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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-18-2015, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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1986 Ibanez RG420 ?

I have a 1986 Ibanez RG 420 Roadstar 2! It was bought new in 1986 and has never been played and been in its case! The color was pearl white when purchased but has turned to a nice cream color! The original edge trem and backplate still shine like new! The strings are original and the original hang tags are still on the guitar! The pickups are the original Ibanez pickups with black covers and the volume and tone knobs are the push style! The strap locks are the original V style and the case is the original Ibanez chainsaw case with all the original case candy, warranty card, trem bar, etc inside! What's this guitar worth? Thanks
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Re: 1986 Ibanez RG420 ?

Wow.. I can't say what its worth. But you've got a sweet axe there! Personally I love 'em, but they don't seem to bring high prices on ebay. To the right person it's a real gem!
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Re: 1986 Ibanez RG420 ?

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Wow.. I can't say what its worth. But you've got a sweet axe there! Personally I love 'em, but they don't seem to bring high prices on ebay. To the right person it's a real gem!

Keeping in mind that your on an Ibanez fanboy site AND the fact that there are very few of us that REALLY appreciate these first year RG's- I could see myself paying upwords of $600 for a guitar like yours.
I've seen one or two '86 RG's go for up to $900, but those were "oddball" guitars with "one-off" finishes.

IMO, in the real world- your going to have a helluva time getting more than $450 for it..... if that. Most people look down on these guitars in favor of the more common, better loved '87 and later RG's.
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Re: 1986 Ibanez RG420 ?

I think $350-400 is normal, given the condition of yours and original case candy, higher end of that. But, as has been said, the desirability of these is niche.

There's a pink 420 on flea bay now with a $700 BIN, which is steep, even though the guitar comes with the original case and appears to be stock.
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