ok, first I want to start by saying I have no type of certificate on this guitar. I bought it from a privately owned music store in my town back around '99 or 2000. The owner had lots of friends and connections in the music world as he has been in music business forever. Over the years i've tried to get some history/info on this guitar but never came up with anything for sure. That being said, this is supposedly a prototype Chromeboy that Ibanez built for Joe Satriani when designing his own Chrome Guitar. I have had a LOT of interest in this guitar over the years and many many offers. I have the starting price high because i refuse to use eBay but prefer "auctions" on guitars like this of unknown worth. So feel free to make offers and ask questions and i'll try to answer to the best of what i know. Since i have owned this I have VERY RARELY played it or even touched it due to the widely known unstable nature of the chrome finish. It has one good sized crack in the chrome on the back of the guitar stretching from the neck plate to the back trem cavity plate. The crack has remained unchanged the entire time I have owned it and i've kept a very close watch on it. Other than that there is wearing away of the chrome around the pickup rings/neck pocket/bridge, which has also not changed since I've owned it or at least not that i can tell. The bridge/tuners/frets have usual wear & the body does show signs of scratches(mainly on the back). Im not sure why the one locking nut bolt is missing, i'll look again in the case for it and in my spare parts. The birdseye maple neck is stunning!! The jack has a pretty significant short in it. It can be played by toying with the cable at the right position. I have purposely never fixed it because 1. i suck at soldering and was afraid of somehow causing damage to the guitar. 2. I've never felt like bringing the guitar outside of my house to anyone else to repair/replace the jack. For serious potential buyers I WILL try to get the jack in working order. I have basically just kept this guitar 100% untouched since i bought it. When the jack works this guitar sound INCREDIBLE!!!! It has a very unique tone that sounds like no other guitar I've heard, possibly the chrome finish??...I have no idea. So I know this may seem a bit extreme in price considering the condition its in but I do not know the true history of this guitar and if Joe actually had it in his possession at any time or not, or really what its even worth. Buyer pays price of guitar plus packing and actual shipping cost to location. Please contact me before payment for shipping quote. I have a lot more photos but met the 25 photo cap by Reverb very quickly. I'll be more than happy to provide more photos and/or video on request!
Model:Chromeboy L.A. Prototype #2
Made In:United States