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Old 03-05-2012, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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J-Custom RG 1880: Need help!

So, I bought this Ibanez J-Custom RG 1880 about 3 years ago on Ebay for around $1,000. This is by far the best guitar I have owned in terms of tone. To give you an idea of the guitars I compare this J-C to, I've owned 5 Ibanez RG Prestige (top of the line ones), 1 Music Man John Petrucci model, 1 Jem 777v, 2 regular Ibanez RG, and some other guitars not worth mentioning. I sold all of them because I was never truly happy with any of them. This J-C is the only guitar I've ever been happy with. However, I do not have much information on it! So I have come to the Ibanez gurus to get some info on it, and the J-C guitars overall. I did read the J-C vs Prestige sticky but found it to be outdated and filled with mixed opinions and angry debates. So here are my questions:

1. Are these hand crafted?

2. Is this specific model what you guys call "bottom of the barrel J-C"?

3. Around what would be the going price for these nowadays?

4. Is there now a definite answer on J-C being "better" or even "different" than J-Cs? As I said, I've owned 5 Prestige and none of them came close to this guitar, so I would be surprised if J-Cs are just Prestige with a different name.

Here's a pic; thank you for your help in advanced!

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Old 03-05-2012, 04:31 AM
 
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Re: J-Custom RG 1880: Need help!

1880's are really nice guitars : same quality as nowadays 3K+ JCs, but with different specifications.
There's no vine inlay, but lovely offset dots and gorgeious sunbursts.
Mine is a RGS one, yours seems to be Turquoise (BBS ?)
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the info! Yeah, mine is the BBS and I love the color. Though one day I may just buy another one in a different color if I ever find it, just to have more of the same guitar. I just love it that much. Please keep the information coming. Thanks!
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:56 PM
 
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Re: J-Custom RG 1880: Need help!

I have one of these in Vintage Violin. Really great guitar. Love the J Custom neck profile on the RG1880's.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:23 AM
 
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Re: J-Custom RG 1880: Need help!

I know what you mean. I love mine. Had it for a few months now.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:24 AM
 
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I know what you mean. I love mine. Had it for a few months now.


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Old 03-16-2012, 01:47 PM
 
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Awesome guitar. Love that finish. I think that's the
rarest of all the RG1880 finishes.
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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Here's mine (Royal Green Sunburst)





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Old 03-25-2012, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: J-Custom RG 1880: Need help!

Wow, thanks for those pics, guys! They look bad ass in both those colors! I may like them more than mine! Really sweet guitars. Hey Daemon, can you post a pic of your vintage violin one? I would love to see it in that color as well.
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:19 AM
 
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Wow, thanks for those pics, guys! They look bad ass in both those colors! I may like them more than mine! Really sweet guitars. Hey Daemon, can you post a pic of your vintage violin one? I would love to see it in that color as well.
Here you go mate:





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Old 03-26-2012, 10:01 AM
 
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Here you go mate:





Now that is one beautiful guitar. I'd take one of these over a dozen Prestige RGs.

Rock on!
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:35 AM
 
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Nice thread, I love these guitars!

Peace

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Old 03-26-2012, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dude! Beautiful guitar, thanks for posting it! I'll take some nice pictures of mine and post them soon.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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Those are really awesome! Loving the OPs color and also the that green burst! Wish I could get my hands on one of these. The only thing is I wish they did not have a middle single. On 24 fret guitars it just looks too compressed to me. No doubt they sound amazing though.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: J-Custom RG 1880: Need help!

I finally took the time to snap some pictures of my guitar. Here they are:







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