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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-26-2006, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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how rare were left handed rg560s ?

there is a lefty rg560 at a local pawn shop and i was just wondering if there were many made . It is in pretty good shape , no wear on the neck , and it was made in 91 , and has a lo-pro in excellent shape .

i thought about getting it and taking up playing left handed , do a little MAB style .
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Re: how rare were left handed rg560s ?

Decently rare. RG560 are relatively uncommon, and lefties of anything are very uncommon, so I calculate a lefty RG560 as 2.5xUncommon.

I got my first Ibanez at a pawnshop, it was an RG560. I sold it to a friend. . .DAMMIT. I miss it. . .every time I hear somebody mention "RG560" I get lovesick for it.

I bet you the left handed thing wont last a week, LOL. MAB is pretty dorky, why would you wanna imitate him? hehehe.
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You mean you miss one like this (being reassembled), Gex?

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...PEDBANDPIC.jpg

Here's me playing it in 1991:

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Re: how rare were left handed rg560s ?

As rare as left handed players? Probably a proportionate number.
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Re: how rare were left handed rg560s ?

Kinda like an austin healey in the us, Not too horribly rare, But still a treat to come across one
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Re: how rare were left handed rg560s ?

I think it was only made for 5 years (87-91) and probably 1:10 to 1:20 were left handed (although I would be surprised if it was more like 1:50 or 1:100). I've only seen 2 on e-bay ever (I've seen more JEM555L's) The guitars also had a $150 up charge to them as well so that also made them limited and guitar shops probably didn't carry many if any at all and left it up to the customer to order. They are worth around $250-$475 depending on shape, A lot were just parted for the reverse headstock neck.

So I'm speculating (yes Rich) that there may be a few thousand worldwide. I don't think there worth as much as a maple boarded 550L though...

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Re: how rare were left handed rg560s ?

cool , i actually thought about getting it and parting as another option . i have another guitar i am selling locally so once it goes i think i am going to get it .

thanks guys .
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RG560's were made from 87-93.And there is(or was) a sweet lefthanded 1987 RG560 on evilbay...
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Re: how rare were left handed rg560s ?

how do you know that one on e-bay is a 87? Just wondering because the catalogs never listed any 87 leftys, nor have I seen any 87 lefty RG's. I was always under the assumption they didn't do any first year.
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There are a few ways to tell. The first and most obvious is the little silver sticker on the back of the headstock. Even if you can't read the numbers, 1987 was the only year they used those. After 1987, all the serial number stickers are clear. Another way to tell if it's a first year model(1987), is that they made them with the volume knob about 1/2 in. closer to the bridge pickup. That's only on the 560's. And also it has a black headstock. Although I have seen an '89 model without a matched colored headstock, most are 1987's. Here is the one I saw....had it on my watch list


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You mean you miss one like this (being reassembled), Gex?

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...PEDBANDPIC.jpg

Here's me playing it in 1991:


Wow! Hey Randy, here is me playing my 87 RG560 in the same year! A parallel universe?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...-17_edited.jpg
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There are a few ways to tell. The first and most obvious is the little silver sticker on the back of the headstock. Even if you can't read the numbers, 1987 was the only year they used those. After 1987, all the serial number stickers are clear. Another way to tell if it's a first year model(1987), is that they made them with the volume knob about 1/2 in. closer to the bridge pickup. That's only on the 560's. And also it has a black headstock. Although I have seen an '89 model without a matched colored headstock, most are 1987's. Here is the one I saw....had it on my watch list


300052275397
ok that one wasn't the one I was talking about, I saw the one that up now, can't tell with that one, bad pics and can't see a #, but its not a 87, which is a good thing, I could never play with the knob that close.
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