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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-09-2010, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Need some help from the 550 crowd

There is a local guy on Craigslist selling a MIJ purple 550.

the thing that makes me apprehensive is the price and the neck.

He said that there are 2 small cracks in the back of the neck up at the nut

The price is $250.

Now I dont know much about 550's but I know enough to know that the price seems like a giant red flag that it is either a dud or a fake.

Also the neck cracks are another point of apprehension

thoughts?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-09-2010, 12:14 PM
 
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Re: Need some help from the 550 crowd

The cracks are fixable: http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/crack_neck.htm

As for tit being worth the price, you can only tell if you take a good look at the guitar.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-09-2010, 04:07 PM
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Re: Need some help from the 550 crowd

Yes, the crack is fixable. I just picked up my twin 570 PN for less than $200 because of the cracks, and fixed it to an almost factory fresh condition.



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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-09-2010, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need some help from the 550 crowd

alright, good deal then.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-09-2010, 11:43 PM
 
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Re: Need some help from the 550 crowd

Well, did you pull the trigger?
I would have been all over it
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-09-2010, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need some help from the 550 crowd

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Originally Posted by jmcdonaldva1 View Post
Well, did you pull the trigger?
I would have been all over it
just did.

pics to come
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-10-2010, 01:26 AM
 
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Re: Need some help from the 550 crowd

neck cracks on old ibanez rg mij are pretty common, even if the guitar has never been dropped. this is cos the neck is really really thin...
the tension of the strings may warp the neck a little and cause some minor wood tearing in between the screw holes at the back of the neck which attaches to the nut. this is fine and can easily be repaired with no adverse effect to the sound or playability.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-10-2010, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need some help from the 550 crowd

picking her up on Thursday
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