I dont know a lot about it, but the body of my RG380F is made of resoncast.. - which is some kind of particle wood. So Ibanez did make guitar bodies of particle wood.I didn't want to start a whole new thread, so I figured I'd use this one. I received my bodies today, but I'm kind of disappointed. They look to be made of particle board. So does that mean that they aren't Ibanez? I also wanted to use chemicals to strip off the paint. I guess that's out the window now.