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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-02-2006, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Greetings - what have I just bought?

Hi folks,

Just joined the forum after picking up my first Ibanez about an hour ago! The trouble is, I don't know what it is...

It's a 1994 RG of some sort. After doing some digging, it looks like an RG770DX. Maple neck, maple fingerboard, shark tooth inlays, H-S-H mounted direct to the body with a clear scratchplate. All the catalogs I've seen have 770DXs in Candy Red, Laser Blue or Violet Metallic. But mine is black, with black inlays! Is it a rare one?





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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-02-2006, 09:30 AM
 
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Could be a custom? pretty cool stuff!

How much did you pay for it?
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Looking at it, I do think it's a custom because it has an all access neck joint plus the Seymour Duncan pickups.

Everything else other than the colour look spot on for an RG770DX
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Yup, it's got an all access neck joint. I'm not sure if the SDs were added later or came with the guitar originally. I think it's a JB in the bridge and an original Trembucker in the neck?

The body is pretty beat up (very relic'd!) and the 'board is dirty, but the frets are perfect, the action is lovely and low, the neck is straight and it plays superbly.

I paid 325 including a beat up case. I think I got a bargain?
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I'd say so, as long as you're happy with it then it's a bargain

The neck joint is the only thing putting me off a stock one right now.
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Re: Greetings - what have I just bought?

It's an RG670 DXBK - European version of the 770 with AANJ and available in black.
Originaly came with Quantum pickups that weren't as good as the 770DX ones (USA F2/C3/F4) so good thing you got it with SDs.
£325 is a decent price considering the SDs and the quality of the guitar, not a bargain but not bad.
Minty looking sharp coloured (blue/red) 670DX fetch over £500 on evilbay every time.

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Re: Greetings - what have I just bought?

Dex got it, but I wanna add that I love that guitar. The black teeth on maple is just sick.
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Cheers guys - an RG670DXBK it is then! I'm assuming it's a basswood body, Wizard one neck? Basically an RG770DX in black without the US pickups?
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Re: Greetings - what have I just bought?

I don't know if it's rare or custom, but surel this baby is damn sweet!!! Black sharktooth inlays, man!!! U dont see that everyday, ya?!!
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Cheers guys - an RG670DXBK it is then! I'm assuming it's a basswood body, Wizard one neck? Basically an RG770DX in black without the US pickups?
I think the body is mahogony
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Cheers guys - an RG670DXBK it is then! I'm assuming it's a basswood body, Wizard one neck? Basically an RG770DX in black without the US pickups?
Spot on.

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Sweet one man, congrats!!
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oops, double post... might as well use it to say i love black teeth on maple, thats really cool
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Nice axe man.. now if only the binding was black too..
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wow.. i want that, i like the all black inlays
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