Saturday, December 19, 2009

Indie #8 - 'IPR1 Anniversary'

So, by this point it was blatantly obvious I'd started collecting Indie guitars. If Indie have such a thing as a 'collectable' model then you're either looking at their very early output with things such as the 'Dragon' or this 'Anniversary' model IPR.

The 'Anniversary' is their PRS-alike with the bling turned up to the max. The spec isn't massively different when you look at it on paper.

Body: Solid mahogany
Body Top: Best quality flamed maple
Body Binding: Single cream
Neck: Canadian hard maple
Neck Binding: Single cream
Neck Construction: Set neck
Fingerboard: A-grade ebony
Fingerboard Inlay: Tree of life
Headstock Binding: Single cream
Machine Heads: Grover
Top Nut: Graphite
Bridge: BH115/combination
Hardware: Gold
Pickups: 2 alnico humbucker
Electrics: 1 volume, 1 tone, 3-way toggle switch
Truss Rod: 2-way dual action
Scale Length/Frets: 648mm(25.5")/24 frets
Finish: Anniversary

However what you've got here is one seriously beautiful guitar at a very sane price. Like most of my stuff I picked it up secondhand from eBay but it's in near perfect condition with just a few play marks.

To my knowledge Indie only made 100 of these to celebrate their first anniversary in 2004 and this is #58. I've seen the odd one come up for sale since so they are out there if you want one, I came close to buying a second.

The only thing I don't like about it is Indies use of cheap looking toggle switches for the coil tap. Oh and I'm not a massive fan of combination bridges, but it does work fine.

Needless to say it plays as well as it nestles jewel-like in its case. Must get this one out more.
Correction, it seems they made 200, not 100.

1 comment:

woody said...

They made 200. I have #183 (on ebay at the moment), and i have seen some others