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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-15-2018, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Help choosing J.Custom RG

Hi I am new here, i am looking at the older models of the J.Custom RGs. What can you guys recommend? I am looking for mahogany body, maple top, Edge/Lo Pro Edge specs. I am looking at maximum 1300$ maybe higher.

Also, can a Prestige RG3120 compete with the older J.Customs?


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-13-2019, 02:17 PM
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Re: Help choosing J.Custom RG

Pretty much any JC will give you those specs and pre-2003/04 for edge/lo-pro. Several runs with those bridges throughout the years as well. Take a look on the ibanez wiki for a list of JC models by date.

I've had a few JCs and 3120s. The 3120s are very comparable for quality, playability and sound. Especially comparing to the older JCs that had identical specs (offset dots, same pups/woods, etc.); they were essentially identical except had the "Prestige" logo (US market?) rather than "J Custom" (Japan market?). Perhaps the biggest difference was the neck profile - 3120s had a thinner wizard profile while a lot of those older JCs had the chunkier ultra profile... all preference to the player.

The biggest difference to newer JCs is aesthetics (ie tree of life inlay) and attention to detail... things like ball end frets, matching headstock, flamed maple neck binding, etc.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-14-2019, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Help choosing J.Custom RG

So the older prestige and J.custom are almost the same? I really hate the vine inlays of the new j.customs so those are not an option for me. I might just go with a 3120 since I like the Twilight Blue finish so much

But I just bought an RG652AHM-NGB so maybe next year.
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