I'm in this huge freaking dilemma. Both guitars are great and have what I want. I could order the EBMM JP6 here in the US and have it ready for me by the time I'm back after spending my summer vacation in India. If I choose the RG, then I'll be ordering it through Bajaao.com, and also have them swap out the pickups for a pair of nice dimarzio's. To end price is coming out to about the same. The music man is american made and the Ibanez is japanese made. ACK! And with respect to the locking trem and a non locking. I don't really know. Because I have a mahagony iceman with emgs for all of my down tuning needs. HELP!