Re: String Height, Neck Angle, Pick Guard
Counting my JEM-FP, I've got three RG's and I don't even notice which ones have a pickguard or not unless I'm swapping pickups. I would think that over time you'd probably get to where you didn't notice either.
Any chance of having a quick look at how the string heights compare ?
Definitely seems to have a fatter tone with the pickups screwed straight into the body of the guitar though.
Yes, the non-pickguard arrangement seems generally better - and the models correspondingly more expensive...