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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Prestige RG3120 or Prestige S1540 ???

Hi all!

I have found 2 used Ibanez guitars in good price (about 450 )...
Which one do you think is the best one and why ?


Prestige RG3120
Specs:
Mahogany body with figured AAA maple overlay
Natural binding on body
3-piece maple neck
Rosewood fingerboard
24 jumbo frets
Abalone off-center dot inlays
Edge LO Pro bridge with tremolo
Gotoh strap buttons
Two humbucking pickups
DiMarzio PAF-Pro pickup at the neck
DiMarzio Tone Zone pickup at the bridge

Prestige S1540FM
Specs:
Serie: Sabre Deluxe Prestige Model: S-1540FM
made in Japan.
Body: Flame Maple/Mahogany
Neck: 3pcs. Maple/Bubinga
Neck Type: Super Wizard Fingerboard: Rosewood W/ Binding, Jumbo Frets (22)
Bridge: Lo-pro Edge
Neck Pickup: IBZ QM1 (h)
Mid Pickup: IBZ QMS1 (s)
Bridge Pickup: IBZ QM2 (h)
Pickup Wiring: 5 Positions (Split5 Switching System)
Hardware: Gold
Included Accessories: Tremolo Arms


Any help ???

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Re: Prestige RG3120 or Prestige S1540 ???

For me there isn't even a competition between those two.. I'd take that RG over the S 1540 any day of the year..
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Re: Prestige RG3120 or Prestige S1540 ???



Do you think it's quite versatile for rock/metal ?
Is the LO Pro Edge similar to an Original Floyd Rose or a Schaller Floyd Rose (as I am used to abuse the tremolo bar... )
And how about the price ? I find it quite good for 450 euros!
The only think that makes me think about it is that S1540FM is really beautiful (but RG3120 specs are indeed way better...)!
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Lo Pro edge is as good as it gets.. RG's are versatile guitars. If I could find 3120 for 450 euros I'd jump all over it in a heartbeat..
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....... If I could find 3120 for 450 euros I'd jump all over it in a heartbeat..
Agreed!! Although the S1540 is a very nice guitar. The RG3120 is the pinnacle of RG guitars, and some will argue that its the best RG-series ever made. myself included. If you pass on it, let us all know here, because someone will surely jump all over it!!!

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Sorry, I did'nt answer your other question..... RG's are designed and intended for the rock/ metal guitarist.
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....Is the LO Pro Edge similar to an Original Floyd Rose or a Schaller Floyd Rose (as I am used to abuse the tremolo bar...
No, The Lo-Pro is superior in every way. Better body mass, lower profile, better tuning stability (when equipped with locking studs-the 3120 does have them)
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Wow!
Your answers make feel that if I don't buy the 3120 right now, I will be a complete idiot!


So, 3120 is considered similar or better even than the Prestige 8570 (my dream Ibanez) ???
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