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2015 Ibanez Prestige Japan market code / numbering

I've just realized the 2015 Ibanez Japan market model slightly different in labeling.
They used the letter 'A' after a model number, for example : RG 2570MZA, RG 2770QZA, and so on.

we know for example " RG 2570MZA : it means :
M = maple neck
Z = edge zero tremolo
A =...... what is it?


anyone have an idea what 'A' is?

Definitely A is not Ash.
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A is for 'Almost as good as an original RG550, but not quite" ?

Maybe?
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A is for 'Almost as good as an original RG550, but not quite" ?

Maybe?
that's a good one....
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It's a revision number. I believe it's because they switched to branded DiMarzios from the DiMarzio/IBZ pickups.
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It's a revision number. I believe it's because they switched to branded DiMarzios from the DiMarzio/IBZ pickups.
That's exactly what it is.

Until last year, my RG2550MZ was the standard prestige model, with Dimarzio IBZs and ghost sharkies. The 2550MZA is the same model (in white pearl and not galaxy white), without the sharkies and has the same pups as the RG655. Why not just release the stupid 655s? the new MZAs are the same tired white/black variations Ibanez has been focusing on for years now and it SUCKS.
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A is for 'Almost as good as an original RG550, but not quite" ?

Maybe?


Definitely a good one
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Re: 2015 Ibanez Prestige Japan market code / numbering

I'm in love with RG2570MZA white pearl metallic.

also with the new RG8550 MZ BBE. As for this one, Jason from ishibashi said that only 20 made each color, and would not be available to ship outside japan. so you have to be there in the store to purchase it.
some of them have killer flame top, where the other have very boring flame.
So I'd guess it would be a long shot for me to get one of these.
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I'm in love with RG2570MZA white pearl metallic.

also with the new RG8550 MZ BBE. As for this one, Jason from ishibashi said that only 20 made each color, and would not be available to ship outside japan. so you have to be there in the store to purchase it.
some of them have killer flame top, where the other have very boring flame.
So I'd guess it would be a long shot for me to get one of these.
Did you email Jason about that? From the video, he said that Hoshino USA said stop, but he didn't mention anything about other parts of Asia.
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They are really getting into some serious 'alphabet soup' with these model numbers/codes aren't they?
I'm waiting for the Ibanez RG3570MZALMAOBFDSMHTMI.
I think that's with a flamed maple back.
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Oh, and 'chicken head' knobs...
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Did you email Jason about that? From the video, he said that Hoshino USA said stop, but he didn't mention anything about other parts of Asia.
No, I didn't, but I think it applies to other countries as well.

even IF he could, I really need to see the guitar in person, the other store had one of the most killer flame available, meanwhile most of them just lame.
so it has to be hand pick to make sure you've got the killer flame.
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