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Steve's guitar in Rockers in Denmark Street, UK

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:30 am
by PNicholson_RGT
I was taking a look through the guitars that Steve owns (always an interesting look through), and noticed this one that I saw a few days ago in Denmark Street, London! They have it in the shop for £3,995. Now it says that it was given to charity - so does that mean that the charity in question sold it on to get money for the charity??

Anyway, if you're around London, go take a look. But be warned, they have a VERY strict sign saying that you can't touch it unless you are serious in buying it . . . all I did was say that I might seriously buy it, "can I have a go??"

http://www.vai.com/Machines/guitarpages/guitar056.html


P.S I managed to get my hands on a Blue Sparkle (JEM 7VSBL) - I will post loads of pics of it next week when it arrives!!!

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:35 am
by Zeds.Ded
that would be a great collectors item

Re: Steve's guitar in Rockers in Denmark Street, UK

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:37 am
by RAI
PNicholson_RGT wrote:It says that it was given to charity - so does that mean that the charity in question sold it on to get money for the charity??
"This Ibanez 550 was used to experiment with different sounds and pickup configurations. The pickups currently installed in this guitar (and in this photo) are called "BiaX" pickups. This guitar was given to a charity for an auction last year."

That's exactly what it says......

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:39 am
by Zeds.Ded
the guitar was auctioned off by the charity

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:37 am
by PNicholson_RGT
Ah, OK - kind of ignored that bit!! I was just amazed that I saw it in Denmark Street over the weekend. Oh well, I'll turn this post into a 'notice' - If you want to go play it - you now know where it is!

And yes, it sounds AWESOME!!

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:01 am
by Jim_Jem777
Rockers have had that guitar for at least a couple of years - I imagine they would take offers!

I bought my multi coloured universe from them about 4 years ago and they often used to stock a decent range of Jems. I remember years ago they had both the 90th anniversary Jem and a Jem 10 - they were snapped up pretty quickly I remember. I do find that shop tends to be a bit overpriced though - Turnkey tend to be more realistic on prices and more willing to do a good deal.

Any other good guitar shops in London stocking Ibanez?

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:16 am
by dex
Jim_Jem777 wrote:Rockers have had that guitar for at least a couple of years - I imagine they would take offers!
Not sure if they'll take offers but the price is very off considering the £:$ exchange rate right now.

I posted this back in March 2005
dex wrote:Rockers had a few strange Ibanez guitars like the Biax custom RG550 as seen on vai.com but they have it for £3995.
Even PIA didn't bring that much so I think they are very misguided but that's nothing new for Rockers.... :grin:
Red lace, PIA and Neville are in private hands and none of them brought £3995 price tags so Rockers have overpriced this BiaX RG550 by about £3000

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:36 am
by PNicholson_RGT
dex wrote:
Jim_Jem777 wrote:Rockers have had that guitar for at least a couple of years - I imagine they would take offers!
Not sure if they'll take offers but the price is very off considering the £:$ exchange rate right now.

I posted this back in March 2005
dex wrote:Rockers had a few strange Ibanez guitars like the Biax custom RG550 as seen on vai.com but they have it for £3995.
Even PIA didn't bring that much so I think they are very misguided but that's nothing new for Rockers.... :grin:
Red lace, PIA and Neville are in private hands and none of them brought £3995 price tags so Rockers have overpriced this BiaX RG550 by about £3000
By didgging around, you find interesting things...

From ibanezrules.com: http://www.ibanezrules.com/used.htm

RED LACE - One of Steve's personal custom shop guitars built to spec and auctioned for charity earlier this year on ebay bringing just under $10k. It was reported in numerous magazines. It remains in the Gallery on vai.com with it's history here. Specs are 15mm [Fifteen!] flame maple top over mahogany LACS body with a trans red finish and EVO's [body dates 88'-92' by the original studs, set in teflon tape and locking studs never locked LOL] The original neck was replaced after an accident with one of Steve's custom made rosewood board VWH necks, Wizard profile [17mm-19mm] and has had the factory clear removed and swabbed with [probably Tung] oil.. This guitar has *awesome* tone! It also has all the wear and tear you would expect to find on a tour guitar, no chips, but plenty of little dinks and some deep scratching on the face. Plenty of pics here. Scan of the Guitar Player blurb here. In the new M100 case as shipped by Steve, Earnie Ball, and Favored Nations** $7500** GONE** THANKS KOKO** 5/10/07

Guy selling was the same guy that actually bought PIA and Neville.

Roland Schemers - http://www.vai.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php ... ght=#10130


It actually went for a lot (just under $10,000 in auction)

Regards,

Pete

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:08 am
by dex
Funnily enough Roland sold Neville couple of weeks ago to a chap here in the UK.

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65684

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:05 pm
by PNicholson_RGT
dex wrote:Funnily enough Roland sold Neville couple of weeks ago to a chap here in the UK.

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65684
Well, well, well - this is becoming an informative thread here! Thanks for the link dex.

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:39 am
by BSBoy
PNicholson_RGT wrote:
dex wrote:Funnily enough Roland sold Neville couple of weeks ago to a chap here in the UK.

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65684
Well, well, well - this is becoming an informative thread here! Thanks for the link dex.
I am the guy who purchased Neville, if any info is required, feel free to pm me! 8)