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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-02-2015, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG655 FSO discontinued?

That's what I've been told when I spoke to the clerk at Long & Mcquade. They don't have any in stock. The guy looked into the inventory and says its a discontinued model and that Ibanez won't be making those anymore.

Even Cosmo Music does not have it in stock.

Any ideas on why I was told that? I thought the RG655 FSO sold very well.

Any possibility of the FSO with a maple board?!

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I know Rich has a few of them. He even has the RG655M SPM second stock, but it would cost almost double to have it shipped+conversion+tax. The exchange rate is horrible these few years.

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Can you guys share your thoughts on the color. On any pic I've seen of this guitar it looks like a rusty orange, but incredibly nice under sunlight. Does it look like the pics in person or is it nicer? Is it too dark without light hitting it?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-05-2015, 02:35 PM
 
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Re: RG655 FSO discontinued?

Is almost like a copper color in person
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-06-2015, 09:51 AM
 
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Re: RG655 FSO discontinued?

Maybe it's because its end of year and they're cycling through stock? Maybe it's discontinued for next year.
I had something similar happen in '07 with my RG1570. The guy at Sam Ash said it was discontinued when I had an email from someone at HUSA that it wasn't. Those guys just go by what a computer screen tells them. I went and bought my "discontinued" RG1570 at musicians friend.
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Re: RG655 FSO discontinued?

That's almost what I thought, but the guy sounded so adamant, sounded like someone who's been in the business long enough. Whereas I thought the FSOs were selling great.

I doubt I'd settle for the FSO. I know its about playability, (which is why I stick to RGs at the first place), it's also the aesthetic choice. I don't want a guitar that plays different. I'd like own the same gutiar with different aesthetics (im sure lot of us are like that). [it has to be AANJ! haha]

Did you or do you own the FSO? Bond with it? Or does the color distract you?
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Re: RG655 FSO discontinued?

Apparently it has been discontinued from what I saw on Ibanzez website. Only CBM and GK are available. Ibanez is notorious for discontinuing very successful models people covet: the Jem neon colors, RG550, 560,570, UV multicolor, etc., etc.
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Re: RG655 FSO discontinued?

It's not like nobody has any left, I still have 2 in stock. And the truth is, they were the most popular color, the first year. And since then, it's been nothing but GK and CBM. I haven't sold an FSO in a long time. So while it was successful, it no longer is and it was time to discontinue it.

Another case of Ibanez actually knowing what's going on a little better than those just talking about it.
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Apparently it has been discontinued from what I saw on Ibanzez website. Only CBM and GK are available. Ibanez is notorious for discontinuing very successful models people covet: the Jem neon colors, RG550, 560,570, UV multicolor, etc., etc.
The 550 and 570 haven't been discontinued, they've just changed names over the years..........RG1550/1570, 2550/2570, and now the RG655.
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Re: RG655 FSO discontinued?

Our local dealer had the FSO in one of their stores (the store was out of province, but he was willing to ship it in for me).

But honestly, I was curious to know about the FSO's color more as I was hoping it'd be a very loud orange. In fact, I never thought I'd be able to find the RG3250 FOR, but it went up on kijiji the same week I sold the DY. So, that's what I ended up buying.

It's funny how the market works. That FSO seemed very popular. However, even though I haven't seen the guitar in person, I didn't find the orange bright in any of the photos people put up.
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Our local dealer had the FSO in one of their stores (the store was out of province, but he was willing to ship it in for me).

But honestly, I was curious to know about the FSO's color more as I was hoping it'd be a very loud orange. In fact, I never thought I'd be able to find the RG3250 FOR, but it went up on kijiji the same week I sold the DY. So, that's what I ended up buying.

It's funny how the market works. That FSO seemed very popular. However, even though I haven't seen the guitar in person, I didn't find the orange bright in any of the photos people put up.
The orange is definitely NOT bright. It is darker and kinda bronze in reality. It is definitely NOT like fluorescent orange of an RG someone posted here.
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Re: RG655 FSO discontinued?

Yeah the orange was alright, it was pretty subdued color wise. I feel like the blue is a happy medium for someone who wants a loud color, but also for someone who doesn't want neon. Definitely have sold more blue myself.
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