Re: Why so much hate for Indo standard RGs?
Interesting tread (not see it before).
I have to agree with the tread starter, I have great experiences with the Indonesian premium models. Own 5 or 6 myself and have played at least 50 more and haven't found any really bad guitar among them. Some of them are even amazing guitars at the same level of any other Ibanez (or other brand) guitar I own (including LACS, Japan custom shop, prototypes, j customs, signature and prestige).
I would say that they are generally a step down from prestige, but it is not always there and not a big step. Mostly noticeable in attention to details and fret work (not thinking of fret ends).
In my opinion are the premium series the most bang for the buck Ibanez ever made.
Not talking about any other Indonesian models, have to little experience with them.
Forgot one thing.
I don't think what country a guitar are built in makes any difference at all.
What makes the difference are what the guitar should cost in the end.
It is economics making difference, not lack of skills.
I am pretty sure that if it was setup to make a 3000 dollar guitar in China would it be one very good guitar, a guitar second to non. With that said, i think it would be impossible to get a guitar that expensive there without putting gold or other silly stuff on it.
Last edited by Ibanez-Mag; 08-01-2014 at 03:33 PM.