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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-29-2020, 04:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG 770

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I am having trouble understanding background behind an RG770 for sale on CL I want to buy. Why is he listing it as RG770DX when it is labeled RG770 on the headstock? Is $1,100 a good deal for an original (not a reissue) in good condition (photos attached)? Any input is appreciated. Thanks!
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-29-2020, 08:24 AM
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Re: RG 770

I’m just looking at my red one and that’s also got a sticker on the back that RG770. Presumably Ibanez are saying it’s an RG770 and the DX part is just the trim level in the same way it doesn’t have the code for the colour there either.

I can’t comment on the cost because I’ve not been tracking the market value of them recently, but I can say that I absolutely love mine.

And assuming that it plays fine, that one looks in VERY good condition for a 30 year old guitar!
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Re: RG 770

I saw that guitar online and contacted the seller, watch out cause there is a pretty nasty ding that isn't pictured in the photos he posted. Id ask for more pictures before you buy. Great guitar though.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-30-2020, 07:12 PM
 
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Re: RG 770

I think the DX refers to the sharktooth inlays up the neck(DX gets added to other models that also have sharktooth inlays)
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I saw that guitar online and contacted the seller, watch out cause there is a pretty nasty ding that isn't pictured in the photos he posted. Id ask for more pictures before you buy. Great guitar though.



Thank you for the heads-up. Because of you, I messaged him asking for all dings. He sent me pictures and they looked pretty bad but I went over to check it out. They weren't as large as seemed in the pic and I traded him my Pod HD Pro X and Pod X3 Pro for it. The frets and tremolo were in immaculate and pristine condition. I tuned it to Drop F.
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Happy to help! Looks like you got an incredible deal for it too. Enjoy the new axe! Hopefully, I can find one soon haha.
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Happy to help! Looks like you got an incredible deal for it too. Enjoy the new axe! Hopefully, I can find one soon haha.



Thank you! Any idea how much these sell for? I noticed they're selling for $1500-1700 on Reverb and CL but looking at old forum posts, they sold for about $700 even 5 years ago.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-02-2020, 12:43 AM
 
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A red one sold 7 months ago for $700 so id say anywhere $700-1000 would be a very good price. Right now many guitars have started appreciating in value, especially these older RG's. Those reverb sellers that have high prices won't actually sell the guitars for that much, they'll probably accept an offer closer to $1200 now which I guess is where market value is heading. But who knows, the right buyer will pay a higher price if you wait long enough. Are you planning on selling it?
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A red one sold 7 months ago for $700 so id say anywhere $700-1000 would be a very good price. Right now many guitars have started appreciating in value, especially these older RG's. Those reverb sellers that have high prices won't actually sell the guitars for that much, they'll probably accept an offer closer to $1200 now which I guess is where market value is heading. But who knows, the right buyer will pay a higher price if you wait long enough. Are you planning on selling it?



That's what I assumed. $1700 seemed way too high. And I probably will sell it at some point as I am always switch through guitars and gear in general haha.
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A red one sold 7 months ago for $700 so id say anywhere $700-1000 would be a very good price. Right now many guitars have started appreciating in value, especially these older RG's. Those reverb sellers that have high prices won't actually sell the guitars for that much, they'll probably accept an offer closer to $1200 now which I guess is where market value is heading. But who knows, the right buyer will pay a higher price if you wait long enough. Are you planning on selling it?

I'm assuming you're in Los Angeles, yeah? Quick question... is it just me, or do you notice there are not very many guitars on CL, OfferUp, Reverb (filter on Los Angeles) in the past year or so? I recall a few years ago there used to be a lot more instruments day by day being posted but it seems like a ghost town now.
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Yeah, I've definitely noticed that too. It used to take a while to sell my stuff on craigslist cause the market was pretty flooded with used gear, but this summer alone I've pretty much sold everything I wanted within a week of posting. I'm guessing a lot of people have picked up playing guitar because of quarantine, so the demand for used guitars has gone up.
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Yeah, I've definitely noticed that too. It used to take a while to sell my stuff on craigslist cause the market was pretty flooded with used gear, but this summer alone I've pretty much sold everything I wanted within a week of posting. I'm guessing a lot of people have picked up playing guitar because of quarantine, so the demand for used guitars has gone up.



I see, that makes a lot of sense. I was like wtf is going on haha. You djent by chance?
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Haha, not realy I'm more into shred atm tho.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-02-2020, 02:25 AM
 
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Re: RG 770

770=rosewood board with mother of pearl mt. fuji inlays (sharkteeth), 770dx = maple fretboard with color matched inlays...looked at the pics, its definitely a 770dx...d.m.
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