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post #31 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-03-2008, 03:14 PM
 
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Re: RG550 1990

Looks pretty good to me - minor cosmetic damage but for a guitar of that age that's pretty much to be expected.

You'll need to factor in a few things mind - doesn't look like Paypal's an option so it'll cost you to raise a money order, shipping's likely to be in the region of 75 and import duty will set you back an additional 22% or so on top of that. Oh yeah, and just to add insult to injury, Parcelforce will charge you a handling fee if they're the carrier on this side of the pond.

I imported an RG20051 from a seller in the US which was a really good price but got stung for 130 import tax over here!! Still made it a good price but worth checking out the customs and excise web site for details before you commit.

If someone could find a way of avoiding (legally) the dreaded import tax, importing would be a far more attractice option
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post #32 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-03-2008, 05:51 PM
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After considering the extra costs you'd probably be better off waiting for one to pop up on e-Bay UK, because even if it sold for it's current high bid you'd still end up paying at least 400.
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post #33 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-19-2008, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG550 1990

Ok one has come up in the UK, what do you guys think? It looks quite beet up,

Item number: 300208162326

Also hes unsure of what pickups are in it,

thanks
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post #34 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-19-2008, 04:06 PM
 
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Re: RG550 1990

Personally I'd wait a bit longer for a better one - there's a black one listed which looks to be in far better condition but you've probably seen that already.

The 'odd scratches' look a bit more than that to me but ultimately it's down to how desperate you are to grab one.
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post #35 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-20-2008, 11:48 AM
 
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In USA 550's cost practically peanuts, but even here in Europe they can be found for slightly less, often they have also upgraded pickups. In my experience Desert Yellows don't pop up as often though, so my opinion would be to go for it if it plays well and if you want that specific color.

For what it's worth, I have a '90 RG550 and it is construction-wise and hardware-wise the best 6-string I have played. Built like a tank.
peanuts????????speak for yourself
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post #36 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-20-2008, 12:30 PM
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The 1990 RG750 I have is probably the best Ibanez I've ever played. I think '90 was a good year.

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Ok one has come up in the UK, what do you guys think? It looks quite beet up,

Item number: 300208162326

Also hes unsure of what pickups are in it,

thanks
It's a mess. Avoid and wait for a better one. Somebody didn't care for that guitar properly.
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post #37 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-20-2008, 12:43 PM
 
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peanuts????????speak for yourself
Actually my Uncle got a 91 DY 550 that a guy sold him for $20.

I've been trying to get him to sell it to me ever since. Told him I'd give him $100.
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Tell him I'll swap a packet of peanuts for it.
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Yea after thinking about its not in great condition, and i spoke to the seller and apparently someone offered him 350 for it which i think is way to much. I suppose the wait continues,

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Patience is the key. I was getting frustrated when looking for my RG770. Luckily I passed on a few chipped, dinged cracked models and found a excellent condition one for cheaper than the dinged ones went for on the Bay.

It'll come eventually.
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Tell him I'll swap a packet of peanuts for it.
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post #42 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-30-2008, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG550 1990

does anyone know if any of the 550's came with a matching mirrior pickguard? Theres one on the bay with a mirror guard, is it original?

Item number: 270222887655

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Actually my Uncle got a 91 DY 550 that a guy sold him for $20.

I've been trying to get him to sell it to me ever since. Told him I'd give him $100.
101 ill pay shipping
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does anyone know if any of the 550's came with a matching mirrior pickguard? Theres one on the bay with a mirror guard, is it original?

Item number: 270222887655

Thanks
The RG550DX (Or something like that) had coloured/matching mirror pickguards.

Keep an eye out for RG750s too. I have 2 of them and they are as good as the 550, but have sharkteeth, rosewood boards and binding. They seem less popular and I've seen them go for pretty good prices.
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