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post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old 03-16-2011, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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Late 80's RG---Purple Lizard

Model: RG560
Year: 1989
Finish: Unknown???
Bridge: Original Edge
Pickups: EMG Active's (I have the stock pickups too)
Neck: Wizard

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WOW,, where the hell did you find that one ...... Purple is my favourite color.... nice....
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impressive body and headstock-matching finish! what a lucky guy
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Very nice!
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Re: Late 80's RG---Purple Lizard

wow!!
Is it original finish?
Could be another Japanese answer to the USA custom line back in the 89..
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wow!!
Is it original finish?
Could be another Japanese answer to the USA custom line back in the 89..
Thanks All!!!

@Pyschoshredder: I've never seen one like it, done heaps of searching as well. It ain't in any of the back catalogues (Japan or Rest of the World)

I emailed Jim Donahue about it and he kindly replied which I thought was very nice of him:

Quote (Jim Donahue): "In 1989 we had so many sample bodies made and we would make one of a kinds for people all the time."

However he went on to say:

Quote: "Usually the ones in the US would be a RG760"

It's hard to tell and the guitar is 22 years old now so it's going back a bit. I have a bit more searching to do. Waiting to hear back from a few guys as well.
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Re: Late 80's RG---Purple Lizard

Holy crap--that is sweet...you know how much I love purple guitars!



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Thanks Alaska. Yep you sure have a penchant for them. You're way ahead of me in Purple Ibby's buy 8-3 or 8-4 I'd say. I'd have to have a think. Your latest 2 are super cool.
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Re: Late 80's RG---Purple Lizard

Yeah, I once saw a one of a kind RG at the Japanese web store, similar like yours, but it has fabric top, different kind of pattern from the floral jem, but it's still a floral kind of thing.
It's never been into the catalogue also.

whatever it is, it's definitely a keeper. congrats !
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Yeah, I once saw a one of a kind RG at the Japanese web store, similar like yours, but it has fabric top, different kind of pattern from the floral jem, but it's still a floral kind of thing.
It's never been into the catalogue also.

whatever it is, it's definitely a keeper. congrats !
Interesting. That Rg you mentioned sounds real cool. Yep the one off's are out there, sometimes you stumble across those things if you're real lucky, you're luckier still if Ibanez themselves give you them. We all live in hope..
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Re: Late 80's RG---Purple Lizard

That's very strikingly 3D that finish, really awesome and different. I love 560s too, that's a very sweet guitar you've got
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That's very strikingly 3D that finish, really awesome and different. I love 560s too, that's a very sweet guitar you've got
Thanks very much Jim!!! I'm with you on the 3D thing. Here's a few more pics which better illustrate that:







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ROFL!!!! Man....!!! 6 Fingers....what a pic!!!
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