RG PRESTIGE 1
The big changes to the RG Prestige series this year are the switch to Edge Zero trems [Z model designations] with the ZPS3 spring system, and the switch to their new locking nut that uses no retainer bar. See the Hardware page for further information on these.
RGT320ZRS - Unfortunately the RBB has been replaced by RS, personally I thought the RBB was one of the most attractive finishes Ibanez had ever produced. In addition the 320 remains as the only Japanese T model. Edge Zero trem with ZPS3 spring system, 5 piece Wizard maple/wenge through neck, AAA quilted maple top, mahogany body, jumbo frets on a rosewood board, dot inlays, Dimarzio IBZ pickups, matching quilt maple headstock, available RS [Red Spinel]. $2999.99 List price [$333 increase!!], includes J Craft case.
RG3520ZHBK - The RG20071 special from last years Summer NAMM that seemed to never materialize in the US has been rehashed into and even more expensive Z version with centered instead of offset dots. Flame maple top mahogany body with a centered abalone inlay, 5 piece Wizard Prestige neck with matched flame headstock, jumbo frets on a rosewood board, Edge Zero bridge with ZPS3 spring system, Dimarzio IBZ pickups, available in HBK [Himalayan Black]. $2399.99 List price includes TJC case.
RG2610ZBK - Returns with the switch to Z model. Bound basswood body with single Seymour Duncan TB-10 bridge pickup, single volume control, Edge Zero bridge with ZPS3 spring system, 5 piece Wizard maple/walnut bound Prestige neck, jumbo frets, rosewood fretboard with ghost sharfin inlays, in BK [Black]. $1333.32 List price, includes J Craft case.
RG2570ZVSL - The EVSL gets the Z model revamp. Edge Zero bridge with ZPS3 spring system, 5 piece Wizard maple/walnut neck, basswood body, jumbo frets, Dimarzio IBZ neck, middle, and bridge pickups. available in VSL [Vital Silver shown here] and VGD [Vital Gold not shown this year]. $1199.99 List price [$26 increase], includes J Craft case.
RG2550ZGW - The 2550 gets the new Z model change but also gets a new color. Edge Zero bridge with ZPS3 spring system, 5 piece Wizard maple/walnut neck, basswood body, jumbo frets, Dimarzio IBZ neck, middle, and bridge pickups. available in GK [Galaxy Black]. $1199.99 List price [$26 increase], includes J Craft case.
It's tough to see with the available light but there is tiny gold flake or pearl on the white which makes it the Galaxy finish.
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