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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-15-2005, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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A few questions about the RG1527

Hey guys
Today i just ordered a brand new Ibanez Prestige RG1527 in Royal Blue (havnt got it yet but the pics look awesome!) and ive got a few questions for you fellow ibanez fanatics.
Does the RG1527 have american or asian basswood? In the tech section of jemsite it says it has american but that hasnt been updated in over a year. What colour is the headstock inlay? im pretty sure its an awesome mother of pearl one but im not sure. What material do they use for the fretboard inlays? i think it is pearl (real or fake?) but im not sure. And last but not least it does come with the molded J-craft case dosnt it?

If possible could you guys post some pics of your RG1527s?
Can't wait to get it!
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Re: A few questions about the RG1527

The 1527 should be American Basswood. As for the inlays, I think both the fretboard and headstock use pearloid (plastic). And it should come stock with J-Craft case, as all '05 MIJs do.
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I think the 1527 would have Asian Basswood. The UV would have the American Basswood, and that is one of the reasons it is more expensive.
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Hmm, maybe so. But last year's RGT42 used American Basswood, surely the Prestige series should be getting American too. Unless of course, Ibanez is being their usual cost-cutting selves.
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Re: A few questions about the RG1527

Nah man i 99% sure its american basswood because the 2004 was and the other jemsiters ive been talking to think so as well. Rich could you possibly clarify this for us?

he UV is more expensive because:
Awesome binding around body and neck
REAL dimarzio pickups
Pyramid inlays
and most of all its got STEVE VAIS name on it! (theres some other stuff as well just cant remeber.

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Yeah Rich, so which is it?

My bet is it's Asian Basswood.
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They quit specifying long long ago, so I take that as a sign everything is Asian basswood.
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They quit specifying long long ago, so I take that as a sign everything is Asian basswood.
"Everything" even the UV's? I remember reading on the Ibanez site a couple years ago that the specs for the UV specified American Basswood, now it just says basswood.

Is it safe to assume that everything is now Asian Basswood even the UV's, or are the UV's still American? I know my '03 UV is definetely American Basswood.

What about the BRMR? Is that made out of Asian Basswood as well? The one I played at WildWestGuitars felt way to light to be Asian, but I have been wrong before.

All the guitars in question are spec'd simply with Basswood.
http://www.ibanez.com/guitars/guitar.asp?model=UV777

http://www.ibanez.com/guitars/guitar.asp?model=JEM77B

http://www.ibanez.com/guitars/guitar.asp?model=RG1527
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Hey guys
Today i just ordered a brand new Ibanez Prestige RG1527 in Royal Blue (havnt got it yet but the pics look awesome!) and ive got a few questions for you fellow ibanez fanatics.
Does the RG1527 have american or asian basswood? In the tech section of jemsite it says it has american but that hasnt been updated in over a year. What colour is the headstock inlay? im pretty sure its an awesome mother of pearl one but im not sure. What material do they use for the fretboard inlays? i think it is pearl (real or fake?) but im not sure. And last but not least it does come with the molded J-craft case dosnt it?

If possible could you guys post some pics of your RG1527s?
Can't wait to get it!
I can only answer your last question because I never really did look at my RG1527, I`ve been playing it to much.
Yes it`s a J-Craft case.
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Today i just ordered a brand new Ibanez Prestige RG1527 in Royal Blue
Congrats.
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Re: A few questions about the RG1527

Thanks guys . Damn that would really be pathetic if the JSs, BRMR and UVs were made of asian basswood as well but i doubt it. Im so excited about getting it since all you guys love yours . Im definatly going to replace the pickups i the nea future though. I think im gonna get a blaze neck but i cant decide whether to get a blaze bridge or blaze custom. i want the sort of sounds that petrucci gets in 'Train of Thought' (minus the amp of course) so which do you think?
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"Everything" even the UV's? I remember reading on the Ibanez site a couple years ago that the specs for the UV specified American Basswood, now it just says basswood.

Is it safe to assume that everything is now Asian Basswood even the UV's, or are the UV's still American? I know my '03 UV is definetely American Basswood.

What about the BRMR? Is that made out of Asian Basswood as well? The one I played at WildWestGuitars felt way to light to be Asian, but I have been wrong before.

All the guitars in question are spec'd simply with Basswood.
http://www.ibanez.com/guitars/guitar.asp?model=UV777

http://www.ibanez.com/guitars/guitar.asp?model=JEM77B

http://www.ibanez.com/guitars/guitar.asp?model=RG1527
The only guitars I can say are American are the P2's I call flyweights. At 6 1/2 pounds, let me know if anybody has ANY basswood Ibanez with trem that weighs in that light.
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Re: A few questions about the RG1527

My '03 UV weighs 7.3 lbs

My FP '15 weighs 7.1 lbs


I always knew my UV had a really light body, and even with the wider neck and trem it still only weighs 7.3 lbs. The FP 15th feels light too and it clocked in a 7.1

I always assumed these guitars were American Basswood because in '03 the UV was specified as American Basswood, I also assume that my 15th FP is American because it is an '03 guitar as well and it is light.

I'm guessing that the change to Asian Basswood probably happened the same time the necks were switched to multi-piece.

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I just weighed an 03' and it clocked in at just under 8.
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I just weighed an FP15 and it was over 7 1/2, and need I remind you there's allot of wood missing on a JEM vs. JPM [although it gets a hair back on the block joint and plate]
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