My rg2570 is less than 6 months old, I love this guitar, it sounds incredible with the stock DiMarzio/ibz pups. It plays beautifully from clean to metal, It's fast and the edge zero is great,,,, this guitar, no matter what I play, just does not go out of tune.
This is my first guitar without a pick guard. It's my first Ibanez, I have a Strat and a Les Paul,,,,,,, hadn't realized it before but while implementing certain techniques I tend anchor 2 or 3 fingers just below the middle pup. As a result the finish ( contoured vital silver ) is getting worn away. I've been playing this guitar for up to 8 to 12 hours aday. It really doesn't bother me, I look at it as proof that the guitar is being played alot, Sound is everything to me........ however, if the finish wearing away progresses it will start to look bad. and you know how it is, sometimes you gotta look good too. And I do take care of my equipment.
I think a black pickguard would look great on this guitar. I have not had time to do my research. but what are the possibilities?? I did some photo-shop editing and it looked pretty damn vicious with a black guard. any ideas or suggestions?