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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-18-2011, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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are RG5XX considered "High-end:

Just as the title states. I was just curious if they are considered "low high-end" or "high mid-level". not trying to start a flame war
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Just as the title states. I was just curious if they are considered "low high-end" or "high mid-level". not trying to start a flame war
They're just classics
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Great Q FWD......

Remember that in the beginning of the 5xx's, they were THE high end IBBY without a signature. Since they've never gone down in quality overall...I'd say they're still high-end without the marketing crap.
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Re: are RG5XX considered "High-end:

paul gilbert used or uses 550s, so...
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I agree, it's a classic.
It's like american standard straocaster, it's the 'standard'.
There are higher end models, and there are lower end model, but 5XX is right in the middle.
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Re: are RG5XX considered "High-end:

In '87, they were known as the poor man's Jem--but that didn't mean they were crappy guitars. I still consider them mid to mid-high end guitars. Their longevity, build quality, and playability have made them notorious.



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Standard models in the golden era are as equal to todays prestege in specs... So thats why i only have them....
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It's like american standard straocaster, it's the 'standard'.
There are higher end models, and there are lower end model, but 5XX is right in the middle.
I think this is a good analogy. A standard strat gives you the playability and quality of a higher end model without all the features that only really add to the aesthetics. Anything below an RG5XX and you start to drop key features like the trem, neck profile, MIJ, etc.

The one exception ever to that rule was the '93 RG470, which is the exact same thing as an RG570 with a black headstock. The RG570 wasn't offered that year for some reason. After that, the RG4XX went to cheap trems.
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And the 2003 RG470 which has an edge pro and is MIJ.
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post #10 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-19-2011, 10:46 AM
 
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Great guitars!! Even though I'd consider them to be mid range they punch way above their weight. Imho the RG550 is still one of the best pound for pound guitars ever made.
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Re: are RG5XX considered "High-end:

whats not high end about em? theyre solid, great tuning stability, really nice necks, use premium hardware, good woods, and great build quality. doesnt sound mid range to me. see, everyone sees j.customs as the tippy, tippy top of the ibanez ladder but i see them as expensive, very nice looking prestiges.

so nice finishes dont make a guitar high end, a quality guitar that was built to last and will never let you down does. so rg550, rg560, and rg570 are all high end guitars in my book
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seems to me it depends on the person.

If you have played a MIJ RG5xx series, you will call it high end until the day you die.

If you havent played one, you would probably call it mid level simply because you dont know what it is.
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whats not high end about em? theyre solid, great tuning stability, really nice necks, use premium hardware, good woods, and great build quality. doesnt sound mid range to me. see, everyone sees j.customs as the tippy, tippy top of the ibanez ladder but i see them as expensive, very nice looking prestiges.

so nice finishes dont make a guitar high end, a quality guitar that was built to last and will never let you down does. so rg550, rg560, and rg570 are all high end guitars in my book
Ever owned a J Custom??
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And the 2003 RG470 which has an edge pro and is MIJ.
Wasn't that the Edge Pro 2??????



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Ever owned a J Custom??
I have owned a few, but the fact the only RG left is an 87 RG750 speaks volumes. Its twice the guitar at a quarter of the price. I don't miss the Prestige or JCs a bit. Not there is anything wrong with them mind you, just can't hold a candle (IMO) to a good square heel.

But I do miss my RG, its in the other room calling my name.
Excuse me for a little bit will ya?
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