Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The FTL, Florida
Re: NGD--Premium RG920QM
Yeah, there's probably a reason Ibanez ended their relationship with the people who made the USRG. I don't know the inside baseball, but it seems if Ibanez ever ventured to make a new USRG it would have to follow the Toyota model; Hoshino's way or no way at all.
It's kind of cool how the new 820 seems to tip it's hat to the much loved aesthetics of that model, but it wouldn't surprise me if the Indo-made version is, ultimately, a better guitar.