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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-15-2005, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Maple Fingerboards

I currently play a Jem777DY which is the first guitar I've owned that has a maple fingerboard and I love it!
The trouble is I'm playing the sh*t out of this guitar (3hrs a day) and I'm concerned about the wear and tear I'm putting on it through constant use.
I've decided to invest in an RG so it can be my "everyday" guitar and I'd keep the Jem for gigging/recording.
I'm about to start my search for my 2nd hand (player condition) RG but it's important to me that it has a maple fingerboard. Can anybody give me some model numbers that fit my requirements as it will help me narrow down my search.
Thanks in advance,

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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-15-2005, 03:24 PM
 
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Re: Maple Fingerboards

I love maple too.
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post #3 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-15-2005, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Maple Fingerboards

It's hard to say why I must have another maple fingerboard, I just like the feel/look of it. But it's even harder wadding through all the thousands of RG's for sale out there and finding nearly every one of them has a rosewood board. I know they do make them with maple boards and it would be a lot easier if any of you guys knew specific model numbers to search for.
Was there a 550 with a maple board ?
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Re: Maple Fingerboards

RG 550, or a RG1550 have maple boards.

Lol. Me am speak good english.
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post #5 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-15-2005, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG 550, or a RG1550 have maple boards.

Lol. Me am speak good english.
Thanks for the model numbers kid, Your English doesn't seem too bad for someone from Kent either
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Re: Maple Fingerboards

Pretty much every RG550 has a maple fretboard, but there are several 1987 RG550's that had rosewood. The RG1550 was a prestige version of the RG550, and it had a maple fretboard as well. They were discontinued in the US (which REALLY REALLY Baffles and angers me, because I really wanted one, but didnt have any money when they were still for sale. WHY did they get rid of them? BAH!)

Ive seen numerous RG565's with maple fretboards, and matching dot inlays, that match the color of the guitar's paint. These are less versitle than the RG550's with a Humbucker in the bridge, no middle, and a single coil in the neck postion setup. A nice an clean looking RG. If they didnt have maple, most had a sharktooth'd rosewood board.

Then there are the RG770DX. These go on **** all the time, and a frequently overpriced, but very very nice and a bit nicer in quality than the RG5XX series.

There are plenty of exceptions, but those are the 3 most common Maple fretboarded RGs.

Then theyre are the JEMs with maple, which are the neon JEM777SK, JEM777LNG, and JEM777DY. These are some of my favorite JEMs. The only other maple fretboard JEM I can think of is the JEM77BFP, which in my opinion is the most beautiful guitar ive ever seen and it is my dream guitar. Someday......someday...
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Besides the 550 and 1550, you could look for these; RG565, RGR580, RG770DX, PGM300, PGM301. --Jason
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I've got a 1550 and have to say it kicks ass! they are still avaiable in europe!
u can't go wrong with a 550 yet it'll always remain used....
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Re: Maple Fingerboards

Thanks for all the help guys!! I can continue my search then for a kick ass RG550 with a maple board.

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Maple fretboards are awesome.
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Maple fretboards are awesome.
right on the money there
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I'd love a candy apple red RG550 with a maple board to use as a 'player' guitar, throw on some red straplocks and it'd be a great shredding machine

When i have a bit of money spare i'm hoping to pick one up off evilbay since there's always plenty of them.
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Re: Maple Fingerboards

I'd love a PWH with a maple neck. Of course as a second. Still love rosewood.
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Re: Maple Fingerboards

Am I the only one here who prefers rosewood or ebony to maple? ;-)
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No your not. I love rosewood. I keep switching interests though. I own 1 guitar with a maple neck and love it.
However my favorite axes all have rosewood
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