SOLD - Ibanez LACS11 "Amethyst" LA Custom Shop





The LACS team designed this axe as an homage to perhaps the most famous RG model ever, the RG550. The Trans Purple finish is intended to evoke recollections of the original RG550-PN as well as lean into “Amethyst,” the nickname of this guitar.

Certain features from the original design such as a top routed body, CK hardware, and an Edge tremolo system are present, intertwined with a multitude of remarkable customizations. Probably the most unique aspect is the neck-thru construction, given that the vast majority of the 550 models were bolt-on guitars.

This RG is stocked with many other high-end appointments, including a heavily figured Quilted Maple top, mother of pearl reverse shark tooth inlays, Flamed Maple neck binding and a volute on the back of the headstock. These modifications are understated, but the ultimate effect is a massive impact on the visual dynamics of this eye-catching custom.


Truly unique for an RG550 and not something found on the original designs, this particular model features neck-thru construction, utilizing a Maple / Purpleheart neck and center block. This affords absolutely seamless upper fret access and an impressive level of sustain. The back of the neck also features a satin finish, and, when combined with the thin/fast RG neck profile and 16” radius, there isn’t a note or solo this RG can’t attack.


This Flamed Maple binding contrasts beautifully against the dark Rosewood fingerboard and rich Trans-Purple finish, delivering a high-end, attention-grabbing accent. Each of these elements deliver an impressive level of individual refinement, but together, they form the sumptuous visual foundation of this inspired take on the historic RG550.


The extra-thick Quilted Maple top adds visual depth and complexity when viewed in combination with the Transparent Purple finish. The extra thickness of the top also greatly enhances the overall custom feel of the build. This depth also creates a striking appearance when viewing the guitar from any angle, as the intense figuring is prominent all the way through the entire top wood.

Includes Hardshell Case & Certificate of Authenticity


  • Neck: 3pc Maple/Purpleheart
  • Neck Width: 43mm @ Nut, 58mm @ 24th Fret
  • Neck Thickness: 19mm @ 1st Fret, 21mm @ 12th Fret
  • Grip Shape: Half Round  
  • Fretboard: Rosewood   
  • Fretboard Radius: 16” 
  • Inlays: Pearloid Shark Tooth
  • Side Dots: Luminlay  
  • Scale Length: 25.5” 
  • Neck Joint: Neck-Thru 
  • Body: Mahogany 
  • Top: .9” Quilted Maple 
  • Pickups: DiMarzio: PAF Pro, True Velvet, Super Distortion
  • Controls: Vol, Tone, 5-Way Selector Switch   
  • Tuners:  Gotoh MB -500
  • Bridge: Edge  
  • Finish:  Transparent Purple Gloss

When we were notified that we were one of the lucky Ibanez Dealers in North America who had won the "lottery" to be able to purchase one of the 50th Anniversary LA Custom Shop guitars - we couldn't believe it! This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind LA Custom Shop Ibanez and we are thrilled and honoured to be a part of this historic moment. 


We like to keep things simple, so Faders Music Inc. offers Free Canada-Wide Shipping for ALMOST all orders over $150 (before tax). 

Some larger/heavier items are subject to shipping charges.

Canada is a big place and shipping companies calculate their rates using "dimensional weight" meaning larger items are very expensive to ship - even if they don't weigh very much (i.e. an empty guitar case). Not to mention freight companies are charging ever increasing "fuel surcharges" regardless of the price of fuel. 

If you have any questions about our shipping policies, please contact us prior to placing your order. 

Local customers may choose to pickup their order at the store free of charge during the checkout process (click & collect). Free local delivery to Brandon, MB addresses is also available for orders over $25. 

We want to be completely transparent with our shipping policy, so here is a list of items that we have to charge some shipping on. (these fees usually work out to about 25%-50% of what we actually pay).

