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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-24-2001, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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I finally decided to get my 2nd RG 570. Going back to where I came I guess, its the Wizard neck.
I planned on trading one of my Teles for an RG but then came across a new 570 at Guitar Center for $410. Couldn't resist. Even if it is Sour Apple Sparkle, I don't really care these days.
So, a couple questions:
With the Wizard neck, are Ibanez hardshell cases the only way to go? I guess I'm concerned about the thin neck on it and max support while in transit.
When did they make the changes to the RG line and what was changed? I had an '89 570 for 10 years, the first thing I noticed on the new one were the neck bolts and dulled finish of the back of the neck, which is very nice. Anything else?
Was Sour Apple Sparkle recently discontinued?
The guitar is flawless and plays very well. I can't wait to get it home.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-24-2001, 12:36 AM
 
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WOW! *$410? *Which GC? *I've wanted to know...is the Sour Apple Sparkle just metallic or is it really a "sparkle" (a la glitter) finish?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-24-2001, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Yeah, good deal eh? It was the only one at that price, salesman said its what they paid for it. Don't know if that's exactly true but its gotta be pretty close, I would think. He said the color was discontinued so out it had to go. It is a GC in Tempe, AZ.
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I don't think that Ibanez HSC are the only way to go. *I personally prefer the SKB Deluxe case. *However, if you're looking at resale, of course an OHSC is the way to go. *I don't like the UV1000C cases, they are way too big and way too heavy. *The smaller Ibanez SKB style HSC is my personal favorite.

The Sour Apple finish was just introduced in 2000. *Whether or not it is discountinued should be answered by the recent NAMM show. *Ibanez should have a new catalog out sometime before 2002! *

The new neck joints started appearing in 1991 on some of the USA Custom models, and in subsequent years it became the standard neck joint.

The finish on the back of the neck is subjective. *I can't give you a definitive answer on that, although it seems that 91-94 showed the most significant changes in RG style guitars.

Hope I haven't fed you a bum scoop. *Congrats on the new guitar. *GC did have a great sale this past month - they are blowing out their inventory.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-24-2001, 09:34 AM
 
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Sawzall,
* * * * * * $410?! Aaaaaagggghhh. Yeah you got a killer deal. I have the same guitar.

* * * * * * * * Bob, the Sour Apple is just a metallic but it's still a VERY cool finish, IMHO. My bud keeps saying, "You're going to sell me this guitar....You just don't know it yet." LOL
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-24-2001, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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FYI, I cruised by the OTHER Guitar Center in Phoenix today and they do have one of the same 570's in stock. Same price, $410. If anyone's interested. This one is missing a knob and has a few small dings, probably from the usual GC stock abuse. I don't have the number but could probably find it at www.guitarcenter.com
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-24-2001, 11:58 PM
 
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The standard RG's first saw the AANJ in 94. Case doesn't matter with the neck.
I think the satin necks came out in 98, possibly earlier.

It's kind of weird that something recently discontinued would be at a cheaper price than normal, usually something discontinued will sell for more.

Ooop, I hope I didn't just single handedly boost the prices to $2000 a peice for an SS 570!
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-25-2001, 06:16 AM
 
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I have SKB Deluxe and I think that it's as good as any ibanez case and in Finland its cheaper so thats a good alternative.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-25-2001, 07:52 AM
 
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Aren't the Ibanez plastic hardshell cases actually made by SKB?

Both cases I have are stamped "SKB" on the latches.

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