RG 550 and a few suggestions...
I believe that the recent reissue of the RG550MXX has proven that it could still be a big seller; why not add it to the normal Prestige line? Certainly Ibanez wouldn't balk at the chance to cash in on this wave of RG-mania, would they? I could care less about whether they're an anniversery model or not, but this "limited edition" nonsense has only encouraged everyone and their mother (regardless of whether they want to play it or resell it for more money) to snap them up before the rest of us have had a chance. If these were widely available I would buy three, no questions asked. Ibanez currently stands to gain nothing from skyrocketing **** prices, so why not produce another 5000 or so and make a huge profit (not to mention sending the **** robbers packing)?
Secondly, the RG42DX... Awesome, awesome guitar; I recently got the opportunity to play one in a store and these things shred. However:
1. Why only the white and blue quilt top colour options? This guitar would have looked awesome in Midnight Blue, or even black.
2. I may be in the minority here, but a pickguard really would have made this guitar. When I buy it, the first thing I do will be to install a pickguard as it looks so plain without one.
3. With all of the support for maple fretboards, why do we not have more of them? Chances are that most Ibanez players are maple fans, at least if this site is to be any indication. The new RG350 has an awesome maple fretboard with really cool sharkfins; that could have been put to very good use here, but, sadly, no dice. I don't know about the rest of you, but when I think 'Ibanez' I think 'maple fretboard, RG body, and pickguard.' I've never liked rosewood and it galls me that so many guitars nowadays use this for the fingerboard.
There you have it, just a few suggestions and comments from a guy that's been an Ibanez man for over half his life(The last 14 years or so).