Hi, I've been looking into buying an Ibanez. I've never owned a guitar with a locking vibrato in my life and I am mostly used to Fenders. I had the chance to buy a Floral Jem years ago but foolishly didn't buy it. At the moment I haven't got the money to buy a Jem (they seem to have gone way up in price since last time I was looking). Anyway I'd like to buy an inexpensive ibanez model. I tried out in my local shop a RG350dx
(in white, very attractice) and a less attractive looking (IMO) GRG250dx
. I also tried a maple necked RG350. Set up wise they all seemed ok, but when I did up bends on the vibrato the one with the maple neck's strings hit the fret board and choked, less so on the white RG350 but the GRG250dx did up bends extremly well and didn't fret out at all.
I didn't relaise that the GRG was a "cost effective" option whilst I was playing it, it played that good, different finish and pickups and a one piece neck is all I could note as different. Could any of these models be set up to do up bends as well, because I really like the look of the white one. Any one here have an opinion on either of the two models?
The GRG was £280 and the RG in white was £350.