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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-08-2011, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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1987 RG ??? Please help...

This is a 1987 RG of some sort. I'm looking to buy it and wondered if someone could give me an idea of a model number and an approximate value in what appears to be excellent condition. Serial # F724898






Thanks for any help you might be able to give.
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This one is also available...Serial #A861655 Any help, is again, appreciated.
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After further research, I'm guessing 540? Can anyone confirm?
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Re: 1987 RG ??? Please help...

All I can say is that it's not the modern RG shape with the sharper cutaway horns introduced in 1987. This is the design that preceded the current one. This would be from 1985-early 1987. Ibanez has been known to make mid-year or "running" production changes so it's possible that this could be an '87 before the body design change.

I've seen guitars like this one from $200 (beater/used/swapped hardware and pickups) to $500 (great condition w/original parts). Good luck.

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The red one is an RG-440RR---it's right there in the 87 catalog.


The white one looks like a 1986 RG-440




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Im not gonna lie... I like that shape better... its like an illegitimate child of a radius and rg
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Thanks AlaskaBat! What would be a fair price for them?
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Thanks AlaskaBat! What would be a fair price for them?

You could sell it out for parts alone for a good 300, easy. 150 for the ultra neck, 100 for the edge, 50 for pups, 50 for the body, 40 for the tuners... a good solid 300 would be a fair and good price. Id offer 200 I think.
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Thanks guys! Once again, this is the most helpful forum...
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I'd try to get it for $200 also, but that's a pretty lowball offer. If it's in good condition and has a hardshell case--it should be about $400.00-450.00



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That's a bichin' guitar, I would pay $400 for one in excellent condition.
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I've got it and it's for sale if anyone is interested. Dino, if you want it, I'll do $350...
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I've got it and it's for sale if anyone is interested. Dino, if you want it, I'll do $350...
I take it you don't like it. What are the issues? I mean, for $200 I would have thought you would be happier than Jimmy Page in a middle school...

I actually contacted the seller about the silver Roadstar II, but he didn't want to ship it.
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I actually paid $250 for it...no matter how many of these I try, I cannot get used to a floating trem. I rest my hand too heavily on the bridge and everything goes sharp. (Love the JP metaphor, BTW.)
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I actually paid $250 for it...no matter how many of these I try, I cannot get used to a floating trem. I rest my hand too heavily on the bridge and everything goes sharp. (Love the JP metaphor, BTW.)
Send me a PM, I'm interested. Send me a couple better pics and condition description. Before the mods shut us down.
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