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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-30-2011, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Need help with an old RG.

Hey Jemsite users. I recently found an Ibanez RG from 1986 for sale. However, I'm having my strong doubts about it, due to it having the super strat shape, like modern RG's. The pickup configuration is HSS, it's a 24-fret rosewood fretboard. The headstock has the modern Ibanez shape. Original Edge tremolo. And the knobs are in the excact same position as they are on an RG560. It has a V2 humbucker and two S1 singlecoils. Again, just like the 560. One more thing is, it doesn't say "RG-series" on the headstock. Just like some RG560's I've seen around. I was thinking it could be a 560, however, they were not in production untill 1987, as far as I can see. I don't have the serial number. I think I'll be able to get that within the next few days, though.
- I was thinking it could be possible that Ibanez made some demo models in 1986?
- What do you guys think?
- Is it possible that I fell on a demo model from 1986, if they even do exist?
Any help would be greatly appreciated on this matter. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-30-2011, 01:25 PM
 
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Re: Need help with an old RG.

i think it is possible that the serial number is one year ahead of the releasing year.
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i think it is possible that the serial number is one year ahead of the releasing year.
The RG560, as far as I can gather, was first released in 1988, first year of production was 1987. Which makes it one year ahead of first production.
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Re: Need help with an old RG.

I don't think any RG560 will have 'RG Series' on the headstock. That didn't start appearing on headstocks until 1994 and the RG560 was discontinued in 1992.
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I don't think any RG560 will have 'RG Series' on the headstock. That didn't start appearing on headstocks until 1994 abd the RG560 was discontinued in 1992.
Didn't know about that. Thanks. But do you think it could be a demo model, if they did happen to make some?
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Re: Need help with an old RG.

Im 80% sure you are talking about a Proline here, are the singles at an angle?
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Re: Need help with an old RG.

Have you got pics? They will help us ID the guitar for you.
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Have you got pics? They will help us ID the guitar for you.
Only one single pic. It only displays the front. But I'm counting on being able to get more pics (including the serial number) within a few days.
Here is the pic(notice the neat paintjob):

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Im 80% sure you are talking about a Proline here, are the singles at an angle?
The singles are dead-straight. Just put up a pic.
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post #10 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-30-2011, 03:05 PM
 
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Re: Need help with an old RG.

Def a 560. I've seen those before. I think a guy fired up a thread here before on one and it was a 1987 model.
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Yeah, not an 86 model, to say the least They didnt have anything like that in 86, at least no on their catalogs.
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Re: Need help with an old RG.

I thought it was a 560. But once I get a serial number I can now the excact age. But the guy who's selling says it's an 86. Serial number shall tell. But it could be a demo model, if they made some, am I right?
Well, anyways, now that we've established model, I'd like to ask if some DiMarzio's would prove nice for this one.
What do you guys think of a Mo' Joe in bridge, a Pro Track in neck and a Cruiser (neck) in middle?
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Re: Need help with an old RG.

It could be a "basket case." Sure looks like a 560, but might have an earlier neck.



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It could be a "basket case." Sure looks like a 560, but might have an earlier neck.
Basket case? Sorry, I'm not too adept with all the slang terms yet.
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Basket case? Sorry, I'm not too adept with all the slang terms yet.
Body from one guitar, neck from another.



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