Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
If you want a great guitar with minimal fuss, go for an RG 500-series (550, 520, 570, etc.) or higher (770, 3120, etc.). Don't go lower than RG520. The 450, etc. just aren't as nice. If you're going for a new instrument, go for anything with a four digit model number (i.e. RG1550, 1570, 2550, 2570, 2020, etc.).
And while the J-Customs and uber-high-end RGs are amazing, and equal in quality (some say even better) compared to the JEM series, they're also equal (or more expensive) in price. Any Ibanez RG with a decent bridge is going to be a great guitar. Period.