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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re Issue RGXXX and SXXX Guitars

Anyone know how good the Re Issue guitars are from the 80's? I mean, I see all these RG reissues and S series with the models stated as
RG xxx and or S xxx, but I can't tell if they're also made in Japan as the originals, etc?

Does anyone know the quality? I guess they have some with the original Dimarzio's from what I can see, and others that don't have the Dimarzio's.?

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Plenty of information here about them if you do a search. They are all made in Indonesia (so far). The RGXXV1 are from the Premium factory, the rest all regular production.
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Re: Re Issue RGXXX and SXXX Guitars

I have the RG1XXV in pink and the RG2XXV in Yellow.... at the moment, the 2XXV is my fav out of all my guitars, including Jems.... maybe just cause i put Breeds in it, but they are great guitars for the price etc.... worth checking out if your into the bright colours....
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Re: Re Issue RGXXX and SXXX Guitars

Hoosier, Are you asking about the new (2012) 25th anniversary RG's and S's or the 20th anniversary RG's (2007 RG550Rxx or RG550Mxx).........they are very different animals.
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Re: Re Issue RGXXX and SXXX Guitars

Hi Guys.. Thanks very much for the answers..
RGT, I'm asking about the one's I see online. I'm not sure which models they are, but they have a model number of : rg xxx, etc, s xxx , etc, and they have the cool 80's colors. I love the looks of them, but I'm wondering if they have the edge bridges like the old one's, etc?

I just looked, and it is the 25th anniversary!! I'm wondering if it's worth it. I think I could buy a cool jap model and add some killer pups and a paint job and have the real thing.. and do better.. I do love the looks of these though if for no other reason than I grew up listening to so many cool bands use these things.. The 80's took guitar playing to a whole new level!
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Re: Re Issue RGXXX and SXXX Guitars

The RG1xxv is the only one released so far that's a "Premium". In my opinion it's the only one that is worth the money. It has the Edge-ZeroII bridge that, by all reviews over the last year or so, is a VERY stable bridge!!!! It doesn't feel like an Edge, but it's rock solid.
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The others have the Edge Zero II bridge as well though. If you can find a good price on them they are worth a shot.
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Re: Re Issue RGXXX and SXXX Guitars

Ibanez didn't say they were re-issues...
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T:hanks guys so much..
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The others have the Edge Zero II bridge as well though. If you can find a good price on them they are worth a shot.
Agreed, but the fretwork and neck finish on the couple of RG2's that I've handled have been atrocious. Hours of work just getting them up to "not bad". I haven't seen (or handled) any RG3's but I can't imagine the necks are any better than the RG2 or the S-series.........I'd love to be wrong about that because the RG3xxv is one sexy beast!!!
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If I had the money and the space I'd be all over the RGXXV3. Awesome specs, I'd just get the frets sorted if I couldn't find a good one.
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If I had the money and the space I'd be all over the RGXXV3. Awesome specs, I'd just get the frets sorted if I couldn't find a good one.
Yeah, me too. I love the looks and could do all the extra work in my spare time.....like that exists anymore,LOL!!!!
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I just bought the RG1XXV on sale for $684 from GC. I broke a trem and went to get a replacement, while i was there, i picked up the RG1XXV and it never left my hands. For me, by far the best Ibanez i ever played for all the reasons stated on many threads. I like it sooo much im gonna put 1991 RG770GI up for sale...


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I dunno, I played an RG870 when I was testing my new amp at the store the other day, and while it's definitely a step up from the regular Indos, I did not find it that spectacular, specially for the price. Now, obviously, I am in Brazil and prices are pretty insane, so take all this with a grain of salt or two I know that I'd rather spend the same amount of money on a used 90s RG, or at least the 20th reissue.
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Re: Re Issue RGXXX and SXXX Guitars

No worrie bro, a guitar is only as good as it percieved to be by the person using it anyway.

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