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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2016, 05:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Ibanez prestige 3120 or Prestige RG 655

Hello folks,

I need some help because I'm not familiar with the latest ibanez models.

I have the choice between a used Prestige 3120 mahagony (2005) and a new prestige RG 655 in a nice orange color...

Which one will you choose and why ?
The 3120 got a low pro edge and the 655 the edge
Both have Di-Marzio pickups (the real one, not the crappy IBZ/....

Prices are very cloth, the 655 is about 1200 USD and the 3120 is 950 USD....

Thanks for your help !

All the best.

Pierre

here is the 655 : http://www.richtonemusic.co.uk/produ..._rg655-fso.asp

and the 3120


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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2016, 08:16 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez prestige 3120 or Prestige RG 655

This is just my opinion:

However, here it is (not very technical I am afraid)

These are both guitars that are on my list to obtain at some point.

My preference would be an RG3120 with low pro if I had a choice (preferred pick up configuration & trem), but of the guitars you mentioned I would probably go with the RG655 as I love the colour & prefer the edge to the edge pro.

However, price is a big factor & their have been several 655's available in mint/near mint recently for around the 750-800 USD price point.

Just missed out on a 3120 & 655 recently due to circumstance sadly.

I doubt either of them is bad choice but which ever one I bought i'd probably still want the other. ....sigh

Sorry probably not much help reading this back.

All the best

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2016, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez prestige 3120 or Prestige RG 655

Thanks a lot Bargie for your help.

In Europe (and in France) prices are very expansive for old ibanez since 5 years...

The 3120 is not expansive compared to the new price of the same model...

I love the Edge tremolo, but love the pickups config on the 3120...
I think there will be no issue regarding the neck and studs and knife of the edge pro...

I just find a RG550 from 1989 in DY finish, mint cond, and this is a guitar I really love too, one of the top range Ibanez models...

Will wait for other review.

Thanks again.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2016, 10:15 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez prestige 3120 or Prestige RG 655

RG655s are nice. h-s-h basswood. They're newer, which means they won't be too hard to find compared the the RG3120 you listed.

That RG3120 is one of the most beautiful Prestiges I've seen. I doubt you'll come across this one again for a long while. Do not hesitate for a second.

I would definitely snatch that RG3120 right away. That top is just gorgeous.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2016, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez prestige 3120 or Prestige RG 655

Thanks for your reply.

Just have the seller on phone about the 3120.
he did a greta work on the body and put off the varnish to have an "oiled" finish for the mahagony body....

It looks stunning !



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No RG 655, No RG 3120 but a RG from 1989........

Thanks for your help, find the RG 550 awesome !!!!!!!!
Old but killer guitar , neck and tremolo and mint cond for a 27 years old...

Happy !!!!!!!!


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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-19-2016, 12:15 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez prestige 3120 or Prestige RG 655

How much did you pay for that RG550? Isn't the headstock supposed to be yellow too?
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-19-2016, 07:02 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez prestige 3120 or Prestige RG 655

That screenshot of the RG looks like it's from Greenwoods Music in the UK: if it is them, they overprice on a lot of things and I've seen a couple of things in eBay feedbacks/online reviews that suggest they overprice massively and also describe the product condition better than as it is.

To me both the RG3xxx and RG655 sound like better value. I'd personally go with the RG655 as it hasn't been refinished, so it will hold better resale value, and has current model year neck/trem which will be easier to find parts for. Plus the orange finish on those RG655's are very nice!
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-25-2016, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez prestige 3120 or Prestige RG 655

You're right comes from Greenwood but the deal stops...

I'm waiting for the refund on paypal and then I'll buy the RG655....

Was thinking of the RG2550 but I heard and read bad feedback of the the Edge-Zero tremolo bridge w/ZPS3..... Is that true ????

Thanks.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-04-2016, 05:53 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez prestige 3120 or Prestige RG 655

i have a rg655 and its probs the best morden recent ibanez,ive had loadsa jems and prestige and this 655 is probs as good as any of them,its now my main guitar i also have jem 7bfp but its not as good as 655
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Re: Ibanez prestige 3120 or Prestige RG 655

The beauty with the RG655 is that they're new, production guitars, so there're no age related issues and they're easy enough to find. They're a great choice

I would prefer the RG3120, but ONLY if I knew it was in great shape and had really been looked after, not modified and repainted etc etc.
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Re: Ibanez prestige 3120 or Prestige RG 655

that rg655 is 1 of the best if not thee best newer ibanez models.ive always played high end guitars and i swear down rg655 is just as good as anything ive ever played.id never part with mine its crazy good.
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