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.
First, thanks for taking forward the Xiphos 7 string project. It seems that finally someone cares for 7 string players
Well, is important that all of us realize that beside what we would like, and the such, the guitar must have big selling points for pleasing Ibanez. Offering specs that are uncommon, grabs people attention inmediatly. Ebony board, or Neckthru construction, for instance
Seeing that a lot of people loves Buz McGrath and Broderick's LACS guitars, why not create a mix of the two?
-Prestige Japanese made
-Mahogany body w/maple cap and natural binding like the RGA321
-Trans finish (black or dark red) with matching REVERSE headstock
-Neck thru body, ebony board with no inlays (or something subtle like offset dots, or a 12th fret inlay like the S520EX)
-Binding on neck and heastock
-Floating bridge (blocking a trem is worth 0$, installing one 300$ + bridge price)
-Passive V7 humbuckers with standard 5-way switch (almost everyone changes the pickups anyway, so this way you could keep costs lower).
I'm pretty sure a lot of people would buy it if it keeps under 2000$. This thread has raised a lot of interest in www.sevenstring.org
, and we're around 7000 members. Not counting the guys here on Jemsite.