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Mistake on Ibanez guitar specs? All new R Prestige's have stainless frets except the

I was checking out the new 2019 RG Prestige models. The RG5121, the RG5120, RG5328 ALL have stainless frets in the spec list, but the RG2027XL does NOT have stainless frets? What the heck! The new 8string model, and both 6 string models have stainless frets, but not the 7 string?!

If so that sucks, because I wanted to get a 7 string with stainless frets.

Can anyone confirm if this guitar DOES have regular nickel frets?

Rich, do you know?

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Re: Mistake on Ibanez guitar specs? All new R Prestige's have stainless frets except

It has nickel silver.
 

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Wow.... that is incredibly non-sensical.
So 8 string players get stainless frets and 7 string players don’t? Sheesh....
Thanks for taking the time to answer Rich!
 

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Re: Mistake on Ibanez guitar specs? All new R Prestige's have stainless frets except

Are you serious??? didn't you see a pattern on the stainless fretted model numbers?? Right, RG5xxx, the new top of the prestige line... the other is just an RG2xxx.
 

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Re: Mistake on Ibanez guitar specs? All new R Prestige's have stainless frets except

Wow.... that is incredibly non-sensical.
So 8 string players get stainless frets and 7 string players don't? Sheesh....
Thanks for taking the time to answer Rich!
How is it nonsensical?

Although Ibanez is often wildly inconsistent and contradictory, their model numbers do mean something and it relates to features. Although this isn't the first time there's been a 5000 Series RG, they're using that to designate some higher end features, in this case stainless frets and/or Fishman pickups. SMAP is $100 lower on the 7. So it isn't a mistake in the sense that they've at least been consistent with nomenclature.

But I do take your point. Why not offer that guitar as an RG5027XL for $100 more with stainless frets? Seems like a kind of dumb miss there.
 
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