2001 Ibanez Prestige RGT3120
in transparent Dark Amber finish. Has been modified to John Petrucci's electronics configuration, with a three way blade selector rather than five way, and stock pickups changed out in favor of a creme Dimarzio Crunchlab and Liquifire
combo. The creme p'ups go nicely with the DA finish. All work done neatly and professionally, and all electronics function flawlessly. The CL/LF combo sounds fantastic
in this guitar.
This one seems to have never actually been played
much, but still managed to get some finish chips. Gotta love the frailty of Ibanez' transparent finishes. All things considered though, she's in pretty amazing condition for a 12 year old guitar.
The good: all hardware and frets in EXCELLENT condition. The trem, tuners, and knobs still have almost factory bling to them. Very, very little fretwear. The finish overall shows very little swirling or scratching, and everywhere other than the few finish chips, looks really, really good. Headstock and binding also look great.
The bad: it has a several of the finish flakes that are so common for Ibanez trans-finishes of this era (documented them as best as possible in the pics). I swear you can look at it the wrong way and make it flake...The flakes are primarily on the sides/edges of the body, and the wood is not dented under them. The only damage is superficial. There is one ding on the body next to the treble side of the trem. Also, the trem cover was missing when I got her, so I just purchased a shiny new aluminum one for it. Though the cover has the hole for an Edge Pro, the guitar itself does indeed have the lo-pro trem, as it should.
She's not collector grade, but is an an amazing and beautiful player. There's a heft and sustain to these guitars that's not easily matched, and IMO, they're some of the nicest guitars Ibanez has ever produced. These early era Prestige guitars are truly classics.
$700 shipped to con US w/o case, or can ship in newer J-craft case for $750 shipped/PP'd. I'll ship internationally as well, but buyer pays all costs and assumes all risk.
Check out the pics here: http://db.tt/0YfSKrYH