Been pondering getting an Ibanez for a long time, and finally ready to take the plunge!
I have narrowed it down to 2 guitars--
The S6570Q Prestige or the RG752AHM
(I REALLY want a 7 string, but the S series doesn't offer one).
What concerns me between these two is the playability.
My store ONLY carries the budget versions of Ibanez guitars. In fact NO store within 200 miles of where I live carries any nice Ibanez guitars.
I got to play an RG470AHM, and that thing felt TERRIBLE; the action, the neck, the trem, total garbage.
Yet I also got to play RGA42FM (also the "Standard" budget line,) and that thing felt INCREDIBLE to play.
So here's my dilemma:
Do I buy the much more expensive S Prestige which I think will play really nice (but it's a 6 string,) OR, do I get the RG752AHM which IS a 7 string, but might end up playing like crap if it feels ANYTHING like the budget version of the 6 string I played?
Does anyone here have any opinions or insight to offer between the two?
I've listened to a ton of soundclips, checked out every youtube demo vid I could find, and I DO like the tones of the two guitars equally well, even though they are different.
I COULD order the RG or S from Sweetwater, and use their return policy if I didn't like it, but chances are, the guitar won't be optimally setup when I get it. (I was thinking of ordering my guitar from Rich, since he WILL be able to setup the guitar expertly for me before I receive it).
I have no guitar at the moment, so the one I buy will be my only guitar, and probably the only one I'll be able to afford for a number of years.
Thanks all for any advice/input, and I'm happy to answer any other questions you might have for me!