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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-18-2016, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD: RG752AHM - ash bodied, maple boarded RG7

First, crappy cell phone pic:


Not sure what's up with the orientation, but I'm at work and it's a cell phone pic anyway; I'll take better pics either tonight or over the weekend.

Not sure why this one's called the AHM, since the color name is Nebula Green Flat, but whatever. It's an ash bodied, maple necked RG7 with a maple fretboard. That's pretty much all I ever wanted from Ibanez - I managed to hold out all of about 24 hours, but I'd pre-ordered one from Matt's Music the day after they were announced, and it came in earlier this week (couldn't get down to pick it up before last night).

Overall, I dig it. It's no match for my similarly-spec'd Suhr Modern, but at between a third and a half of the price, I'd be more concerned if it was. Very comfortable neck, thin but not too thin, reminiscent of my old 1527 I dug the hell out of. Fret ends could have used a little more love (though I'm spoiled on my Suhr), but the frets themselves are very even, and this can take lower action without buzzing than I'd want (and, to be honest, than I would have expected). There's some flaws in the wood, but this is a player so that doesn't really phase me, and Matt's had two in stock and this was the one I chose (I ever-so-slightly preferred the neck on this one) so nothing to complain about there - if it bugged me, I'd have taken the other one.

I'll have some video action up soon with clips - great sounding guitar, unplugged very reminiscent of my Suhr, and I dig the neck PAF7 more than I do the AN7 currently in my Suhr. Jury's still out on the bridge, but maybe it's the pickups and maybe it's the thinner strings than I usually use, but it's a VERY articulate rhythm tone. The pickups are a tad fuzzy, but backing them off a little further than where they were when they shipped helped (this made a world of difference for the TZ7 currently in my Suhr, incidently). Better upper access than the Suhr, as well.

Overall, very comfy guitar, great spec list, and fit and finish is excellent for a production guitar of about this price. More thoughts a couple months down the road once I've got it set up to my taste and broken in a bit, but the first impression is very solid.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-18-2016, 01:02 PM
 
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Re: NGD: RG752AHM - ash bodied, maple boarded RG7

Nice! Enjoy it!
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Re: NGD: RG752AHM - ash bodied, maple boarded RG7

God damn you and your ability to get all the nice Ibanez models in the US

Such a nice looking guitar. If these become available where I am I will definitely be getting one.

Happy NGD
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Re: NGD: RG752AHM - ash bodied, maple boarded RG7

That is a beauty! Many congrats!
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Re: NGD: RG752AHM - ash bodied, maple boarded RG7

Yeah, it's a cool guitar - looks great, plays great, sounds great. I gotta get the 9s off that it shipped with, but so far I dig it.
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I gotta get the 9s off that it shipped with, but so far I dig it.
Man, that's gonna mean a new setup! Don't do it!
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Hahaha. I don't mind setting up guitars at all.
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Re: NGD: RG752AHM - ash bodied, maple boarded RG7

Very cool. Good to see one of these in someone's hands.
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Re: NGD: RG752AHM - ash bodied, maple boarded RG7

How do the larger dots feel compared to the smaller ones?
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How do the larger dots feel compared to the smaller ones?
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Re: NGD: RG752AHM - ash bodied, maple boarded RG7

Happy NGD! This model really caught my eye this year. I really hope they make a 7 string koa top RG for 2016!
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