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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Mahogany or basswood?

I got a used rgr420exfm at GC and wanted to know if it has a mahogany or basswood body?
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Re: Mahogany or basswood?

According to the Ibanez catalog--Basswood. The RGR421EXFM has a mahogany body.



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Re: Mahogany or basswood?

basswood
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Re: Mahogany or basswood?

yup...basswood.

http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/RGR420EX
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mine is the older one with the flame maple veneer?

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According to the Ibanez catalog--Basswood. The RGR421EXFM has a mahogany body.
the one i got was made for GC only it is a RGR420EXFM with a edge III trem?
they said it was mahogany? any sure tell tale signs of mahogany? the grain on the body(sides and back) looks like it is mahogany? i thought ibanez didnt use translucent or clear finishes because basswood looks real ugly unfinished?
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Re: Mahogany or basswood?

Should still be basswood, the fm would be Flamed Maple top. Doesn't look to bad to me

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the one i got was made for GC only it is a RGR420EXFM with a edge III trem?
they said it was mahogany? any sure tell tale signs of mahogany? the grain on the body(sides and back) looks like it is mahogany? i thought ibanez didnt use translucent or clear finishes because basswood looks real ugly unfinished?

theres really no confusing mahogany and basswood if you can see it lol. that said, is it a light or heavier guitar?
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mine is the older one with the flame maple veneer?

That's what the FM stands for--Flamed Maple, and it's just the top veneer. Yours may have been made for GC, but it's still in the catalog. It could have been that color was done for GC.



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Re: Mahogany or basswood?

show a pic of the wood grain (probably the back of the guitar) then we can help you
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the one i got was made for GC only it is a RGR420EXFM with a edge III trem?
they said it was mahogany? any sure tell tale signs of mahogany? the grain on the body(sides and back) looks like it is mahogany? i thought ibanez didnt use translucent or clear finishes because basswood looks real ugly unfinished?
Ugly unfinished???....LMAO!!!

You guys knew I was going to do this.... right??

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Ugly unfinished???....LMAO!!!

You guys knew I was going to do this.... right??

Cool it looks like my mom's kitchen floor lol
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Ugly unfinished???....LMAO!!!

You guys knew I was going to do this.... right??

The Ikeabanez?

Looks great imho.

Rock on!
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Re: Mahogany or basswood?

Needs a black or veneer headstock - but looks pretty cool

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Re: Mahogany or basswood?

Thanks guys i knew GC was full of it,some of the screws already stripped the holes for the mounting rings which means it is a soft wood and the guitar is pretty light . I also heard that ibanez on the lower priced models use sapele and not actual mahogany?
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