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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-11-2013, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD - RG3120DR (My Grail)

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(Pics below in the following posts) So I finally got my hands on 2001 RG3120 (V1) after 12 years. I bought the V2 with the EP a few years back and liked it but it went in a trade as it wasn't the actual one like I used to own in 2001. Long story short, I owned a 2000 RG3120TW in 2001 that I received from my dad before he passed and used the hell out of it for years before moving on and trading it and I have regretted it ever since....

Went on to GC used this morning and found a 3120DR in almost mint condition for a stupid low and I mean LOW price. Had 10 pics sent to me to verify no stress cracks at the nut bolts on the back of the HS as well as no fret wear and amazingly no paint chips. For those of us who own or have owned a 3120 its amazing to get one with no chips at all, the backs of these especially were very prone to chipping.

Should be here in a week so when it gets here and after a good cleaning and setup Ill post

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-11-2013, 02:51 PM
 
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Congrats! A 3120DR was the guitar I bought when I got back into playing several years ago. Got mine at GC as well!

But mine definitely had about 10 small chips along the back edge LOL!
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That damn thin paint on the back of these....lol.

Im looking forward to getting it.....Im ready to clean her down and post pics.......ohh and play it....
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I don't think it's a thinness problem, I think it's an adhesion problem.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Had GC send me pics while I was buying, they arnt pretty and she needs a real good cleanup but here are the "Before" shots


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Ah man that is awesome. I've been GASing for one of these for a while now.
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Damn PY!!! Very nice!!

Congrats on finding your grail..... that's a big deal man!!
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Thanks RGT.....Its been a sweet and sour week. Bought a 7620 from a friend, ordered roughly 180 in parts from Rich to get the lopro in shape , had deactivators installed and found out too late it has a bum neck...but...

Im taking the parts and using it for the lopro on the 3120....so that works nicely....thank you Rich btw....the black collet knobs work great on my 3550, and look good too....
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Thanks RGT.....Its been a sweet and sour week. Bought a 7620 from a friend, ordered roughly 180 in parts from Rich to get the lopro in shape , had deactivators installed and found out too late it has a bum neck...but...

Im taking the parts and using it for the lopro on the 3120....so that works nicely....thank you Rich btw....the black collet knobs work great on my 3550, and look good too....
What's wrong with the neck??

Glad to see you can use the parts you got......... that's a plus. Although it looks like the lo-pro on the 3120 just needs some cleaning. If not you can always go GOLD!!!

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The 7620 neck buzzes everywhere on the 7th and 6th string. Tried setting the relief 7 different ways but no luck. Everywhere else its great, just have a bad feeling its warped.

The parts im putting on the lopro to the 3120 are string blocks, saddle screws, new superstuds and string lock block screws....other than that the guitar is in great shape.

The flame is nice and tight.......
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If not you can always go GOLD!!!
Plus 1 - I would have everything with gold hardware!
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 06:25 PM
 
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Sweet get....I just got a TW from GC also at a stupid low price. Yeah for us
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