I can fully understand why they segment the line with the lo trs. Personally, i like the wizard II neck more than the Wizard neck, and i love the S series. that would make the S-470 my ideal guitar. the problem with that, is it has a lo trs 2 or somthing like that, not an edge. to get an edge i have to move to the 520, which to me personally, is ugly. im just not about the woodgrain guitars. for a shredder that is (give me a nice woodgrain PRS and see if i whine tho
). at anyrate, I LOVE the sound of the S series guitar (say what are they topped with anyway?) and would buy one in an instant, but ibanez put that line out of my reach, by limiting my options. on the RG, basswood is easy enough to cut, so im just going to retrofit an Edge on. *So really, i feel they should have set a line just a smiiiiiiiiiidge higher than the 470 and lower than the 570, and offered essentially 470 series guitars with an edge, and made the customer pay for it. again however, that would allow people to turn thier 270s into 470s with a few minor parts, but you could buy that guitar for less than the parts to upgrade. so all in all i dont think it would be a horrible move for ibanez. I spent 350 for my RG270, im paying around 100 for an edge, and about 100 for pickups (not counting the ones ive already had in it). thats 550 bucks, just make the new guitar like $559 or somesuch. ibanez could still make money on it. or better yet, just sell TRS and Edge versions of the 470, as an option or somesuch.
its probaby never going to happen, but just a thought.