Re: Prestige RG question..
A veneer top is usually only a few mm thick, maybe 2 or 3. A "legit" top might be 20 mm thick. The RGA420Z has a 17 mm top for example. You also pay top dollar for it. The nice thing about a veneer is you get the awesome looks without the high price. As far as tone is concerned, a veneer isn't going to affect it. A "legit" top generally makes the guitar sound a little brighter. Mahogany and maple are basically opposites on the tonal spectrum btw.
The new RG Premiums have a veneer top. If they had a solid maple top, they'd cost at least double if not triple. Rich should be posting his opinion on the Premiums soon, he just got a bunch of them.
Scroll down a few posts to Rich's.
Last edited by xXLinkageXx; 03-01-2011 at 06:56 PM.