Originally Posted by steve
handrest gone (hence my request - wonder if Ibanez would issue a replacement for this? I'm sure they have some in storage...)
- signature is gone (might have been on the spring cover plate, which is gone)
Look at different angles under different lighting and you might be able to see an impression of it. It will be located on the back, check the site for pictures of where the signature should be.
- because of above, I have no idea which # of 777 this is...
Yep, unless the S/N on the neck joint plate happens to match the number. I've only seen 1 LNG with this... I owned it!
- tone knob gone; owner installed a kill switch in there.
Simple wiring. As long as there's no routing - easily fixed. Can't say the same for finding the exact knob color though.
- pink switch tip gone; replaced with white one
Might be able to find a close match.
- bridge 'bucker replaced with Steve's Special (I would've changed this anyway, but...)
Does it come with the original pickup in the case?
- truss rod cover gone
Ouch... that's an easy $200 bye bye.
- nasty neck pocket fractures
Danger! Danger! Make sure they are clearcoat fractures only!
- many dings and cracks on different areas of the body; one at top of elbow contour, right to wood
- knife edges of Edge ground down SO much that the trem no longer fit in there right; owner shaved the pickguard a smidge to TRY to keep it from rubbing
Can be replaced.
- dings on headstock - finish chip down to wood at tip
More simple cosmetic 'issues'.
- 2 small holes drilled on back for hex-key holder (Gotoh type, it seems)
Can be filled no problem.
- neck/fretboard very dirty
Don't you love maple?
Comments on the dollar value of a train-wreck like this, considering that I'll have to replace some stuff, including at least the base-plate of the trem?
Sounds like an ABUSED guitar. I agree with Glen. No more than $500. Walk on anything else. There's probably ALOT more wear than you observed. The guitar must be taken apart and viewed at all angles and in areas you can't see at first sight.