Re: A Prestige 7 String RGA
Id like to see something very similar to the current RGA321F.
I enjoy the thinner taper on the edges. Id like to see either a fixed or a Trem bridge. If its fixed id really like to see the gibraltar plus in a 7 string format, as i very much enjoy that model of fixed bridge, especially over the classic fixed seen on the RG7321, or the gibraltar custom or whatever its called on the XPT707.
Maple neck, Rosewood fretboards are fine, although i like maple too.
Honestly, id really prefer a bolt on. Tonally, i just like it, and it adds a nice level of definition between body and neck.
Id stay away from basswood, the RG7's and UV's are always basswood, a wood i personally like alot, but tends to put off other companies customers. Give them an option they'd like to see. The CT's and such models are often held in good esteem by these people, due both to construction quality, but the tone woods used in the bodies. Basswood is honestly a love it or hate it wood. As i said, i really like basswood, but it is not for everybody, and basswood tends to have some tonal fluff in the low end that can be hard to match up with a low b, or lower.
Id like a mahogany body, figured maple (id rather a solid flame as is on the RGA321f, or the old S7420FM's. Alder would be a good option too. Ibanez unfortunately is known for not using a lot of alder, popular amongst shredders and metal heads, a huge part of the 7 string market
A small request, a matching headstock in my opinion adds a very professional look to a guitar. Not a big deal though, either way.
One thing that i know you hear alot but i'd suggest is coloring options. maybe a few different trans finishes, give esp's finishing department a good run for their money. A clear blue, red, black, maybe a green or purple.
in terms of pickups, i guess blackouts would be fine, but stay away from the emg's, as not everybody likes them, and in 7 string format, they leave a large hole in the guitar. that could be a deal breaker. the blackouts can be swapped for passives. I know everybody hates them, but if you have to, put out the standard crappy stock pickups. Alot of people would probably change out whatever you put in there anyways. just make sure they arent priced like they have aftermarkets if they dont
Really, id be extremely satisfied with an RGA7321F, or an RGA7320F, Just 7 string versions of the current RGA321F
Mr Hosono, thanks for listening. You've shown a lot of respect to the 7 string market, and whether or not you get one of these out on the market, the attempt and open ears are appreciated.
Last edited by iBZnOrange; 01-23-2008 at 04:21 PM.