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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-10-2007, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pics inside: Weird RG series with monkey grip? not a jem? Anyone know?

hey does anyone know what guitar this is? It's definetly made in japan.... has a nice top but it has a monkey grip..... what gives? edge tremolo too....








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Re: Pics inside: Weird RG series with monkey grip? not a jem? Anyone know?

The monkey grip has been a poor mod imho.

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so its not original? this looks like a quilted sapele 620?
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Re: Pics inside: Weird RG series with monkey grip? not a jem? Anyone know?

damn i still like the guitar, but rg's didnt have monkey grips, its just a mod
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looks horrible...

the grip i mean
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Beautiful guitar...it's a shame they ruined it with the grip...

The grip itself is actually very well done, looks very good.

It's just the PLACEMENT of the grip that is absolutely horrible and makes the whole guitar look bad imo...
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Re: Pics inside: Weird RG series with monkey grip? not a jem? Anyone know?

That grip looks terrible.
Apart from the fact that it looks a bit chewed on the front edge it's at a ridiculous angle too,and it's a grip on an RG,which is pretty sinful in itself.

It could well be one of the Sapele 620's.
Need some brighter pics.
I think they did them in trans blue and brown.
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Beautiful guitar...it's a shame they ruined it with the grip...

The grip itself is actually very well done, looks very good.

It's just the PLACEMENT of the grip that is absolutely horrible and makes the whole guitar look bad imo...
yeah, if it was gripless or better grip job i'd buy it
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Re: Pics inside: Weird RG series with monkey grip? not a jem? Anyone know?

ok so.... enough about the grip..... does anyone know what model it is? lol.
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Re: Pics inside: Weird RG series with monkey grip? not a jem? Anyone know?

My guess is a 520
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Re: Pics inside: Weird RG series with monkey grip? not a jem? Anyone know?

definetly not a 520... it has a thick top with 'binding' or that stripe of wood.... 520's dont have that also... the pickups are direct mount..... i have a 520QS so i'd definetly know...
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Re: Pics inside: Weird RG series with monkey grip? not a jem? Anyone know?

Possibly a mongrel with a nasty monkey grip mod? At least thats what it looks like to me.
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haha what is a 'mongrel' ?
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A mismatched neck and body, as in two different models put together.
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Re: Pics inside: Weird RG series with monkey grip? not a jem? Anyone know?

The placement of the Monkey Grip is laughable , what a mutt lol.
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