Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Ibanez Rg Premium
ElHombre
post Oct 9 2012, 04:24 PM
Post #1


Learning Rock Star
*

Group: Members
Posts: 769
Joined: 25-December 11
Member No.: 14.679



Hi guys

I was just wondering, how come the Ibanez Premium guitar is so cheap?
Like under a 1k $?

For example, Marco Sfogli uses it, one of my favorite player and an excellent pro artist.
And is it really made in Indonesia? tongue.gif

I was a little chocked actually, I thought it was about 2-3 k £$


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Sollesnes
post Oct 9 2012, 05:44 PM
Post #2


Learning Tone Master
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.940
Joined: 18-January 09
Member No.: 6.623



Yes, it is made in Indonesia. That is why they are cheap (labor cost).
I've heard they hold a high standard (with some individual guitars even coming out better than some prestiges), but the quality checks is not as scrutinous as the prestiges. smile.gif I think the build is overseen by japanese luthiers (or is supposed to be).
The prestige is of course far better, but you'll get more for your money in a premium smile.gif

edit: Google says they have a specific factory for the premium models. After all, Cort is a shitty company, but in control of most low-end guitar manufacturing.

This post has been edited by Sollesnes: Oct 9 2012, 05:52 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ElHombre
post Oct 9 2012, 06:45 PM
Post #3


Learning Rock Star
*

Group: Members
Posts: 769
Joined: 25-December 11
Member No.: 14.679



Thanks wink.gif

Well I have a japanese made prestige, and a while ago I was thinking of getting a Premium (thinking it was better), the same as marcos, purple. But I thought it would be too much money.

And now I found out this today, lol biggrin.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Sollesnes
post Oct 9 2012, 07:52 PM
Post #4


Learning Tone Master
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.940
Joined: 18-January 09
Member No.: 6.623



Hehe biggrin.gif

Ibanez, ESP, etc all keep a lot of endorsers on their cheaper lines (non-prestige, LTD, PRS SE etc) because their names attracts buyers who otherwise wouldn't dish out so much money. smile.gif Besides, often you get almost as much guitar for a low-end guitar as for a high-end. Lately I've been playing a 300 US Ibanez over a Caparison tongue.gif

This post has been edited by Sollesnes: Oct 9 2012, 07:56 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Todd Simpson
post Oct 10 2012, 03:03 AM
Post #5


GMC:er
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 14.751
Joined: 23-December 09
From: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Member No.: 8.794



The Premiums are really nice guitars and I think you'd be happy with one smile.gif I know I would! I'd also like an RG reissue and they are even cheaper. Ibanez really made their bones as a company on making playable, fast, guitars that were not crazy pricey, way back in the day. When the IBANEZ RG series (550, 560, etc.) came out in the late 80s, guitar that played that were quite a bit more money. I"ve got one of the original 560's and it's still my fav guitar. They go in ebay for more than they cost new since it was a cheap low/mid range guitar.

The LOW LOW end of the ibby range is a bit crap these days as they just make billions of them. But the mid and high range one are really nice guitars for the price.

If you ever feel the need to spend 3k on a guitar, go have one custom, hand made, for you personally. smile.gif


Todd

QUOTE (ElHombre @ Oct 9 2012, 11:24 AM) *
Hi guys

I was just wondering, how come the Ibanez Premium guitar is so cheap?
Like under a 1k $?

For example, Marco Sfogli uses it, one of my favorite player and an excellent pro artist.
And is it really made in Indonesia? tongue.gif

I was a little chocked actually, I thought it was about 2-3 k £$



--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 23rd July 2017 - 07:54 AM