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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-23-2011, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is this RG550 real?

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I saw this RG550 on Craigslist. It looks fine to me but when I was talking to the owner she told me there is no serial number anywhere on the guitar. She told me the sticker for the serial number might have fallen off from the back of the headstock, which is weird because I thought they were embossed onto the headstock.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-23-2011, 12:42 AM
 
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Some DID have stickers but it's always good to be cautious. Go get some posts so we can see what you mean!
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Re: Is this RG550 real?

Its probably real, that would mean its a 1988, since thats the only year they put the serial # on the sticker and also had colored headstocks. Be sure to check the back of the neck where the nut screws in for cracks.
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Looks pretty damn real to me!
I say scoop it up!
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I noticed the strap buttons are chrome where as they should be black. Should this raise any alarms?
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Re: Is this RG550 real?

Dude, $300 for a legit '88 RFR in what looks like GREAT shape..........I'm giving you 9 hrs to do the deal or I'm gonna scoop it up on you...LOL.

The strap buttons look fine to me. Probably aftermarket locking buttons.
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Dude, $300 for a legit '88 RFR in what looks like GREAT shape..........I'm giving you 9 hrs to do the deal or I'm gonna scoop it up on you...LOL.

The strap buttons look fine to me. Probably aftermarket locking buttons.
Oh, trust me I'm picking this baby up. The serial number issue just seemed a little fishy.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-23-2011, 05:18 AM
 
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Re: Is this RG550 real?

Yes it's real. Just buy it!
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-23-2011, 08:43 AM
 
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All I want to know is why were they not selling this back in July when I was IN Wyoming!!
PS.. I thought 87's have serial numbers on the sticker too.
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I thought 87's have serial numbers on the sticker too.
My 1987 RG560 have the serial number on a sticker.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-23-2011, 09:29 AM
 
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Re: Is this RG550 real?

I'd say REAL BARGAIN! Wish I could buy this one myself!
The chrome strap buttons look like schaller strap locks from a distance. Not the worst mod.
I also notice there's no foam in the trem cavity. Just like the 550 in their first catalog appearence! (but maybe the seller just took it off)
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-23-2011, 10:57 AM
 
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Re: Is this RG550 real?

yup, looks good. don't worry about the sticker or strap buttons, common to have these removed, replaced, etc, sticker falling off or peeled. Yes, 1987 necks had the sticker too. Either way, it's a late 80's RG550 RFR. go get it!
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