GAS Alert – Ibanez SHRG1Z HR Giger
OMFG – I need to have one of these:
This beauty features the S-series body but encased in a metal covering which has been etched with a one of H.R. Giger’s (famous Swiss artist most widely known for designing the creature and a lot of the design in the movie Alien) very distinctive ‘biomechanical’ designs. It’s very unique and I’d love to own one; I’ve pinged a dealer in the U.S. to see if there is one in stock. The site at the link has some stunning pictures of the guitar. You can also see it along with it’s earlier models at H.R. Giger’s own website.
Of course this doesn’t mean I don’t love my existing S570 any less which is an older cousin of the SHRG1Z. A beautiful player featuring the ultra-thin mahogany body, super wizard neck with very fast and flat fingerboard and superior hardware:
Incidentally, can’t say that I find Ibanez’s naming system particularly intuitive though no doubt systematically derived.