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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-03-2008, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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Need some insight on an Ibanez

Hey guys, been away for a while now, but I recently got a job and things started to turn around a little bit and now I'm finally getting back to guitar playing. For those interested, I used to make those renders of Ibanez guitars a while back here on the forum.

Anyway, I saw yesterday a guitar on sale, and I need more info from experience Ibanez owners to see if it's a good buy. The guitar is a:

Ibanez RG 470FM 94' (MIK)
Transparent Black finish
Maple fretboard with black dot inlays
Edge Bridge
Seems to be Near Mint condition

It's running for US$470, fixed price, in an auction site here in Brazil, so I would guess the same guitar would be sold for about US$300 over in the USA. Do you guys think it's a worthy buy? I thought about getting it and refinishing it (The black finish doesn't look good with the maple board), changing pickups and so on.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-03-2008, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need some insight on an Ibanez

Hmmm...now that I'm looking at the pics, doesn't seem like it's an Edge. I asked the vendor to confirm it, if it's not an Edge, I think I'll pass...don't want to have to also exchange the bridge.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-03-2008, 04:00 PM
 
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Re: Need some insight on an Ibanez

If it's a 1994 MIK RG470 it will be a LO-TRSII. Sounds like a really nice axe to drop a better quality trem in to, but USD$470 is a bit much for it, even if it's mint. Maple neck is a rarity though, so maybe $300-350 might be worth it, then you could drop a nice Gotoh licensed Floyd Rose in to it and have a kickass axe for under USD$500.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-04-2008, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need some insight on an Ibanez

Well, I guess that's a good idea. I'll see if I can get him to drop the price to a more realistic one and do what you suggested. If not, I'll hunt for something else
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