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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-08-2002, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Never really looked at radius models, but the recent thread here has me going. *Can anyone help identify this one?

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I can't pin down the exact model for you as my catalogues only go back to 92, but the closest one I've got in my 92 cat' is the 440RHH a twin humbucker Radius, hence the HH designation.

A 540RHH was also available but that had the usual "Custom Made" plaque inlayed at the 21st fret.

SOmething I did note was that the guitar in your photo had a slider switch whereas the 540RHH and 440RHH in my 92 cat' both have gibon style 3 way switches.

Maybe Rich can help us out?
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I had a 540RHH once (jewel blue, from 88 IIRC) that didn't have a "Custom Made" inlay. *It DID have a 3 way switch, though. *That's the closest I can guess...
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Looks like a RHH that someone special ordered with the blade switch. (you could do that back then)
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Thanks gents. *$240 sound like a reasonable price?
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Depends on the condition, looks good in the pics, but that means nothing. If it's clean it's cheap.
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If you decide against it, I'd appreciate the axe's location... ;-)
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Hey Jester,

Does that mean you were so impressed with my thrashed Crimson Radius that you want one now too ?

Greg,

I just bought a 540RLTD here in Australia and while the pictures looked pretty good the guitar was in much worse condition than the shop selling it, let on. (That's another story for another time). Please make sure you get better pictures of the paint finish, and fretboard before thinking about snapping this baby up. The pictures of my Crimson 540 looks good in photo's but that's just because flaws on red'ish guitars don't show up that well in digitised images. If there are faults of any kind with the guitar make sure they tell you about them before you waste your money on freight etc. $250 is a great bargain on a good condition Radius, one just sold on Ebay for $470 and it looked like someone dragged it behind a truck, or use it as a snow shovel.

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Actually, a pal's looking for a H-H. *Can't get used to the middle pup being in his way on the H-S-S I got for him. *I like the H-S-S, myself - I'm a stratty kinda guy...

I think the $470 was lucky. *Usually under 400, but that $250 looks like a deal in any case.
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Thanks Tony...I'm pursuing details on this one, and I'll be careful.

Jester...thought you might chime in here. *I'll let you know what's up...either way.
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I want one????!!!! Trade you for a JS700? :loco:
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Yeah, if you don't want it, hand it off to Scott - he's been yakkin' about one fer a while now... ;-)

If it doesn't work out that way, Scott, e-mail me...
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Good luck on the guitar Greg, let us know how things work out if you get it.

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(Nearly done cleaning up the rust and grime on his Radius)
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See Jester knows what he's talking about! *LOL* Problem is I want to many at one time........Radius, JS1, Wolfgang, G&L yadda yadda.....................
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funny thing is a close friend in the states has the black one with the blue burst on it, and he won't sell it to me AAARRRGGGHHH!!

(Edited by Scott 74 at 1:45 pm on Jan. 9, 2002)
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