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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-10-2006, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question How to identify country of origin - RG470?

I am looking to get a second hand RG470. How do I identify whether is it MIJ / MIK?

What I originally knew was that RG470 were MIJ, but after reading the forum there seems to be MIK ones.

Please advice... TIA
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-10-2006, 04:53 PM
 
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Re: How to identify country of origin - RG470?

The serial number should tell you country of origin
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Re: How to identify country of origin - RG470?

Serial numbers beginning with C are Korean, beginning with F are Japanese.
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Re: How to identify country of origin - RG470?

Thx for the quick reply... Further qns...

1. Seriously how much would you pay for a 2nd hand RG470?

2. Is it worth my effort in getting it? I wanted to get it because I heard a friend demo on it before, it seems really good...

3. I read from this thread that Pre '03 470s came with the Korean made Lo-Trs bridge while '03 470s came with the Edge Pro bridge. However most of the search results I got was that RG470 comes with Lo-TRS. So what is the real specs?

4. Lastly, this is the advertisement's desc:

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Selling Japanese RG470.Few years old in V.good cond.Lazer red body,rosewood board.Locking nuts,Floydrose bridge wif trem bar.24 mint cond jumbo frets.Very low action without fret buzz.H.s.h pick-ups configs.No rust on metal parts.All stocks.
Thx for all advice

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Re: How to identify country of origin - RG470?

Doesn't the F stand for the Fugijen facotry in Japan and the C stands for the Cort factory in Korea?
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Re: How to identify country of origin - RG470?

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Originally Posted by xspace
Thx for the quick reply... Further qns...

1. Seriously how much would you pay for a 2nd hand RG470?

2. Is it worth my effort in getting it? I wanted to get it because I heard a friend demo on it before, it seems really good...


Thx for all advice
If it was made in Japan and condition is good then it's worth to pay 400 singapore $ IMO.
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Re: How to identify country of origin - RG470?

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If it was made in Japan and condition is good then it's worth to pay 400 singapore $ IMO.
U sure know what I am talking about...
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Re: How to identify country of origin - RG470?

Considering you can get a used RG570 for about $350-400-US, I would avoid paying more than $250-300 for an RG470 no matter what condition.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-13-2006, 05:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: How to identify country of origin - RG470?

How do you guys identify the model exactly? I understand usually it's only the RG written on the headstock...

I have another guitar to identify... I havent gotten the pictures yet, but I am kinda curious... I suspect it to be RG570EX or RG750 or RG550LTD?

I was really scrutinizing ibanezregister...

The owner said it's a RG.

1. The pups are v7 s1 v8
2. The guitar is bolt on
3. Made in JPN - 1995
4. The fingerboard has large inlays (not those dots)
Added: 5. The bridge - Lo Pro Edge accding to specs
6. Has pickguard
7. Two knobs
8. 5 selector switch
9. There are two covers at the back of the body, covering the trems and circuit. (according to the person)
10. Bought w/o hard case
11. 24 frets
Added: 12. Both headstock and body, same color...
13. The tuning pegs are left side when facing the guitar
14. Metallic purple color

Edited: More/less I think it's a RG550LTD. Cos all the description kinda matches...

Really curious... Cheers...

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Re: How to identify country of origin - RG470?

Anyone has any comments on RG550LTD? BTW LTD means?

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Re: How to identify country of origin - RG470?

Either limited edition or a bound neck with sharktooth inlays.
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Re: How to identify country of origin - RG470?

I actually own an RG470 (got of ehbay for 100 odd) and i think it's a great guitar - for the money i spent on it.

Though mine has a pickguard so i'm unsure. It looks like the guy just bought a pickguard and drillied it on because it's still rear routed, plus on the headstock, it is stamped: RG470.


I really like the neck dimensions on that guitar though. Must be a wizzard II or something. Someone told me they're similar to a JEM's neck profile.
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