Which Ibanez do I want?

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  1. JohnCub

    JohnCub New Member

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    I need help from the Ibanez army. I never thought I was an Ibanez fan until I bought a used RG370DX to give to a friend. After having played it I have decided I need one for myself but I don't want that exact guitar because I don't like the sharktooth inlays at all.

    I love the sound of the pickups, love the 24 frets, and think it's a top notch guitar. So which model, used preferably, should I be looking at first?
  2. mrspiffy

    mrspiffy A member of the Spiffy Club.

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    Based on my experiences with Ibanez basses (I own 2), I think any of their mid level stuff I've played is pretty tight (mind you in a store setting). The RG470 is pretty nice, but a bit pricier. Most of my guitars are Dean guitars, but when I get an 8 string, I'm getting the Ibanez.
  3. Andew

    Andew New Member

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    Any Ibanez model is good. It's better for you to ask at local music store. There you'll get good overview of many Ibanez guitars. I don't know the specifics about Ibanez series but they all are quite good:)
  4. mrspiffy

    mrspiffy A member of the Spiffy Club.

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    I'd stear clear of the Gio series (low end stuff). I played some and was not impressed, and for a little more you can get something decent. I've picked but Ibanezes used for decent prices before.
  5. Winterfire

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    quote 'I'd stear clear of the Gio series (low end stuff)'
    i would agree with mrspiffy, although some of the cheaper rg series can be just as nice as the expensive ones.
    something like this should be more than adequate
    http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/RG350MDX (available in silly neon colours too if thats your thing)
    in the lower end of the range i personally prefere the ones with Maple fretboards, dont really know why they just seem nicer.
  6. Coop

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    See if you can find a used MIJ RG550. I obsessed over those waaaaay back in the day (I'm an old guy). I ended up with an RG760, but got rid of that years ago.

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