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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD RG520QM

I got this piece of furniture on the account of a GC **** up. But I guess it worked out pretty good. A couple weeks ago I was browsing GC's online used selection and came across an early 90s RG550 in purple. It was listed for a fair price so I called them up and provided my card info and address thinking it was going to be in my hands shortly after that. Well, two weeks roll by and I haven't rec'd the guitar so I called them up and the manager told me that he personally sold that guitar to someone in Alaska just a few days ago and that the previously employee I dealt with didnt mark it as reserved or process the payment. I was furious! But luckily they didnt charge my card. The manager was really apologetic and seemed pretty embarrassed by the whole ordeal and said he wanted to make it right. Well...I browsed there used inventory and stumbled across this one and they had it marked at a fair price, but I figured I would try to milk the situation even more. Well I eventually talked them down to $299 +$8 shipping and then they gave me the case 1/2 off. I think I walked away with a pretty good deal considering this is a pretty unique guitar and i'm actually pretty thrilled that its a mahogany bodied guitar. When I got it this this was super minty and the action was lower than my self esteem. Overall, i'm happy with it. Anyways, on with the pics.






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I got this piece of furniture on the account of a GC **** up. But I guess it worked out pretty good. A couple weeks ago I was browsing GC's online used selection and came across an early 90s RG550 in purple. It was listed for a fair price so I called them up and provided my card info and address thinking it was going to be in my hands shortly after that. Well, two weeks roll by and I haven't rec'd the guitar so I called them up and the manager told me that he personally sold that guitar to someone in Alaska just a few days ago and that the previously employee I dealt with didnt mark it as reserved or process the payment.
...Ha Ha Ha! Here is is:




It arrived the same day my 920 came from Rich. Not to rub it in, but I was able to get it for about $100 less than what it was listed for. I had already purchased that through the manager, Brian--so the guy you dealt with had no idea it was already sold. One thing the GC listing didn't mention--it came with that case! But that's a fine 520 you got, but it's not QM, it's QS--Quilted Sapele, not Maple.



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haha. You know after I found out about your collection of purple guitars and being from alaska, I had a hunch it that it was you. But yes, i'm very happy with this guitar, plus I never use the middle singles anyway so its probly more tailored to my liking. Now, I just want an AANJ 550 maple neck and i'll be set.
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dude you're obsessed with purple guitars!!!
post a pic of your collection
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Just put a maple board on the neck you have--it's a fairly easy job. You can get the tuts at projectguitar.com and I can walk you through it. In fact, why not put a board on with gold or bronze pyramid inlays or vine? You can get the prerouted board and inlays from aiguitars on eBay.



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dude you're obsessed with purple guitars!!!
post a pic of your collection
Some of them are still in work, like the Iceman--but if you look at my threads, you'll see all of them including the bubblegum purple RG-550 Space Invaders beast. Four of them are seen in my recent video review of the Premium 920QS HVV--you can see the 2 570 PNs in the background. I'm painting the Destroyer next...



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Love the new guitar mate, real beauty it is. Congratz!!!
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I got this piece of furniture on the account of a GC **** up. But I guess it worked out pretty good. A couple weeks ago I was browsing GC's online used selection and came across an early 90s RG550 in purple. It was listed for a fair price so I called them up and provided my card info and address thinking it was going to be in my hands shortly after that. Well, two weeks roll by and I haven't rec'd the guitar so I called them up and the manager told me that he personally sold that guitar to someone in Alaska just a few days ago and that the previously employee I dealt with didnt mark it as reserved or process the payment.
Just out of curiosity, was it Paul that you were dealing with? I'd been haggling with him for three days over it since the day it pooped up--then went straight to Brian.



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LOL, while reading the OP I was laughing knowing that AlaskaBat HAD to be the one who snagged it
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I don't remember the guys name to be honest. I did recognize the name brian
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lil small world.
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small world eh ;o)

Great score on the RG520!!! Is that a 520qm or 520qs??? Either way it's a beauty mahogany RG ...great guitars... I just bought a used RG520qs about 6 months ago and it looks just like yours – same parts with the root beer colour. Here is a pic of mine if you want to compare:

http://s831.photobucket.com/albums/z...t=DSCN7011.jpg

It's my first mahogany RG and I’m really digging the sounds I'm getting out of it...and I replaced the V7 / V8 pickups with a set of pickups from Jon Moore at http://www.tonefordays.com – I went with the Ultimate Rock set - and now it sounds awesome…with the new blackwidow bridge pup it sounds like a beast! and the neck pup is soooo nice...

Anyhoo, I love my 520 - I find I'm playing it more often than my Jem and my RG2550...and both of those guitars were way more expensive - so congrats on finding your 520 – and you got a killer deal on it!!! I paid $350 CDN for mine and I was ecstatic so I think you got a killer deal on yours – great score - enjoy cornstar!!!
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LOL, while reading the OP I was laughing knowing that AlaskaBat HAD to be the one who snagged it
Isn't it funny that a Jemsiter from Alaska C-blocked another Jemsiter from Texas out of a guitar located in Kentucky?!?!?



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Isn't it funny that a Jemsiter from Alaska C-blocked another Jemsiter from Texas out of a guitar located in Kentucky?!?!?
...lol...that is funny...gotta love the world wide web eh...what did we do before the internet
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Thanks Dorian! I was surprised by how minty it was. It looks brand new and its a 98 model. According to Bat its the QS, but I couldve swore it was listed as a QM but it doesn't make a crap to me. It's beautiful regardless. And Bat, you're on my spite list for stealing the 550 haha jk. I'm quite happy with my purchase and I hope you like that 550. It looks better than the pics that GC posted.
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