I just got a new Ibanez Prestige 7 string and I noticed the neck pocket is not very tight.
I had already returned one guitar because of that, and now I got this one where it's not as bad but still I can easily slide two sheets of paper into the neck pocket on the bass side.
So, I went to check on my other Ibanez guitars and almost all of them have the same kind of neck pocket that has space enough to slip two or three sheets of paper into it, and I am talking about Prestige models and even J customs.
Do you guys notice the same thing on your Ibanez guitars? Is this just the way they make them and this is to be considered normal?
Maybe I have been spoiled by the EBMM neck pockets (which are super tight)?
I am not sure if this is something to return the guitar for or not? It is a higher end kind of Prestige (RG3727), not a cheap guitar.
I wouldn't accept something like that myself!
All 3 Warmoth I have built has fucktight neck pocket! You could lift the guitar in the neck and the body wouldn't get loose... At least before hardware and pickups are installed.
But still. Great neck pockets.