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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-30-2009, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Need some help from the S pros

Hi guys,
I'm looking to get one of the "golden age" sabers. It seems that this refers to the models made in Japan between 87-93 (please correct me if I'm wrong).

First question, whats the difference between the 540 and the 470? What does the "LTD" mean for the 540 models? Which one should I be looking for?

I found this s470 on **** and I'm wondering if you guys could be helpful enough to tell me if its a legit model from the golden age and what you look for besides the serial number. Is this a good price?

Thanks a lot for your help!

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-31-2009, 12:05 AM
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Re: Need some help from the S pros

Golden age is pre 02 japanese 540 Sabres. 470s have less liked trems on them. You're looking for the Wizard I neck, edge or lo pro 540 S guitars.

Oh.!! Just checked out the link. Its 390088371626
Yes, go for it. Its a golden age S. Wizard I, lo pro. Its an infamous 92/93 model. The s470s and RG470s had the same specs as the S540s and RG570s in 92/93 and then changed to the worse parts in 94. Its weird!! Go for it!!!!! Its beautiful! Red guitars are awesome.

Specs of that guitar:

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-31-2009, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Need some help from the S pros

Thanks for the info!
Does the neck seating look ok? It seems like the fretboard isn't as deeply seated as some of the other golden age ones I've seen.
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