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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-02-2005, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Left Handed advice

I currently play an Ibanez RG1570L. I found a used left handed RG3120LTW on a website. Obviously I've never played this guitar being left handed. The person want's $1500 for it. If anyone own's this guitar could they tell me if it's that much better than the guitar I own. If I purchased it I'd probably have to sell the ibanez I have now to fund it. I have never seen this guitar left handed. If the quality truely is better than my guitar I will try to make the purchase but I want to make sure it's worth it. I'm pretty sure it has a Lo-Pro trem and Dimarzio ToneZone and PAF Pro pickups.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-02-2005, 02:07 PM
 
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Re: Left Handed advice

my opinion.....if your 1570 plays good.....you already got the nicer tremolo.. upgrade your pickups and your good to go.....

ofcourse the 3120 if its from Rich.. sounds like he will set it up nicely
and you would probably be one of few who has a lefty like that....

but other than looks i dont think your 1570l is that far behind so far as playability
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-02-2005, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Left Handed advice

I already have Dimarzio ToneZone in the bridge and PAF Pro in the neck on my RG1570L.
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Re: Left Handed advice

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I already have Dimarzio ToneZone in the bridge and PAF Pro in the neck on my RG1570L.
What year is your RG1570L?

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-02-2005, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Left Handed advice

Either a 2004 or a 2005 made in Japan. I'm sorry I don't know the exact year.
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Either a 2004 or a 2005 made in Japan. I'm sorry I don't know the exact year.
They only difference between the RG3120 and your RG1570 is that it has a flame top and the lo pro edge (pre 2003 trem). Some say that the older trems are better than the new trems and vice versa.

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Re: Left Handed advice

I was thinking of doing the same thing. I have a 1570L and was thinknig of selling it and getting the same 3120. There are not enough differences to justify it though. Different bridge, finish and a pickup config really. And the rarity of it. But 1500 is way too much for it in my opinion, even if it is left handed. And it's not like it's mint or anything either. The description talks about something stuck to one of the horns or something, like something is dried up on it.

I'd just stick with the 1570L.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-02-2005, 04:34 PM
 
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Re: Left Handed advice

I sold a 570 (back when the necks werent "prestige") for a 3120 once... worth every penny i put on top...

Mind you, the difference wasnt as huge as what you are gonna have to pay...

The mahogany/maple top body is killer, the neck is SOOOO much more comfortable its unbelievable, and youre getting a better trem...

Only thing i wasnt really comfortable with was the pickups and wiring, but, thats easy to fix

Oh, and my 570 had an original Edge (which i like lots better than the lo pro), but oh well...
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Re: Left Handed advice

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But 1500 is way too much for it in my opinion, even if it is left handed. .
I used to sell 3120's for what I paid for this one, which since it was listed here in the classifieds you know what that was
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-02-2005, 06:59 PM
 
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I only found one listing for a 3120 lefty in the classifieds. There wasn't a definative price in the listing though. I'd have paid the lowest price he mentioned, but not the highest
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I wasn't aware it wasn't clear, and not like I went to look for it. Any way you slice it it's 9-10 hours total work and cash is always on the clock.
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Re: Left Handed advice

One more, its about the finest leftie with trem you can buy without going custom...
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