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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG1680X - How much should I pay?

G'day everyone.

I'm wanting to purchase a 2001 J Custom RG1680X piezo, but I'm not really sure of just how often they come up for sale (especially here in Australia) and at what sort of values they go for. Google hasnt been my friend with regard to this model.

There's a deep red one currently available in my area. It is in nice condition, with only one fairly noticeable chip on the front surface, and quite a bit of wear/chipping around the rear edges of the guitar & the owner is asking $1500.

Does anyone have any opinions on whether I should snap up the opportunity?

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-10-2013, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG1680X - How much should I pay?

I guess what I'm really asking is whether or not a j.custom rg1680x is a rare sought after guitar?

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Re: RG1680X - How much should I pay?

Guitars only worth what someone will pay, however given its Australia its a good price and I was considering buying before my recent bout of gas.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-10-2013, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG1680X - How much should I pay?

At a wild guess, if I choose not to buy it, do you think I'd see another one become available in say for example the next twelve months?
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Re: RG1680X - How much should I pay?

Not in Australia, no.
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Not in Australia, no.
Man, it really sucks for you guys down there. You folks really should move or something.
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Re: RG1680X - How much should I pay?

Well a standard RG1680 sold recently on US eBay but it's unclear how much it sold for. The asking price was $1300, but it sold for something less with Best Offer. I can't get what the final sale price was.

The RG1680X is probably an extremely rare guitar. I saw an old listing for one for $1500. That seems fair for a nice condition one.

I take it this is the guitar you're after?

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kew/g...01-/1015218074

I'd see if I could get the price down a little bit.
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I take it this is the guitar you're after?
Yep thats the one! Thanks for the advice guys. I want it.
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Man, it really sucks for you guys down there. You folks really should move or something.
The lack of cheap guitars is made up for by so many other good things that we have here in Australia. You should move here!
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The lack of cheap guitars is made up for by so many other good things that we have here in Australia. You should move here!
Such as fine beer, good looking women and awesome people! (the majority anyway)
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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-14-2013, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG1680X - How much should I pay?

Thanks for the advice people. At the end of the day ibz_SA is correct, in that a guitar is only worth whatever someone is prepared to pay for it. I was prepared to pay 1500, and the owner wasnt in a position to budge, so now I'm the proud owner of j.custom rg1680x.
My other guitar is an RGR370DX, so you can imagine my delight at the action and sound of it. Wow, I'm in love. I didnt even want to come to work today.

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So you got it, that's awesome! I bet it's a killer guitar. Congratulations.
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Im happy to hear it went to A Jemsiter! NGD plox!
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Can you please post a couple of pics of your acquisition? I tried to look at the Gumtree post, but because you had purchased it already it wouldn't let me in to see. Thanks.
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