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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-13-2007, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Talking High-end RG body-type!

I know this probably has been discussed before and maybe Ibanez makes one that I don't know about. But, why can't Ibanez make a string-thru, neck-thru (one piece) RG shaped guitar as a regular model with choices? Choices such as 2 humbuckers, 2 1 2 configuration, or even 1 1 1 (ala Strat) at the very least. Other nice options would be wood types (fretboard & body) and different top options. WHY? Why not make maybe the ultimate guitar or very close to it!? With a string-thru & neck-thru guitar, that is the best combination for sustain, tone, and maybe action. Man, I can picture it now, string-thru, neck-thru, 10 top, custom inlay & finish, and any choice of color you want [or at the very least a large selection of colors to choose from (ala PRS)]! Also, even though I like the pickguards on the Jems, make these like Prestiges, w\o p.guards.

Why does Schecter use string-thru on most of their guitars? AWESOME!

I would think making a string-thru would be cheaper (less hardware to buy, no stop-tail parts) and easier, and better sound. I think it is aesthetically more pleasing to the eye anyways.
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Re: High-end RG body-type!

I've always been a bolt-on kind of guy. What happens if that lovely thru-neck gets broken? I'd rather be able to put on a new neck than live with a repaired one.
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Re: High-end RG body-type!

Generally thru neck = painted neck. I know alot of people don't mind (good) painted necks but alot more people have a problem with them because of the reputation gibson gave them.
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Generally thru neck = painted neck. I know alot of people don't mind (good) painted necks but alot more people have a problem with them because of the reputation gibson gave them.
I agree, I would rather have it not painted. You mean to tell me they can't make the back of the neck not painted even though it is a neck-thru, come on!? To me, it doesn't have to look thay pretty, playability is more important.
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Re: High-end RG body-type!

I was talking about playability, only top quality neck thru guitars tend to have non sticky necks and all lesser quality ones are painted and are very sticky.
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I've always been a bolt-on kind of guy. What happens if that lovely thru-neck gets broken? I'd rather be able to put on a new neck than live with a repaired one.
Yes, that is true. However, with that being said, I've owned guitars since I was 13, 14, or 15, I forget when I started and I never broke a neck. Being rough at home, giging, band practice, and keeping them in the back of my car for days (a Les Paul).
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Re: High-end RG body-type!

Sure, I think it's not all that likely to happen, but I've seen a few. Actually I prefer the sound of bolt-on guitars anyway. However, I'm all for as many options from Ibanez as possible.
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Sure, I think it's not all that likely to happen, but I've seen a few. Actually I prefer the sound of bolt-on guitars anyway. However, I'm all for as many options from Ibanez as possible.
Curious, in what way would you be more favorable to a bolt-on neck for sound? How and why?
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I don't really know what it is, I think they just tend to have a little more "bite" and attack. Of course, the wood comes into it too, but yeah...
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Re: High-end RG body-type!

I think the RGT42DXFMDR (Dark red flame top RGT) is the closest you'll get to that.. Im looking for one but they are hard to get a good price on.. but they are damn sweet and just about all the options you asked for except custom inlay.. But if you want custom inlay and everything, just goto kxk or RAN, ibanez would never do that =[
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Curious, in what way would you be more favorable to a bolt-on neck for sound? How and why?
Bolt-ons have a chimey sound than neck throughs.
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I agree with you.
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Cool RGTHRG1

I have a RGTHRG1 and for the fact that the paint is quite low quality it feels great on the neck. Not sticky at all. It is my first neck through and waht I actually dislike is the strange bowing of the neck.
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I have a RGTHRG1 and for the fact that the paint is quite low quality it feels great on the neck. Not sticky at all. It is my first neck through and waht I actually dislike is the strange bowing of the neck.
I'm with Dee, not only do you have breaking the neck stuck back in your mind, you have the possibility of it bowing or twisting. I'm a poor boy, lol. I'll stick to my bolt ons
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Re: High-end RG body-type!

I'm another one who prefers a bolt on sound. I think they tend to have more "presence" to the sound, so yes a better attack and more chimey clear sounds.

I tend not to need more sustain than I get anyway!!! I mean with decent pickups and a nice tube amp, just how much sustain do you need?!?!?

In truth, I'm not a huge fan of a lot of the figured maple tops you see these days either.

I guess I REALLY don't want the guitars that rickcard is after LOL.

Gimme a chrome plated, bolt on guitar with a double locking whammy anyday
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