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I think that is actually an Iceman model. Wasn't the Destoyer more of an Explorer copy?

 

 

Forgive me for contradicting you, bsd1965!

 

The Ibanez Destroyer was more based on the Gibson Explorer, than a copy.

 

The Ibanez Iceman extrapolated on the Explorer/Destroyer-theme even further, to the point of being more its own, unique shape altogether. Here's an Iceman; note the Iceman's "can-opener" cutaway, and its 3+3 headstock/tuner-array, as opposed to the 6-inline headstock/tuner-arrangement of the Destroyer and Explorer:

 

________ http://www.ibanezregister.com/images/groups/fatgraymatt/Ibanez-Iceman.jpg

 

Here's another Iceman, I thionk this is either the original Iceman model, or a later "reissue" from Ibanez:

 

_________ http://www.edroman.com/featured/images/Iba_223108.jpg

 

Just because it's so damned cool (not to mention that the term "can-opener" reminded me of this), and to show that wild designs are nothing new or even merely a little old, scope out this pic of the 1957 D'Angelico Teardrop:

 

_______________ centerhttp://www.fine-instruments.net/dangelico/Teardrop.jpg[/img] :cool:

 

And here's a sleeker, more modern take on that, designed and hand-crafted by the late, great Jimmy D'Aquisto, who used to be John D'Angelico's apprentice (I'd LOVE to have one of these in blue or blue-burst!):

 

____ http://www.edroman.com/guitars/daquisto/images/daq_teardrop_550.jpg

 

Sorry to have veered kinda sideways from the Ibanez Destroyer/Iceman theme here! :freak: D'oh! :D:thu:

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Going against my typical disdain for pointy looking guitars, I must admit I have always thought the Iceman was a very cool looking instrument.

 

I wouldn't mind owning one myself.

 

I recently played one (I think it was an Iceman, or else a very similar wild-shaped Ibanez) in a shop, with a reverse six-inline headstock; I was curious about the reversed string-lengths thing goin' on at the headstock. It was a pretty cool playing and sounding guitar, as modern solid-body Ibanez axes go.

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I'd take the Destroyer over the Iceman, as the Iceman is a tribute instrument.

 

I know there was a "Paul Stanley Iceman" at one time but there are a number of different Iceman models out there. I like the original design from the late 70s with the 3 on a side tuner arrangement. IIRC, the Iceman was one of the first original designs from Ibanez coming out of the "lawsuit era."

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Going against my typical disdain for pointy looking guitars, I must admit I have always thought the Iceman was a very cool looking instrument.

 

I wouldn't mind owning one myself.

 

I've always thought the Iceman was strange in that it appeared to have an appendage that, uh, made it seem happy to see you. :eek:

 

 

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I don't know what it is, but I can tell you with certainty that it is not an "Iceman".

 

I'm fuzzy on the details at this late date, but the original model that became an Iceman was a Paul Stanley guitar, possibly a signature model or an 'endorsed by' thing. It was cool and wild...at that time, guitars pretty much only looked like strats, les pauls, or 335s. The V and Explorer were Gibson failures from the 60s. I came very close to buying one of those original Ibanez models. Then Ibanez released the more affordable "Iceman", basically the same guitar. Somehow I never quite got around to buying one...possibly because of the Kiss connection, possibly because I didn't need another 2xHumbucker solid body. But I always liked the design. Ibanez was breaking new ground at that time, trying to move from being a second tier 'copy' guitar maker to being respected for their own designs and quality. They had already stepped up in quality from the usual Jap junk that used to flood these shores. I thought that it was interesting that when they made their 'reissues' of the Vee and Explorer, outside of the bolt on necks they were closer to perfect than the Gibson re-issues. Gibson was an is famous for releasing re-issues that are only sorta close to the authentic item. Ibanez put the parts in the right places and sized things correctly, and generally tried to make a decent copy at a bargain price.

 

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Bill, you just jarred an early guitar memory outta my cluttered-attic head- remembering "playing" a brand-new Iabanez Paul Stanley/Iceman guitar in a Sam Goody store, when I was still a kid and hadn't really learned how to play yet. I liked the guitar at the time; but besides the stiff price (for the times), the biggest turnoff for me was Paul Stanley's name on one of the fret-markers...

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Going against my typical disdain for pointy looking guitars, I must admit I have always thought the Iceman was a very cool looking instrument.

 

I wouldn't mind owning one myself.

 

The Iceman is one of the very, very few pointy guitars I'd own- the Malden Subhuman is also on that list (though really, its a bit curvier: http://www.maldenguitars.com/subhuman.htm).

 

I'd also love the Fernandes Ravelle in some form- its a curvier cousin in design to the Iceman. http://www.fernandesguitars.com/rvle.html

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