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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-02-2008, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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RT 450

Hey folks, someone I know is selling an RT450. I am wondering if anyone can shed some more light on them.

I believe they were discontinued in '94? Anywho, I don't know too much about it, and am currently awaiting pics. The description sent to me was black with white pickguard, bolt-on, 24-frets.

As soon as i get more info, I'll be sure to post it.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-03-2008, 12:36 PM
 
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Re: RT 450

a thread about the rt450 was created not too long ago:

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f18/lo...ighlight=rt450
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-03-2008, 12:38 PM
 
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Re: RT 450

oh, and by that description, that is the rt150, not the 450. it's a slightly lower end model. they usually go for about $150 - 200 on ****. still a very good guitar built in the japanese factory.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-03-2008, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RT 450

Excellent - thanks Rasta. I did find an old catalogue scan with the different models.

Does anyone have any idea on how the "viper" neck compares to a Wizard I/II
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Re: RT 450

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Excellent - thanks Rasta. I did find an old catalogue scan with the different models.

Does anyone have any idea on how the "viper" neck compares to a Wizard I/II
it's more like a slightly thinner strat neck. or actually, more like the js neck, only a tad bit wider at the nut i believe. and the fretboard radius is more curved too (like a js radius). feels quite a bit different than a wizard/wizard2.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-03-2008, 06:16 PM
 
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Re: RT 450

That might still be an RT450 with a switched pickguard. Both the 150 and 450 came in black. A lot of people didn't like the original tortoise guards and changed them out. Easiest ways to tell them apart might be the tremelo (the 450 has a two-point trem and the 150 had a 6-screw trem) and the tuners (450 had Magnum locking tuners -- look for the slot on top).

I agree that the RT150 is also a fine guitar -- they're about as straightforward as a guitar can get, but the Viper necks are very nice. I actually can't tell much difference between my 450 and 150 necks.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-03-2008, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RT 450

Interesting...the thought did cross my mind concerning the swap out of the pickguard. The scan I have on my PC with the tortoise guard isn't appealing to me. I'm not sure about the actual tuners or bridge as I haven't heard from the buyer yet.

The neck profile sounds great. I've only played 1 JS series guitar and absolutely loved the neck.

As soon as I get pics, I'll post them for some clarification.
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