Hi, Herman here! I’m auctioning off this one-of-a-kind guitar from my private collection.
It’s an Ibanez pre-EGEN 18 TVF Prototype with an Edge bridge, the only one like it ever produced! This guitar was used on DragonForce‘s Billboard top 20 album Ultra Beatdown, and on tour in 2008 to 2009. Recently it was used for recording solos on the latest DragonForce album to be released in the fall of 2019! This guitar was recently professionally setup by the Ibanez Los Angeles Custom shop. It sounds and plays beautifully and the weight of it is perfect. This EGEN18 Prototype is ready for many more years of playing to come!
I’ll include a personalised message with the guitar, and provide some awesome extras (signed T-shirts, posters, picks, and more)!

Not only is this guitar unique, it is being auctioned for a great cause. 

100% of the proceeds of this auction will go to benefit the family of Cody Spiess. Earlier this year, Cody was diagnosed with Crutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), an extremely rare brain disease for which there is no treatment and no cure. CJD causes rapid dementia and it is always fatal, usually within a year of diagnosis. Cody is a beloved member of his community – he is an honest and skilled auto technician, a BMX racer, a father and husband. He will leave behind a wife, two small children, his sister Cassidy and his parents.

As you all know, bills don’t stop when a loved one gets ill. Cody has not been able to work since December. His wife is supporting their sons, age 2 and 4, and his family will be responsible for medical bills, end-of-life care, and funeral costs. If you’re not bidding but you’d still like to donate, go to Cody’s Go Fund Me and learn more about his story from here: https://www.gofundme.com/1lw3eut0xc

Every little bit helps, thank you!

Guitar Specifications:
Model: Prototype EGEN18 TVF
Serial Number: F0730890
Build Year: 2007
Country: Made in Japan
Finish: TVF (Transparent Violet Flat)
Body Material: Mahogany with flamed maple veneer
Neck Joint: All Access Neck Joint
Bridge: Edge (only one ever made with this bridge)
Hardware Colour: Gold
Neck: EGEN Prestige neck
Neck Material: 5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale Length: 25.5 / 648mm
Fingerboard Radius: 430mmR
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 21-24 scalloped
Fingerboard Inlays: Oval Abalone
Frets: 24 jumbo with Prestige edge treatment
Nut: Barless Top-Lok
Tuning Pegs: Gotoh
Pickup Configuration: H-S-H with split, 9 different configurations!
Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio HLM (H) (Passive/Ceramic)
Middle Pickup: DiMarzio HLM (S) (Passive/Alnico)
Neck Pickup: DiMarzio HLM (H) (Passive/Ceramic)
Controls: Volume (Push/Pull coil split), Tone
Strings Gauge: D’Addario .009-.046
See the guitar in the video ‘Ibanez E-GEN Guitars – The Making of’ on YouTube, appearing at time 6:54.
https://youtu.be/sgmNbG_wVZI?t=414
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