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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-21-2009, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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But what is this RG please : MIJ, Korea ?

Hi everybody, i see this guitar for sale 250 euros in store next to my house, and of course it is a used one... I don't have the serial number cause the picture come from their website.

But anyone can help me to identify this RG please ??????? :

-model,
-japan,
-korean,
-year ? everything you can tell me about it.

I don't know... and it is a good opportunity for 250 euros according to you guys, thank you.

It looks as if the prewiew owner changed the bridge pickups ? Did he ?



thanks for your answers.

manta.

PS : it is QM top on the body ?
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Re: But what is this RG please : MIJ, Korea ?

If it is in the store next to the house, just look on the back of the headstock.

I think you will find it is Korean or Indonesian.
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Re: But what is this RG please : MIJ, Korea ?

That looks like korean, same as my Giger series 2 just without the giger graphics..

Was an ok guitar, but I ended up selling it, when I fell in Love with J Customs...
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Re: But what is this RG please : MIJ, Korea ?

I'm almost positive that is a Korean one. Not sure what 250 Euros converts to, but I think those were about $600-$700 new and I'm pretty sure it's neck-thru. We had one where I work, that's how I know. A student of mine bought the same guitar. It's pretty heavy and substantial for a Korean-made Ibanez. I think it's a flamed top, not quilted. No idea about the pickups in THAT guitar, but I think the stock ones were made by Ibanez (i.e., not DiMarzio or DiMarzio/ IBZ). Overall, it's a great guitar, despite not being a "Prestige." I think the model is RGT42 or something like that.
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Re: But what is this RG please : MIJ, Korea ?

I think it''s an RGT too, but according to ibanez catalog, there is not the white binding on the neck and the headstock... and it appears on the picture they post. but the RGT are japanese or Korean ? is it dangerous to buy an used neck thru guitar becouse we don't know what the previous owner made to his neck ?

i will go an see tomorrow morning if it's still for sale either and i will give you the serial number too.
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Re: But what is this RG please : MIJ, Korea ?

I think it is a guitar from the RGT6 series (or whatever name it had before). Pretty low level model, mahogany body, Wizard II neck, EGDE III bridge.
I would say that it is an RG32x type guitar with neck-thru.

Bridge pickup have been changed (which is a good thing, it normaly hass INF pickups).

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Re: But what is this RG please : MIJ, Korea ?

Here's the guitar that I thought it was and that my student owns:



Note the shark tooth inlays that are different than the original poster's guitar. The above model is an RGT42DX. I believe the model in the original post is this guitar:




The above guitar is actually just an RGT42 (no "DX"), which is evidenced by the lack of shark tooth inlays. IbanezRegister.com appears to have confirmed my guess:

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Re: But what is this RG please : MIJ, Korea ?

And, by the way, since it's not the DX and doesn't have a mahogany body, I would imagine that it's in the $200-$300 range, depending on its condition and if it has a pickup upgrade.
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Re: But what is this RG please : MIJ, Korea ?

I have the answer,

You re right, it's a RGT 42 Korean (C03********...)
But i didn't know that Ibanez realized "korean" necktru guitar.

Anyone knows wich are the first low level model but MIJ ? 320, 470, i don't know.

I would like to find a good MIJ RG in 6 string to make a monkey grip on it.

But i would like something very close ( in confort ) to my RG 7420.
And i don't think that wouldn't be dangerous to dig in a neck thru ( that could damage the neck inside ). I don't think that anyone made a monkey grip in a neck thru in all the threads posted ?

thank you for advise.

manta.
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Re: But what is this RG please : MIJ, Korea ?

i dont like it.its a beginners guitar.then its okey.but for 100/200€ more you have a rg 570/550.
so i would pass it and save more money.
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Re: But what is this RG please : MIJ, Korea ?

i think you 're right brian... i love the 550 ex and they're not so expensive if we can find a used one. thank you.

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Re: But what is this RG please : MIJ, Korea ?

I was about to say RGT42*... someone beat me to it.
Cool axe, IMO! Will sound awsome with some good pickups.
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Re: But what is this RG please : MIJ, Korea ?

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Here's the guitar that I thought it was and that my student owns:



Note the shark tooth inlays that are different than the original poster's guitar. The above model is an RGT42DX. I believe the model in the original post is this guitar:




The above guitar is actually just an RGT42 (no "DX"), which is evidenced by the lack of shark tooth inlays. IbanezRegister.com appears to have confirmed my guess:

You are right, it is an even lover level than the RGT6.

/Magnus
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You are right, it is an even lover level than the RGT6.

/Magnus
Ok, so there is the pros and the cons :

some people say it's a good axe for the price but it need other pickups. the other ones say better buy a better MIJ for the price.

my problem is that i would like to dig a monkey grip in it ! and i'm afraid that it would be dangerous for the neck ( i mean vibrations) cause it is the neckthru guitar.

did you guys know someone who made a jem with a neckthru guitar ? i 'm not sure anyone did this before ?



thank you for your answers.

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Ok, so there is the pros and the cons : some people say it's a good axe for the price but it need other pickups. the other ones say better buy a better MIJ for the price. my problem is that i would like to dig a monkey grip in it ! and i'm afraid that it would be dangerous for the neck ( i mean vibrations) cause it is the neckthru guitar. did you guys know someone who made a jem with a neckthru guitar ? i 'm not sure anyone did this before ? thank you for your answers. manta.
The “good axe for the price” is a tuff one.
All guitars can be that, if the price are low enough, but still be a complete worthless guitar, if you know what I mean.

The guitar is not bad, it is not a garbage guitar, and it is a good guitar compared to a lot of other guitars in that price range. It is comfortable to play and it can sound good with the right pups. It can with a bit of luck even be a really good sounding guitar, as good as any price guitar, with the right pups, if it is a very good “lucky day” copy (there are really good ones in that range too). But the odds for it being a “lucky day” copy are small.
If it is a really good one, then it is worth spending the time and money to change everything on it, tremolo, tuners, pickups and electronics. But then you’re probably at the price range that you could find a guitar that has the better trem and so on already.

If you have a chance of trying it, then you will know.
It can, with a lot of luck, be a better guitar than a lot higher level guitars can be (if they are a not so good copy). There can be dream guitar it any price range with a lot of luck.

Making a monkey grip in a neck true is no problem.
The neck is just continuing true the body in the middle, where you do the handle are in “wings”, wood that are glued to the neck.
It would not be a problem even if the neck was the same bit of wood as the hole body.

/Magnus
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