Production on the USRG went to Bunker because it was way cheaper to use a US manufacturer than try to import from Japan. There is a story that one of the executives from Hoshino finally got his hands on a Bunker-built USRG in 1996 and was so disgusted that they pulled the plug on the whole thing.
WOW, I had no idea. PBC always said good thing about the quality Ibanez used to put in their products, so I had no idea about that stuff.
I bought my guitar brand new in 1997 for $500. Someone had paid the deposit on the guitar but when it came in, it was so bad that they refused delivery. So the guitar sat for over a year. It was basically unplayable when I got it. I had the guitar set up professionally twice and it would be playable sort of for about a month, then it would be horrible. It wasn't until I had major fret work done on the guitar that it was anything even approaching playable. But even then, it needed almost constant neck adjustment. I have never seen another guitar in my life where the neck was affected so much my temperature and humidity changes.
That's a super price, but since you had all this problem, kinda wasn't
I've never heard bad things about the USRG till now; why nobody ever said anything?
I know a couple of guys that own a USRG30, and they never had problems.
They use them so they have the real ****.
That all thing is really pulling me away from buying one.....I've seen pics of the one I want, and the neck, the frets and everything is just impeccable, BUT....
I was looking at them particularly for the TFN, and being a big metal rod, should not make the neck move at all, but as you said, in the one you bought was not the case.
Anybody that's reading the thread that owns a USRG want to say something?
That's really becoming interesting.