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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-29-2007, 03:09 PM
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Re: What is so cool about the RG321?

I've only heard very good things about the RG321 myself. I've heard that all they need to be outstanding is a swap of pickups and maybe a bit of the finish taken off the back of the neck. But that's minor stuff for a guitar you're going to keep and play. Great bang for the buck.
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The 321 is a great guitar! Switch thew pickups out and you're in business!
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Correct me if I'm wrong, bt I think the japanese ones are RGA121 and RGA321.
Totally different models you're referring to. Those are prestige models, not the regular RG models.

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"Totally different models you're referring to. Those are prestige models, not the regular RG models."

Actually he answered my question..erm.. correctly. Maybe the question was off.

I am looking at those RGA models as well as the RG 421. Is that a Korean model?
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[QUOTE=Brando Clean;736573] I will not knock the big 2. They are ok for what they are but overpriced for sure.
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That's largely due to the fact that they are made, packed, shipped, promoted and sold by people paid in the same dollars you are! And besides, last time I looked, the MSRP of a Les Paul Standard was pretty much exactly what a JEM VWH was advertised at. Don't come to the conclusion too quickly that US guitars are overpriced - the American Standard Strat is a very fine guitar for what you can buy it for, brand new, right now in a shop near you.

I think one of the things that people like about the RG 321 is that it is cheap enough that you are not going to balk at sanding off the finish, drilling holes in it, changing pickups etc to make it what you want it to be, and, yes, it is a very fine guitar indeed for not a lot of bucks.
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Re: What is so cool about the RG321?

I thought the 321 I had was a great guitar.
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Re: What is so cool about the RG321?

I have 1 of each, both are pretty much the same and I can switch back and forth without much of getting used to anything. The Pups kinda suck though.
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Re: What is so cool about the RG321?

I've thought about picking up a 321, but I just HATE those little set screws in bridge that dig into my palm when I'm playing. That's the same reason I'll never buy another Strat....and also the reason I love the smooth bridge on my RGA321. If Ibanez were to put the Gibralter bridge on a regular RG321 I'd be all over it.
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Im considering picking one of these up in the next while, they look the part, play alright and they lack the biggest disadvantage of other 300 series Ibanez guitars... the edge 3!
I got a spare set of active emg's that i wud throw in, and tune her down to c.
I think another big reason that ppl love these guitars soo much is that they cost the same as a gio... but look like a 'proper' ibanez.
And TequilaKing, great idea for an xmas gift.. i agree that children and locking trems sounds liek frustration :P
I hope u find a guitar that you are happy with.
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