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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-10-2006, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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prestige or no?

Im choosing between a rg1570 or s520ex. I once owned a ibanez s470dxqm, but i got a really bad one and i sold it away within a week. There is buzzing on the bridge and there is a lump on the neck! And i thought i was lucky to get a MIK instead of a MII one, infact my friends MII rg321 is better than mine. My dream guitar is a white or donnie radius btw. Which one should i get? I play ballads and melodic stuff
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-10-2006, 09:03 AM
 
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Re: prestige or no?

There are a lot of differences between the RG1570 and the S520, such as body woods, pickup configuration, number of frets etc. Did you try out the S470 before you bought it? Because with MIK guitars, quality consistency is the main issue, same goes for Indonesian guitars. In regard to your original question, yes I'd go for a prestige. Why? Because it's a ****ing MIJ Prestige.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-10-2006, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: prestige or no?

I ordered it online
I am also considering 2550 and 2570, I really preferred a superstrat with pickguard but the small dots inlay doesn't seem appealing to me. I think i will settle down for a rg instead
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-11-2006, 03:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: prestige or no?

I have decided to go for the prestige line =)
My main concern now is whether to wait for namm07 or get a 2550 right now. I have a fetish for pickguards and dots inlay have a slight turn off for me
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-11-2006, 04:05 AM
 
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Re: prestige or no?

I have just bought a RG2550e and I love it! The neck is lovely and thin, it fits your palm really well. The looks are amazing. Quality hardware, my only nag is the pickups although they are good for stocks but i plan to upgrade them.
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I have decided to go for the prestige line =)
My main concern now is whether to wait for namm07 or get a 2550 right now. I have a fetish for pickguards and dots inlay have a slight turn off for me
Since winter NAMM is only two months away, I'd say wait. There might be better choices in the line up next year.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-11-2006, 07:24 PM
 
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Re: prestige or no?

if i were going after a S series guitar i´d look for the Prestige model... dont know if is it made on japan or korea, but it looks great...
but if that is to expensive get the 2550, which is the best pickguard guitar out-here for me... i have one
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-12-2006, 12:29 AM
 
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Current S Prestige guitars are now Korean made. If you want a Japanese one, you'd have to look for a pre-04 model.
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Re: prestige or no?

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Since winter NAMM is only two months away, I'd say wait. There might be better choices in the line up next year.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-12-2006, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: prestige or no?

oh man, i really cant wait for that but i guess thats my best choice. =) I will be really pissed if namm is as boring as last year
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-12-2006, 05:09 PM
 
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I have just bought a RG2550e and I love it! The neck is lovely and thin, it fits your palm really well. The looks are amazing. Quality hardware, my only nag is the pickups although they are good for stocks but i plan to upgrade them.


Does you neck have a thin satin type finish or thick clear coat?
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-12-2006, 11:47 PM
 
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Does you neck have a thin satin type finish or thick clear coat?
its a satin finish on all Prestige's.
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