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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-21-2015, 03:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Help finding a guitar for my girlfriend

Help finding my girlfriend an Ibanez
Im pretty much strictly a 7 string guy. Lately my girlfriend has shown interest in playing. Ive been trying to teach her but shes having trouble with the 7 string necks. The apex2 and universe are the easiest for her but still a little too thick. I even tried getting her to ignore the 7th string but shes still having trouble. I think the shape and radius are making it difficult for her. So Id like to try and get her a 6 string.

Im also very much an Ibanez guy. Theres other great guitars I know. But Id prefer it be an Ibanez. Hoping for a Japanese made, floating trem, locking nut, and most importantly a thin neck. Ive got a feeling that about leaves a Jem, but hopefully theres something else out there. I wouldnt mind a Jem, but I doubt I could get her to pop for even half of one lol.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-21-2015, 03:36 AM
 
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Re: Help finding a guitar for my girlfriend

RG 655 for new.
Any RG 5XX for used.
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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-21-2015, 03:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG 655 for new.
Any RG 5XX for used.
I like the 655. Only issue is the price. Other than that, its got anything and everything I could in a guitar. More than she needs obviously, but Im gonna play it too haha. Its got the pups Id want too, cept for maybe the true velvet. Never play with one before.

All 5xx models are Japanese?
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All 5xx models are Japanese?
Yup, except for that lousy 30fretter RG 550XH, which is indo.
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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-21-2015, 03:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Yup, except for that lousy 30fretter RG 550XH, which is indo.
That thing is fugly.... I see a couple decent 550's on ebay, but people are asking close to 655 prices.
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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-21-2015, 03:50 AM
 
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just sit here and watch closely, A LOT of folks here love that 550, and maybe someone will offer you one of theirs.
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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-21-2015, 07:03 AM
 
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Re: Help finding a guitar for my girlfriend

Do an ebay search for RG520... great guitars, MIJ, thin Super Wizard neck, Edge trem, made around '98/'99... They tend to go for very reasonable prices, hard to do better for the money spent.
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-21-2015, 09:32 AM
 
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Re: Help finding a guitar for my girlfriend

I'd find her a used 350 or something.. that way if she loses interest, it was only a few hunnit bucks.
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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-21-2015, 10:36 AM
 
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Re: Help finding a guitar for my girlfriend

Pmed you
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-21-2015, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Help finding a guitar for my girlfriend

Thank you all very much. Now that I know some models Ive found quite a few.
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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-22-2015, 03:15 PM
 
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Re: Help finding a guitar for my girlfriend

An RG1570 would be a good option as well, especially if you can find one cheap.
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-24-2015, 12:41 PM
 
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Re: Help finding a guitar for my girlfriend

Get something basic at first like RG421. It's the perfect learning tool that won't set you back too much. And if she doesn't retain interest, then use that as a serious mod guitar if you are into soldering.
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post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-25-2015, 02:23 PM
 
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Re: Help finding a guitar for my girlfriend

I'd say a fixed bridge too. Then she can easily replace her own damn broken strings.

Women...
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I'd say a fixed bridge too. Then she can easily replace her own damn broken strings.

Women...
HEY!

I'll bet I can restring and set up an OE as fast as, if not faster, than a lot of the guys right on this Ibanez Loving site!
That being said.....I'd suggest a fixed-bridge as a first guitar too.
Or if you get her one with a trem, get either a traditional non-locking (IE: Fender style) bridge, or if push comes to it, block a double-locker.
It just makes life easier for any first time guitar owner.
I love my RG1550, but it was a learning-curve on how to take care of that bridge, especially after the 'ease' of dealing with a simple acoustic.
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post #15 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-25-2015, 06:54 PM
 
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Re: Help finding a guitar for my girlfriend

I'd suggest go to used.guitarcenter.com and look at the used prestiges
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