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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-12-2010, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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1994 RG550LTD for $120, good buy?

I bought a used Ibanez last Friday for $120.
The seller thought it was RG350EX black, so did I...
But when I checked the Serial Number, it said it was made in Japan..
(as far as i know, RG350EX is made in Korea..)
so if i bought it for $120 mint condition, did i get a good deal on that?
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Re: 1994 RG550LTD for $120, good buy?

hell yeah, that is a bargain for that axe. the best deal i have ever got on a used rg5xx was a pretty beat up rg570 that i built my jem project around. that was $160! the only other japanese rg i got a killer deal on was an rg550 that was in ok condition and it was $180.
killer score. keep it!

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good find... now upgrading will be a hassle cause pickups alone would be as much as the guitar, maybe more :P

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Hell yeah thats a good deal. I paid 190 for a bad shaped 550 a while back.
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Re: 1994 RG550LTD for $120, good buy?

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I bought a used Ibanez last Friday for $120.
The seller thought it was RG350EX black, so did I...
But when I checked the Serial Number, it said it was made in Japan..
(as far as i know, RG350EX is made in Korea..)
so if i bought it for $120 mint condition, did i get a good deal on that?
if you can, You post some pics. I want see that $120 RG550LTD!
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if you can, you post pics. i want see that $120 RG550LTD!
well.. Jemsite is keeping me away from posting pics cuz i have less than 10 posts... (i'm pretty new here, hehe..)
i'll post pic soon, (maybe by tomorrow?)
but i have a serial number.. is F406201
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-12-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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Re: 1994 RG550LTD for $120, good buy?

Wow I wish I had the luck people like you do. I NEVER find any sort of deals like those. I got my rg550 RFR for $400 and I thought that was a hell of a deal...i guess it is but not even close to yours. Congrats!
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Wow I wish I had the luck people like you do. I NEVER find any sort of deals like those. I got my rg550 RFR for $400 and I thought that was a hell of a deal...i guess it is but not even close to yours. Congrats!
as i mentioned above, both seller and i thought it was 2004 RG350EX which looks pretty much the same... that's why he sold it to me for $120.. if he knew it was 550, he wouldn't sell it to me for that price unless he is dumb...
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Nice find!
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if you can, You post some pics. I want see that $120 RG550LTD!
oh finally i can post some pix!!!
here i go.. i named the new dude Rockson... lol..
and now i dissected my rockson so i can work on my JEM+RG hybrid project..
enjoy~








and this is graphic of how my project guitar will be look like when i'm done... (thanks to Valdemar Balza for making VRG program)

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hell yeah you got a good deal. most people think that a cheaper guitar is junk and its not. most people think that a product has to be made in the USA for it to be good quality. think of the asian standard in living and how much pride those people put into what they do. you have a good guitar for a great price. remember that steve vai can get the cheapest guitar on the planet and make it sound like a jem because he is the guitar god of our world. enjoy your new baby.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-15-2010, 03:43 PM
 
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Re: 1994 RG550LTD for $120, good buy?

That is a awesome deal. I have seen the neck alone sell for $150+ let alone the trem for $100+, Body for $50-$75. So ya you got a killer deal. I need to start looking more for whole guitars for sale and less on parts themselves.
The seller was obviously not familiar with Ibanez if he thought it was a 350. First the neck should of said Made In Japan which would of told him it was a 5** model or higher.
Another clue is on the serial # starting with 4 is a 94 if it had 04 then it would of been a 2004.
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... my RG550LTD (1994) neck has the bubinga stripe...
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WOW THats so cool i love hearing storys like this Congrats on this one !!!!
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