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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD: Some RG765DY Goodness for Your Weekend...

So there I was, perusing eBay, when my eye was caught by a bright yellow RG. It was listed as an "RG320," but it sure didn't look like one. In fact, it looked a LOT like an RG765DY. So much, in fact, that I bought it with the Buy it Now. Judging by the price, I'm pretty sure they knew it wasn't an RG320.

I was pleased to find it, as just two weeks ago, I had purchased an RG765CA, only to have UPS lose the damned thing in shipping. Lost. Like, "We can't find it at our distribution center." I got my money back from a very decent and understanding seller, but I was somewhat disappointed not to have an RG765 in the stable. Consider it rectified.

It just arrived at my family's house on the mainland, so I haven't seen it in person yet, but I've got some pics. It's not perfect, but very serviceable. I'll have it fully restored and happy by springtime! Enjoy...







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Stunning guitar and a great score man. Major congratz on that!! I bet you can't wait to get your hands on it.
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OMG is that nice!
Great Prize!
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Definately misadvertised. Not a bad price for a 765 with a case. Too bad you didn't snag it for a 320 price! Congrats on your score.
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Good score!
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Definately misadvertised. Not a bad price for a 765 with a case. Too bad you didn't snag it for a 320 price! Congrats on your score.
Yeah. I knew exactly what it was, and I suspect they did too because of the price, but maybe didn't know the specific model number, OR they cut and pasted from another auction they'd run and forgot to edit. Who knows. It was the exact same price as the one that got lost, so I figure it was fate. I was just praying that the box didn't show up with an ACTUAL RG320 in it!
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Simply WOW!!! one of my favourite guitars, I hope to have one of those one day!
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Could I be any more jealous???? HELL NO!!!!

Great score man, I'm stoked for 'ya!!

Quick Q; Did all the 765's have a 5xx neck plate?? I don't think I've ever seen the back of one before.
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Simply WOW!!! one of my favourite guitars, I hope to have one of those one day!
LOL....if you can't find one....make one!!!
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Wow. That with another string and a non-reverse headstock (that's right, I like the normal better) would be my perfect guitar.
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Quick Q; Did all the 765's have a 5xx neck plate?? I don't think I've ever seen the back of one before.
Thanks guys!

And good question on the neck plate. I did a quick search and found a few pics.

Here's the back of metalgod72's from his thread:


And found this other one too:


So, I guess that is the norm. I agree that it's strange that it's not the cast piece you'd normally see on an RG7XX.
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LOL....if you can't find one....make one!!!
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I didn't know these existed in DY. Wow, what a great score.
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I would take that over CA any day. I guess this one was meant to be!

Any idea how to deal with the circular, discolored dings like the one near the SC?
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Any idea how to deal with the circular, discolored dings like the one near the SC?
I'll have to look at some of the other spots to see if there's much discoloration/yellowing of the clear coat. If it's still pretty clear, then it's not too hard. I'll put some paint-prep cleaner/degreaser (like Prep-Sol) on a q-tip and try to clean the crack out as much as possible. Applying the degreaser will also show how the ding would look repaired as-is. If it pretty well hides the ding as-is, then I'd just apply some very thin super-glue to the ding, fill the crack, then wet sand and polish.

If there's a bunch of stuff in the crack that won't come out just by cleaning, or if the edges of the clear in the crack itself are discolored, then I'll take an exacto knife and CAREFULLY scrape away the clear in and around the crack until I have all the contaminants or discoloration removed. Then I fill the area with super glue, wet sand, and polish. You have to be very careful not to get into the color coat. Go very slowly, use light pressure, and check your progress by applying degreaser periodically to see how it would look filled.

If there's an overall yellowing of the clear coat, it's a lot tougher if you have to scrape stuff out of the crack. If you remove the yellowed clear and then replace it with clear super-glue, you run a risk of having a lighter-colored repair area.

There's always the possibility that the repair won't look any better than the crack. Gotta be careful and go slow. Or just decide to live with the ding. On a black guitar, this is a piece of cake. On something really bright like DY, the repairs can be a lot harder to hide.
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