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post #31 of 45 (permalink) Old 10-04-2019, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Funny you bring up the RGR 5220M. I just got mine today. Those flat finishes will get shiny spots, but you can also polish the whole body and it gives it a semi gloss kind of look.

Anyway, the guitar is pretty awesome, but I'm kind of left wondering about this ash top. It's perfectly smooth so no wood texture can be felt like with some ash tops. It looks so smooth I wonder if it's really an ash top or a just paper thin ash veneer. I hate to say it but it really looks fake and not high end at all. Would have rather just had a solid finish.
I have no answers, but I can’t think of an ash bodied guitar with a non-matte/satin finish. If your guitar has a clear coat finish, I imagine it would look and feel different, if not odd, then what you are used to. If it’s a good guitar that is what is important. Transparent Fluorescent Green is a striking color that does not scream “high end.” It just screams which I think was the point from the beginning. 😉 Nice guitar by the way!
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post #32 of 45 (permalink) Old 10-04-2019, 11:53 AM
 
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Yeah, bright green not exactly meant for the snooty crowd. I wish they had done the same "Ice" treatment a the blue one, but that doesn't matter now. I really wasn't in the market for one, but found a smoking deal on ebay and snagged it up to go with my RG5121. I'm going to post a quick review on both. I'm thinking about having someone put some sort of candy or pearl gloss clear over the top of it, but that probably won't happen cause I'm a cheapskate. It is my opinion that the ash top should be labeled veneer rather than top in their brochure. Top gives me the impression that it's at least 1 or 2mm thick. This looks like a layer of simulated ash grain wallpaper.
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Yeah, bright green not exactly meant for the snooty crowd. I wish they had done the same "Ice" treatment a the blue one, but that doesn't matter now. I really wasn't in the market for one, but found a smoking deal on ebay and snagged it up to go with my RG5121. I'm going to post a quick review on both. I'm thinking about having someone put some sort of candy or pearl gloss clear over the top of it, but that probably won't happen cause I'm a cheapskate. It is my opinion that the ash top should be labeled veneer rather than top in their brochure. Top gives me the impression that it's at least 1 or 2mm thick. This looks like a layer of simulated ash grain wallpaper.
That RG5121 is ace! If I were to dip my toe into using Fishmans that would be the guitar I would pick. A little too pricey for me at present though.
I guess Fishman's carry a huge premium?
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post #34 of 45 (permalink) Old 10-16-2019, 04:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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PRS has released its 2020 SE guitar line-up: https://www.prsguitars.com/products/se/

These guitars can be preordered because everything can be preordered, but I do not know when people will actually receive them. With that said, the idea of showing people new production models a little early, like before you can actually buy them, is not such a bad idea...most of the time.
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PRS has released its 2020 SE guitar line-up: https://www.prsguitars.com/products/se/
How can you tell? They all look the same as last year.
I kid....
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post #36 of 45 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 06:07 PM
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It's going to be a huge announcement, not minor additions or changes to existing guitars. All I've been able to get out of the Ibanez people is that it's big and they won't say any more.
Guitars with pictures of cats on them?
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How can you tell? They all look the same as last year.
I kid....
I actually didn't post anything at first because I couldn't tell which ones were new. Then they added the Mark Holcomb 7-string SE and people on SSO clarified that it was a new model. So, I actually can't tell for the most part.
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post #38 of 45 (permalink) Old 10-24-2019, 02:45 PM
 
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Good ones thanks
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Strymon released the Iridium: https://www.strymon.net/products/iridium/
While not an Ibanez, I figured it might the type of product people might find useful.
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Re: Ibanez 2020 Catalog + NAMM

Don't know if you guys noticed but the 7vwh was discontinued in October!
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post #41 of 45 (permalink) Old 11-07-2019, 02:13 PM
 
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I'm holding hope that they announce a successor to the 7VWH Prestige model with a sustainer neck pickup and stainless steel frets. I mean I don't expect that to happen, but I would be throwing money at the screen. My biggest gripe about guitars is worn frets, after going stainless steel on my Suhr and with my 7V refret I don't think I can actually justify going back. I've already properly started to wear the frets on my 30th Anniversary Jem 777, it's really off-putting.
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Hoping for some sort of Sustainer and a scalloped board, which SSV seems to be using a lot more these days. Extra labor and electronics will mean $$$, but that's OK. I have a few spares lying around.
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^^^Yes, a sustainer with SS frets might pull me in to purchase one of those models.
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Anyone know if the 2020 catalog is released on the first of January like last year? Rich?
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Anyone know if the 2020 catalog is released on the first of January like last year? Rich?
This is my assumption.
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