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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Jem7v, RG8470F JCustom, or RGPR3

In the market for a new guitar and pretty much narrowed it down and wanted some opinions... 08 Jem7v for 1700, Red flamed 07 RG8470F J Custom for 1500, or 99 RGPR3 for1300?

Which is the better deal / best guitar?
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 08:32 AM
 
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Re: Jem7v, RG8470F JCustom, or RGPR3

If the Red Spinel 8470F on the bay is one of your targets, go for it. Incredible instrument.
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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 08:59 AM
 
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Re: Jem7v, RG8470F JCustom, or RGPR3

J Custom .
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 09:00 AM
 
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Re: Jem7v, RG8470F JCustom, or RGPR3

vote for RGPR 3.
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 09:29 AM
 
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Re: Jem7v, RG8470F JCustom, or RGPR3

Definitely the RG-PR3 (especially for that price)! I have a RG-PR1 and it's by far my favorite Ibanez ever! It's hard to confirm but the few sites mentioning the RG-PRx guitars say that the run was limited to 12 each. I paid $1850 for mine in 2005 and despite the "Prestige" label it's definitely a J-Custom build.
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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Jem7v, RG8470F JCustom, or RGPR3

Aw... y'all were supposed to all agree on one guitar to make my decision easier.
I am having them answer some questions for me, maybe negotiate a bit. Their response will probably be the deciding factor.
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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 11:20 AM
 
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Re: Jem7v, RG8470F JCustom, or RGPR3

I had an rgpr-2.Definitely a jcustom quality instrument.The neck is an ultra.A bit thicker than the jem but it was still very comfortable.As far as I remember there were 12 of each bought as a special run by gc in texas.pickups were air norton tone zone.For the price I vote the rgpr.
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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 11:37 AM
 
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Re: Jem7v, RG8470F JCustom, or RGPR3

JC again.
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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 01:12 PM
 
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Re: Jem7v, RG8470F JCustom, or RGPR3

RGPR3!! BIG TIME !

(good price too,if u ask me)

Good luck!
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Jem7v, RG8470F JCustom, or RGPR3

Thanks for all of the feedback guys!
I am mostly worried about the age of the RGPR3. 1999 seems so long ago. Not to mention I am a sucker for the HSH. Sweet design though.
Lovin the vine on the J Custom! That White Sands one on the bay had my head turn... didn't want to hit the 2K mark.
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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 01:44 PM
 
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Re: Jem7v, RG8470F JCustom, or RGPR3

I have a JCRG8470F and it is a great, great guitar, beautifully made and finished instrument. The rarity factor and price would be pulling me towards the RGPR3, which is a great guitar as well. Tough call but a nice choice to have to make.
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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 01:48 PM
 
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Re: Jem7v, RG8470F JCustom, or RGPR3

If I had $1400 right now your decision would be a lot easier because that RG-PR3 would not still be for sale :P
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post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Jem7v, RG8470F JCustom, or RGPR3

Got the Spinel. They dropped the price for me and have not heard from the RGPR3 seller. Guess I will have to find it in my heart to live with my new J Custom.
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post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 02:20 PM
 
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Re: Jem7v, RG8470F JCustom, or RGPR3

Congrats. I was about to write a note here that someone should go and grab it.
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post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 03:08 PM
 
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Re: Jem7v, RG8470F JCustom, or RGPR3

Good choice! Post pics when you can!

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