Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: darkside of the moon
Just overal quality of the guitar was disappointing.
1.Quilted maple top was not of AAAAA quality. It just didn't jump out at me.
Very vage quilt.
2. Natural binding was bumpy at certain areas. Not tight and smooth.
3. Pores in Wenge laminate in neck were open in certain parts of the neck.
4. Side pieces in headstock (the parts they glue on to reach desired width) were of a off color, so they stuck out like a sore tumb.
5. Sides of fretboard didn't have binding but looked like being done by a newbie at the factory. Not smooth and consistant. Rosewood fretboard was also not of quality I liked.
I found one guitar with nice quilt, but crappy neck. And other with reasonable neck, but with a crappy quilt.
On Rg8427F the build quility looked more consistant. I might take that one home with me. It seems that the HRG4x doesn't have the regular J.Custom quality. It's special Ibeke model, that's maybe why.
Donno, but still couple of days to decide.