#1
which one.... i play contemporary church songs, rock, bit of everything - thru AD30VT VOX


s620 good sounding guitar i reckon - 22 frets :S - better looks.

RGT 42FMDX- nice neck thru - 24 frets, a bit muddier, but better all around body. i think the pick ups are too weak to cut the fat mahogany body. (S has same body but sleeker).


the choices...

ANYONE own these guitars and can recommend me one?
#2
As long as you're not shredding and stuff like that needing the 24th frets, they're un-necessary. I'd go with the S.
#3
Ibanez makes an RG Series with mahogany!!!?? I gotta check this out, I thought all but the most expensive were basswood...

Edit - Dam, it's a fixed bridge...I wish they would make one with trem.

Anyway, to answer your original question, I'd go for the S. But some people consider the S necks anorexic, make sure it fits your hand. All Ibanezes are slim but the S's are especially slim.
Last edited by tigerking615 at Oct 18, 2008,
#4
Quote by tigerking615
Ibanez makes an RG Series with mahogany!!!?? I gotta check this out, I thought all but the most expensive were basswood...

Edit - Dam, it's a fixed bridge...I wish they would make one with trem.

Anyway, to answer your original question, I'd go for the S. But some people consider the S necks anorexic, make sure it fits your hand. All Ibanezes are slim but the S's are especially slim.



S necks are not as thick as the RG Prestige necks, and they are the same thickness as non-Prestige RG necks. Says the profiles on the site.

That said, and me being the owner of a mahogany, thru-neck RG, I would recommend the RG to anyone. Granted, my RG is a higher end model, but it would play similar to the RG you listed, which I have also played. The thru-neck is the defining feature of the guitar. Aside from being really easy on the hands on the higher frets, it really does have some serious sustain.
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#5
Yeah RG does have mahogany bodies.

Dudage do you find the RG to be a little muddy when playing chords?
#6
had a rgt42 with an edge pro 2 trem. painted neck got on my nerves, and the EP2 started crapping out pretty fast. neck through is still a huge difference in access from the AANJ on my rg1527, but i think the fretwork and overall quality is better in the prestige model. according to pifty's ibby trem guide you can swap out the EP2 for an edge pro, but i don't think it's worth it. i just would not buy the rgt42 in general. i recommend an rg1570 over an rgt42.
#7
Prestige is good. but what about the S? any issues with that? it's quite an unpopular model
#8
I've played the 'S' and it's a really nice guitar that I'm sure you'll love. I own an RGT42 with mahogany body and locking trem and I'm sure you'll love that too. It's really down to personal taste. I actually went out to buy the 'S' series but decided on the RGT42 because I really liked the thru-neck and I wanted 24 frets. I didn't find the stock pups too bad, though having said that I have changed them now. I would say that as the RGT42 is being run out of stock you can pick them up for great prices now and are certainly excellent value. I've enjoyed mine and I have no desire at all to change it. When they do an 'S' series with a thru-neck and 24 frets I may change my mind but not until then.
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