Monday, September 23, 2019

Jr 12

The magnificent Ibanez AW54JR is now offered in a 12-string version (AW5412JR). Noble idea & if you have tried the AW54JR in person, it's a fantastic instrument. A concern here - due to the scaled down body size, that oversized headstock might cause a little neck dive in sitting position.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Price watch: Ibanez AZ

Despite being a great admirer of the Ibanez AZ series, I'm holding out till the right model debuts in the stores here. This post is just a highlight on prices. The AZ2402's Japanese listings are seen above.

These are the American listings.

Coming to the prices in this country, you can see that the white version costs a little more than its counterparts. I sincerely hope that is a typo error & it could be easily rectified. The pink version has not made its way here yet. If it is listed as much as the white, then a price hike has taken place which is beyond our control. However, with reference to the Japanese & American listings, that should not be the case. The AZ2402 sports the same price across colours. 

Why am I making a fuss out of this possible error? As a seller, one should be more careful when dealing with figures especially so when the system isn't as ready to refund buyers some price anomalies. It is also the onus of the seller to make sure prices are carefully listed, it's not the buyer's job to proof read the seller's listings, surely there is a team dedicated to ensure such things are done well. There is also no reward for buyers to embark on such a proof-reading task. Or is there?

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Selling: EHX TBM

I'm cutting down on fuzz pedals, they are the least used.

  • EHX Triangle Big Muff in 9/10 condition, box included
  • Strictly self-collect: CCK mrt station
  • No reservations/ No trades
  • Queries/ confirmation:
  • Price: $110 (final)

Picture perfect Strat

Fender - Andy Summers collab; the Monochrome Strat. I didn't know he was into photography till this came round. Apparently, it's a 3-way collab: Fender - Leica - Andy Summers.

It's done at the rear as well. Nothing new here, just another Strat but an artistic novelty. 

PIC: Fender

Friday, September 20, 2019

Price check: Gibson

More Curleigh-era Gibsons making their way here. The 2019 Gibson SG Jr costs slightly more than its 2018 counterpart. No prominent differences between the two less the different scripts at the respective  headstocks. The 2019 has a Graph Tech nut while the 2018 has a Tektoid version. Which one is it for you? Is it worth paying that wee bit extra for a nut material difference? The decision is entirely yours. 

Thursday, September 19, 2019


Cool thing happening with Fender Japan - every time you purchase a Made in Japan Modern instrument...

You'll be given a set of complementary stickers...

So that you can tattoo your guitar with them.

If you've been reading the entries here, you'd realize that I'm quite a sticker fan but I keep them off the bodies. They usually show up on the cavity covers so that should the stickers inflict a permanent damage to the surface/ you nicked a spot while removing them, those covers are easily replaceable. 👍