Originally Posted by ScreamJem7
I don't think I've ever seen the term "Super Wizard" used by Ibanez in their catalog spec sheets. Just plain old Wizard.
Me neither, though I'm no expert, I figured "super wizard" was a colloquialism coined (by Jemsiters, probably) to distinguish between the old 1 piece wizards and the newfangled (and excellent) 3-piece bubinga-striped-wizards. The real etymology would be interesting to know.
BTW, I've noticed that as you look at the age of the old one piece wizard necks, and look at the wood the necks are made of, the older they are, the better, more fine-grained the wood seems to be. Did they go to the 3-piece necks because they just could not get decent quality wood anymore (in quantity at a given price, probably...)
Just wondering. I look at my '91 RG570's neck, and my '91 S540, and '91 RG550, and the neck wood is just so uniform, and "perfect," whereas newer one piece necks have various flaws, little knots, etc, my 2002, one piece Jem7vwh neck for example is not as nice in terms of the wood it's made of, as those early '90s RGs.