Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The FTL, Florida
Re: What Model Ibanez is this...?
Sorry to inform you it looks like a fake.
The pickup rings look misaligned.
The checkmark on the logo is off
The "RG Series" font looks wrong.
The holes at the back of the neck joint look off. Inside the neck pocket, it looks like they were made with a hand drill.
No model and serial number on the back of the headstock.
3xx series necks have nuts that secure through the neck with a pair of small allen bolts. The nut on this guitar seems to screw in from the front.
There isn't a recessed route on the back for the electronic and trem spring cover plates. I'm not sure if the RG1xx series plates sit like this, but I think they need to be recessed into the body so that the plates are flush with the wood.
The 12th and 24th fret markers look pushed out to the very outside edges of the fretboard.
The tone and volume pots look wrong.
INF and (I think) Powersound pickup wires are sheathed in grey material these days, not black.
Sorry to tell you this...
The only way I can see this being legit is if Ibanez has been hit hard by the economy and is sourcing former copycats as new suppliers.