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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-02-2013, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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I need help Identifying this Ibby

I'm thinking of trading my Epi Les Paul Custom for this Ibanez. From the Serial it would seem it's an 89 USAC. I'm having some trouble figuring out exactly what it is though and was hoping the wise jem-siters could help. It would appear that it has a OFR... what's really throwing me off is the neck with no binding and sharkies, and the fact that I have no idea what the pick-ups are (they look like Dimarzo super-distortions). The guy who owns it states that it's an RG570 (but it has a pickguard and sharkies so that can't be right). The Serial number is 8902813.







Would this be worth my LPC with EMGs?
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Re: I need help Identifying this Ibby

Can't see any pics but it should have a usa custom logo on the headstock. USACs had 4 different neck choices. Sharktooth, block, or dots, or maple board with dots. Plus any choice of Dimarzio pickups.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-02-2013, 09:07 PM
 
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Re: I need help Identifying this Ibby

I believe that serial is one digit to long also
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-02-2013, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: I need help Identifying this Ibby

sorry here lets try PB lol, the headstock doesn't say USA custom, it looks kinda like a RG550 with a rosewood board, sharkies, and the headstock just says Ibanez (no RG serires or anything, back of the headstck's blank too), 22 frets, no binding. Looks like a black OFR, pick-ups look like Super Distortions.







The 89 Serial is what's messing it up for me, Generally if I can date them I can find em lol. It's stamped on the neckplate, it doesn't look like a micro or a Gio lol.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-02-2013, 09:26 PM
 
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Re: I need help Identifying this Ibby

That looks like an EX series, no way would I trade for that. Its not in the RG series at all. I believe they were korean made.
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Re: I need help Identifying this Ibby

And this is why I ask lol. Something just looked off and I knew it wasn't an RG570 lol. Thanks Merc
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lmao its a korean EX....

edit: those appear to be the stock pickups too... haha
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Re: I need help Identifying this Ibby

Here is a link to an ex brochure, looks like it is the 350.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&sourc...67631146334434
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And this is why I ask lol. Something just looked off and I knew it wasn't an RG570 lol. Thanks Merc
No prob...thats one of the great things about this board!
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-02-2013, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: I need help Identifying this Ibby

it's an EX350, definitely not an RG570 lol... although prolly from around 89. Thanks again.... and now we all know and knowing is half the battle.
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keep yer Epi...for now
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-03-2013, 09:07 AM
 
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Re: I need help Identifying this Ibby

It's a 1990 EX350 in the Marine Blue finish.



It has a Floyd-licensed trem according to the spec.

The serial number always throws people. It is extremely common that the serial number is from the calendar previous to the model year. They build them up ahead of time.

I have three '90 USA Customs and all three have 89 serial numbers, yet the graphic on the body says Pamelina '90.
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