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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 01-30-2011, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Identify This RG?



Hi guys,

I'm having a little trouble pinpointing what model this Ibanez is. There is no serial number as it has worn off. I'm thinking it's a RG550 but i'm not sure. Also note that the pickups are now Dimarzio evo's but the guitar originally had a H-S-H pickup configuration.


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post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old 01-30-2011, 06:20 PM
 
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Re: Identify This RG?

Could be an RG550L but someone has obviously taken the middle pup out. The EVO's are upgrades too.

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post #3 of 49 (permalink) Old 01-30-2011, 06:27 PM
 
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Re: Identify This RG?

Only thing is that it's got the AANJ but doesn't have 'RG SERIES' on the headstock.

EDIT: Jackplate as well anyone?? Plus there looks like there has been some sort of doctoring where the neck meets the body on the treble side. Looks wrong, spec is wrong, guitar looks to have been refinished (poorly) imho.

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Re: Identify This RG?

It does look a little off. kinda hard to tell from the pic, but that does not look like an edge
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The bridge has been replaced
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post #6 of 49 (permalink) Old 01-30-2011, 07:18 PM
 
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Re: Identify This RG?

What bridge is in it now??? A Licensed Floyd Rose???
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Re: Identify This RG?

don't AANJs taper off? this one doesn't seem to where the neck joints the body.

like this?

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What bridge is in it now??? A Licensed Floyd Rose???
Yeah it has a original floyd rose
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Re: Identify This RG?

That neck heel is way to long. It's got a 5 piece AANJ neck, but the heel bothers me. The Backplate is not recessed. There is no rear jack cavity or cover. We can rule out 550. It may be 400 or 300 series with a knock-off neck.



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post #10 of 49 (permalink) Old 01-30-2011, 07:25 PM
 
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Where did you get this guitar, may I ask?
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Where did you get this guitar, may I ask?
It's on a auction site, I am deciding on whether to buy it or not.
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The edges of the body seem to be a little too rounded, esp near the lower horn.
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I'd say it's someones custom they've built themselves.
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post #14 of 49 (permalink) Old 01-30-2011, 07:33 PM
 
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Re: Identify This RG?

Okay, thing is the AANJ came in on RG550's in 1994 which would also mean that the headstock would have RG Series on it as well. However the heel on that guitar does look rather thick to me.

If it has an OFR, I think they do fit into an original Edge cavity. The colour however for me is wrong for the year it could be ie RFR or CA.
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I think it's a Mutt of some sort. Poss a 470L body with aftermarket neck, trem and respray. Neck didn't fit so some bad surgery was done. Avoid!! Buy the EVO's (if they are real) and give that a wide berth. ;-)
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