Re: is the RG1550M a good guitar
I have never seen ebony used on any Jem or RG fingerboard. Also the fret ends on my RG 1550ML are just as nicely finished as the ones on my JEM. If you are going to complain about fret ends then buy a bound neck, I love raw necks like the maple one on the RG 1550 ML. Lets also not forget that you are paying thousands more for a JEM and those great volume and tone pots that essentially cost ibanez 6 bucks!! If you put 300 bucks into a Prestige RG it is damn near the exact same thing as a JEM, minus the inlay work. I would also like to assure you that IBANEZ is using the same maple for all there necks weather it be Prestige or JEM it just happens that they save the pieces that LOOK PRETTY for the JEMS the key word is LOOK!! Another thing i noticed When i Play my JEM7VL is that the tone change is barely noticeable and it's mostly because of the pick-ups. Let me also say one last thing if you own a RG PRESTIGE and you Buy a JEM you will be very disappointed, NOT BECAUSE THE JEM IS BAD IN ANY WAY BUT BECAUSE YOU JUST SPENT $2000.00 MORE FOR DIFFERENT PICK-UPS AND INLAY WORK ON ESSENTIALLY THE SAME GUITAR!! I learned the hard way having bought the Vai model before the RG1550ML.
Last edited by rglover; 03-18-2010 at 07:02 PM.