Re: I've bought my first Ibanez -- J-custom RG8470A!!
Wow, thank you guys for the warm welcome! It's very nice to see you guys posting pictures of your beloved RG8470A!
I am surprised that I didn't get flamed either! I've visited several Ibanez forums and people don't usually like PRS guitars. I was debating between getting a PRS Custom 24 and an Ibanez and people on PRS forums actually encouraged me to get an Ibanez if I want a shredder!
My dream has always been having an Ibanez JEM, either 7vwh or the floral one. However, a close friend of mine has recently sold his JEM (which I have played) and moved on to a J-Custom. He said something very inspiring to me, "You already have a PRS Modern Eagle, so although the Custom 24 is good, you'll always view it as a lesser PRS. Why don't you switch things up a little and get the top-of-the-line guitar from another manufacturer?"
So here I am, with my J-custom, although I'm still GASing for a white JEM or a blue JEM, but having compared the JEM and the J-Custom, I find the J-Custom more to my liking.
Some questions for you guys:
1) Do you guys usually mod your J-Custom? If yes, what are some usual mods? To be honest with you, I don't like the stock pickups that much and might be dropping some SD pickups in my J-custom. Yay or nay? =)
2) How do you guys remember all the model names? I mean...there's 8470F, 8470A, 8270, etc...Don't you guys get confused? I guess Japanese people are very systematic and would name the guitars according to the options they have, as opposed to Fender Strat 19XX reissue model, type c neck, xxx kind of pickup, xxx type of finish, etc.
3) Last question, please. This is for ALL RG8470A owners. Do your guitars come in Prestige case or JC case? I know they're essentially the same case, but I just want to know. According to the seller (who is very reputable and has a wonderful service!! Highly recommended!), Ibanez still used Prestige cases for J-customs in 2006.