Ibanez RG premium tropical sea floor

shaunk26shaunk26 Frets: 25
Hi, did anyone on here ever get a 2020 ibanez RG premium with the tropical sea floor finish and fixed bridge? I search for them periodically but seem quite rare. There's a couple on reverb but are overseas. 

Just wondered what they were like to play. Look stunning. 
2004 Gibson Les Paul Standard ltd edition, 2012 Fender strat 70s re-issue, 2018 Epiphone Texan
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  • lysanderlysander Frets: 526
    edited July 24
    I haven’t tried that one but I have its close and cheaper cousins:
    https://www.ibanez.com/eu/products/detail/rg1121pb_1p_02.html

    I have the one above both in fixed and edge tremolo version - that’s how much I like them, only guitar I ever had a duplicate of.

    The two I have sound immense, much better than most RGs I’ve had, something about the wood and hardware combination really works.

    They have a maple cap under the poplar burl veneer, which is somehow mentioned nowhere in the specs.
    The finish on mine is not flawless but I really like the fact it’s thin and matte, much better than the the usual plastic gloop. Fretwork is second to none. The rolled fingerboard edges look a bit messy close up ( ala Gibson Custom shop ) but they feel great.

    The fusion edge pickups are awesome IMO
    but they’re not really for clean tones.

    My only gripe is the necks are VERY thin, like
    18mm at the nut, which can give me fatigue /
    pain depending on what I’m practicing.
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 9028
    shaunk26 said:
    the tropical sea floor finish  
    I would rename that finish kebab and pavement.

    OTOH, I like the egg custard blonde finish on Fender Broadcasters. What do I know?


    shaunk26 said:
    Just wondered what they were like to play. 
    My recollection of those waffur theen Ibanez necks with huge frets is that they are like a scalloped Stratocaster only less comfortable. If that makes any sense. 
    Be seeing you.
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  • lysanderlysander Frets: 526
    edited July 25
    Seems like the more expensive the RG the thinner the necks get, this is quite annoying. Who wants a 17mm neck honestly.
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  • ThePrettyDamnedThePrettyDamned Frets: 6046
    lysander said:
    Seems like the more expensive the RG the thinner the necks get, this is quite annoying. Who wants a 17mm neck honestly.
    Oof, I do. Sounds perfect. 
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  • lysanderlysander Frets: 526
    Haha fair enough :) I wish they’d offer a bit more variation than thin or ridiculously thin.

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  • LoobsLoobs Frets: 2700
    wafer thin
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  • stonevibestonevibe Frets: 5509
    How much does it weigh? & Does it play like butter?

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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 11197
    lysander said:
    Seems like the more expensive the RG the thinner the necks get, this is quite annoying. Who wants a 17mm neck honestly.
    And that's at the 12th fret...
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  • elusivelightelusivelight Frets: 39
    Matchetts music in Belfast have one and they ship UK wide. At least they did a few weeks back when I was in. 
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  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 30625
    lysander said:
    I haven’t tried that one but I have its close and cheaper cousins:
    https://www.ibanez.com/eu/products/detail/rg1121pb_1p_02.html


    That finish should be called 'Naan at the beach'.
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  • NightswanNightswan Frets: 84
    Three of them on Reverb if you can live with the Vat and Import Duty from the EU and when you figure that all in you could probably get a used J Custom in the UK for the same price.
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