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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-29-2012, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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New Purple Guitar

just bought this on ebay, item 110841507903

First impressions are it plays well and is well set up,

Dont like the PRS pickup but it has good reviews so I will give it a chance.

3 Questions,

What is it ? I cant find any model number on the guitar anywhere,
on the back of the headstock it just has the serial no and made in Japan.

The pickup rings dont match, did it have rings originally ?

And I really dont NEED a purple EVO for the bridge, do I.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-29-2012, 01:54 PM
 
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Re: New Purple Guitar

Pics of the guitar? And I like your screen-name BTW... I'm working on an MS in Geology @ UCSB right now.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-29-2012, 02:25 PM
 
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Re: New Purple Guitar

273 usd for that.. what a steal. but how does it have edge if its 1993 so it should have lo pro.
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Re: New Purple Guitar

Well....the body is definitely a 1993 RG570GF SVS (see-thu violet sunburst) but either it's some type of special run with the offset dots/chrome hardware OR the neck/hardware were replaced with ones from another guitar.........I have no idea which it is.

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273 usd for that.. what a steal. but how does it have edge if its 1993 so it should have lo pro.
Your right...that's a great price!! The OE is another good reason to suspect that the neck and hardware were replacements.
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Re: New Purple Guitar

Who on earth would ever replace gold with chrome on a purple guitar???????
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-29-2012, 08:05 PM
 
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Re: New Purple Guitar

Wow, that's a seriously cool guitar! Love the offset dots.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-30-2012, 02:42 AM
 
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Re: New Purple Guitar

Great score man!

It's a Rg570 LTD made only for japan market. I've only seen one before with the offset dots and chrome hardware. Your guitar seems to be in great condition. The guitar I saw was made 1992 when was your made?
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-30-2012, 05:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: New Purple Guitar

Thanks for all the good info, great to get some good feedback.

It is in very good condition, the fingerboard seems almost unused, there is no wear around the 2nd and 12th frets as you would normally expect on a used guitar.

There is also no buckle rash on the back, so it may be it has not been played much.

The serial number says it was made in 1993, seems plausible to me as there is some slight rust on the inside of the trem screws , but the guitar has obviously never been used heavily.

I played it for a few hours last night and it plays very well, all notes above the 12th fret are clear and the thin neck makes bar chords easy.

I also found a few settings where I like the PRS pickup, I dont like the cleans much but it stays clear with distortion and its good with overdrive so its probably staying for now, but i might have to put a purple cover on it.

I suppose its possible it was put together from a couple of guitars but i dont really care, I got it to play and it plays very well. All the parts seem about the same age so my feeling is its original apart from the pickups and rings.
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Pics of the guitar? And I like your screen-name BTW... I'm working on an MS in Geology @ UCSB right now.
Thanks, its from the song Thrasher by Neil Young.

Will try and post some pics but I have just moved so my gadgets are a bit chaotic at the moment.
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