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Item Reviews for: Ibanez RG3550MZ Prestige Electric Guitar with Case  -  IBA RG3550MZ LIST

An Ibanez Dream Come True
By: Dustin Bly from Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, bigd81871@gmail.com      Submitted: 9/15/2013

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? I own several Ibanez RG's and an S series, recently bought an RG Premium. Then the mother of all purchases, my RG3550MZ Prestige, galaxy black. This baby is the epitome of guitars, as is Ibanez of makers. Right out of the box it was amazing. What a huge difference from a 300-500 dollar RG to a 1700 dollar Prestige. You have to feel the difference for yourself, yes it's a lot of money, but you wont buy another guitar ever, not because your broke, lol, but because you wont need one or want one, unless you just buy them to collect them, then go for it. But the quality is amazing, the Japanese craftsmanship is second to none. I give it an 11 out of 10. The Dimarzio's are so beautifully warm and powerful, the neck pickup is the best Ive ever heard, go for a swim Fender, Ibanez is the lifeguard on the guitar beach!!! Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? From what I have heard from my amp, which is a LINE6 SPIDERVALVE 212 BOGNER edition, this guitar will play anything, any song, any sound, from Classical cleans to Dreamy Thrashing Distortion, it is truly amazing Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Very sleek, the neck is by far the best Ive put my fingers on. light weight and comfortable Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? Tone was dreamy on all 3 pickups. I was very impressed with the middle one, the bridge pickup was nice and hot but crisp and clear, the neck pickup is my favorite, not muddy but warm and smooth and you get nice pick harmonics, rare. Ibanez should make Dimarsio stock in all the RG's plain and simple Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Impeccable. Not 1 single flaw that I can see, and believe me Ive looked. The Galaxy Black finish looks just like a clear nights sky full of stars, it is sooooooo beautiful Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? Maybe a bit pricy but I am not complaining at all. Well worth it and I have no plans to get rid of it ever so the value in what I got was well worth it and I have no regrets in paying what I did Playability How was the action out of the box? The action was perfect as far as I could tell, it was tuned to E flat, which I guess is a standard for all Prestiges, dont know why and it doesnt matter to me, most of the songs I want to learn are a half step down anyway so its just fine. Although I did tune it up to A 440 just,, well I dont really know why but I just did, and had no problems when I did. The action was still perfect and the bridge still floated nice and stayed centered, Thanks Ibanez and American Music Supply for making my dreams come true!
Best out there
By: DAVE SCHMINKE, PHD from YORK, PA AND LONDON UK, wwallace6969@aol.com      Submitted: 1/20/2013

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Well made and then some. Saw some Jackson "fan" criticize the wizard necks of Ibanez guits as FLIMSY. Duh, you gotta be kidding. The guitar has A TITANIUM REINFORCED neck. What do you want to do with it? Play fast or use the guitar as a sledge hammer. The wizard necks are unreal. Better than any other guitar necks around and this guitar is better overall than any of 5 strats I have. I only have one Jackson and the neck on that 2000 dollar "mistake" is like a woman with fat legs. Don't like it too much; plus the Jackson soloist is over priced, in my opinion. General Your general opinion of this product. Definitely well made. Stays in tune nicely and I love the wizard neck. I play some very difficult versions of numerous scales that I "rollup" while tapping and the neck on this guitar makes the process faster and allows me to play some things I couldn't on other guitars. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? One can get plenty of variation. I tend to use top end Marshalls and the amp plays a bigger role in the tone, anyway. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Exceptional
EXCELLENT GUITAR, SOUND AND LOOKS
By: THE HAWK from FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, anonmyous43456      Submitted: 12/15/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? VERY WILL MAKE. SOLID AND GOOD LOOKING. General Your general opinion of this product. ONE OF THE BEST GUITARS I OWN Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? YOU CAN REALLY CRANK IT UP WITH THE EMG PICKUPS. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? GRAT PAINT JOB. LOOKS GREAT IN BLACK.
Metal Masterpiece but capable of so much more
By: J. King from Calgary, Canada      Submitted: 10/3/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Miyagi quality. Fine craftsmanship, built rock solid. Everything you expect from a Prestige - I doubt this guitar will ever let you down. General Your general opinion of this product. Absolutely Brilliant! Masterfully crafted, infinitely playable and sounds amazing Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Thick and crunchy but surprisingly warm and rounded as well - wide dynamic range. Tone Zone in the bridge is just hot enough for me but real high output fans might not be sastified. Air Norton in the neck position is deep and warm. The True Velvet in the middle adds brightness but is fairly quiet and creates a noticeable change in output volume when switching out of the bridge position. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Striking look and finish. Mine is Galaxy White with subtle gold flecks. Basswood, so be careful regarding "dings" - mine's 1 yr old and still looks like new
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