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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-06-2014, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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How to tell RG770DX-CA and RG770DX-RR apart by looking at pictures

Yep

Because I discovered that there is actually a Candy Apple Red RG770DX, I would like some info on how to tell them apart..

I mean like in evilbay-listings, where the pictures are not always the best..
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Re: How to tell RG770DX-CA and RG770DX-RR apart by looking at pictures

The only way to tell is the year.........

'91 is a CA
'92 is an RR
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Re: How to tell RG770DX-CA and RG770DX-RR apart by looking at pictures

Also just to complicate things, wouldn't an early '92 model have a serial number indicating it was built in '91? So I would say also take a look at the tremolo. If it has the low pro edge it's a '92 CA (even if serial number starts with F1). If it has an original edge it's likely a '91 RR
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Re: How to tell RG770DX-CA and RG770DX-RR apart by looking at pictures

I thought all RG770DXs had Lo Pros.
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Re: How to tell RG770DX-CA and RG770DX-RR apart by looking at pictures

I believe the 91s had an edge
http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/RG770DX

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I am Not sure if you have your heart set on one of the red ones, but I have one of the rare violet metallic rg770dx that I will be posting for sale soon. Let me know if you are interested.
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Re: How to tell RG770DX-CA and RG770DX-RR apart by looking at pictures

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The only way to tell is the year.........

'91 is a CA
'92 is an RR
This is backawrds.

'91 is RR finish and has an Edge trem
'92 is CA finish and has a Lo Pro Edge trem
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Re: How to tell RG770DX-CA and RG770DX-RR apart by looking at pictures

Thanks for the answers, and pwsusi, you've got a PM

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Re: How to tell RG770DX-CA and RG770DX-RR apart by looking at pictures

My red one has a 91 serial number and a lo-pro...

I've no idea whether it's RR or CA...
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Re: How to tell RG770DX-CA and RG770DX-RR apart by looking at pictures

shine a light on it...i bet you will see metallic. If so, it's CA. I don't believe RR has any metallic in it.
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shine a light on it...i bet you will see metallic. If so, it's CA. I don't believe RR has any metallic in it.
Cool mine is a CA then
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Could you post up a picture of the Candy Apple, jono?
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Re: How to tell RG770DX-CA and RG770DX-RR apart by looking at pictures

i thought of one other way to tell the difference. '92 CA model should have pickups mounted directly to the body. the '91s should have pickups mounted to the pick guard.

Jono..i bet your guitar with the '91 SN (which appears to be CA) also has pickups mounted to the body instead of the pickguard. It would be cool to see pics. I don't know if i've ever seen a CA one. For whatever reason it seems RR pops up more often.
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