Ibanez RGR752AHBF-WK

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  1. Kaura

    Kaura SS.org Regular

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    Fixed bridge and a reverse headstock. i_sleep.jpg

    The white pickups are a nice touch, though.
     
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    Kaura SS.org Regular

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    Fixed bridge and a reverse headstock. i_sleep.jpg

    The white pickups are a nice touch, though.
     
  3. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    It's rosewood per the specs at the link.
     
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    Glades Down in the Everglades

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    I'm not gonna lie, this one is growing on me.

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    I would buy one in a heart beat if it's not overly expens- wait what am I saying? This is ibanez we're talking about :lol: :lol:
     
  6. possumkiller

    possumkiller Flying V for Vendetta

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    It's like 12 years later they decide to put out something to compete with Blackmachine.
     
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    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    Angel0fshreD shredaholic

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    What a sexy babe!!!
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    They're probably willing to eat the licensing cost since they're on high margin J.Customs.
     
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  10. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    yup.
     
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    Glades Down in the Everglades

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    I just pre-ordered mine with Rich. I got pick of the litter :)
     
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    Apex1rg7x Agent of Chaos

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    100% would order this if it had an ebony board and no dots.
     
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    Glades Down in the Everglades

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    I'm an ebony fan, but for this guitar I like the stained rosewood much better. It's almost pitch black, but it has got the striations that match up the body's raw finish.
     
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    I suppose I can agree with that, still hate the dots though. :lol:
     
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    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    A lot of competent luthiers can plug the dots with matching rosewood and you’d never be able to notice. I’ve had it done to one of my basses.
     
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    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    Glades Down in the Everglades

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    I wish they would have done the smaller inlays like on 1527s and 2127s.
     
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    This model confuses the hell out of me. I know there are some people on SSO who got one so please enlighten me: Is the fretboard dyed or did they go out of their way to select the darkest and least streaked rosewood boards in existence for these guitars? Why did they not go for ebony straight? Or Richlite/Phenolic, or hell - just paint ot over black? The small hint of brown on a black/white guitar triggers my OCD.
     
  20. cardinal

    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    Ebony can be harder to work with (can crack) and is more expensive (though CITES might be changing that?) and typically has to be dyed anyway.

    So even f they have to dye the rosewood that dark, it’s not a big deal.

    Synthetic materials I think are great and should get a lot more use, but I’m sure people would flip out at Ibanez for using them and we’d have pages of people ranting and wished they’d just used rosewood instead.
     

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