Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Cincinnati, OH USA
RG 3120 Best Guitar for the money?
Personally, I like the pickups, but that could be one of those ice cream things. The Tone Zone in the bridge is killer... awesome harmonics, nice sustain, pretty balanced all the way across. The PAF Pro is pretty smooth... it's not quite as smooth as an Air Norton (what is?). The split positions are pretty nice also... they're relatively bright and crisp, with just a touch of twang.
If I had my choice between the JS1000, FP, and the 3120, I'd take the 3120. The FP would be a second choice, not far behind--it has a thicker neck, and doesn't have quite as deep of a tone since it's basswood instead of mahogany. The JS1000 is kinda not comparable--it's got a completely different feel to it (which, as I've discovered with time, I really don't get into).
Hope this helps!