Re: RG1XXV and Premium RG920 neck question?
According to my research, the RG1XXV and the RG920 are the same, just with different colors and pickup configurations:
Both have American Basswood
Both have 5-Piece Maple/Walnut
Both have Wizard Premium
Both have Edge Zero II
RG920 neck: DiMarzio IBZ-N
RG920 bridge: DiMarzio IBZ-B
RG1XXV neck: DiMarzio IBZ-N
RG1XXV middle: DiMarzio IBZ-S
RG1XXV bridge: DiMarzio IBZ-B
There may be something else I'm overlooking, but on the surface they appear to be the same except for the colors and the pickup configuration.
edit - I found one more difference: the RG920 seems to be $50 more. Strange, since it has one fewer pickup and doesn't have a pickguard. Maybe its paintjob is more costly and that's why it's more expensive.
I kinda think Ibanez is making a mistake by only having the RG1XXV available in fluorescent colors. It's a great guitar but not everyone wants a pink or yellow one. Maybe the colors they release in the future will be better. I think they would sell more if they were available in black, white, blue, and more traditional colors like that. A pink guitar screams "look at me! I'm a shredder and I'm awesome!" Similarly, it may affect resale value, since non-metal players probably won't want to buy a pink guitar, even if it does play very well.
edit 2 - I just found a RG920 in black for $849. Dunno if I can post links here but it's at a music store whose name begins with the last letter of the alphabet.
So I guess the RG1XVV is pretty consistently $899 (case not included), and the RG920 can range from $849 (black color, with gig bag) to $949 (designer colors like "black ice", with gig bag). Blemished from $679.95.
Last edited by ironfistx; 03-24-2012 at 12:48 PM.