RG vs RG
The correct answer is two completely different neck shapes. *The RG5** has a Wizard, while the RG4** (and below) has a Wizard II.
WARNING:The following is not fact, but a personal belief.
You know, I still find it hard to believe that there is a different plant which manufactures essentially the same parts. *How is that cost effective? *Is it really true that there are two seperate plants pumping out 550's and 470's?
There are some obvious differences aside from the neck shape - assembly issues, hardware and electronics. *But aside from that, should we really believe that the bodies and necks are really manufactured in another plant? *
One more point, I know in the Guitar gallery here, it says that the VSK and VDY have Wizard necks, but I've felt both (not measured though) and the neck on those two Jems seem quite a bit smaller than a Wizard. *Which leads me to believe that it is actually a Wizard II neck. *Now, did Ibanez put a Korean neck on a Japanese guitar, or do they put Japanese necks on a Korean guitar? *Either my hands & memory are screwed up or there is some misinformation from Ibanez.
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