to come by. Traditionally Hoshino never allowed the local supplier to ever have access to the J-Custom range as the majority of it was only destined for Japanese stores.
But luckily for us Aussies, times have changed. We have had a couple of their top of the range RG8550's in this year and this RG8540ZD in the striking Dark Lupis Lazuli is the pick of the bunch. Only two of these will ever be in Australia, and of course we had to get our hands on one!
In Super Strat HSS Configuration and loaded with Seymour Duncan Classic Stack and Custom 5's, Tone and versatility is not a short coming of the RG8540.
Ibanez have handpicked some highly figured and Flamed AAA grade maple, and have combined that with a African Mahogany body. A hand carved Abalone Tree of Life Inlay and Flame Maple binding set this RG's body on fire in the looks department.
But the Neck profile is where a J-Custom makes its case. With KTS Titanium reinforcement, Ibanez's top craftsman make the neck on this example one of the best Size Zero experiences a player can have. At an incredible 17mm neck depth at the first fret, fast, accurate and flexible is the name of this J-Craft game.
We have included a few Purchase Options for this one, like Buying It outright, Online Lay-bying it, Renting it through STUDIO19 or Trading other Guitars toward it through the Online Trade Hub.
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