hey guys, this just arrived today from rich, a used rg1421 with the tight end bridge.
only took about 5 days to get here from rich and it came in great shape. don't have time right now to restring and give a full setup, just did some minor adjustments to get it playable.
i've wanted a hardtail RG since i got my 2550z to complement it but they are such rare beasts so when i came upon this used one i just snapped it up.
first impressions were of the finish. after playing solid coloured guitars my whole life this was a nice change. while the top veneer might not be 100% symmetrical it's still beautiful and makes playing it a dream.
the tight end bridge is sick too. very lo-profile and smooth, haven't set it up yet but i'm sure it will be easy as cake. nice change from the edge zero on my rg2550z.
the tone of this thing even without a set up is such a change from my EZ 2550z guitar. the tone is just thicker and fuller in general, especially noticable on the low E and A strings. i was satisfied to hear it wail through an amp too, this thing just sings. the hardtail really makes a huge difference. fretboard is a bit dry but that's easily fixed.
i was also surprised how noticeable the extra 1mm off the neck thickness was compared to my other RG. only downsides to this guitar are that the fret ends aren't as polished/rounded as my '08 RG and ibanez has used "no name" brand tuners and cheaper input jack and strap buttons but these are all easily replaceable. the tuners seem fine anyway.
pretty impressed with the pickups too. i found the bridge quite similar to my tone zone in my 2550z which i liked. i don't really like the neck pickup at all though, seems quite fuzzy and not as full and deep as the PAF pro on my 2550. maybe i'll change them sometime.
sorry for the low quality pics, only got my phone right now.
my first RG included.
strange input jack. meh.