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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-25-2009, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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1987 550L

O.K. I'm diggin the price/value/quality ratios goin on here and the maple is sweet. Now I've got GAS for the RW 1987 Lefty in original case. It comes with the lefty bar and it is "lightly used". Are the 87's the best year? Does my 91 have the AANJ? I am a total noob and can't tell by looking.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-26-2009, 12:25 AM
 
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Re: 1987 550L

As far as I know, the AANJ didn't start in the RG series till after 1994. 87 was the first year is all. I think it was the first year of the wizard neck, as well, but I'm not sure. I would say that if it's an offer for right around $300, it's a good deal. If you go to the homepage of the forum, there's a neck specification FAQ. Hope that helps.
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As far as I know, the AANJ didn't start in the RG series till after 1994. 87 was the first year is all. I think it was the first year of the wizard neck, as well, but I'm not sure. I would say that if it's an offer for right around $300, it's a good deal. If you go to the homepage of the forum, there's a neck specification FAQ. Hope that helps.
It's a good deal only because it's a Lefty and it's an '87, kinda rare.
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That's also true. In the last 6 months there have been at least 2 on the bay, both black with maple. The black ones are a lot easier to find. Like Robb said, the real jems are the DY, RFR, and even the CM ones are hard to find.
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That's also true. In the last 6 months there have been at least 2 on the bay, both black with maple. The black ones are a lot easier to find. Like Robb said, the real jems are the DY, RFR, and even the CM ones are hard to find.
What is CM?
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-26-2009, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Here's the new 87 (now that it's paid for I'll show you guys the link)http://jackson.craigslist.org/msg/1024823095.html
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Here's the new 87 (now that it's paid for I'll show you guys the link)http://jackson.craigslist.org/msg/1024823095.html
good price as long as there aren't any of the common structural problems.
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Sorry, I got the CM from the Ibanez Register. He thought it was Crimson Metallic, but now it looks more like Ruby Red? I don't know for sure.
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You sure its not Candy Apple?
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good price as long as there aren't any of the common structural problems.
Hopefully not.
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Re: 1987 550L

there's another one on 3Bay that looks really clean.
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there's another one on 3Bay that looks really clean.
Yeah, I'm watching that one. Debuted the Maple neck last for Red Barchetta and it rocked at the gig.
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Yeah, I'm watching that one..

you will have no competition from me for it.
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you will have no competition from me for it.
I'm not buying, just watching. I already have two, that's where it ends for me with 550's and probably all Ibanez guitars. They'll defiinitely serve their purpose in our cover band.
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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-01-2009, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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It sold for $435.00 with a right handed bar. Looks like I made out o.k. at $325 with a lefty bar. I was lucky enough to find a lefty bar for my MN 550L new for $39.00. They aren't easy to find and they aren't cheap.
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