#1
Ahoy there!

I'm considering one of the top end Ibanez guitars (not the full blown £1K models), but I'm wondering if any of them excel beyond the others. The specs are pretty much the same for all three, so is it all down to cosmetics..? Future resale value's also a consideration.. n_n

These're the colours I'd choose too. These three are all £600-£800.

S Prestige


RG Prestige


Jem 555


What do we think guys?
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#2
I'd go with the S. The JEM is a no-no, way overpriced and not that good either. The RG's, I just think look nerdy, but maybe that's just me. The S is just the classiest of them all.
#3
go for the jem
or the S prestige

they are the coolest
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#4
The RG. The S is still Korean made and not worth the "Prestige" price tag and the 555 is not a "real" jem, it's got the questionable Edge III bridge.

The RG however has the new Edge Zero bridge ( a good one), great neck and decent stock pickups.

IF you do want an S, they are great guitars btw, look into the new 24-fret Japanese made ones.
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#5
S, just because I harbour a strong dislike for RG's. And it has a cool finish and pup config.
#6
It all depends.


DO NOT GET THE JEM 555

Its a not a "real" jem

its just an overpriced sig. model with crap pickups and a crap tremelo.


If you want a really skinny guitar with 22 frets get the S Prestige.

If you want 24 frets get the RG Prestige.


Its all personal tastes between those 2, so play both and see which one you like.
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#9
out of those, defeniatly the S-series. That finish is sex
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#10
Quote by Teh GIR
It all depends.


DO NOT GET THE JEM 555

Its a not a "real" jem

its just an overpriced sig. model with crap pickups and a crap tremelo.


If you want a really skinny guitar with 22 frets get the S Prestige.

If you want 24 frets get the RG Prestige.


Its all personal tastes between those 2, so play both and see which one you like.


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#11
I'd highly recommend you have a look at any of the Ibanez neck-thrus. They
have a variety in different price ranges. I think those will give you the best bang
for the buck that Ibanez has to offer.

Even the high-end JEM is a cheesy guitar, so I imagine that one would also be a
bad choice. What people see in JEMs have no clue. I was going to buy one until
I tried one. yuck.
#12
Quote by Teh GIR
It all depends.


DO NOT GET THE JEM 555

Its a not a "real" jem

its just an overpriced sig. model with crap pickups and a crap tremelo.


If you want a really skinny guitar with 22 frets get the S Prestige.

If you want 24 frets get the RG Prestige.


Its all personal tastes between those 2, so play both and see which one you like.


Actually, no, the JEM555 does come with Dimarzio EVOS. Unless you consider them to be **** pickups. The JEM555 is rather overpriced for what it is, for a mediocre trem and Korean craftmanship model when you can get a Japanese guitar with a great trem.

Out of the three, I'd hop onto the RG model since it's the only Japanese guitar (hence the only guitar worthy of the 'Prestige' name), has 24 frets, is equipped with an awesome trem and is fantastically versatile.

That's not to say the S is not good, but the S Prestige is still Korean made which sorta defeats the purpose of getting a Prestige guitar unless you really want that finish. If you're gonna get an S Prestige guitar, do it right and go for an Ibanez Prestige S5470 which is Japanese made and has 24 frets.

Have you tried any of those guitars?
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Quote by Tom_hatton
They're too expensive for what they are. Just get a S320 and change the pickups.

or the S520EX

damn I like that guitar
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Actually, no, the JEM555 does come with Dimarzio EVOS. Unless you consider them to be **** pickups. The JEM555 is rather overpriced for what it is, for a mediocre trem and Korean craftmanship model when you can get a Japanese guitar with a great trem.

Out of the three, I'd hop onto the RG model since it's the only Japanese guitar (hence the only guitar worthy of the 'Prestige' name), has 24 frets, is equipped with an awesome trem and is fantastically versatile.

That's not to say the S is not good, but the S Prestige is still Korean made which sorta defeats the purpose of getting a Prestige guitar unless you really want that finish. If you're gonna get an S Prestige guitar, do it right and go for an Ibanez Prestige S5470 which is Japanese made and has 24 frets.

Have you tried any of those guitars?


agreed. the jem is a definite no-no, though.
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#16
Awesome, so I'll go with the RG Prestige then, seen as it's £220 cheaper than the Jap S Prestige.

Any objections? n_n
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#17
i think there's only one japanese s-prestige (and i don't think that's it- it's a 24-fretter with a flame maple top).

no objections here, as long as you like the guitar. EDIT: though if you're planning to change pickups later, the rg1570 is more or less the same guitar (minus scratchplate and pickups) for less. if not, that one does have nicer pickups and will be nicer out of the box.
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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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