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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-25-2002, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG517?

Just picked up what i was told is an RG517 (what his receipt said)--basically a 570 with limited sparkle dark gray metallic finish. *It's in nice shape with some subtle flame on the maple neck.

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I've searched the site and found only one reference on Jemsite in a 520QS review. *Anybody know the details about this puppy?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-26-2002, 12:03 AM
 
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Those are hella-values! *A local shop has had a purpleish RG-517 in it's window for a long time now (NOS). *The thing plays great and sounds good, though I would personally swap out the p/u's to a TZ/BV/AN combo. *But that's just me. LOL

I think our long-lost buddy & former-insider,"Pandaboy" was also an RG-517 owner. *He really liked his.
I haven't checked, but you might find a post or two about his on the old forum.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-26-2002, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks, Kev...I'll check the old forum. *Already have a TZ/AN ready if I decide to keep it.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-26-2002, 09:43 PM
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The RG517 was part of a run of non-standard numbered guitars that happened in the mid 90's, I'm away from my literature at the moment but can post it up in a few days. During this time there was a sort of reshuffle around which trems and pickups and such the standard 550 and 570 were going to receive in the long term and such.

I believe there were RG505 507 517 and 527's available along with the underrated RG570 MHSOL, a solid mahogany natural finish RG570
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-26-2002, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks, Jono...it's basswood under that paint, eh?
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-27-2002, 08:47 AM
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Yep, I believe all the 505 and friends are Basswood
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-29-2002, 05:14 PM
 
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I've got the same guitar in a DX model. *Sharktooth inlays, bound fingerboard and peghead. *It's a real dark color with a hint of gold sparkle underneath. *It plays beautifully. *Even better with an Evo in the bridge.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-01-2002, 09:27 AM
 
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my 2 - I've only ever seen reference to these model designations in British/European guitar press and Ibanez literature... I don't think the oddly numbered RGs ever made it to US shores, although a few RG570MHSOLs managed to find their way into the shops...
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