So a couple weeks ago I saw an ad on Kijiji for an Ibanez RG for $150. It didn't look like one of the RG350's you see on there all the time so I took a look and after getting the serial number and pictures I figured out that it was a 1998 MIJ RG570. The ad said the guitar was in great condition and I was super stoked. When I went to get it, it had ****ing barbecue sauce
on the back and it was definitely in players condition. Still being well worth it, I said I'd only give him $120 due to the the condition. Cause I'm cheap like that haha. He took it obviously.
I got it home and pretty much had to strip the whole thing down, clean it and put it back together which took me 3 hours. The Trem posts weren't even screwed in and the trem was fully into the body. So I took it all apart, and to get everything on it clean, it took me almost an hour and a half. Then I had to do some research on how to properly tighten a few things, reinstall them and set up the guitar. That took another two. Once I got it all put back together and set up it was a pretty nice guitar. The finish is alot nicer than I thought it would be. Half of my gear is green and green is one of my least favorite colors.
Still in players condition with a couple tiny chips and some barely visible lines in the finish, but it's a solid axe. I really dig the basswood. This guitar with the stock pickups is almost as bright as my S540 with D-Activators. I still have to find the correct tool to adjust the truss rod, cause I guess this one is special and needs a socket instead of an allen wrench
But anyways, solid axe. Amazingly solid axe for $120
Really really nice to have a guitar in a standard tuning for a change too