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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-13-2014, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD: Japan-exclusive Prestige RG

This is my first post, I think. Or at least it's my first NGD thread on Jemsite. I had a 2007 RG550MXX in Road Flare, but I didn't get along with the heel. It was such a cool looking guitar, but ultimately the heel didn't make me sad about letting it go to someone else.

I ordered this guitar from Ikebe Gakki the day after my 24th birthday.

It's an RG2820.

Here are the pics!





















*Mahogany body with a quilted maple top (natural mahogany "binding" on the sides of the body).
*Rosewood fingerboard; 5-piece maple & walnut neck.
*Matching quilted maple headstock.
*Edge Zero (would have preferred a LoPro or at least an Original Edge).
* DIRECT MOUNT (!!!) DiMarzio Air Norton (neck); Tone Zone (bridge) - 5-way switching which rules. Really stratty tones for the split positions.

I changed the pink ClipLock for a black one and put Elixir 10's on it. It's amazing.

Enjoy!
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-13-2014, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD: Japan-exclusive Prestige RG

Before (frets cleaned, un-oiled board):



After (frets cleaned, oiled board):

I did change the ISO for the second picture because it was like 10 minutes later, but you can tell the board has taken on an awesomely dark colour.
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Re: NGD: Japan-exclusive Prestige RG

Very nice!
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Very nice!
Cheers! I love it.
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-13-2014, 08:37 PM
 
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Re: NGD: Japan-exclusive Prestige RG

Quite a beauty! Many congrats!
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First off......Welcome to Jemsite Darkness!!

Second......HOLY MOTHER OF PEARL! That's one gorgeous guitar.... I'd have dumped three 550's to get my hands on that one. Helluva nice guitar and a helluva first NGD.
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Yeah congrats!
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-14-2014, 02:35 AM
 
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I've seen those around, really cool guitar Ikebe has an Ikebe-only RG like this one, but it's a flame maple top instead of quilt. I like that one a lot more, but it's more expensive than the 2820
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First off......Welcome to Jemsite Darkness!!

Second......HOLY MOTHER OF PEARL! That's one gorgeous guitar.... I'd have dumped three 550's to get my hands on that one. Helluva nice guitar and a helluva first NGD.
It's really nice, although to be truthful last night was a bad night. I got given a really nice watch for my birthday, and I managed to scratch the inside of the lower horn of the guitar while I was playing. Teaches me to play a guitar while wearing a watch...
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It's really nice, although to be truthful last night was a bad night. I got given a really nice watch for my birthday, and I managed to scratch the inside of the lower horn of the guitar while I was playing. Teaches me to play a guitar while wearing a watch...
I'm sure your nursing a major bruise on the forehead as well?


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I'm sure your nursing a major bruise on the forehead as well?


Yep. I'm over it now. Currently getting used to the Edge Zero. I came straight from Schaller Floyds, Edge's and Edge LoPro's.
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That is a gorgeous guitar! I LOVE the Prestige models (I own 3) and they are the nicest playing Ibanez guitars I have ever played - nicer than my Jem. Love the top on that guitar too! Give the Edge Zero some time - I think it will grow on you. I have the EZ bridge on 2 of my Ibbies and it is my fave bridge. Congrats man!!!
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That is a gorgeous guitar! I LOVE the Prestige models (I own 3) and they are the nicest playing Ibanez guitars I have ever played - nicer than my Jem. Love the top on that guitar too! Give the Edge Zero some time - I think it will grow on you. I have the EZ bridge on 2 of my Ibbies and it is my fave bridge. Congrats man!!!
It really is an amazing guitar. I took out the ZPS so it works more or less like a regular Floyd Rose now. God I'd love to put a LoPro in it!
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It really is an amazing guitar. I took out the ZPS so it works more or less like a regular Floyd Rose now. God I'd love to put a LoPro in it!
Lo pro won't fit, sadly

I had a time where I was second guessing my EZ ibanezes (I have 2, RG2550 and RG1550) but I left the ZPS in and it's perfect for what I want it to do.

My 2550 is getting a major pup upgrade soon so I'm so happy
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Beautiful, congrats.
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