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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-11-2007, 02:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Meanings of RG,S,SZ,...

So what does it stand for?

RG
GRG
S
SZ
SA
X
GAX
JTK
IC
AR
AF
AK/AG
AFS
AGS
AS
AWD
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-11-2007, 04:00 AM
 
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Re: Meanings of RG,S,SZ,...

Hmm, thatīs a good question.

Maybe RG stands for RockGuitar? ;-)
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Re: Meanings of RG,S,SZ,...

I believe the the Ibanez book the RG came from "roadstar guitars", I could be wrong. It's been awhile since I read that.
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Re: Meanings of RG,S,SZ,...

RG = Road star
GRG GAX = Gio
S = Saber
SZ = ?
SA = Semi acoustic
X = Xiphos or just ' X-series', I'm not sure.
JTK Jet king
IC = Iceman
AR AF AK/AG AFS AGS AS AWD = Artcore / Artist / Art field/ Art star, I don't know all the exact names.


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Re: Meanings of RG,S,SZ,...

My GUESSES:

RG = Roadstar or Rock Guitar
GRG = Good Rock Guitar
S = Slim (low carb bread, no mayo)
SZ = Slim with extra meat (the z in a to z, more massive body)
SA = Slim with no meat (the a in a to z so you're getting less body)
X = X Treme
GAX = This is the sound you make after you play one.
JTK = Jet King
IC = Ice Man
AR = Artist
AF = Artcore Full-Hollow
AK/AG = Artcore somethingoranother
AFS = Artcre Full-Hollow w/Stupid Vibrato
AGS = Artcore Guitar Slim (it is skinnier than its brothers)
AS = Artcore Semi-Acoustic
AWD = All wheel drive
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Re: Meanings of RG,S,SZ,...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibanez#Electric_guitars

www.ibanezregister.com

On Ibanezregister, go to the old gallery, and the subsequently to 'The guitars'. There are a lot of names there.

Alwin

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Re: Meanings of RG,S,SZ,...

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My GUESSES:

RG = Roadstar or Rock Guitar
GRG = Good Rock Guitar
S = Slim (low carb bread, no mayo)
SZ = Slim with extra meat (the z in a to z, more massive body)
SA = Slim with no meat (the a in a to z so you're getting less body)
X = X Treme
GAX = This is the sound you make after you play one.
JTK = Jet King
IC = Ice Man
AR = Artist
AF = Artcore Full-Hollow
AK/AG = Artcore somethingoranother
AFS = Artcre Full-Hollow w/Stupid Vibrato
AGS = Artcore Guitar Slim (it is skinnier than its brothers)
AS = Artcore Semi-Acoustic
AWD = All wheel drive


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Re: Meanings of RG,S,SZ,...

JEM

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Re: Meanings of RG,S,SZ,...

EDIT: sorry kirk, I stole your GAX explanation and didn't even realize it

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GAX = This is the sound you make after you play one.

AWD = All wheel drive
LMAO hahaha GAX haha
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Re: Meanings of RG,S,SZ,...

RG - Rock Guitar or Roadstar Guitar
GRG - Gio RG
S - Saber
SZ - Not sure on this, bet is has something to do with the S or a Strat though.
SA - Saber Arch? These are an S with a flat back.
X - Well, there was an X-series back in the 80's. Possible X-treme. lol
GAX - Gio AX. AX is probably "Artist X-treme". lol
JTK- Jetking
IC - Iceman
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Re: Meanings of RG,S,SZ,...

RG = Roadstar Guitar. Not Rock Guitar. They wanted something similar to Gibson's "SG" name. Rich Lasner confirms this in his interview on Nuno's site. Good interview, everyone here should read it.

SZ = this was developed from the S (Saber). I don't know what the Z is for.

Just to add another: EX = Experimental.
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RG = Roadstar Guitar. Not Rock Guitar. They wanted something similar to Gibson's "SG" name.

Rich Lasner confirms this in his interview on Nuno's site.

SZ = this was developed from the S (Saber). I don't know what the Z is for.

Just to add another: EX = Experimental.
Figured it was Roadstar, but I've heard both so just covered the bases. lol
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-11-2007, 12:43 PM
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Re: Meanings of RG,S,SZ,...

No worries. Most people seem to think it's "Rock Guitar", this question comes up about 300 times a week on the official Ibanez forums.

OK, I exaggerated a little bit.
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Re: Meanings of RG,S,SZ,...

I always thought that they called it simply RG to take the place of both the Roadster and the Roadstar Guitars. But what the hell do I know??
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