I have an RG770 (cira 1992) and a Xiphos XPT700 (2008 model year) and they both have similar sized necks that I LOVE!! I can easily reach the 24th fret and play solos / scales up to the 22nd fret with ease. I *THINK* both my necks are Wizard II's?? The Xiphos is of course neck-thru while the RG is bolt on. Anywho...
I'm considering a new Ibanez and the Iceman WAS
what I was originally attracted to. I tried an Ibanez ICT700 and the neck past the 12th fret felt like a fat baseball bat to me!
It was a bit of a struggle just to reach the 22nd fret on the high "e" string!! So my question is, is the STM1 or STM2 Iceman necks (called the STM thru-neck) the same as the (IMO) terrible neck on the ICT700?? If so, what other Ibanez guitars have the thinner necks I like? I'm guessing something with a "Wizard Prestige" or a "Super Wizard Prestige"? There's so many that I am kinda confused ha. The thing is I'm a fan of "odd" shaped guitars and it seems like these later 2 neck styles are not on anything but "standard" shaped Ibanez guitars?
I'm not against a non-Ibanez brand, but all my guitars are Ibanez....I've looked at some dean's, ESP, and Jackson's, but their websites do not give the detailed neck information (Scale/Length, Width at Nut, Width Last Fret, Thickness 1st Fret, Thickness 12th Fret, Radius) like the Ibanez site gives. Does anyone have the info for other brands in some kind of chart? I'd be willing to consider another guitar even though Ibanez is what I played for over 20 years!
Hopefully someone can comment and help me out here!