It really boggles my mind actually. Every combination and weird thing practically has been done by Ibanez, but not this basic obvious thing. Then you see pros with something like I'm describing from the LA Custom Shop. Like they can't build it by contract or something. I mean they even built a 7 string bass with the 2 lowest strings as a fretless and the top 5 as fretted with all kinds of exotic wood on it. they have cheap models with Black Ebony and no dots but then the hardware or body is cheap. They make everything I'm looking for a part here and part there from different guitars. I would just part them out but then they make none of the parts work together from those guitars. By the time you'd invest everything you might as well get a custom made. I just can't believe it's been 20 years and they still haven't done it. I've been buggin them about it for 20 years, consistently and they just ignore me. What gives? I need 2 more of them for backups. I need one to take outside my house and one as a backup. This one doesn't leave home. It's my precious. I'm like Gollum with it : ) - I like carved tops mainly because of comfort. I prefer the looks too, but I really don't like arm bevels. They make it harder to play for me. I can pivot my arm perfect on the Carved Top. A flat-top Rg with no bevel would work just as good too and possibly cost less to make. The arch top also gives room for the right hand middle, ring, and pinky fingers when playing fast or specific things so your fingers don't jab into the body too. It's all this little stuff I don't ever hear people talk about. - The most realistic thing from them is probably an Rg752 with an blank black ebony board. Of course it will come in bubble gum pink with purple poka dots, but what would really make my day is to just not carve that bevel better yet to make the body an Rga, but with all the rg752, 7620, 1527 etc type neck on it with a Lo PRo Edge. Then I could finally stop the cycle of trying to find backups.