Those specs may be close to a Wizard III, but who knows on the profile.
I donít know if the RG6UCS is something youíd consider, but the stainless frets add a bit of smoothness that has almost become a necessity for me since being spoiled on them. The Prestige AZ has them as well.
Neck shapes has always been a good hub for me because thereís always the idea that a particular shape is going to fit my hand better. The truth is I adapt to all good necks about the same.
Iím starting to think that maybe I should switch all my guitars to Super Wizard RGís with stainless frets, because the idea of never adapting to a different neck or body shape may be more beneficial than switching between different guitars. Even the difference between an arch top S and a flat top RG is a slight adjustment for the picking hand and arm and can affect technique.
Wait for the Ibanez Rules special run and see if it floats your boat.
Fingers crossed for stainless!
I think you are onto something with the uniformity of neck shapes. I have at various times been very fond of certain guitars for their feel. Then pick up some other guitar and think 'meh, not so great'. Then adapt to it and wonder what I didn't like about it before. That's probably due to hands adapting to what they're given over a little time. I've probably sold several guitars I never had to for that very reason. As I've thought about it over the past couple of days, I probably shouldn't get rid of my Warmoth Strat or my SG. I played them both yesterday and they just sound fantastic and feel great when the necks are cleaned up on the backs. Both have very slick fingerboards and frets.
I think what I'm after is just that 'one more guitar' that will be what my Herc Swirl is not. It is great in it's own way, but in my ignorance at the time I didn't really think about having someone else make a guitar from CNC'd parts (or however they made those). I've done a bit of work on it here, and then there, and it keeps getting better in little but significant ways. But, it will never be perfect like a factory Prestige or something like that, if that makes sense. Neither is my warmoth strat build like a factory Fender. It is better in some ways though.
I had a RGT320QRBB that was beautiful and amazing. For some reason, it was missing that little 'spark', that 'connection' with me when I played it. I sold it here on the boards. I never have figured out why that beautiful axe never hit the spot for me. I thought it may have been the neck thru construction, but then, I love the feel of the SG so, I'm not sure. Maybe that is one of those I never should have sold.
Whatever the case, I remember the impeccable workmanship of that guitar and want another Prestige to keep forever.
I am open to something like the RG6UCS. I wonder if those bare knuckle pups are for me since I'm not really a listener of much modern metal. About as heavy as I listen to would be Dream Theater, Ozzy, Sevendust and the instrumental guys like Vai, Satch, Balducci, Petrucci, etc. I generally play my own stuff in standard tuning simply because it's a pain to down tune and for floyd rose setups, it really requires a dedicated guitar that's heavier strung and set up properly. At least, that's my understanding.
What's this Ibanez Rules 'special run' you're speaking of?