#1
Before, I owned only a Jackson Kelly JS30. I found that I was able to play cleaner and better on almost any other guitar so when i heard of a sale at my local music store i couldn't turn it down. Tried quite a few guitars for 3 days (most were floyd and expensive), then deciding i wanted a hardtail, i also couldn't take the leap buying a high-end guitar :\, on the last day and refusing to pass up a good opportunity i bought an Ibanez RGA32. I'm in SA so prices are pretty meh: normal sale price = R4700, i paid +-R3100.

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Specification
neck type: 3pc Wizard II Maple neck
body : Mahogany body
fret: Jumbo frets
bridge: Gibraltar Standard
neck pu: LZ3-N neck pu
bridge pu: LZ3-B bridge pu

I'm happy and it definitely plays better than my Kelly
#2
Hows the bridge in them?
This guitar seems pretty similar to the rg321, with a pickup swap they are pretty much spot on (not being similar, but being both affordable yet great guitars).
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Last edited by Popsai at Aug 3, 2009,
#3
Quote by Popsai
Hows the bridge in them?
This guitar seems pretty similar to the rg321, with a pickup swap they are pretty much spot on.


the RGAs are made of mahogany, whereas the RGs are made of Basswood (im pretty sure they all are)
also i believe RGAs have an archtop. so no pickup swap would not be spot on, it will sound closer to an S id say, but with more wood.
#4
I've read that the bridge is pretty meh (Gibraltar standard) but I find it perfectly comfortable (are you asking in that aspect?) but remember I'm coming from a guitar i found pretty uncomfortable. They had the RG321 there as well. Took them both off the wall and alternated between playing them. The RG321 was a bit more comfortable (it was better setup though) but i enjoyed the sound of the 32 a lot more than the 321.
#6
Quote by stephen_rettie
the RGAs are made of mahogany, whereas the RGs are made of Basswood (im pretty sure they all are)
also i believe RGAs have an archtop. so no pickup swap would not be spot on, it will sound closer to an S id say, but with more wood.

Actually there is an RG321 in mahogany, i was comparing them both since they are both affordable mahogany bodied guitars, which would end up pretty good with a pickup swap (i believe the rga comes with actives tho).

And yeah i was asking if it was comfortable
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I once got shocked by a spider amp.

I got powers like spiderman did, except I model everyone else's powers poorly.


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why not, i started using the zakk wylde boomers and now every third note i hit is a pinch harmonic


#7
Nice! I really like the finish, just the wood
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#8
Quote by stephen_rettie
the RGAs are made of mahogany, whereas the RGs are made of Basswood (im pretty sure they all are)
also i believe RGAs have an archtop. so no pickup swap would not be spot on, it will sound closer to an S id say, but with more wood.


There is a mahogany RG321 (RG321MH...) and my RGR421EXFM is mahogany aswell.
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#9
that brown stain is nice
apart from that its not my cup of tea
love the stain though
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#11
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There is a mahogany RG321 (RG321MH...) and my RGR421EXFM is mahogany as well.


I believe that the RG321MH is discontinued.

Anyway Happy new guitar day to 21Fretter!
Very nice looking Ibanez