RGD321 vs RGDIX6MRW. Hard fight?

Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by CosmoHack, Jan 29, 2016.

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Which one do you prefer considering the facts?

  1. RGD321

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  2. RGDIX6MRW

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  1. CosmoHack

    CosmoHack SS.org Regular

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    Hello everyone.

    I am looking for an extended range guitar that I can tune on Drop A#.

    I cannot invest a lot of money so I was about to buy an Ibanez RGD321 that I found for about 320$ new, but I just came across the new baritone models Ibanez has shown on the 2016 Namm.

    I need a decent tool since I will be doing semiprofessional work with it so it may be interesting to put more money con the table and go for the new Iron Label RGDIX6MRW.

    Specs of both:

    RGD321 (320$):

    Ibanez RGD321BKF Black Flat | Andertons

    neck type 3pc Wizard III Maple neck
    body Basswood body
    fret Jumbo frets
    bridge Gibraltar Standard bridge
    neck pu CAP-VK1 (H) neck pu
    bridge pu CAP-VK2 (H) bridge pu
    hardware color Black
    Neck Dimension

    Scale 672mm/26.5"
    a : Width at Nut 43mm
    b : Width at Last Fret 58mm
    c: Thickness at 1st 19mm
    d : Thickness at 12th 21mm
    Radius 400mmR


    RGDIX6MRW (870$):

    Electric Guitar RGD - RGDIX6MRW Iron Label | Ibanez guitars

    Neck type: Nitro Wizard 3pc Maple/Bubinga neck
    Body: Rosewood top/Layered Ash body
    Fretboard: Birdseye Maple fretboard
    Fret: Jumbo frets
    Bridge: Gibraltar Standard II bridge
    Neck pickup: DiMarzio® Fusion Edge (H) neck pickup
    Bridge pickup: DiMarzio® Fusion Edge (H) bridge pickup
    Tuners: Gotoh Locking
    Hardware color: Black
    Factory tuning: 1D, 2A, 3F, 4C, 5G, 6D


    Facts:

    - Certain quality of construction and reliability is important.
    - None of them are Prestige, although the Iron should be closer.
    - Both are Indonesia (I have to fully confirm the Iron).
    - I have read mixed reviews of the Iron Label series and this model is so new that is a blind purchase.
    - The RGD321 has been discontinued so has a great discount.
    - If I buy the RGD321 I can also buy a Taurus stomphead which I will need in a near future.
    - I may buy the cheap one and the expensive later, leaving the former as spare for touring.

    Hard choice.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. gujukal

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    Dat neck on the RGDIX :O I would choose the RGDIX, but buying the RGD321 first and the the IX later seems like a good option, its always nice with a back up! I've seen a lot of people live with broken strings and stuff without a back up guitar ^^
     

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