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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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New RG470 with interesting body

This one arrived a few days ago, an RG470, '93, MIJ. Overall in great condition. There is some fret wear, but plays great without any buzz. This is my first early period RG, and I'm quite pleased with how this one plays. Actually sounds more open and livelier compared to my prestige's. It had some weird no name pickups in it, so I put a set of evolutions in, bridge and neck, but left the unknown single as it is.



Yet, the body on this is an interesting one, I am not quite sure if this is genuine or not.

No routing for the back plates - although I've seen a few pics of similar odd RG's:



...and no routing for the 'tongue' of the neck:



I would appreciate any info about this...
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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Strange...but i am sure somebody in here will get you an answer. Nice one btw.
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My 1993 RG470 EG has the recessed trem cover.



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If you really love the guitar I won't tell you what it is..........otherwise, be prepared for a bit of a surprise.
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If you really love the guitar I won't tell you what it is..........otherwise, be prepared for a bit of a surprise.
Speak out man!!
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If you really love the guitar I won't tell you what it is..........otherwise, be prepared for a bit of a surprise.
I just took another gander at the front and know exactly where you're going with this....lol.



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It's obvious something's not right, I'm quite ready for a surprise actually. I've probably checked every 470 picture google can find, and this is (if it is actually an ibanez body), like one of a kind . I may yet still keep this one even if it is an aftermarket. Do you have a worse horror story?

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I just took another gander at the front and know exactly where you're going with this....lol.
I'm all ears (and eyes...)
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Hold on! Let me grab a beer and some popcorn for this one!
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Hold on! Let me grab a beer and some popcorn for this one!
not fair...
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in to find out what it really is!
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It's not a 470.......



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not fair...
I'm in the dark just as you are bro. I take it you haven't popped the neck off to see what stamps you got?
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Ok, If your SURE you want to know..............

It's a '94 RG270CM that's been retrofit with an Edge. This in no way makes it a bad guitar, just different.

Take a look at the body/neck stamps. The neck will say 470 as they used the same neck. The body will probably not have any stamps that make sense.


BTW....the chrome hardware on the neck paired with a cosmo edge was a dead giveaway.
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I just took another gander at the front and know exactly where you're going with this....lol.
I knew you'd see it too. You know the RG's better than I do.......LOL
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