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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD 1990 540S LTD Pawn Shop Score

Was bidding a job, went to a pawn Shop in Middletown Ohio, saw this puppy, fell in love, tag said 499.00 (dont think so VERN) so I told him I'd go 400.00 out the door IF it worked, plugged in in, sounded like heaven, but there was a buzz/hum(bad cord- I knew that he didn't), so I started to walk away, and told him I thought the pickups were installed wrong, the guy behind the counter said how bout 350.00? are you kidding me, I said OK I'll take and and grinned the whole way home, I normally buy and flip guitars, this one ain't leaving the house, its feels amazing, almost mint shape too, no dings, buckle rash, pretty good score, on top of that I got the job I was bidding on, awesome day to be alive gang, later all, heres some pics

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 07:07 PM
 
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Re: NGD 1990 540S LTD Pawn Shop Score

That's a keeper for sure!! Great guitar. Nice score.
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Re: NGD 1990 540S LTD Pawn Shop Score

Did that price include the case?

Nice guitar!
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yes it did, I think its the original case too fits it like a glove, has the middle latch clasp broken, but the other 2 function fine and keep it closed, thanks for the reply's guys, later
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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 08:04 PM
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Re: NGD 1990 540S LTD Pawn Shop Score

Well played

edit:what are the pickups?
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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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I dont know? and curiosity will force me to do a string change and find out, their pretty loud though, I'll update after I find out,Im thinking their Dimarzios of some kind? thanks
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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 08:36 PM
 
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I've never been to a pawn shop. Are there normally good guitar deals there?

I do watch Pawn Stars on TV tho
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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Its funny you ask that, as a rule, NO their not in the business of GIVING good deals , BUT in the last 6 months I have found a 87 Square heel 560 for 119.00, a 91 470S for 99.00, and this one today, which wasn't as cheap as the other 2, but still, a great deal for a pawn shop, the other day a guy sold me a pickguard from a 550(not sure of the year) totally complete, wired and ready to go with VI S1 V2 pickups, for 20.00, cause he thought it went to a FENDER?? wtf, I think it would benefit them a great deal to spend a little time on the net researching their business, but that just me, as long as they stay ignorant, we the people can still snag a deal every once in a while, pawn shops are my hobby, guitar is my passion, its cool when they work together, go hit some pawn shops tomorrow, and hope they don't know as much as you and the great people on this forum know, and ta might snag a jem, cheap, later
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Awesome find. Enjoy!
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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 09:35 PM
 
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Nice find dude. Congratulations!

I think you can do pretty well at a pawn shop. Probably not the best place to get a high end guitar, but for entry to mid level you can do ok. I got a squier bass at a pawn show for $75 once, messed with it for a few months and wound up selling it for $100 or so. Gotta know your stuff and bring cash
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Its funny you ask that, as a rule, NO their not in the business of GIVING good deals...
At a pawn shop you are already getting a good deal. Of course the pawnshop will always try to make as much money back on the guitar as they can but they'd rather not see the deal walk.
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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Good point, I agree, the guy today must have shared your belief as well, cause I was headed for the door, when he voluntarily lowered the $$$, glad he did, cause I would have left, and it would have been gone, when I came to my senses and went back, had it happen before, thanks all
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Awesome score!
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post #14 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-05-2012, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks man, a North Carolinian brings back some great memories I was stationed at Ft Bragg in 82-83, loved it,nice place, is THE CELLAR still there? killed alot of my limited brain cells in that place, thanks for the reply
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Re: NGD 1990 540S LTD Pawn Shop Score

Great score, and great story! As an RG guy, I am finally adding a 540S LTD to my collection when all of it's purple neon glory arrives next week.
Can't wait to share some war stories with you on these.



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