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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-25-2012, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG1420 or RG920, thoughts?

Hi all

Looking for your advice on this. I am looking for another Ibanez guitar with a HxH configuration. I can get a RG1420 for $700 or a RG920 (premium) for $900. Which would you pick? I know there are issues with the RG1420 (i.e tuners, input barrel, etc) but it is still branded as a prestige. Pickups will not matter as I will swap these out anyways.
As a point of reference, I have a RG1560 and RG450MDX.

Thanks in advance,

Jeff
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Re: RG1420 or RG920, thoughts?

Well, I have two RG1420F's,,,,bought the black haze burst and liked it so much, I ended up selling some other guitars to get the red one, too. I also have two Jems, a PGM, and a 3120F. What I have observed is that the feel, craftsmanship, and incredible shredd-ability of the 1420's is right on par with the more expensive Ibanez's I have. Yes, I did have to spend a bunch of extra money buying hardshell cases and Dimarzios for the 1420's......and if these guitars had come with these extras , then they wouldn't have been $999.00. Now they are cheaper just cuz everyone who has them left is selling them as "clearance" items. So, yeah, they may have been lower on the price list for the prestige line,,,,but they didn't even come with a case like other prestiges,,,so the price is misleading. I would wholeheartedly recommend a 1420,,,PRESTIGE!
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 09:30 AM
 
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Re: RG1420 or RG920, thoughts?

well, both guitars are pretty similar, so it just depends on whether youd prefer the EZ2 or the edge pro. I personally would go for the 920 with the ez2, but then, i dont really like edge pros....
the point is, it depends on the bridge. the quality, is probably a bit better on the prestige, but the premium is in no way bad.
my advice?? go for the premium.
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