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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-17-2004, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Just saw a RG550 at a pawn shop for $225

Is that a good deal? It had stock pickups, Lo-Pro edge, japanese model, bad aas green paint with a chrome green pickguard, serial number was "F1xxxx" something like that. what do you think??
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-17-2004, 03:57 AM
 
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green paint???


original paint?


oh it sounds like a sweet deal to me...id love to see pics of that one!
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-17-2004, 04:04 AM
 
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Re: Just saw a RG550 at a pawn shop for $225

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Is that a good deal? It had stock pickups, Lo-Pro edge, japanese model, bad aas green paint with a chrome green pickguard, serial number was "F1xxxx" something like that. what do you think??
Dude, the bridge itself is worth more than $225. GET IT!!
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-17-2004, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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It was the original paint. I might get it, but id have to sell my JS100.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-17-2004, 11:10 AM
 
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It kinda sounds like a RG550DX. You'd have to look some of the old catalogs to check for sure. No matter, it sounds like a steal to me. Why not trade your JS100 in against it? You'd be getting one hell of a deal if you could trade your guitar and like $100 difference. You never know unless you ask! Good luck. --Jason
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-18-2004, 02:09 AM
 
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AWESOME, just go for it!
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-18-2004, 12:28 PM
 
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That guitar in parts is worth more than the $225. Just buy it and sell it in parts.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-18-2004, 10:03 PM
 
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If it turns out to be a 550DXEG in good shape, I'd be rather interested in buying it from you. Best...color...ever.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-18-2004, 11:32 PM
 
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I want to buy it too!
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I did it, I traded in my JS100 + $50 for the Ibanez RG550DXEG, I found out that the guitar was made in 1991 in Japan, cool. The color is green with a metallic green pickguard, the hardware is a weird black/grey color, maybe powder chrome. The guitar itself is in stable condition now, It had a "wood" screw holding the locking nut in place ( I need to find another one, where?) the neck is maple and it was really dirty, the lo-pro was above normal position, guitar body was also really dirty, has a couple of dings. I will clean it up, replace the locking nut screw, get a tremolo cover, knobs and fix the bridge, then Ill post some pics of it.
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Man, A JS100 and $50! That's an awesome buy. Congrats! --Jason
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^ = weird friggin' smiley.
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The color is green with a metallic green pickguard, the hardware is a weird black/grey color, maybe powder chrome.
Cosmo Black.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-25-2004, 10:26 PM
 
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I just bought this one about 2 weeks ago for $200.00



It's a little scratched but it plays just like the one I had stolen in 94.
I missed that guitar for 10 long years and finally got a replacment for it.

Think I got a decent deal?
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I just bought this one about 2 weeks ago for $200.00



It's a little scratched but it plays just like the one I had stolen in 94.
I missed that guitar for 10 long years and finally got a replacment for it.

Think I got a decent deal?
Just look at the prices of Edge trems and nuts alone and you'll see that you made out.

I'm pretty sure average price for a used 550 in decent condition is around $300.00 US, so anything less is a great deal. :-)

I still insist the RG 500 line is one of the best guitars ever made. Sure the pups are lacking, but even after another $100 for new pups brand new these guitars are fantastic. :-)

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