Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
More Info On Ibanez RG420 (1998) & 440P, Please?
Would it be too much if I asked you guys/girls here for a bit of information on two (2) relatively old Ibanez guitars?
A little background: I bought those guitars about 5 years ago, from a friend of a friend who needed money to cover medical expenses.
Back then I thought that, in the very-near-future, I'd find the time to sit down and start playing again. That, of course, never happened and it is safe to assume it is not going to happen any time soon either.
The first one I though was a RG420RB (Ibanez 1998 US Catalog -- Page #14). Yesterday, I unscrewed the neck from the body, for the first time, and I was quite surprised to see that the model# stamped on the neck pocket (RG420) does not match the model # stamped on the neck heel (RG550). Why is that? Is it because it is a Franken-guitar made up from spare parts?
As far as condition goes: Definitely a player guitar. The toggle switch is missing its plastic cap -- duct tape instead! -- and there appears to be two minor -- less than an inch -- almost imperceptible hairline fractures on the back of the neck, where the locking nut screws through the neck. Also, the previous owner switched the original metal control pots with plastic Fender-style ones.
The second one is a "440 Power"? The neck pocket and the neck heel have "440P" and a red "J" stamped on them. Anybody knows of this model?
Condition: Pristine and complete! Hard-Shell-Case + Stand + Tremolo arm + Strap. Every piece of hardware appears to be original. No dings or fractures of any size, shape or form. Clean too!
Last question: I would like to sell both guitars online so does anybody know how much they might be worth approximately?
Thank you all for any bit of info you could provide.
PS: I took a ton of pictures, of both guitars, earlier today and I just found out I cannot post them here because I am a new member! What can I do so that you guys/girls can see what the guitars in question look like?