Hey guys, I've mostly just lurked around here, but figured I'd start a NGD thread anyway! Plus I've got a couple of questions that I'm sure a few of you guys will be able to answer.
I scored this RG470 from craigslist for $70. It's seen better days, that's for sure. Missing knobs and back cavity plate. One massive chip of paint on the side (can actually see some exposed wood!!!), and some paint in the process of falling off on the back. Dirty, dusty and abused. The LFR really sucks, too.
That brings me to my questions. This is a Made in Japan RG470. According to the serial number, it was made in Fujigen in 2001. I've tried to do my research, and it seems that these have a Japanese Wizard neck. Can anyone confirm or disconfirm this?
Also, this should have a Lo-TRS trem, right? That seems to be what I've read. However, I've seen pics of Lo-TRS trems, and they have an Ibaneze logo and "Lo-TRS" imprinted on the side of the trem. The one on my RG doesn't say that. It just says Licensed by Floyd Rose -- nothing else. It's single-locking.
I'm just curious if anyone can shed some light on the neck and the trem on this thing. Oh yeah, and if you have any tips on how to remove the paint -- sand vs. heat vs. strip -- that'd be awesome too!
I don't have enough posts to put up pics!
Maybe once I fix her up...