It's a long story, but beat with me, I think it's worth it!
Back in the days, I had an LTD MG-301 with EMG's, great instrument, Neck trough, Mahogany, great sustain but the neck, well, it was not an ibanez and, if you're here, most likely, you know and love the thin ibanez feel and dig it!
So, I've announced it on classified to trade it against a similar ibanez.
One day, a dude asked me if i'd trade it for an RG570. I tought, well, she's not as pretty but I'll gain a lot on the feeling and playability. So I went for it.
The dude was doing all the road, so he asked for a 20$ for gaz. Well, being somewhat of a nice guy, I tought, why not! Didn't have to move to do the trade!
So, the trade went on, and on further inspection of the instrument, I realized it wasn't an RG570 but the lower model, the RG470... Well, f*ck it... I got screwed on this one... Tryed e-mailing the dude about it, never had any response so, I asume he knew pretty well what he was doing.
The machine had regulare wear and tear, nothing wrong with it, and the neck was still slimmer than my RG350, but not as thin as a RG5XX serie. She still was playing great, but I always felt she had a "curse" of being a relapse of me being screwed.
So, I always needed to trade her, but trading an RG for another similar RG, well, that's an hard trade to make!
Last week I say a nice deal; 300$ (can) for a RGA42FM. I've seen some flying around for 350$ but 300$ in here, it's a nice deal!
So, I went for it, placed my RG470 for 300$ Can, which is, honesly, around here, a pretty decent deal. They go for around 400$ easely. And, I sold her as she was: An RG470MIJ. Didn't take a day to find a buyer.
So, I contacted the buyer, contacted the seller and made the "extended" trade. The buyer was realy pleased of the deal he made, breaking the curse she once had attached! And, since I always keep my instrument pretty well tuned in a controled environment, she was in a nicer state than when I got her.
So, I got to the seller for the RGA, she was in a pretty decent state (she needs a fretboard cleaning but that's about all). The dude gave me a pretty decent jack cable of about 25/30 feets, a softcase and an hercules travel stand.
Played her a while yesterday and I can tell you, I love how she plays!