Ibanez EGEN18 TVF Herman Li (DragonForce) Signature Model 2007 Private Collection Prototype

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My name is Herman Li. I play in the band DragonForce and 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!

Specs are listed below.

I’ll include a personalized message with the guitar, and provide some awesome extras (signed T-shirts, posters, picks, and more)!

NOTE: Buyers who are purchasing outside of the Continental US in locations outside of the UK/EU will need to await filing of correct CITES paperwork through the Fish & Wildlife Administration because of the Rosewood on the neck of the guitar.

Reverb is responsible for export documentation and will process accordingly however this process could prolong shipment anywhere from 1-4 weeks while export and import documentation is organized. Buyer please be advised advance of purchase!

For European Union countries, the guitar will be shipped from the United Kingdom on 3rd July 2019. Please be advised of this lead time. 


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 the link at the Shop Homepage.

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.

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Fair (Used)
EGEN18 Herman Li Signature Model
Transparent Violet Flat
Solid Body, Archtop
Made In


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The Official Herman Li of DragonForce Charity Auction
Joined May 2019
Los Angeles, CA, United States

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The Official Herman Li of DragonForce Charity Auction

Los Angeles, CA, United States
Joined: May 2019

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