Re: New neon RGs - they're not popular enough
Bikeman does like neon's!
That's an understatement, right bikeman?
But anyway, I'm convinced it's the price. In fact I remember a thread on here a while back where lots of people were put off by the price and saying they could pick up a used one for so much less. If they were a few hundred bucks / pounds / whatever cheaper, they would undoubtedly be more popular. I can hardly blame anyone for thinking this way, but me, I don't mind because I'm getting one from the USA and saving a significant amount of money. The RG550 is my favourite guitar of all time, but if I'd had to pay the UK price I would have said "shove it, Ibanez!". As it stands, I won't be paying all that much more than I did for my original Road Flare 20 years ago, plus this one is made better (especially the neck), it's got the matching case (my original didn't), plus the special touch of being a limited edition / collectible model. I paid £400 for a faded 550 back in the day, so that equates to around $800. I'm paying $899 for the 20th. To me, that's a total bargain, but £849 UK list price? Forget it. I would rather buy an oldie and have money left over.
They shouldn't have priced it higher than the RG2550, that was very wrong, especially when it's not really a Prestige.
Last edited by Dee; 03-26-2007 at 01:36 PM.