Lets talk about the ibanez rga121

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  1. mystix

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    This is a fantastic guitar for sure. But I've owned 5 of these and sold every one. I have one more in natural. It's loaded with a dimarzio Evo 2
    and liquifire. She sounds great but eve now I'm thinking of selling it.

    Who still plays and enjoys this guitar?

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  2. DarthV

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    Other than the lackluster stock pickups, what's not to love about a RGA prestige?? Mine sounds monstrous with a crunchlab & liquifire in C standard!
     
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    I had one in the violin finish and it was a fantastic guitar. Good meaty tone from that heavy mahogany/maple body. Soldit and another guitar in the end to fund a MusicMan JP6, so suppose you can't blame me!!
     
  4. mystix

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    Hahaha... That's what I was thinking of doing
     
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    Once of Ibanez's best models
     
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    I think about the RGA121 every morning when I wake and every night before I sleep. I love my RG721 but it's just not the same...
     
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    anunnaki Sevenstring Noob

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    My friend has the dark coloured one. I'm so jealous! I'm gonna get an rg721rw.. it's the closest thing ibanez seem to have out at the moment... in my price range anyways.
     
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    My rga121 is the only constant in my stable of guitars since I've joined this site. I dont have a single complaint about it. Refinishing it in white at the moment- (I had the black one) but it's still a beast of a guitar as a whole
     
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    Kinda have the same problem here. Sometimes I think of selling my RGA121 (the natural one), but then I can't think of anything better. Mine has a set of Aftermaths and Sperzel tuners, tuned to drop C.
    It's really fun to play her and the sound is incredible for metal tones.
     
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    I have one in Violin Flat with a Full Shred in the neck and a Super 3 in the bridge and Sperzel locking tuners. It's honestly my favorite of the Ibby's i own. If I were you, I wouldn't sell it.
     
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    I'm taking charity currently.
     
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    Great guitar. Not playing mine a lot right now because my S540 just feels more right and sounds better.
     
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    I've found myself playing my s1520fb alot more lately too but the 121 neck is still my all around favorite. We'll see how that changes with my Jackson SL1 coming next week :lol:
     
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    I had one, and sold it to help fund my DC-727, even though the Carvin is still the best guitar I've ever played, I miss the RGA sometimes. But hey, I paid 425 for it and sold it for 600. One of the best guitar purchases I have made.
     
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    I need to get around to fixing the trem arm holder on my s540. I still much prefer the 24 fret RGs over the 22 on my s540 and s470.
     
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    I owned 2, I miss the first one. I sold it to buy an RG20th re-issue. The second one was a GC demo, and it had some sort of funkiness about the neck I could never clean. The first one I had a set of Full Shred Duncans in it (which sounded fine), the second one, I had a Duncan Jazz in the neck, and I forget the bridge pickup. I never did bond with the second one though. :(

    I have been hoping they will release a premium RGA. I can't afford the MIJ prestige stuff any more, but I might be willing to splurge for a premium.
     
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    I just bought my first rga121 not to long ago, in ruby red crush. Couldn't be any happier.
     
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    I have one just like the one pictured in the OP, bone stock. Its cool, only Ibanez Ive ever played and actually felt I had to have.

    Ill probably sell it soon though. Doesnt get played much, and even though I find this one to be tolerable, Im just not too into Ibanez. Id rather buy another Charvel or something.

    It is a great guitar though, and I honestly have 0 complaints with it.
     
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    For some reason I just couldnt bond with the neck for some reason. I wanna try it again and see if maybe I didnt give it enough of a chance before selling it off.
     
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    I've had 5-6 RGAs and have one 121 right now. I absolutely love it. The RG is a great guitar, but the RGA is my favorite Ibanez body style. So comfy.
     

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