Okay, RGA7 indeed.
what would you like to see on this guitar? You want a bolt on guitar or neck through?
How about tremolo or non tremolo? How much price range should be?
Please give us little more specific detailed information.
I can't promise you guys anything yet but I will present "RGA7" idea to the Hoshino Gakki guitar meeting next time.
Excellent! You are talking to the worlds biggest Ibanez seven string fan over at seven string.org.
I think a huge part of the desire for the RGA7 was brought about because of Buz McGrath's RGA7, so something similar to that. Ideally, something different
from everything else that is out just now - so a neck through would be nice, and definitely a transparent stain. Its been almost 4 years since we had a colour other than black or royal blue, so something transparent, harking back to the days of the S7420FM and the RG2027 would be great.
Bridgewise I'd rather not see the Edge Zero - I'd love to see the Lo Pro brought back, or failing that the Edge Pro, but the ZR and Edge Zero's hold little interest for me. :shrug: The Edge FX would be nice, since that isn't currently available in a seven string.
In fact, waht I'd love is the wraparound thats on teh RGA321's just now - we have one in our shop and it feels absolutely fantastic - it'd be nice to see that as a 7 string version.
Would there be any chance of Seymour Duncan Blackout Phase II's in the guitar? Or failing that, some sort of Dimarzio pickups taht aren't the D-Activators. The biggest problem in the world is the V77 and 87's - mud central.
And EMG's would be a big turn off - because then you're stuck with EMG's or Seymour Duncan Blackouts, which isn't great if you want something lower output. :shrug:
A reverse headstock would be fantastic too. The XPT-707 has one and looks awesome, and again I feel that mirroring that particularly fine instrument would be a great idea.
Also...an ebony board? Maybe asking a bit much, but we haven't seen one of those in a long time. (Did they die with '04 Jem7VWH having a rosewood board? :scratch
but having one on a seven would once again be fantastic.
I'd honestly suggest checking out sevenstring.org - every single "post your dream guitar" comes up with several posts of "Buz McGrath's RGA7" so its obviously something special.
Thanks for the oppurtunity for this - it's been rather eagerly awaited.
NB - I've tried to keep my specs realistic to what would appear to the maximum demographic - maple boards and swirled finishes are nice, but this a case of being practical and making a PRODUCTION instrument, not a custom one to everyone's specs, so LED markers and Lundgren pickups are just ridiculous.