New user, part-time reader/lurker here!
Basically, I'm about to buy a 1987 Ibanez RG DX (can't post pics yet).
The owner asks 430€ for it, probably can talk him down a bit though.
Specs-wise it's pretty close to being my ideal guitar, BUT other than the original Ibanez Edge trem being one of the best locking tremolo systems, I don't know too much about the guitar.
Found a page of an old Ibanez catalog (1986) with the specs: Basswood body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard, Edge tremolo, HSS config with coil split.
So, anyone around here who has some experience regarding these guitars?
Stuff like: How's the neck? How well made is it overall? How are the pickups (not a deal-breaker as I'd probably replace them anyway, but still)? What prices do these usually go for? Plus any personal experience you guys had with these models is welcome!
Also, the trem arm is missing, will today's replacement trem arms fit?
Hope you can help me, I'm about to try (and probably buy) the guitar tomorrow.
If, however, the guitar is a piece of junk actually (which I don't hope), there's also a 1988 Saber 540 I could try for roughly the same asking price.
What I'm overall looking for is an 80's rock/metal-ish Superstrat with a Floyd. Originally I was planning to go with a MIJ Pro Mod Charvel, but those are discontinued now and hard to find around here, then I thought EVH Stripe Series, but again they don't seem like an as good value as the Roadstar now. More lately I considered the newer Indonesian made RG3XXV or S420, that's why I even started looking for used Ibanez-es and again, the Roadstar MIGHT be nicer but what do I know? That's why I'm asking YOU.
Thanks in advance!