Faders Subsidized Flat Shipping Rates (within Canada)

  • 61-76 Note Keyboards : $44 + tax
  • Keyboard/Piano Stands : $44 + tax
  • 88 Note Pianos : $95 + tax
  • Electronic Drumsets : $65 + tax
  • Empty Guitar Case (hardshell) : $44 + tax
  • Empty Instrument Gigbag (guitar, keyboard) : $30 + tax
  • Guitars < $350 Value : $44 + tax
  • Amps 25+ watt : $55 + tax
  • Guitar or PA Speaker Cabinets : $44 - $95 depending on size
  • Guitar & Bass Bundles : $55 + tax

If you make a purchase from one of these listed categories and choose "Free Canada-Wide Shipping" in the checkout process, we will email you a secure link to pay the shipping charge after you've made your purchase. It's super fast and super easy. 

Shipping charges on small item orders that total under $99 before tax are generally in the $9.99-$19.99 range depending on their size. You will see the options during the checkout process. If you accidentally choose "Pickup at Store" and need the order shipped to your location, we will contact you before shipping and send a secure payment link for the shipping charge by email. 

Note: Some remote or rural locations may be subject to additional shipping charges. For example, if your delivery address is a PO Box and you order a large or heavy item then we will email you a secure payment link with a subsidized flat rate shipping charge determined by the item(s) ordered and your delivery address.

A brief note about shipping & delivery estimates:

When you place an order with Faders, we always strive to ship within 1 business day (same day whenever possible). In short.. we inspect, pack and get it out the door as fast as humanly possible. Place your order on a Monday - it leaves Tuesday, place your order Friday at 7:30pm CST - it leaves Monday morning etc.

Once your order has left the store it is in the hands of the delivery company. Shipping estimates shown in our checkout process are estimates provided to us from the shipping companies - they are not guaranteed delivery dates as there are many factors which can impact actual delivery times such as: seasonal shipping volumes, extreme weather, staffing/technical/mechanical issues, delivery location (Canada's a big place) and global pandemics (occasionally).

We do everything in our power to get you your gear as fast as possible & we know the shipping companies are working hard to do the same.

If you have any questions, please send us an email or chat with us here on the website.



Who are we?

Faders Music is an independently owned & operated music store located in the middle of the Canadian Prairies - Brandon, MB. We opened our doors on April 12, 2007.

Where are we?

Faders Music Inc.
2412A Victoria Ave.
Brandon, MB
R7B 0M5
(204) 571-0428

What do we do?

Musical Instruments, Music Lessons & Vinyl Records.

Musical Instruments:

At our core we are a music store specializing in guitars, pianos/keys, drums & recording gear. We are a proud dealer for many top brands including: Fender, Ibanez, Orange & Blackstar.

Music Lessons:

A huge part of what makes Faders, Faders.. is our music school. We have 12 instructors on staff that teach all ages and skill levels in guitar, piano, drums and voice. Over the years we have taught hundreds & hundreds of students the joy of learning a musical instrument. Some of our former students have even become teachers at the store!

Vinyl Records:

A few years back we thought it would be cool to add new and used vinyl records to the store. It's been a huge hit! We also recently started bringing in rock band T-Shirts & other "lifestyle" type stuff.

Our goal has always been to be a comfortable place for music lovers to hangout, shop and/or learn how to play.

What else?

  • We have a full service guitar repair shop.
  • We offer financing. If you want to slice up your payments on that dream guitar we can help. It's fast and surprisingly easy. You can even apply from the comfort & privacy of your own home right here on the home page of our website.
  • We are Canada's #1 ToneWood Amp Dealer
  • We have a pretty cool Reverb Shop where you can sometimes find neat stuff we don't necessarily have listed on our website
  • High pressure sales? Nonchalant clerks who are half asleep? Not at Faders! At Faders there's never any pressure to buy and we are always happy to answer any questions and help guide you to products you might be interested in.
  • We ship worldwide. Whether it's through our website or Reverb store we can and do ship all over the world.
  • Local customers can shop online at & pickup in store. Do you like to shop online but still want to support your local shops? Now it's easy to buy online here and select "Local Customer Pickup" during the checkout process. We will prepare your stuff and have it waiting for you.
  • In 2021 we acquired Ted Good Music (also in Brandon, MB). Ted Good Music offers band instrument rentals & repairs, PA system rentals & a whole lot more!

Looking for even more info about Faders? Drop us an email at or reach out to us through Instagram or Facebook @fadersmusic


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