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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-08-2010, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG 520.....why so cheap?

They are MIJ, have a Wizard neck, and an Original Edge....but are significantly cheaper than many 550, 560, 570, 770 counterparts.

How come?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-09-2010, 05:53 PM
 
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Re: RG 520.....why so cheap?

I don't know, because they are HH instead of HSH and the finish is kid of dark? It makes no sense to me. They have a mahogany body too. I have one and I absolutly love that guitar. I bought it because of the mahogany body and a HH pup configuration. It's a GREAT guitar. If you can get one cheap I would jump all over it. I play mine way more than I play my Gibby LP Standard. I get an incredible range of tones out of it paired with my Vintage Modern. I highly recommended it.
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Re: RG 520.....why so cheap?

I think they may also be cheaper to buy because they are a relatively unknown (to the man on the street) RG as opposed to the 550, 770 etc which have built up a rep over 22/23 odd years.
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touche. I'ma buy one.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-09-2010, 09:18 PM
 
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Re: RG 520.....why so cheap?

get a RG520.. basically its a RG 570 with out a middle pickup. they are indeed very nice.
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Re: RG 520.....why so cheap?

Why complain, I buy all the cheap ones I can find.
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Re: RG 520.....why so cheap?

Think the basswood 520s will be cheap but the mahogany w/ sappele will be priced about the same
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Think the basswood 520s will be cheap but the mahogany w/ sappele will be priced about the same
When did they make them in Basswood? I thought they only came in mahogany, at least they did when I got mine in 2000. They were about the same price new because I looked at both. I shopped around and beat the guy at the store up pretty good to get a decent price. I ended up paying $666.66 with case & tax. The guy played at the terminal for a few minutes to get the final price to come out to that. Kinda retarded but true.

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Re: RG 520.....why so cheap?

sorry can't answer that question but I have seen them.

There are the plain RG520s and the RG520QS's and I even believe there were RG520MH's as well. I'm sure a catalog search in the 90s will show something.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 09:50 AM
 
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Re: RG 520.....why so cheap?

If RG520s are cheap, what are you comparing them to? I've never seen an expensive RG unless it was new and made in the past few years! Are we talking < $100.00 for a 520?
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Re: RG 520.....why so cheap?

Think it is a few percentage points below the same age 550,570
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Re: RG 520.....why so cheap?

RG520QSB

I have to take some better pics of it.


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Re: RG 520.....why so cheap?

indeed if this is true! Is The RG520 have a Mahogany ? what was the first year of these Beast?
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Re: RG 520.....why so cheap?

I just looked them up it looks like the only ones with a Mahogany body are the ones with a quilt top
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The quilt top version with the mahogany body came out in 2000 and they were only available in transparent blue or brown. I think that was the only year they were produced. I wasn't aware they were made with plain tops, I've never seen one.
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