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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG520QS-SOL

Ibanez made a few of these in 1998, not sure how many, fairly rare. Anybody here have one? Pics?

Any clue how many were made and where they were sold? Is there any mention of the SOL finish on an RG520 in any catalog outside the USA? It was not listed in the 1998 USA catalog.

Any advice on finish upkeep?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-06-2009, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG520QS-SOL

OK, I guess these are so rare, nobody knows anything about them. Just got mine, here it is Now I have the full set: Trans Blue, Trans Brown and SOL.



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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-07-2009, 03:21 AM
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Re: RG520QS-SOL

Thesewere readily available throughout Europe so I'm not sure they're that rare, in fact I've seen more SOL ones than the trans brown ones over here.

Having said that, I think it's the best finish on the 520, and yours has a great top on it
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Thesewere readily available throughout Europe so I'm not sure they're that rare, in fact I've seen more SOL ones than the trans brown ones over here.

Having said that, I think it's the best finish on the 520, and yours has a great top on it
Thanks for the reply. That must be why they're so rare over here in the USA. They must have never sold them here and occassionaly one that does pop up must have been brought in from Europe. You wouldn't happen to know a link to a European 1998 Ibanez catalog would you?

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Found the 1998 European catalog. Are you sure you're not thinking of the RG620QS-SOL ? I finally found the European 1998 catalog, no RG520's listed at all. I'll bet what you're used to seeing is the RG620-SOL which is another guitar we didn't get over here in the USA. It looks identical to my RG520QS-SOL except for not having pickup rings. Now I'm back to thinking they are just very rare and only a few were sold over here in the USA.


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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-10-2009, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG520QS-SOL

.....and to prove mine hasn't been stripped or messed with, here's a pic of the neck heel, check out the sticker:

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Re: RG520QS-SOL

Ahhh these were the days - the RG 520 in all it's glory.

Time to reissue the 520.

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Ahhh these were the days - the RG 520 in all it's glory.

Time to reissue the 520.

-Wolfram
I have an 04 in trans blue, but its hard to see the QS unless you in good light, plays awesome!
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Love the 520!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-25-2011, 07:09 PM
 
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Re: RG520QS-SOL

Sorry to add to the necro, thats an easy suspension on SS lol! Gotta agree with Jimmy, I have a Trans. Blue one, it's a '00, and the finish has gone green in a few places in the quilt, looks very cool. Like JJ said, you have to be in good light to appriciate the quilt. When I had my NGD, everybody thought I had a Blue sparkle refin lol!
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