#1
Hi guys, i will be buying a new guitar in a few days and i would appreciate some help choosing one. I have narrowed down my choices into these few guitars


Ibanez RG870Z
Jackson WRXT Warrior
LTD MH350FR
LTD MH327
Yamaha 721 - Used
I am currently leaning towards the ibanez and jackson as the LTD uses a floyd rose special. The ibanez also comes with a hardcase whereas the Jackson comes with a gig bag.

Also, i have came upon two used ibanez prestiges, which are the rgt42, and another one with the serial number of f0904750. can anyone help me find out what model is that? Should i get one of the used prestiges instead of the other guitars? I am currently trying to get something brand new although i am willing to go used.

Edit

Here is a picture of the two ibanez prestiges. hopefully someone will be able to identify them

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The RGT42 is the one greenish in colour and the guitar with the serial number is the one in between the RGT42 and the PGM
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Ibanez Premium RG870Z
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Last edited by Zainprox at Aug 27, 2011,
#2
I would definitely lean towards the RGT42, Ibanez pretiges are fantastic instruments, really very well built and damn good sounding pieces of wood. In my experience with those other kind of guitars, even if not those exact models, the prestiges will absolutely slaughter them in terms of quality.
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#3
It's hardware is in a somewhat poor codition though. The surface of it's tuners and the bridge is a little corroded.
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#4
that serial number only really tells you that it was either made in 2009 or 1990, i think. and in japan.
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#5
I don't really want the rgt42 as it has a painted neck and my hand kinda sticks to it. Both prestiges are not really in good condition so I'm leaning towards the ibanez premium and the Jackson. Can someone tell me which is better? Both of them feel good in my hands.
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Boss MT2
#6
how much is the rg870? i know here in europe you can often get a new prestige rg1570 for the same price or less.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#7
The RG870Z will cost me $950 in singapore dollars, which is $789.7 in American dollars, and the WRXT Warrior will cost me $888 in singapore dollars, which is $ 738.2 in American dollars. The Ibanez will come with a hardcase and the warrior will come with a gigbag. I got the money conversion by google by the way.
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Ibanez Premium RG870Z
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Boss MT2
#9
Quote by sstony
Get the Ibanez !!!!!!!!!


Do you mean the RG premium? Have you tried one before? How do you think it compares to the Jackson?
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Ibanez Premium RG870Z
Zoom Fire 15
Ibanez OD850
Boss MT2
#10
Quote by Zainprox
Do you mean the RG premium? Have you tried one before? How do you think it compares to the Jackson?

I do quality control for Ibanez and PRS, the Premium series are not as good as the Prestige, if you can get a Prestige you wont be dissapointed.
#11
Quote by sstony
I do quality control for Ibanez and PRS, the Premium series are not as good as the Prestige, if you can get a Prestige you wont be dissapointed.


Yes, i agree, but the RGT42 has a painted neck which i don't really like and i just don't know enough infrormation about the other Prestige to feel safe buying it. Both have corroded bridges and machineheads although they can be replaced
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Ibanez Premium RG870Z
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Boss MT2
#12
I took some 1000 grit sandpaper to my guitars neck, made it silky smooth, as far as corroded hardware goes: how bad ? the Prestige guitars are top of the line and even if theres some corrosion on the hardware you can replace it or live with it depending on the price of the guitar.
#13
Hey do any of you guys think the unidentified guitar could be a RG1570? the black one on the left of the PGM
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Ibanez Premium RG870Z
Zoom Fire 15
Ibanez OD850
Boss MT2
#14
could be, but i'd want better pics to be sure
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#15
Ok guys, i am heading to the store tomorrow and i will be buying either the RG870z or the WRXT Warrior. I have a little trouble deciding which i should get and i want to know your opinions on these two guitars.
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Ibanez Premium RG870Z
Zoom Fire 15
Ibanez OD850
Boss MT2
#16
The RGT is not a Prestige. Get the one that is, the one next to it. Tests definitely the most bang for buck out if all the guitars you listed.
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#17
Actually i was asking about the RG premium and the jackson WRXT as the Ibanez prestige is in a pretty shitty condition, although there is a chance i might just get the ibanez. Could you tell me whether the RG870z or WRXT Warrior is better?
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Ibanez Premium RG870Z
Zoom Fire 15
Ibanez OD850
Boss MT2
#18
Most likely the Premium.
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#19
Quote by Offworld92
Most likely the Premium.

Do you have a reason for choosing the Premium?
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#20
just go for the PGM. such a beauty!
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#21
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just go for the PGM. such a beauty!

But it has an edge III tremolo which sucks!
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#22
Quote by Zainprox
Do you have a reason for choosing the Premium?


It has a better trem, better heel, and better pickups. Also probably better build quality.
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#23
Thanks. How do you think the premium compares to a S770FM? I can get these two guitars at roughly the same price but the S770FM does not come with a bag. The S770FM has a ZR trem
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#24
The S has a better trem than the RG. Everything else is pretty equal. They feel very different though, bodywise. Definitely check for comfort.

I still strongly feel that you should get the Prestige though. Despite its physical appearance, its still straight up a way better guitar than anything else you're looking at.
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#25
Quote by Offworld92
The S has a better trem than the RG. Everything else is pretty equal. They feel very different though, bodywise. Definitely check for comfort.

I still strongly feel that you should get the Prestige though. Despite its physical appearance, its still straight up a way better guitar than anything else you're looking at.

It's a shame that the Prestige exceeds my budget and my parents feel that it is too expensive for a used guitar, since the price i'm getting it for is SGD$1100, which is USD$913.6, and the price of it new is about SGD$1500, which is USD$1245.8.

Hence, i have decided on either the Premium or S770FM as the WRXT Warrior felt weird in my hands. It was as if the strings were further apart from each other and i kept missing the strings when picking.
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Ibanez Premium RG870Z
Zoom Fire 15
Ibanez OD850
Boss MT2