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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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The rare and dangerous RG-565 Prototype

I just got this today. A pristine RG 565 proto!! Believe it or not,I bought it from the widow of ex Jerry Lee Lewis guitarist Joel Schumacher. I might be buying another Ibby shredder from her too......funny,shredderiffic Ibbys aren't exactly what I'd expect to find in his collection,but they're there. This bad boy here is in perfect shape.....aside from the nasty,ancient strings. I'll take care of that tomorrow though. I plugged her in just now...it sounds like the bridge pup is an EVO. Sorry for the slightly bland pics,the genius driving the UPS truck didn't get here until after 6pm......I'll take some nice sunlight pics tomorrow....weather permitting.



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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 06:44 PM
 
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Re: The rare and dangerous RG-565 Prototype

So cool. Congratulations! I would love one of those!
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post #3 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 06:48 PM
 
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wow dude thats really cool, congratulations! by the way how do you know f its a proto or not?
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Re: The rare and dangerous RG-565 Prototype

Sweet!


I hope nobody tells you it was in general production between that year and the other!
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Love it Congrats.


Oh yeh, if you ever decide to sell....
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post #6 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 07:12 PM
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Re: The rare and dangerous RG-565 Prototype

i like the color
the wood tones on the back of the neck, and the reverse headstock
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post #7 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 07:39 PM
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Re: The rare and dangerous RG-565 Prototype

Congrats!

Damn, I wish they would remake the RG565. Seems more popular now than it ever was.

There are still no H-S pickup guitars in the line-up. That sucks.
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post #8 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 10:15 PM
 
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Sweet!


I hope nobody tells you it was in general production between that year and the other!
There have been quite a few of these floating about.... It would seem a few too many for them all to be protytypes


Definately nice guitars !!!
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post #9 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 10:16 PM
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They are not Proto's, they are just known by that name because nobody knows what else to call them!
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Re: The rare and dangerous RG-565 Prototype

Very nice!!! However, I'm not too hot on the pup/knob color combination.
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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 11:11 PM
 
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Re: The rare and dangerous RG-565 Prototype

I LOVE this guitar. I've seen a few in this color, a red one or two, and a black one if i'm remembering correctly. Awesome (and weird, considering where you found her) score!

I don't think these guitars are necessarily protos, but I think were "spot-production" pieces to test the viability of certain models in certain markets. either way, a rare bird and you're quite the lucky fella!
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post #12 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 12:25 AM
 
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Wow! very nice acquisition!
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post #13 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 02:03 AM
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Very nice!!! However, I'm not too hot on the pup/knob color combination.
Me neither, it's a bit "Toys 'R' Us".

Easily changed, though. I'd go with black.
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Re: The rare and dangerous RG-565 Prototype

hmm, hopefully i can get an indorsement within 50 years and get one custom made because these look awesome...though i prefer the maple board with the matching dot inlays
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post #15 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 04:18 AM
 
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Re: The rare and dangerous RG-565 Prototype

simply superb. i must admit i'm into toys R us looking guitars, and the 565 is my fave RG ever (if not my fave guitar ever, in general, along with the Power sisters).

anyway, it's surprising that people like Joel Schumacher ever got any consideration for those kind of toy-ish "chinese piece of junk" (how they're supposed to call them).
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