Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central Coast California
Saber player considering an RG
I need (subjective) another tremolo equiped guitar. I currently have an S570M which I absolutely love. It has the ZR and a maple Wizzard III neck. Love the shape and the fret board. I have an SD Custom Custom and it sounds great. The ZR is perfect for me. I prefer Ebony fretboards (maple is the best substitute), but I have several rosewood guitars.
I recently bought and returned an EVH Special becuase I really wasn't feeling the vintage frets and the flat top. I do prefer more scuplted bodies. I have built many guitars from scratch and can make most anything play well. I have several Les Pauls, but only 1 Ibanez. AFter getting my first Ibanez over a year ago, it has become my main player. I still enjoy the LP's but the Ibanez just shreds.
I want a new guitar, not used. My concerns are feel, shape of the body in terms of how it will feel compared to my S, playabilty and trem feeling. Of course looks plays a part to and I have narrowed the field down a bit.
Here is what I am considering
S1XXV or anything S (EGEN8????)
RG3570, possibly 3250, even the basic 1550 in Pumpkin.
I really want to keep this under $1400, but would really, really, prefer under $1000.