I'm seeing a huge trend on eba-y that really saddens and angers me.
It seems like every day, there is a new batch of auctions, where a perfectly good old Japanese RG550, RG560, and RG570s is obviously dissected and sold for parts, since the parts are worth more than the guitar on a whole.
You can tell that they are being hacked apart, because the seller will have all the matching pieces for sale in seperate auctions. You can trace back all the parts to make one complete, perfectly good guitar.
I love the old Japanese RGs, and I feel that they are a group of great guitars, one of a kind, never to be made again. There are a limited number of them out there. Once they're gone, or ripped apart, they're gone forever. One after the other I see, theres one less RG550 there. . .one less RG560 there. . .its very sad. I love those RGs, and it makes me furious to see them pissed away like that.
I know that they dont belong to me, I know that the owner has the right to do whatever he wants to them, but damn. . .they'res gotta be a line drawn somewhere! There are a couple of sellers that Ive watched. . .they're buy a RG for cheap, and in a month or so (or less) they will have that thing broken down and the Neck, Body, Edge, Tuners, Neckplate, Pickups, and wiring harnass will be sold seperately for profit.
Has anyone else noticed this? Anyone else disgusted by this? It freakin breaks my heart every time I see a RG550 Desert Yellow stripped apart by greed.