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post Aug 19 2012, 04:54 AM
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I am very naive in my scope of guitar knowledge at this point, so I figure with GMC's 8000 +/- years in combined guitar experience I could get an affirmation or falsification of my opinion here. smile.gif I just got a new RGD320, and its like the perfect guitar (for me)! The scale is 26 1/2 inches, for drop tuning. It's like a cross between a normal and baritone guitar. I've tuned it standard to D,C, drop D, and drop C w/.10s, and standard E with .8s, and string tension is fantastic at all tunings!! I keep it in standard D which most my lessons seem to be there about...and gosh I love this guitar. It seems to me so versatile, perfect for the fact my lessons go from drop C to E randomly! biggrin.gif Anyone else have one? Any thoughts on this guitar? Is literally a straight from factory drop tuning made guitar, that can be tuned standard at any time... I traded my other guitar, and bought it (my gift for being accept into a special grad program). Was this a good move? Or better to keep learning on a regular scale guitar? Any opinions very welcome!

Link to guitar pic and review: http://magazine.dv247.com/2010/07/19/ibanez-rgd320-review/

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post Aug 22 2012, 12:58 AM
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I'd like one smile.gif But I don't have one yet. I LOVE Ibanez guitars. Even the new ones, which some purists get all wonky about. I've played that axe and I thought it was great. Loved the pickups too. Needed a setup BADLY in the store, but after that would be killer. String the low E a little Heavy, maybe a hybrid set of strings and bingo smile.gif

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I am very naive in my scope of guitar knowledge at this point, so I figure with GMC's 8000 +/- years in combined guitar experience I could get an affirmation or falsification of my opinion here. smile.gif I just got a new RGD320, and its like the perfect guitar (for me)! The scale is 26 1/2 inches, for drop tuning. It's like a cross between a normal and baritone guitar. I've tuned it standard to D,C, drop D, and drop C w/.10s, and standard E with .8s, and string tension is fantastic at all tunings!! I keep it in standard D which most my lessons seem to be there about...and gosh I love this guitar. It seems to me so versatile, perfect for the fact my lessons go from drop C to E randomly! biggrin.gif Anyone else have one? Any thoughts on this guitar? Is literally a straight from factory drop tuning made guitar, that can be tuned standard at any time... I traded my other guitar, and bought it (my gift for being accept into a special grad program). Was this a good move? Or better to keep learning on a regular scale guitar? Any opinions very welcome!

Link to guitar pic and review: http://magazine.dv247.com/2010/07/19/ibanez-rgd320-review/

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Alex Feather
post Aug 22 2012, 01:10 AM
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QUOTE (TuckerG @ Aug 19 2012, 03:54 AM) *
I am very naive in my scope of guitar knowledge at this point, so I figure with GMC's 8000 +/- years in combined guitar experience I could get an affirmation or falsification of my opinion here. smile.gif I just got a new RGD320, and its like the perfect guitar (for me)! The scale is 26 1/2 inches, for drop tuning. It's like a cross between a normal and baritone guitar. I've tuned it standard to D,C, drop D, and drop C w/.10s, and standard E with .8s, and string tension is fantastic at all tunings!! I keep it in standard D which most my lessons seem to be there about...and gosh I love this guitar. It seems to me so versatile, perfect for the fact my lessons go from drop C to E randomly! biggrin.gif Anyone else have one? Any thoughts on this guitar? Is literally a straight from factory drop tuning made guitar, that can be tuned standard at any time... I traded my other guitar, and bought it (my gift for being accept into a special grad program). Was this a good move? Or better to keep learning on a regular scale guitar? Any opinions very welcome!

Link to guitar pic and review: http://magazine.dv247.com/2010/07/19/ibanez-rgd320-review/

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That would be a great guitar the only issue you might have is a floyd
The thing is since the bridge is pretty much in the air you might have troubles adjusting it! If they have a model without one I would probably consider that! Also what if you will need go back to the standard tuning again? it ill be very hard and you will have to adjust bridge all over again!


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post Aug 22 2012, 03:24 AM
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Scale would work perfect. I use a 25.5 with 12-72 and have tuned as low as Open G (But its a 7 string). You could easily take a 26.5 down to A standard, or even drop G/ G standard with the right gauge strings.

Balancing the tension between the string size, and your tuning, the tension from the floating bridge will have to be adjusted like any floating bridge, but once its setup. Your perfect man.

Great guitar from my experience smile.gif
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