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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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New Rg's?

http://ibanez.com/eg/guitar.aspx?m=RGR421EXFM
http://ibanez.com/eg/guitar.aspx?m=RGT42FXQM

what country are these built in? and why does the first one use the 421 in the name like the old MIJ RG421's?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 03:43 PM
 
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Re: New Rg's?

Most likely Korea. It is not MIJ.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 04:11 PM
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Korea or Indonesia. The way the Ibanez numbering system works for their models depends on the guitar's features such as pickups, fretboard, bridge, etc. This is an RGR (the extra R meaning Reverse Headstock), but sharing the 421 with the RG421, well that'll be down to the pickup and bridge config which is the same for both guitars -- 2 x humbuckers and a fixed bridge. Examples of what I'm talking about:

RG8xxx - Japan, J custom, Dimarzio pickups, hand crafted
RG3xxx - Japan, Prestige, Dimarzio made IBZ pickups, maple top
RG2xxx - Japan, Prestige, Dimarzio made IBZ pickups
RG1xxx - Japan, Prestige, V-series pickups

RG7xx - Japan, Wizard neck, later models had direct-mounted pickups, early ones did not
RG6xx - Japan, Wizard neck, direct mounted QM series pickups -- similar to the RG700 series, but only intended for Europe
RG5xx - Japan, Wizard neck, Edge Pro
RG4xx - Japan, Wizard II neck, Edge Pro
RG3xx - Indonesia (was Korea), wizard II neck, Egde III (was Edge Pro II)
RG2xx - Indonesia (was Korea), Wizard II neck, non-locking trem
RG1xx - Indonesia (was Korea), Wizard II neck, pickguard, non-locking trem
RGx7x - H-S-H pickup configuration, direct-mounted (if Prestige), sharktooth inlay
RGx5x - H-S-H, pickguard
RGx2x - H-H, direct-mounted (if Prestige)
RGxx7 - seven string
RGxx1 - hard tail

EXAMPLES:

RG2550 = RG2xxx + 5xx + x5x

RG2550 = Japan, Prestige, Dimarzio made IBZ pickups, Wizard neck, H-S-H, pickguard
RG370 = Indonesia (was Korea), Wizard II neck, H-S-H, sharktooth inlay, Edge III
RG321 = Indonesia (was Korea) , Wizard II neck, H-H, hardtail
RG1527 = Japan, prestige, V-series pickups, Wizard neck, Edge Pro, H-H, direct-mounted (if Prestige), 7-string

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: New Rg's?

thanks for the info. I figured they weren't MIJ but I was confused as to why they had the 421 in the name.

I dont like the color of either one of these and I'm not a huge fan of Mahagony or crappy emg pickups.

But the reverse headstock and fixed bridge is pretty cool and they are only $450 or something so...
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Yeah, it'd be nice to see more reverse headstocks. I'm not sold on the RG421, though, I can't help but think it's a cheap guitar trying to look more expensive.
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Re: New Rg's?

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Yeah, it'd be nice to see more reverse headstocks. I'm not sold on the RG421, though, I can't help but think it's a cheap guitar trying to look more expensive.
Yeah i totally agree.

I would like to see a MIJ RG with a fixed bridge and an orginal wizard neck though.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 04:37 PM
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Re: New Rg's?

Indeed, there's a few people asking for the same thing.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 06:28 PM
 
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Re: New Rg's?

Yea like that fixed bridge thats on the SEVEN. It's real heavy duty looking. It makes the milk in my stomach turn to yogurt knowing that thing is made in Korea.
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I don't mind the fact that it's MIK as much as the ridiculous "SEVEN" inlay, but both of those things are enough to make me avoid purchasing the guitar. I think apart from the inlay it's one of the best looking Ibanez guitars for years.
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For sure. I hate that inlay.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 06:54 PM
 
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Re: New Rg's?

RG4xx/RG5xx doesnt come with EdgePro. Edge/LoPro for the 5xx, MIK RG4xx comes with LoTRSII while the MIJ ones with LoTRS. IIRC only the 2003 MIJ RG450LTD comes with an EdgePro.
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