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Destroyer with Modulus Neck?
peterdryan
#1 Posted : 5/2/2017 3:38:19 AM
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Was hoping you could provide some historical research help on 1980s era Destroyers, please.

I had someone reach out to me about a Destroyer they have with a Modulus Graphite neck.

Saw an old thread here (http://forum.ibanez.com/yaf_postst87972_Looking-for-info--Ibanez-Modulus-neck.aspx) but it didn't reveal much.

I'm hoping the information I've provided below may help.

During my online research, I ran across several postings where someone asked about a Roadstar they had with a Modulus Graphite neck but not a Destroyer.

On one forum, Jim Donahue posted this reply (typos are in Donahue's original response. Underlining and bolding are mine):

Jim Donahue
August 20, 2004, 11:42:02 pm

See now that is why I am so useful,

Only about 5 people know about this model and here is the story.

Rich lasner was friends with Modulus so he had some RS necks made by them and me and one other guy (Mark Berkert) installed them on stock Ibanez RS and DT models. Howver the cost for the Neck from Modeuls was around $150.00 on top of the list of $495.00 for the guitar so the price of the models was around $800.00 list and we only sold lke 5 of them.

One problem was no truss rod so the necks were over bowed (Back bowed) And many could not be played.

After about 6 months, I had to take all the necks off of the guitars that did not sell and switch them back to the standard neck.

Jim Donahue


Here's the full thread:

http://www.ibanezcollectors.com/forum/index.php/topic,2870.0.html

Here's a similar thread:

http://www.ibanezcollectors.com/forum/index.php/topic,32538.msg268956.html#msg268956


The photos clearly show a Modulus graphite neck that has a modified Ibanez logo on the headstock (see image below).


I reached out to Mark Burkert and he responded that he couldn't remember much but did say they made some Ibanez guitars for Stanley Jordan with a Modulus neck.

That syncs up well with this thread:

http://www.ibanezcollectors.com/forum/index.php/topic,10165.msg72353.html#msg72353

QUESTIONS:

Do you have any info at all on the "Donahue/Burkert-modified" Destroyer models?

Which Destroyer models had the Modulus necks?

What were the year(s) of production for the modified Destroyers?

Which dealers received these modified Destroyers?

Anything at all would be helpful.

Thank you.

- Pete
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#2 Posted : 5/2/2017 3:43:56 AM
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