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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-15-2002, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question about the RG7CT-VV

How rare are the RG7CT-VV's?, I say this because I found a place that has an NOS 7CT' for sale. I am not really that interested in it, just curious as to how valuable these are.
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I believe they were $1899 retail...so they sold for around $1200 new? *Ishibashi has an RG8527 VV new shipped in case for $1200. *That may give you some context.
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If you end up not buying it, let us know the store/dealer who has it as someone here (aka ME!!) might want to check it out.

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I think it falls into the category of guitars that (theoretically) only 12 of were produced. But no guarantees on the number. I paid about $1300 for mine new at Guitar Center--there were probably better deals to be had, but I would've had to do a lot of searching.

It's a killer guitar, and I highly recommend it! It's even better if you replace the stock pickups--the New7's are okay, but slap a Dimarzio PAF 7 & TZ7 in there and you'll be in heaven!

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The "official" # at the time was 24.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-16-2002, 11:43 AM
 
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Well, I knew it had to be some multiple of 6! *

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Soloist - give us an update!!! *Did you score the NOS RG7CT-VV?? *
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-19-2002, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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I dont think I am going to go with the CT. I was seriously considering it, however he wants $1400 uncased and he is not budging on the price either. *Considering my initial objective was to buy a really nice six string I think maybe I will just stick to that. *If I am going to get a seven string I will look for something a bit cheaper like a used RG7620GN. *
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Soloist, you had better let Randy (rlintz) know where this guitar is before he has a coronary!!!
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Sorry to keep you waiting rlintz, if you want to check out the guitar it is located at Monty's Music in Paradise Valley, AZ.
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Ahhh, Monty's, yup, Monty is tough, but he does get good stuff!!
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Brad (Gresh) and I both took a look at a very used (and slightly abused - several dents in the front, chips in the rear, very pitted Edge) RG7CT at our local St. Louis Guitar Center. *They've had it at least 8 or 9 months and were originally asking $1000 for it. *They've recently dropped the price down to $650 which I think is still a little steep for a beat up guitar.
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I'd do a somewhat beat up CT for $650... there's something special about a mahogany-bodied seven string! Although, these days, if you can get a new 7620GN for pennies on the dollar, it would be hard to pass that up (heck, I couldn't!).

I have both a CTVV and a 7620GN--they're both great guitars. I've got a PAF7/Tone Zone 7 in the CTVV for more of a "vintage" (as vintage as any 7-string gets) sound and a Blaze II/Blaze Custom in the 7620 for more of a "heavy" sound. Both are awesome players, and either would be a great addition to anyone's collection.

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Yeah, at $650 it is getting tempting for both Randy and me, but we both have 2027's already. *My problem is that I am nuts about flamed maple. *Everytime I go in the shop I am immediately looking for it, secretly hoping that no one has bought it yet, and yet I won't get off the dime myself. *As beat as it is, I would be surprised if GC has $650 in it, but they won't budge at all according to Randy....so maybe some manager extended himself a little too much. *But then I tell myself that $650 is just the beginning, soon afterward it's another $200 for pickups, $275 for a good non-pitted trem, and who knows what to help get the finish back up to par.
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After debating this for a long time and attempting several times to convince GC to get a dose of reality, I turned my top negotiating partner (aka my wife) loose on them today. *I was able to pick up the used beat-up RG7CTVV and a Carvin DC727 in nice condition today for $800. *Neither came in the original HSC but they did set me up with some generic TKLs which I'll probably sell on eBay and then get an original Carvin and UV1000 case.

I'll have pics up on my site soon...
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