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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is this rg550 worth 850?

Hey guys, looking to buy my first ibanez but i dont want to be ripped off, im looking for an rg550 but i havent played any of the other ibanez series

Anyway to my question is this ibanez worth the money?

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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Re: Is this rg550 worth 850?

No way, not on this continent. Half of that. Not to mention the pictures are crap and don't even disclose the important points of the instrument. If you add in the price of the dimarzios and strap, I guess it gets close, but no way I would pay over a grand for a 550 when I could get a used prestige or premium. I guess it really depends on what the prices are for everything else in Ireland, if it's anything like Australia then you might be screwed into overpaying for everything.

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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Is this rg550 worth 850?

Yeh, ive seen people selling them for 300 dollars in america but i cant seem to find any here in dublin and all the american ones wont ship out of the us, thanks for your help anyway mate
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 03:13 PM
 
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Re: Is this rg550 worth 850?

Whereabouts in Ireland are you?? I know a guy who is selling a black RG550.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Whereabouts in Ireland are you?? I know a guy who is selling a black RG550.
Im in the dublin area, would be able to travel within reason aswell
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Im in the dublin area
Alrighty. Leave it with me dude. I'll email him now just to check he still has it.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cheers
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 04:53 PM
 
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Cheers
No worries. I texted the guy on his mobile, no reply yet. I have his email too so I'll give that a shot. If I don't hear back from him I may be able to hook you up with something. Is it only an RG550 you are after???
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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No worries. I texted the guy on his mobile, no reply yet. I have his email too so I'll give that a shot. If I don't hear back from him I may be able to hook you up with something. Is it only an RG550 you are after???
Cheers mate, yeh im just after a 550 at the moment but if i cant find one ill broaden my search, ive just heard the 550 is a good guitar and dont know much about other ibanez models at the moment,
Thanks for the help btw
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 05:34 PM
 
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Re: Is this rg550 worth 850?

All of the RG 500 series and up are basically the same guitar with different pickup configs and cosmetic stuff. If you need H-S-H, the 570 is essentially a 550 with rosewood fingerboard and no pickguard.
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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Is this rg550 worth 850?

Well then i wouldnt mind any of the 500 series id prefere a maple fingerboard but beggers cant be chosers
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Re: Is this rg550 worth 850?

For maple goodness on an Ibanez it's hard to beat an RG770DX, check 'em out.

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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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The rg770dx's look really nice, will have to look around for those now, give us a shout if your man comes back to ya with the guitar, thanks
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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Re: Is this rg550 worth 850?

Guitars are so expensive in Europe.

Might as well take a trip to America, go sightseeing, pick up a guitar while you're here, and head back home.

Would be about the same price as buying a guitar in Europe.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 05:19 AM
 
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Cheers mate, yeh im just after a 550 at the moment but if i cant find one ill broaden my search, ive just heard the 550 is a good guitar and dont know much about other ibanez models at the moment,
Thanks for the help btw
Seller of the 550 contacted me. You have a PM.
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