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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-17-2010, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG5xx and 7xx rarer?

Wow. about about a few years ago you could find bunch of ibanez rg5xx and 7xx for like, $500. It wasnt that rare before, but now, it seems like the 5xx series goes up to $700, or even to $1000. you cant even find the 5xx and the 7xx anymore. Lol im glad i got my 1989 Rg570 for 500 (canadian dollars), i thought it was way to expensive but... it was a good deal, i think. Am i wrong? Or are those older guitars seriously getting rarer
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Re: RG5xx and 7xx rarer?

yep... as time goes on there will be less and less in great condition. glad i got my 80s 550 too!
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yeppers.
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Re: RG5xx and 7xx rarer?

i have 5 rg 550's and they are a litle rare,,10 years ago they were a litle rare too..flashy collours are very very rare.a yellow one can be found but a orange or pink or red is not that easy.the guitars are very very fine and in my opinion a real classic.
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Re: RG5xx and 7xx rarer?

Having recently been hunting for a nice used RG, I would agree that it seems harder and harder to find them in VG+ condition at sub-$500 prices. I'd attribute this to three broad phenomena--the declining value of the dollar means that buyers from other countries are now competing for these guitars more often; as these guitars age, more and more of them are lost, broken, stolen, etc; Ibanez's steady price increases for their new products make higher prices on used guitars seem more acceptable.

I became a member here in 1999 and, at that time, it was rather common to find a nice RG5xx in the $300 range. In fact, I bought my RG550BK in very good condition here on Jemsite for $320+shipping. But as more and more people have figured out that the Internet is a great place to buy and sell, there is more competition for the good deals. This increasing competition, in addition to a shrinking pool of RG5xx and 7xx models tightens up the supply-demand curve. Add to this the weakened state of the US dollar and the constant price jumps from Ibanez (it used to be common to see new RG570s for $799) and you have a market ripe for inflation.

You can still get some great deals though--I saw a gorgeous RG570FM in transparent red on the 'bay two weeks ago which sold for $399. And I picked up an excellent condition RG570FM in trans blue for $499 last week.

The deals are out there, but not like they used to be.
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