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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-25-2005, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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RGA321 versus PGM301

Okay, I have playing both of these guitars for the last 2 weeks at a local shop and love them both.

So now I am looking for your opinion? I know it is hard to compare these guitars because of their significant differences, but what do you think?

Which should I go with?
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-25-2005, 10:59 AM
 
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Re: RGA321 versus PGM301

Its got to be the 301.

Plays better
Sounds better
Looks better
Is better
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Re: RGA321 versus PGM301

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Its got to be the 301.

Plays better
Sounds better
Looks better
Is better
That's RG*A*321 (Prestige), not RG321.

They're both Prestiges, so I'd say it's a matter of personal taste.
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Re: RGA321 versus PGM301

exactly personal taste cause I'd pick the RGA321 before I would buy the PGM301!
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Re: RGA321 versus PGM301

That is my problem. I really do love both guitars for different reasons. Both seem the same quality and the craftsmanship on both is great.

They both appeal to me in very different ways.

I am leaning toward the RGA321 because I can get it for the same price as the PGM301.
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Re: RGA321 versus PGM301

I've been so bent on Jems that I didn't know such a beautiful guitar existed...
The RGA looks effing gorgeous.
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Re: RGA321 versus PGM301

I'd go with the PGM.
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Re: RGA321 versus PGM301

RGA for me
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Re: RGA321 versus PGM301

What kind of pickups does the PGM301 come with? I know that the RGA321 comes with V pickups and if the PGM comes with PAF Pros then I might go with that if the price is the same.
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Re: RGA321 versus PGM301

The PGM301 comes with PAF Pros and a Jem single coil pickup. The PGM301 will hold it's value better too. I personally don't like the change in the neck profiles for the 05 models. But if I had to choose between the two I'd definitely take the PGM301. --Jason
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Re: RGA321 versus PGM301

i have a hard time getting past the painted-on f holes on the pgm's. so for me the rga wins by default.
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Re: RGA321 versus PGM301

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That's RG*A*321
Sorry dident see the *A* in there.

I have been using the 301 for about a year now and its a great guitar but it has a really annoying problem. The string Ferules at the back of the Guitar fall out whenever i change the strings. Its not so bad if im at home but if im at a gig
i have to worry about breaking a string and the Ferule pinging off into someones Pint.

Also the RGA has the Gibraltar Bridge instead of the standard one
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Re: RGA321 versus PGM301

the pgm screams paul gilbert, no matter what style you're playing. i couldn't play that guitar on stage. sort of like a jem 7vwh.....
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Re: RGA321 versus PGM301

I totally agree with you there. That's another reason why I'm not big on signature models. I'd rather take a normal guitar and mod it to suit MY needs.
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Re: RGA321 versus PGM301

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Sorry dident see the *A* in there.

I have been using the 301 for about a year now and its a great guitar but it has a really annoying problem. The string Ferules at the back of the Guitar fall out whenever i change the strings. Its not so bad if im at home but if im at a gig
i have to worry about breaking a string and the Ferule pinging off into someones Pint.

Also the RGA has the Gibraltar Bridge instead of the standard one
During your next string change just give the ferrules a light coat of glue, something like white Elmers glue, to hold them in place. Problem solved. --Jason
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