#1
I'm a 20 year drummer (i'm 34) and have decided to learn to play the guitar. I'm looking at a few Ibanez guitars and having trouble deciding. I'm basically a metalhead but I want to be able to play other styles as well. I'm really stuck on deciding whether to get one with a tremolo or a fixed bridge. Everyone seems to complain about trems going out of tune, hard to setup, etc. If that's the case I don't think I want that headache to start out with.

Here's what I have it down to:

Trem

GRG170DX $239.99
http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/buy_ibanez_grg170dx_electric_guitar?full_sku=512496%2e787

RG120 $199.99
http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/buy_ibanez_rg120_electric_guitar?full_sku=103576583

RG350MDX $399.99
http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/Ibanez-RG350MDX-Electric-Guitar?full_sku=518871%2e001


Fixed

RG2EX1 $299.99
http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/buy_ibanez_re2ex1_electric_guitar?full_sku=103382123

RG3EXQM1 $349.99
http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/Ibanez-RG3EXQM1-Quilted-Maple-Top-Electric-Guitar?full_sku=103382131

RG321 $279.99
http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/buy_ibanez_rg321_electric_guitar?full_sku=512492%2e289
Last edited by derrickm at Feb 12, 2007,
#3
Of those guitars the RG321 is IMO probably the best. It is usually solidly build, decent hardware and plays nicely as well, the Wizard II neck is ace. It can easily be applied to any genre of music you want.

The only thing it could do with is a pickup change i think, but that's the case with most of Ibanez's range, however all stock it's still good, you probably wouldn't hear the difference in a pickup change if you're just starting out.

And i agree with Arlabester, guitars in that price bracket usually have crap tremolo's. Not to mention a FR would be a nightmare for a beginner.
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Last edited by pity tha' foo' at Feb 12, 2007,
#6
Quote by pity tha' foo'
Of those guitars the RG321 is IMO probably the best. It is usually solidly build, decent hardware and plays nicely as well, the Wizard II neck is ace. It can easily be applied to any genre of music you want.

The only thing it could do with is a pickup change i think, but that's the case with most of Ibanez's range, however all stock it's still good, you probably wouldn't hear the difference in a pickup change if you're just starting out.

And i agree with Arlabester, guitars in that price bracket usually have crap tremolo's. Not to mention a FR would be a nightmare for a beginner.

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