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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG560 with Maple Fretboard Question. Did it ever exist?

I have been offered up a 560 with a maple fretboard. The serial number on this dates it as an 87, but from all of my research, the 560 wasn't introduced until 88. Also, from what I have found, the 560 was available with a maple fretboard only in Japan.

Has anyone here seen a 560 dated 87 with a maple fretboard? BTW, the color is lipstick red. I am thinking that it is a 87 550 neck on later 560 body, or maybe I am lucky and getting one of the first 560's ever, and it was never officially available. Also, the headstock is black if that matters.

Please help on this before I go through the trade. I am looking at trading my 2000 570 Sour Apple Sparkle + $150 for this, so I want to make sure it is original.

Thanks for the help,
Jason
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 03:03 AM
 
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Re: RG560 with Maple Fretboard Question. Did it ever exist?

There are a few things what that guitar is:
- it could be a legit 560; one that never made it in the catalogs(???).
- it could be a swapped neck from a black 550 matched to a lipstick Red 560 body.
- it could be an odd prototype - like the 765
- maybe Ibanez ran out of rosewood board necks around time of production?

87 neck on 88 body is normal - it means the neck was "left over" from the year before the model was "officially released" in catalogs.
Either way, as long most of the guitar's original... I'd snag it!



Since we're on the topic of 560s... I came across this [beaten up] oddball a few weeks ago at this "local" vintage shop with these specs:
Dark Gray
HSS setup
[dirty] Maple board + dots
Edge
and oh ya... reverse matching headstock of all things!

I never got to see the serial number as it was covered by an allen wrench holder or perhaps the sticker [with the model #] got peeled off.
I personally think it's a "Japan only" 560 :P

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Re: RG560 with Maple Fretboard Question. Did it ever exist?

http://s46.photobucket.com/albums/f1...banez%20RG560/
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Re: RG560 with Maple Fretboard Question. Did it ever exist?

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There are a few things what that guitar is:
- it could be a legit 560; one that never made it in the catalogs(???).
- it could be a swapped neck from a black 550 matched to a lipstick Red 560 body.
- it could be an odd prototype - like the 765
- maybe Ibanez ran out of rosewood board necks around time of production?

87 neck on 88 body is normal - it means the neck was "left over" from the year before the model was "officially released" in catalogs.
Either way, as long most of the guitar's original... I'd snag it!



Since we're on the topic of 560s... I came across this [beaten up] oddball a few weeks ago at this "local" vintage shop with these specs:
Dark Gray
HSS setup
[dirty] Maple board + dots
Edge
and oh ya... reverse matching headstock of all things!

I never got to see the serial number as it was covered by an allen wrench holder or perhaps the sticker [with the model #] got peeled off.
I personally think it's a "Japan only" 560 :P

Reg
That was a Guitar Center anniversary exclusive. I had one (still have the neck) and I think there's even a "GC" on the heel stamp.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG560 with Maple Fretboard Question. Did it ever exist?

Here is a pic of it. The trade is for my 2000 RG570 in Sour Apple. My neck is in perfect condition as well as the hardware, with just some dings on the body. His body is near perfect, as is the neck and hardware. There are just two small dings on the back of the neck by the headstock, and on the back of the headstock.

I offered him my guitar plus $150. I figured that was fair with the year of this guitar, the condition, and the emg's in it.

Let me know what you think.

Thanks,
Jason

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG560 with Maple Fretboard Question. Did it ever exist?

Plus. Who doesn't want a maple neck? That was the big selling point for me.

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