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02-13-2013 02:29 AM
MatiasTolkki
Re: RG2XXV quality?

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Originally Posted by TAorama View Post
Why people are paying $699 and up for Indonesian guitars when they can do what you did and spend under $600 for a used or NOS MIJ Prestige is beyond me. I guess if you gotta have neon THAT bad, then more power to you. If I get hungry for neon, I'll pick up my daughter's refinished neon pink RG560. Guarantee it plays better than anything currently coming out of Indonesia, and it's 20 years old.

And for what it's worth, I WOULD pay $900 for a mint RG565 any day. Hell, I'd pay double that for an honest-to-god, brand new, MIJ reissue. But no, Ibanez is happy to poop out Indo "replicas" for $699. Frustrating.
RG770DX? Is that the same reissue as the FM? I found a used FM recently, REALLY considering getting it.
02-13-2013 02:27 AM
MatiasTolkki
Re: RG2XXV quality?

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Originally Posted by jclogston View Post
Hi all -

Thinking about pulling the trigger on the RG3XXV from online guitar center, but kind of hestitate as i can't play one. I'm thinking it should have the same build/quality as the RG2XXV. So for those of you who have tried the RG2XXV, what did you think?

thanks

jeff
The RG350s are nice guitars (I have EXZ). However, if you wanna bring up the Dimarzio pups aspect, I'd say get a 350 or 450 and put in Dimarzios yourself. It'll be around same quality but with nicer pups. I put Dimarzio evos in mine (got them on sale through guitar center's website) so the total cost of my EXZ (including pups and charge for installing pups) was around 600 USD. I did do it over here in japan so maybe the pup installation might have been cheaper than the US but I dont know. Either way, I have a cheap axe that can overpower my friend's RG1XXV
02-12-2013 08:10 PM
spyn_doc
Re: RG2XXV quality?

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Played one at GC on Saturday. No different than the RG350 to me. Would not waste the money. Made in Japan is the way to go. I would not waste the time to compare it to an older RG5 or RG7 series. They are far better quality.

I bought a new neon yellow RG2xxv a couple days ago. This is the second Ibanez that I have gotten in 2 years that the neck is warped. I have an EX model from 94' that my new on can not touch as far as quality. You are correct MetalHead52 ! What has happened to Ibanez's quality in recent years??? I think next time i'll look at buying a Schecter, ESP or Dean.
02-01-2013 03:35 PM
IamFastEddie
Re: RG2XXV quality?

If you like the neck and are capable of doing your own setups, pup swaps, and fret dressing it is a decent deal at $299.99 new on that site named after the big river in Brazil. If not, I would go walk on by. It took me a bit of work to get it as comfy as my other Ibby 6's.
07-03-2012 12:32 PM
drawtippy
Re: RG2XXV quality?

"I guess if you gotta have neon THAT bad, then more power to you."

Ha! I had to have neon THAT bad. I'm waiting for 10 posts to upload a pic.
07-02-2012 04:34 PM
TAorama
Re: RG2XXV quality?

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Originally Posted by jclogston View Post
I would have no problem paying $899 for a RG565 re-issue (new).

Jeff
That probably won't happen. I think we got lucky with the RG20s being around $1,000. I bet a reissue RG565 would be at LEAST $1500-$2000.
07-02-2012 04:23 PM
jclogston
Re: RG2XXV quality?

I would have no problem paying $899 for a RG565 re-issue (new).

I am soo hoping we get the maple board premium RG920 that came out earlier this year in Europe this NAMM.....

Jeff
07-02-2012 03:49 PM
RGTFanatic
Re: RG2XXV quality?

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Originally Posted by TAorama View Post
Good call. I think you chose a significantly better quality guitar.

Guy just paid over $900 for a genuine RG565 on auction. I paid $550 for mine new back in 1991. In 20 years, you think anybody's gonna be lined up to pay 80% more than the original retail for these guitars?

RG20th? Win. RG770DX reissue? Win. RG25th? Ugh.
I have to agree with you although I think the 1xxv was close to hitting the mark.

I think that if the world economy (especially the yen) was in better shape, we'd have seen a LOT better 25th release. I wish I had a bug in the room when Hoshino was discussing what to do for the 25th. I'm sure some of the suggestions would have made us VERY happy.............

It's a shame that the 25th is going to be remembered as the "Value" anniversary model.
07-02-2012 03:40 PM
TAorama
Re: RG2XXV quality?

Why people are paying $699 and up for Indonesian guitars when they can do what you did and spend under $600 for a used or NOS MIJ Prestige is beyond me. I guess if you gotta have neon THAT bad, then more power to you. If I get hungry for neon, I'll pick up my daughter's refinished neon pink RG560. Guarantee it plays better than anything currently coming out of Indonesia, and it's 20 years old.

And for what it's worth, I WOULD pay $900 for a mint RG565 any day. Hell, I'd pay double that for an honest-to-god, brand new, MIJ reissue. But no, Ibanez is happy to poop out Indo "replicas" for $699. Frustrating.
07-02-2012 02:49 PM
jclogston
Re: RG2XXV quality?

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Originally Posted by TAorama View Post
Good call. I think you chose a significantly better quality guitar.

Guy just paid over $900 for a genuine RG565 on auction. I paid $550 for mine new back in 1991. In 20 years, you think anybody's gonna be lined up to pay 80% more than the original retail for these guitars?

RG20th? Win. RG770DX reissue? Win. RG25th? Ugh.
I was watching a RG565 on there, i think it was blue with brightly colored pickups (thinking yellow or pink)? I stopped watching it after it was like $550. No way I would pay that much for a RG565!

I always liked the cubed black look, plus i like the edge pro trem (i have it on my rg1560)...plus i got it for 549 with case so i can't complain, just have to wait for it to arrive now.....


Jeff
07-02-2012 02:36 PM
TAorama
Re: RG2XXV quality?

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Originally Posted by jclogston View Post
I ended up getting a RG2620 in cubed black instead!

Jeff
Good call. I think you chose a significantly better quality guitar.

Guy just paid over $900 for a genuine RG565 on auction. I paid $550 for mine new back in 1991. In 20 years, you think anybody's gonna be lined up to pay 80% more than the original retail for these guitars?

RG20th? Win. RG770DX reissue? Win. RG25th? Ugh.
07-02-2012 01:00 PM
jclogston
Re: RG2XXV quality?

I ended up getting a RG2620 in cubed black instead!

Jeff
06-29-2012 12:22 PM
Philboski
Re: RG2XXV quality?

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Originally Posted by jclogston View Post
I'm thinking its basically the US release of the RGR465.....

Jeff
Not exactly -- The 465 was basswood and had the Edge III. This one is ash and has the Edge Zero II.
06-28-2012 11:19 AM
drawtippy
Re: RG2XXV quality?

I can comment on the quality of my S 25th since it is not a premium/MIJ model.

The paint on mine is quite nice with no black marks. There is some white showing through a little around the input jack and some black on the inside walls of the single pickup cavity but that's it.

My neck was bad. Ibanez offered to pay for the work that was done to it. It needed to be heat pressed along with fret sanding. It's great now but was really buzzy right out of the case!

Bottom line: try and play one before you buy it. Every guitar is different, even of the same models.
06-28-2012 10:48 AM
jclogston
Re: RG2XXV quality?

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Originally Posted by Philboski View Post
Musician's Freind has a listing, but no image yet. $699

Basically, this answers all the issues I had with the RGR465. I am definitely intrigued.
I'm thinking its basically the US release of the RGR465.....

Jeff
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