Hi there folks! Thanks for the replies.
I can get a jem70v for 51k philippine peso which is around 1200 USD.
HEY! That RG655 sounds good! I'll get that one if I can find one locally. I may also opt to buy out of the country however, I don't have credit card to pay it.
I would also like to try the pickups that will came with 655. if it's priced around $1200, then that's pretty heck of a deal! given that the only differences would be the color, monkey grip and the lion's claw, the vine inlay, but one being a prestige!
As an aside, this bit on the Ibanez website for the Prestige line is quite convincing marketing.
This is the only thing that inclines me to prestige models hahaha! Never liked the edge zero w/ zps so the only thing that may knock me off a jem would be a prestige with edge or lo pro edgetrem
All the whammy equipped Prestige RGs on the Philippines' section of the Ibanez website are Zero equipped, I didn't look in the shops...
But, yes, if you can find an Edge equipped Prestige model, that's where the smart money would go. Personally I don't like the Edge Zero, and would think seriously before buying a guitar with one.
Exactly my thoughts
Even with the japanese site, I can only see edge zero equipped prestiges and j.customs.
I've called the store that handles ibanez here, and they said that they have placed some 655 on order. And they have yet to get the price for it. They'll call me once they got the stocks!!!
I'M A HECK OF AN EXCITED GUY RIGHT NOW!!!!