how long would your sustain on ur g string roughly last jonny ???
On the original RGA121 the sustain on basically every fret of the G lasted 1 or 2 seconds... that's plugged into my distortion pedal with high gain. A lot of other strings did the same thing - in fact the 24th fret of the high E just fizzled out immediately. It was completely useless.
On the new RGA121 most of the strings, and their frets, sustain well enough (well enough meaning average instead of great like you'd think a Prestige should) but with the G string there are a few weird spots. The 12th fret gets about 5 seconds, 13th fret gets about 4 seconds, 14th gets like 6, etc. I think the real sustain problem is that the notes fizzle out to nothing instead of die out gradually. My LP's sustain may not be insane but the notes ring as the volume drops down to nothing. There's never a point where the sound fizzles and stops. The sustain problems with this RGA are MOSTLY around the 11 through 15th frets on all the unwound strings but a lot of it is pretty sub par. Sub par enough that I'm not keeping this. One would speculate the problem to be fret related but like I said with the first guitar it was setup and looked at by the distributer to no avail. In other words the problem isn't going away - either you get it setup fully and live with whatever sustain that gets you or you take it back.
In the end the RGA121 is a terrific looking, feeling and playing guitar but it's lack of sustain and unnecessarily unique make it not live up to, at least my, expectation. If you want a true beast of a Prestige guitar with sustain to die for and a hard tail get the SZ4020FM. Through body guitars are the way to go.
EDIT: Oh, and it doesn't really matter if a guitar is a Prestige or not, it's what works for you. The SZ4020FM, for example, is a Prestige that is actually made in Korea, yet costs more than a lot of Prestiges. Point is if I can get an RGT42FX that has a lot of what I wanted with the RGA121 but has better sustain, at the expense of Japanese craftsmanship, I'll go for it. I really want that SZ4020FM but it's a little too expensive right now and impossible to find on ****.