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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-07-2009, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG7520

I've been searching for info on my RG7 with no luck. I bought it new in 1997, and the registration card says Model No. RG7-520BK. Now I know a few people say that there is no such thing as an RG7520, but I have the registration that confirms it in two places, as well as on the heel of the neck. The build date is 6/19/97.

Is it possible that Ibanez originally was going to use the RG7520 model number and changed it in early production to the RG7620? In appearance it matches the RG7620 exactly.

They had just come out with this model in 97. I remember paying ~$1,300 for it.

The original pickups were weak and had feedback at moderate volumes. I changed the bridge pickup out for a 7 pole Invader which helped the sound a lot, but I still don't care for the tone of basswood, but I can live with it.

Any help is appreciated.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-07-2009, 11:56 PM
 
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Re: RG7520

I have an F97 7620 and I still have it actually. It says 7-620 on the heel of the neck. Any pics? Could be that they meant to stamp it with a 6 instead of a 5? :shrug:
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Re: RG7520

I've heard others say their neck pocket said 7520, maybe Ibanez has some weird reason for doing that. Its still a 7620 though
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I have an F97 7620 and I still have it actually. It says 7-620 on the heel of the neck. Any pics? Could be that they meant to stamp it with a 6 instead of a 5? :shrug:
I put it back together without taking any, but both the neck pocket and the back of the neck heel says 7520, as well as two places on the registration, so they would have had to mess up four times. Then the original receipt and hang tag...............

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I put it back together without taking any, but both the neck pocket and the back of the neck heel says 7520, as well as two places on the registration, so they would have had to mess up four times. Then the original receipt and hang tag...............

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You may want to take it apart again and take pictures, then - if you do in fact have a 7520, then it's the first I've ever heard of. '97 would mark the introduction of the 7620; it's possible what you have is either a mistake on the part of the factory, or maybe they were originally thinking of introducing the model as a 7520 instead of a 7620 and changed their mind after producing a few pieces, but...
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Re: RG7520

I have also seen one more 7-520 marked neck with a 97 serial. Apparently they were going to name it 7520 when they started production but then changed to 7620...
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Re: RG7520

i have 2 from 97, 1 says 7-620 the other says 7-520
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Re: RG7520

Could be something that they decided to change? Maybe they decided on calling it a 7620 after they stamped "7-520" on a few....don't know. I bought my F97 7620 back when they came out and it's an early model but maybe there we're some models that already had been stamped with 7-520, it's news to me.

Try taking some pics.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-10-2009, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG7520

Here are some photos of the RG7520, showing the neck heel, neck pocket, and registration.

It does exist. Must be fairly rare.

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Re: RG7520

7620 and 7520 are the same thing. I believe Ibanez switched to the RG7-620 name very early because they didn't want people to think they were getting a 7 string version of the 520, which is a mahogany bodied guitar. Either way they're the same guitar. I suppose we'll see a '7520' marked guitar for 3 or 4 grand in the classifieds any day now, marked as 'super rare!"
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7620 and 7520 are the same thing. I believe Ibanez switched to the RG7-620 name very early because they didn't want people to think they were getting a 7 string version of the 520, which is a mahogany bodied guitar. Either way they're the same guitar. I suppose we'll see a '7520' marked guitar for 3 or 4 grand in the classifieds any day now, marked as 'super rare!"
Well that makes sense. Thanks for the reply.

Wanna buy one? It's super rare.

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I appreciate the offer Mike I do have a guitar in the classifieds I'd trade for a 7 string though!
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Re: RG7520

Let's say it's a rare marking, not a rare guitar
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Re: RG7520

And where might Rich The Almighty be?
I'm sure he's the man to solve the mistery of the lost RG7520.

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Re: RG7520

I have seen a 7620 stamp on a neck in a 7421 but the neck had non-locking nut. Do the stamps go on before of after a necks final routings?
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