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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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RG550.. Need help. :(

My first time posting here.
So, I'm planning on buying a new guitar...
Some "guy" made me a deal for an RG550.
350$ Canadian.

Does it look "Legit"?
What should I look for when 'inspecting' it? {Neck cracks?}

Here's the pictures.

Thanks a ton guys. ;P
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 05:26 PM
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Re: RG550.. Need help. :(

Looks real to me, and pretty sweet too
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 05:39 PM
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Re: RG550.. Need help. :(

Whatever it is, it's had a refinish. It's a looker though.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Re: RG550.. Need help. :(

So, what do you guys think?
Worth it?
I'm pretty darn excited... but truth is... I don't know "anything" about guitars.
{Except.. playing them}

This would be my... first "good guitar" purchase.

Did some searching...
Looks like a 1993 RG550, with a "refinish".

Thanks for the replies guys.
{Keep them coming, if possible}
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 06:36 PM
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Re: RG550.. Need help. :(

Have him provide the serial number behind the headstock (if he didnt sand it off) to look up the year. Neck cracks are somewhat common. check around the holes behind the nut. It does not mean its a bad deal or guitar, but you could talk him down if you can point that out. Neck pocket cracks are usually in the finish only, since there is no finish probably not an issue.. but check anyways. just take your time and go through all the switch positions and pots and make sure all the fine tuners move okay. Take it out into sunlight to see all the blemishes. plug it in.. try each fret on each string. Its pretty common for this old of a guitar to have some wear and some fret issues. so dont expect perfection. i just picked up a 93 rg550dx in excellent conditions for 250$ usd. needed new switch and pickguard.. has one tiny chip by the bridge.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 06:48 PM
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very nice.
great price.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-08-2010, 06:48 PM
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Re: RG550.. Need help. :(

a sanded rg550...dont pay too much! further cool guitar. plays great i gues
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