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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-03-2017, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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Just bought this online, RG655-CBM

I was looking to buy a Prestige guitar and everywhere has these for sale for around 1100ish, so I saw this and thought it must be an error so I called them and they gave me all the right answers and just said its been on the shelf a while, so anyways thought I couldn't really go wrong so clicked and bought it, for 800 I thought it seemed a bargain as there is second hand ones for sale for this on eBay. (Sorry I don't know conversion rates to dollars).


Anything I should be looking out for when it arrives, seems too good to be true?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-03-2017, 11:27 AM
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Re: Just bought this online, RG655-CBM

800 quid is a fantastic price for it. I have the same model in black and it's fantastic. Love the bridge, neck, finish, everything. I got it used cheaper than 800 used but looks like that one is new.

Nothing special to look out for I don't think, but if it's been in the shop for a bit it's probably a slightly older one, like a 2015 model. Those retailed for a bit under a thousand pound I think. As far as I can tell they haven't changed it at all, just kept it in the catalogue for a few years, changing colours and whatnot.

The newer versions have been getting steadily more expensive, but I think its because either the pound is tanking, or they realise its amazing value and can raise price a bit. The rosewood/bubinga treaty thing may increase the price too.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-03-2017, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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I saw they do a rh655m with maple fretboard, much difference? I wasnt about to pay 300 more for it though lol
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-07-2017, 03:20 AM
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Re: Just bought this online, RG655-CBM

One of the reasons your guitar was sitting on the shelf for awhile was probably because it had been sitting on the shelf for awhile. It is a weird consumer psychology thing. People think "if no one else has bought it there must be a problem with it so I am not going to buy it." Shops will then discount the guitar in an effort to move it. Ironically, this can make it harder to sell because people will consciously think "something IS wrong with it if they are selling it that cheap."

If something seems to good to be true, ask the right questions (like you did) and if you get the right answers, take advantage of the opportunity if you feel inclined. Congrats on being wiser than the average guitar buyer and your new guitar!
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-07-2017, 04:27 AM
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Re: Just bought this online, RG655-CBM

That price is the 'old' price, I just bought the RG655-GK for a similar price yesterday, very happy with it.

I'd imagine that your guitar has been on display for a while, so check it for wear and tear, clearcote pick swirls, buckle rash, neck pocket cracks etc.

Oh and dents down the side of the fretboard where its been chucked into a stand! (Speaking from experience)

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-07-2017, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Just bought this online, RG655-CBM

Really happy with my purchase, really digging the colour too

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-07-2017, 05:08 PM
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very nice - great score! congratulations!!!
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