Ibanez 1976 Custom (Les Paul Copy) Reviews
Started in 1970 after hearing Deep Purple's "Child in time". Went thru about 30 guitars, modified and buggered-up just as many, until finding the correct instruments to play. Initially was crazy about Fender Strat (Ritchie Blackmore, understandably so!), tried Gibson, but eventually stumbled on this Ibanez in 1994 and have never looked at a Fender again. In the name of truth, I do own a 1991 Standard USA Stat, a 2005 USA Tele, and a 2006 Highway 1 HSS USA Strat. I only use them if a customer demands a twangy Fender sound for his record. For my own recording and gigs my main guitars are this one, and a 1984 Ibanez Roadstar 135. Occasionally I use a Les Paul DC, an Epiphone LP 100, and a Squier Fat Strat (which I have rewired with Ibanez pickups and electronics). Main influences and style: Ritchie Blackmore and David Gilmour, both extremely difficult to duplicate, especially the Man in Black. A Boss GT-8 through solid state Carvins and Crates helps.... My valve days are long long gone.
Looking for quality? Buy Made in Japan, and look no further! No comparison.Ivan The Terrible rated this unit on 2007-12-30.
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