Or any Japanese made Ibanez Prestige RG and S models.

I've been trying to decide on a qaulity guitar to get now that I can finaly afford one but it's harder then I thought.

I used to always want a gibson but I cannot figure out what I'm paying for (or not getting) and I hate thier website.... so I've became more interested in Ibanez models.

My main problem is non of my local stores have any higher end models so I cannot try these 2 guitars and decide. Sorry to break that rule (I read the sticky) but my local shops have low end stuff and a few over priced used gibsons/fenders.

I play all kinds of music and have been playing for a long time. I play a classical guitar and a epiphone SG(low end) but I really want a qaulity electric guitar that plays with ease and gives a good clean sound. The Ibanez Prestige guitars seem to be the what I want but I can't really decide between RG or S. I want this guitar to be the only electric guitar I ever need and as far as I can tell one of these 2 should fill my needs.

Because of the price differance I's like to know what the real differance between these 2 models is as far as playability and sound.
I don't think the weight of an RG will really bother me, so if that's the main advantage of the S prestige I'd rather get the RG and save a little money. Though I don't see how less wood would cost more, so I'm guessing thier's more to the S then I can tell so far.

If anyone can give me a good compairision I'd really apreciate it.
I cant give you a comparison, but you were saying about the RG's weight... they weigh next to nothing, incredibly light guitars

Ibanez JPM P100A
Schecter C7 Loomis
Ibanez Rg1570
Agile Intrepid 828 Pro Dual
Schecter Omen FR Extreme
Ibanez RG550 (Fernandez Sustainer)
Laney World Series 120-TR
POD X3 Live
I 'm kinda in the same boat.

But I've asked around and some people have suggested to me to try out some Schecter guitars.

Sorry if i wasn't of any help though.
I've always had my eye on the RG3550 over the years, and now it's a Z and available in white.. Very nice.

Not cheap, though. You deffo pay more for the finish and slightly (I assume slightly) upgraded pickups.