Re: I think the folks at Ibanez deserve a big round of applause
Ibanez might deserve a round of applause for their cheap RG4XX and lower series RG's, Artcores, X-series, and the 20th ann. RG550's. There is some original stuff there, and the RG550s are super nice. Even with the old neck joint.
They deserve nothing but boos and hisses for the lack of ANYTHING in the MIJ Prestige RG family. I'm talking about REGULAR production models, the RG550s AREN'T included. There are only FOUR, MIJ, bolt-on neck, 6-string Rg's now. NO maple fingerboards, NO reverse headstocks, NO hardtails, Same as NO finish options, NO locking studs, NO color matched headstocks, NO Body material choices (swamp ash, mahogany, alder, etc.) NO CHOICE, NO CHOICE, NO CHOICE. It's absolutely pathetic, more proof that Ibanez really doesn't care about us in the upper-mid range guitar market. --Jason