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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-14-2002, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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RG1077XL - Nice

I got my lovely Royal Blue RG1077XL on Monday-my first 7 string.
It is a nice piece of work. Surprisingly easy to play-a little adjustment in technique needed to deal with the extra string and the longer neck, but a fairly smooth transition.
It feels like a nice, quality instrument, pretty well set up.
But-it doesn't come with a case, and the shop didn't send my tools. Plus, there were three very tiny surface scratches on the rear edge of the guitar. Tiny, but noticeable in the right light. Now, I am a player, and I'm not afraid to gig with my nice guitars,l but I have had my 77FP for a year now, and there are still no scratches, so getting an imperfect brand new axe was a little disappointing, but I wont lose sleep...

Are these guitars supposed to come with a case??? Was I 'unlucky'.

I would still like a 2027 (Jerry/Rich) btu there weren't any available in the uk for love or money.

After playing the 1077, the 77FP seemed tiny, but strangely after a few seconds my fingers were flyng faster than ever!!!

Try one, you'll buy one.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-14-2002, 07:44 PM
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Was it in store inventory or did it come straight from a distributor?

Cases are always priced seperately (depending on the dealer, everything I quote includes case because that's just the way I do it. Most dealers give you that "cheap" quote but it doesn't include case, setup, shipping, so my figure looks a little high but all inclusive. I just see it as deceptive to give that "cheap" quote, then start adding on all the extras)
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-14-2002, 07:48 PM
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Rich, now that is honest businessmanship! (Nice word, eh?) That's why you da man. :mc:
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-14-2002, 07:56 PM
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Why thank you! I just never believed in that *marketing bull*, it probably hurts me more than helps me in the long run, but my cards are on the table for all to see. That's why you'll see $1500 List instead of $1499.99. Well, List is actually $1499.99, but lets get for real, that's $1500 isn't it? LOL If you're international I'll warn you that customs is going to nail you and try to explain anything I do know about that countries customs (which outside of the UK isn't much). I loose ALOT of sales that way, but better to have a happy non customer than one writing back bitching about the 24% he just got raped for that nobody told him about and he couldn't afford!! I sleep better at night that way
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-14-2002, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Rich-the guitar was store inventory, and it was the only one I could source in the UK when the GAS struck! I had to strike quickly otherwise I would have been waiting til May for the next shipment to the UK (or so I was warned-not by the store I bought the guitar from I must add). They had no cases that would fit the guitar, Ibanez or other makes. It actually came in a Fender box, with some bubble wrap, and a cheap bass gig bag, which the store, to their credit, gave me for nothing.

I'm still waiting for my tools, too!

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Just as I figured, explains the scratches, case, and tools all in one sentance
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-14-2002, 09:19 PM
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Hey, how 'bout I send you $10 Canadian and you take a screwdriver and hammer to the finish of something cheap and send it with no extras? *lol *j/k *Don't hurt anything. *lol
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-15-2002, 05:05 AM
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Cool Guitar man! I've tried one, and it is indeed sweet! Shame about the case though, that is a bit crap. You'd expect that for serious amounts of money you'd at least get a case with it. I mean, who carries around an expensive guitar in a gig bag??!!??

Congratulations on the axe btw!
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-15-2002, 07:45 AM
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Damn, no one near me has the XLs in stock to try. I was at Scam Ash yesterday, and they had a K7 with a chip down into the wood though. No markdown either.

They also already had the cheap 2002 models (RGT47, new SA160 color) too.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-15-2002, 11:29 AM
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Congrats on the new axe. I knew this baby would catch on sooner or later. I just hope it's a mainstay, and that more models based on this one gets released in the future... like a double edged series??? heh...
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