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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-14-2005, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG model names, what do these three mean ?

Hi!

Im just wondering if any of you guys know what RG8670,9570TRD and 2770FMVV means?? All the numbers and the letters. Im thinking about buying one of them soon. But I'd like to know what the names mean.
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Re: RG model names, what do these three mean ?

The RG is the series , 8670 is the model number , FMVV is the finish i.e Flame Maple.Vintage Violin

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Re: RG model names, what do these three mean ?

The 9570 is a neck thru, also.
http://jim777.com/images/JC-RG9570/burst_in_case.JPG

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Re: RG model names, what do these three mean ?

Thanks for the answers guys.

But do you know what the numbers mean, f.ex. 8670 ?
Heard that I specifies where its made and other specs. Any idea?
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Re: RG model names, what do these three mean ?

Just like Rob said 8670 is the model number. They generally don't mean anything. What you are talking about is the number behind the headstock, that describes the where the guitar was build and the year.

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Re: RG model names, what do these three mean ?

It usually means something...

the 1st number used to mean (for the recent guitars) :

No first Number = not Prestige model (Korean)
1 Means Ibz PU's
2 Means Ibz/Dimarzio PU's
3 Means Dimarzio PU's
8 or 9 Is only for J custom models

The Second Number :

The higher this number is, better the finition is

The third Number :

2 means 2 PU's configuration (HH)
5 or 7 means 3 PU's configuration (HSH)
6 means 3 PU's configurations (HSS)
there maybe other combinations

The last number :

0 is Floyd
1 is hardtail
2 is standard Vibrato (?)


Then the letters :
You have some like
EX or LTD for the special editions
FM, QM, QS, BM for the woods ont the top
And then some letters for the color (like TRD which I suppose is Transparent RED)
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Re: RG model names, what do these three mean ?

J-Customs are typically made in the Japan Customshop (hence J-Custom) The headstock serial indicates where else they would be made, I.E. Japan/Korea/China etc.

And the year is the start of the numbers ... I.E. F01 (year 01)

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Re: RG model names, what do these three mean ?

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It usually means something...

the 1st number used to mean (for the recent guitars) :

No first Number = not Prestige model (Korean)
1 Means Ibz PU's
2 Means Ibz/Dimarzio PU's
3 Means Dimarzio PU's
8 or 9 Is only for J custom models

The Second Number :

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Nice try, but not correct. There really is no breakdown. There are JC's that start with a 1 or 2, and Dimarzio equiped.
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Nice try, but not correct. There really is no breakdown. There are JC's that start with a 1 or 2, and Dimarzio equiped.
I meant it for recent models

and it's true for the last ones
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I meant it for recent models

and it's true for the last ones
Not truly. The new RG3120's have DM/Ibs pickups not DM :-)
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There is no "system" like that. If it's got a 1 on the end it's a hardtail is about the only thing you can depend on.
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Have a look here: http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35240
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They changed the 1880 into 8570 to avoid the confusion beetween JC's and prestige I guess

But the "rule" i gave is correct for most of the guitars.
You can had that before the prestige line, (so with three numbers), the first number (for example 6 for RG620) designated the finition level. Above 5XX it became 1XXX or 2XXX when the created the prestige line.
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Not truly. The new RG3120's have DM/Ibs pickups not DM :-)
yeah, they changed it this year...
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There is no "system" like that. If it's got a 1 on the end it's a hardtail is about the only thing you can depend on.
can you find any xx7x guitar without a HSH configuration ?
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