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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-2020, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Looking at a '91 RG 550

Tomorrow I am going to play a '91 RG 550 that was posted on Craigslist to see if I want to buy it. What should I be looking for? Thanks in advance for any advice you all can offer.
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Re: Looking at a '91 RG 550

Locking nut cracks, large neck pocket cracks, trem post anchors. Lock nut cracks are usually pretty easy to repair, small neck pocket cracks at bass and treble sides of the pocket are not a big deal, trem post anchors can become rounded out over time with heavy tunings. If the trem looks straight to the trem pocket at the posts, its probably fine.
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Re: Looking at a '91 RG 550

This is an excellent list. Thanks, Metalhead52.

Does anyone have photos of what to look for?
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Re: Looking at a '91 RG 550

unless you want to level frets, check if any frets are worn out or grooved.
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Re: Looking at a '91 RG 550

pretty much sums it up!
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Re: Looking at a '91 RG 550

Thanks for all of the advice. I went and played the guitar but passed on it. It had too many dings (including some of what looked like cigarette burns into the body) and it didn't "speak to me" when I played it.

Now I am looking at the Genesis series as a possibility to scratch my RG itch. I think I need to start a thread to get your opinion on those guitars.
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