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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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2007 RGT42FX - any owners or users here? Comments?

Based on my other thread recently on the whole topic of drop tuning and alternate tuning etc. and being the noob that I am I got to thinking whether I should pick up another guitar, this time one with a fixed bridge to help make it easier if I'm changing tuning.

Currently my only electric I own is a new RG550MXXRF.

Looking at the RGT42FX model, based on the on-paper specs it appears to have the following differences to my RG20th:
- fixed bridge
- neck-thru
- mahogany body
- H-H pickup config, with different pickups
- rosewood fingerboard
etc.



And seems to be priced at ~$630 USD (or ~$715 CDN) new at most places, which doesn't sound so bad.

So my question is, do you think this would be a worthwhile investment for me to pick one of these up as a 2nd guitar? Besides being a fixed bridge, are those other differences I've cited above enough for me to notice a completely different playing experience to justify having a 2nd RG in my "collection"?
(I always figured I'd probably get to the point where I'd want to own multiple guitars someday but hopefully each one I buy would bring something different to the table, and not just have collection of "similar" guitars).

Thanks.

Jason

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 2007 RGT42FX - any owners or users here? Comments?

BTW, does anyone know, do the RG Fixed models that come with neck-thru still MII, or are they MIJ?

Thx.

PS - I suppose I could also consider the cheaper RGR421EXFM, which is not neck-thru and is definitely MII...(or is it MIK?).



But cheaper at ~$450 USD.

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Re: 2007 RGT42FX - any owners or users here? Comments?

hmm... no comment on these hardtails yet?
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Re: 2007 RGT42FX - any owners or users here? Comments?

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BTW, does anyone know, do the RG Fixed models that come with neck-thru still MII, or are they MIJ?
None of them are MIJ.
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Re: 2007 RGT42FX - any owners or users here? Comments?

id personally just find an older model, and buy it used for like 300.. I got my RGT trem for $400 used, so im sure you can buy a fixed bridge one for 300.. altho im not a fan of buying any guitars new, just dont validate the money spent imo
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Re: 2007 RGT42FX - any owners or users here? Comments?

agreed, look on e-bay. in fact, i saw a rgt42fx with a quilt on their last week going for about $350. probably would've picked it up myself if i wasn't worried about not liking the neck, which is something you might find will affect your ability to embrace the guitar. the rg550 reissues have the wizard profile and i believe the rgt's are wizard 2s (correct me if i'm wrong). may not make a difference to you at all, but i prefer my main guitars to have the same neck profile and specs.
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