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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-18-2012, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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FR Prestige

Anyone have one? What do you think?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 11:33 AM
 
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Re: FR Prestige

I have one of the DBS finish ones - nice 'burst, binding around the body edge... comfort contours...

Aside from a rewire to my personal specs with different pickups, the only things I did to it were to scallop the top four frets Jem-style (very used to this, so it's a standard thing I do to all of my 24-fret Ibanez instruments) and to add a set of Planet Waves locking tuners.
I'm a very 'bendy' player, so this helps me quite a lot...

It's a lovely instrument; I come from having the Telecaster as my first love of the electric guitar world... so this addresses that, but with a very 'race car' Ibanez feel...

If you're one for hard tails (I'm not, but I just had to get this one) it's a great instrument all around.

Cheers.
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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: FR Prestige

Thanks , I'm a real hardtail fan.
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 12:00 PM
 
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Re: FR Prestige

If you're pondering one of these and like hardtails, as you say you do, then I don't think you'd go wrong.

All Access Neck Joint sweetens the deal even more, btw... 24 frets with full access... 430mm radius (standard RG/Jem MIJ radius) ... nice.

Cheers.
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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: FR Prestige

Thanks Steve. I see they used to come in Natural and sunburst and now only in black or red. A real shame as I would love a natural one.

Guess, I'll keep my eyes peeled on the Bay.
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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 01:24 AM
 
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Re: FR Prestige

I got lucky and found a /barely/ used 'burst one hanging in a local shop on clearance... still had plastic on the back and such.
I'm definitely most impressed with the 'burst, but a natural one would also be a very nice choice... the solids don't really do it for me.
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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 06:57 AM
 
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Re: FR Prestige

I have a hole bunch of them, in my opinion the coolest guitar Ibanez ever made.
Feels like our loved RG but looks, well... more mature.

/Magnus
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 12:23 AM
 
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Re: FR Prestige

=]

... definitely the fact that it very much feels like a racy RG-type instrument...
Looks are awesome, especially if you're one for the Tele-style body, which I am... my original favourite electric...

So, Magnus, which versions do you have?
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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 03:21 AM
 
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... definitely the fact that it very much feels like a racy RG-type instrument...
Looks are awesome, especially if you're one for the Tele-style body, which I am... my original favourite electric...

So, Magnus, which versions do you have?
I actually have almost all of them.
All colors of the 2620, the black 1620 and the white 320 (those are actually amazing, I like the mahogany body).
Also have the FR8620-DA (the J-custom version), but I never use that one.

I also have a couple of custom FR's (LACS and Japan).

My main guitar are a LACS FR with a EDGE Pro tremolo, mahogany/mapletop body and maple fretboard.

I feel in love with the model even before it came out.
It feels like my loved RG's to play but have a look that visually works in any type of music (and as a session player is that part very important, a RG have a image that make it look wrong in many styles of music. I don't personalty don't think RG's look wrong, but many of the people who hire me do. The y sort of have a "first to the 12th fret gets a cookie" sort of stamp in many peoples eyes).

The rounded over "horn" make them hang a bit different in a strap than RG's, weight wise.
I didn't like that so much in the beginning, but now I love it.

/Magnus
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 03:53 AM
 
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Re: FR Prestige

Hi there Magnus!
I've got my own custom too!! not by LACS or Japan... but by local builder LOL

hope you like it...
A neckthru custom all mahogany FR....

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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 09:03 AM
 
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Re: FR Prestige

Now that was one very sexy FR.

Please, give it to me :-)

/Magnus
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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LOL! Fly here dude, I'd be more than happy to trade it with one of your RG..
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post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 10:23 AM
 
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LOL! Fly here dude, I'd be more than happy to trade it with one of your RG..
Where are you in this crazy world?
I travel around a lot.
I be happy to trade for any of my RG's any day.

/Magnus
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post #14 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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Where are you in this crazy world?
I travel around a lot.
I be happy to trade for any of my RG's any day.

/Magnus
as per my location says : Indonesia.

Let me know if you are doing any Ibanez clinic here.
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post #15 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 10:35 PM
 
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Re: FR Prestige

Magnus - great collection... I'm quite curious about the LACS EdgePro equipped one, since that would certainly be an option I'd want to explore (I do prefer to have a trem, but the FR2620DBS is just TOO nice to ignore, hence my adding it to the herd)...

I jumped to your site and saw some pics, too... very cool.
The J Custom vine is my favourite 'standard' inlay out there currently - I quite like the Jem vine, don't get me wrong... but the J Custom one is super-nice and different and not directly associated with the Jem (even though those weren't the first to have pretty much that same vine pattern).

psychoshredder - nice custom FR...
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