Look, I know it says "prestige" on the headstock... but... "really"? I understand the CST has the piezo and... well thats about it really. The RG7CT still has the rosewood laminated headstock, the double laminated back side over the volute, the high end features, and the *Extremely* limited production run of .. the number changes every week, but lets call it 12 this week.
So, yes its a "prestige", I can read the headstock. I just dont understand what's the separation here? Why make a ridiculously high end spot model almost identical to its similarly named "J custom" variant and down grade it to "prestige" nomenclature?
At any rate, Im not much of a photographer so I'll use these, but heres mine. There was someone on reverb with one almost identical, perhaps is on here?
Basically, I cant stand the neck on this thing lol. I have a couple lesser models (7621/7420/7620/GIO7
) as well, probably getting rid of the 7621 as I just never ever play it, the 7420 is my favorite 7 string neck I've played on (3 piece version, MIJ). I have a full custom RG7 as well, but thats its own thing. So I love the 7420 neck, the single piece 7620 necks are quite decent, and I really dont like the RG7CT neck at all lol. Its like stupid flat. I had an RG7321 years and years ago, and it reminds me oh so much of that actually. Somehow, I've never played a universe, of any kind. Knowing I enjoy the 7420 neck so much and hate the super flat RG7 neck, would there be a different j custom option, ala 8127 that would suit me, or would an specific era of universe be good? Kinda difficult to "Try those out" honestly. Absolutely not a fan of the new(Er) prestige 7 strings. Not super into the Saber 7 strings, unless I can find another 540s7 (yeah right... lol).
OH, I have tried the premium universe and the premium bowen 7. Both kind felt like the same neck if Im bein honest; wasnt thrilled with either of them. That said, Im dubious that the premium universe would have the same neck as a real one for some reason anyway. Aesthetically, the RG7CT is cream of the crop for me. Offset dots, figured maple top, no goofy vines or tress running amok on the fretboard (sorry just not my thing lol; quite actually a deal breaker for me). The 8127 looks intriguing to me (duh), but Im kinda concerned its just going to be the "same" guitar?
Any input much appreciated, cheers