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Old 02-05-2007, 07:14 PM
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Re: J-Custom & Prestige confusion - What makes a J-C a J-C?


Nothing "bad", but nothing great. You might get better woods on a JC from that era, depending on how upscale the model.
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:34 PM
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Nothing "bad", but nothing great. You might get better woods on a JC from that era, depending on how upscale the model.
Actually, ive owed a few pre-2000s and thats pretty much my take one them
- i.e. they are comparable to say a 3120 from that period, with perhaps (but not always) a slightly nicer top. I dont know if that's a bad thing, I guess it depends on how much you pay for them. (obviously, some offered appointments like binding, ebony, or different body woods, and that was probably those models raison d'etre)

I certainly wouldnt say they have 'terrible QC' (to me that makes it sound like they are all falling apart), but we're probably just differing over a choice of words.
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:51 PM
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Re: J-Custom & Prestige confusion - What makes a J-C a J-C?


Terrible, compared to current. It was a qualified statement
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Old 04-25-2007, 04:06 PM
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i think rich knows about the guitars....and J.c are superiour to a simple rg.but there will be differents in quality i think.ask the people who knows it al..
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Old 05-20-2007, 12:23 PM
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Re: J-Custom & Prestige confusion - What makes a J-C a J-C?


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My computer monitor is being somewhat of a bitch, but that guitar is black, correct?

Either way, I just wanted to say, in reply to this "show me an RG3120 with a J. Custom headstock" debate .... the guitar in this picture could be a one-off type of thing that Ibanez made for a particular store or a limited edition type of thing.

As I posted a couple of weeks ago, I have a black RG3120 that was only made for Guitar Center in Texas back in 1999. I believe there were only ten or fifteen of them made, so they weren't shown in catalogs and you couldn't go order them through just any Ibanez dealer.

I'm not saying that IS the case with the guitar Rich posted because I don't know anything about the guitar, but, if it's true, then it might support Kevan's argument that you'll never find an RG3120 with a J. Custom because, what's really important, is whether they sold them as regular production models, not as one-off, limited edition models.
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:48 PM
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Re: J-Custom & Prestige confusion - What makes a J-C a J-C?


cool guitar...very nice
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:49 PM
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Man... that Pink J-Custom with the vine is so killer! Did they ever make one like that without the Edge pro?
What's your problem with the Edge Pro then Mr James ??? It looks great and performs brilliantly ! Nothing touches it IMHO.
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:17 PM
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Re: J-Custom & Prestige confusion - What makes a J-C a J-C?


I got a JC RG21A last year for Xmas. It is used but in mint condition. I will say by far, it is the best I've have ever owned and played. Very well built guitar and sounds great. These are not the best pics, but it's all I have now.





I'm playing thru this




This rig kicks major ass!
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:18 AM
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I got a JC RG21A last year for Xmas. It is used but in mint condition. I will say by far, it is the best I've have ever owned and played. Very well built guitar and sounds great. These are not the best pics, but it's all I have now.



Awesome guitar! That is one of my favorite Ibbys. I played one and have GASsed for it for the past 3-4yrs. I'd ditch many axes out of my possesion to get one of those
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Re: J-Custom & Prestige confusion - What makes a J-C a J-C?


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My computer monitor is being somewhat of a bitch, but that guitar is black, correct?
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Methinks that's a JCRG 1702, from 1998. I have a similiar one. The color is indeed "black", called SLK (Silky Black). But if you ask me, or anyone else, I would say its more green than black. I've compared pics taken from 1702s in the internet, and they are all more or less green. Doesn't matter, because its still a great guitar, best I've ever owned or played.

Compare to mine (crappy pic taken with my cellphone, sorry):



Hmm. To that "pre-2000s suck" -conversation: Some people even think, that the older ones are better than the ones from 2000+. I haven't played any other JC than the 1702 I have, so I can't compare it to JCs made later. But its still much better to play than my friends' ESPs (Horizons, M-IIs) and such.

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Old 07-04-2008, 09:12 PM
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Re: J-Custom & Prestige confusion - What makes a J-C a J-C?


So what is the big issue with Prestige models that changed in 2000??? Why did the quality go down there???
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Old 08-28-2008, 02:33 AM
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Re: J-Custom & Prestige confusion - What makes a J-C a J-C?


only this sjcrg hehhe
http://hotimg3.fotki.com/p/b/116_197...2/j-custom.jpg
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:12 PM
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Re: J-Custom & Prestige confusion - What makes a J-C a J-C?


I thought the J customs were more expensive than the prestige models therefore they are not the same level of production. Also the word custom suggests they are a limited run
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