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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-26-2002, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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7620 for $300...should i?

i found a jewel blue 1998 7620 (with case) for $300. i already have a 98 7620 that i love (its pretty much all i play--my poor neglected parker-lol!)
the problem is that this blue one is a little bit beat up, a lot of nicks, and would therefore probably need to be refinished (i'm looking at you lgm!) so it would probably be a bit of a project guitar...they won't take any less because its a consignment and the guy won't go any lower...
other than the nicks in the body (and the action being absurdly high) its in pretty good shape--electronics check out, neck good and flat, trem isn't corroded...

so should i?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-26-2002, 02:01 PM
 
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For 3 bills it'd be hard to go wrong if everything but the finish is an issue.

Figure spend a little something for a refinish or keep it dinged up for gigging out with and you'll be in fine shape.

For the record I bought a black RG7620 a few months ago for $250 without the case. It has a few paint chips missing (did they use glass to cover those guitars or what?!?!) but all in all it's a great guitar and a wonderful counter-part to my UV777BK.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-26-2002, 02:22 PM
 
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That's a good price, I'd get it. It's worth every penny if you pay someone else to refinish it, take my advice. It is a laborious undertaking, and when you get all that off (yes, it has to be glass or something near it in hardness) you only have more work to get something else back on it.

Great guitars and good price too. That one probably has blazes in it, the newer ones don't. Great neck, nice tone....for $300 it's a no brainer.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-26-2002, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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yeah, i figured it was a pretty good deal (although i did get my black 7620 for $280 shipped-no case though. and the seller thought it was a 7420--which i did too until i started hanging around here-lol!) looks like i'll have to take a drive this weekend and get another 7 string...

no worries on me doing the refinishing myself--i spent the good part of a year sanding down a neck-through carvin a couple of years ago. it looked great with a stain and an oiled finish, but i think the sanding soreness in my hand just went away about a week ago
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-26-2002, 06:16 PM
 
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I bought my RG7620 for $300 shipped, with finish chips and the whole deal. I ain't complainin'.

I'd be all over a blue one. Buy it and trade me.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-30-2002, 07:56 PM
 
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damn! i envy you americans so much.....if i could get 7620's for 300 here in Chile, i'd have at least a couple by now.

suggestion: take off the remaining finish, and if the grain is nice, tung oil it yourself, if not, get it refinished.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-30-2002, 09:37 PM
 
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Tung oil's the plan. After I stain it wine red.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-01-2002, 11:45 AM
 
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I hate you! Can't get a 7620 for below $1000 here :\
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-14-2002, 05:40 AM
 
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Yeah the prices outside the US are A GODDAMN JOKE!!
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-14-2002, 01:45 PM
 
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Does the finish really bother you? for that price, i say get the thing and use it as your beater- take it out gigging and trash the thing. they're nice guitars, worht every penny. wish i could afford to grab another 3 or so of 'em myself.

-Drew
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-14-2002, 09:13 PM
 
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$300 is reasonable, and if all that's beat up is the body finish, you can get a solid color finish for $150, so for $450, you get basically a brand new guitar in whatever color you want
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