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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-25-2004, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Whatever happened to maple boards on RGs?

Just curious, I had an '89 RG570 w/ maple board and liked it a lot. Was this a change that was a result of whenever they went with the SUper Wizard design?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-25-2004, 07:56 PM
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and Jems for that matter... id sell a kidney to get a maple board VSBL....
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-25-2004, 08:50 PM
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The rosewood boards we're probably bigger sellers, and they weren't moving enough of the maples to warrant making them anymore.

With the Jems, Steve Vai has the final say. So, I guess he just didn't want them anymore. Don't sell off body parts , just get a VSBL, and send it to LGM, or EKG, and have them replace the fretboard.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-25-2004, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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I was out of the RG loop for a while, any ideas when the maple boards were discontinued? What a great combo to have a Wizard neck with a maple board. Heaven I tell ya.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 05:55 AM
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Yeah wish there were more maple boards too! I'm actually planning a Jem w/maple board project guitar now, but won't be done for a while!
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 06:00 AM
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Yeah, its a shame really, but Im afraid its the way Ibanez are going.
I personally dont think you can beat a maple board on an RG550. I just love it when they start to get dirty and grimy and......I just love em!
Theres just something about those Ibanez maple boards on those thin necks. To me, no other maple neck or fretboard feels the same!

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 06:33 AM
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Maybe not in the US but here you can still get RG1550 and RG3270M and Sohosoundhouse (above Turnkey) on Charing Cross Road in London had them both in stock this Saturday.
I've also considered sending the neck away for a maple fingerboard and went as far as getting quotes from people (even Jeremy) but haven't done it yet.

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yes, i like ibanez guitars with maple necks..like perfect 77BFP or RG 570 with pink finish and shark tooth inlays..
i liked so much but anyone can see more?no!!!
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 01:22 PM
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i was screaming about this for a while too.

there are a couple of prestige and j-custom models with maple fretboards. Hard to find in the states, but they're out there
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-27-2004, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone ever go to NAMM?

If anyone does, they should ask the Ibanez booth about these important issues. They may not know much but at least that would give us a good idea of even teh US reps not knowing what the heck is the dilly yo w/ the limited options here.
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