I am looking to recreate the distorted tone of the band Inquisition from Colombia (now USA).
A few years ago, the most aesthetically appealing guitar that I ever saw appeared on the market - the Ibanez RGD 2127. It is a 7 string and it went for $1,600. I only play 6 strings so I hesitated for a while and it got discontinued.
Recently, Ibanez released a new series of RGD models 421 and 420
The first is a 6 string which I would like, and the second a 7 string. The problem that confuses me is the fact that they cost almost 1/3 of the price of the preceding 2127z that is a "Prestige". Are these guitars so much worse in quality and tone that they have to be $1000 lower? Why is the pricing so different? What is a Prestige?
I would love a RGD 6 string but am looking for a quality model and not the typical low-end metal axe. I want a keeper that won't require replacements.
As I said, I would like to get Inquisitions tone, so I thought, get Dagon's guitar! It's the Fernandes Ravelle that goes for about $850 to a max of $1300.
Are the Fernandeses better gutiars than Ibanez RGD's that I mentioned?
Also, I've noticed a shitload of cheap RGD's. Can anyone recommend a higher end one?
Sorry for all the question, if anyone has the time to answer I would appreciate it very much, thank you...
I'm not sure what the situation is in Europe, but the RGD2120Z (6-string) and RGD2127Z (7-string) are still available for sale in North America.