Paul Gilbert’s hot-pink 1987 Ibanez “Ice-Stroyer” electric guitar is for sale on Reverb.com.
As some readers may recall, Gilbert sold this exact guitar on Reverb in December 2020 for $16,000 to benefit his former Racer X bandmate, Juan Alderete, who was recovering from a major brain injury.
About Paul Gilbert’s hot-pink 1987 Ibanez
Gilbert commissioned the guitar in 1987. According to the report, Ibanez designed this Paul Gilbert’s hot-pink 1987 Ibanez with the top half of a Destroyer and a bottom half like one of the company’s Iceman guitars, assuming Gilbert, who requested a pink Destroyer, would want access to the highest portions of the neck.
“I was so desperate for Def Leppard hair that I bought some and grew some. But that is only the first step. You’ll need a Def Leppard guitar once you’ve got Def Leppard hair “Gilbert elaborated in 2020.
“The Ibanez Custom Shop in Bensalem, PA built this Paul Gilbert’s hot-pink 1987 Ibanez Ice-Stroyer in 1987,” the musician explained at the time. “There were just two made. This pink one is mine. And one in orange for Bruce Bouillet. This guitar was utilised for live Racer X gigs, Mr. Big recordings, and Mr. Big tours.
“Over the years, I converted the bridge to a fixed bridge, relocated the toggle switch, and inserted a DiMarzio Tone Zone and a DiMarzio single coil pickup.” “He went on.
“Sushi stickers from my first tour of Japan with Mr. Big in 1989 adorn the back of the guitar. And my autograph on the headstock dates from the days when I was still signing in script. The frets are in perfect shape, and the guitar plays and sounds fantastic!
The instrument is said to be in “great” condition – untouched when it was first sold in 2020 – and has been advertised for $18,500 by Nashville’s Rumble Seat Music.
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