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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-01-2017, 06:40 AM Thread Starter
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Common cracks on 87 rg550 ?

I'm looking at buying an 87 rg550 although being in the UK they don't come up too often. One is currently available on eBay for 650. It looks great has a few chips but adds to the natural relic'd look it's the road flare/fire alarm red which is my favourite colour. It also has the common cracks behind the locking nut screws and at the neck pocket. Are these a big deal as I've read numerous accounts of people saying as long as it's holding tune it's fine. And others saying they need fixing (is this expensive to do) ?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-03-2017, 02:45 AM
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Re: Common cracks on 87 rg550 ?

Why don't you get the more recent RG550 Genesis in road flare red. Same specs all the way, V1V2 pickups, original Edge, square heel.

Just wait till some nitpicker jumps into the discussion arguing how the 1/10 mm difference in neck measurement is a matter of life or death.

I don't know the guitar market is in England but 650 pound for a 30-year old POS is a ripoff. I got my 2013 Genesis for less than that (about equivalent of 600 dollars used).
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