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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-05-2008, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is this too much for an RG550 project w/ case?

What would you consider a fair price?

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I have no idea...
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Re: Is this too much for an RG550 project w/ case?

I would not consider it a fair price for a body, neck, and case missing a latch. You can get a good used 550ish or S for around 400-500. That is just my opinion friend.
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Re: Is this too much for an RG550 project w/ case?

$400-$450 shipped will buy you a ready to go 550 if you watch the bay. That seller has maybe $200 worth of parts...
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Re: Is this too much for an RG550 project w/ case?

ARRRGh... not gonna read the whole thread there, but why oh why is that headstock sanded


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Re: Is this too much for an RG550 project w/ case?

He's lowered it to $250 now, and considering it includes the case, I'd say that's a pretty decent deal.
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Re: Is this too much for an RG550 project w/ case?

yeah, its not a bad deal, i think it will move at that price. Why would anyone EVER consider refinishing an '87 RFR ?!
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Re: Is this too much for an RG550 project w/ case?

Well, I refinished an RFR once. Yes, it was a stupid move which I later regretted, but mine had been through gigging hell for a couple of years and I wanted a natural finish instead. Basswood just ends up looking crap, though! No grain, just boring looking wood. What the hell I was thinking, I have no idea. I guess I wasn't really thinking at all. Also, it just didn't click how rare they are. RFR was produced for one year only (1987). No other Ibanez guitar ever made features the Road Flare finish.

I'm happy to own an RG20th in RFR now.
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Re: Is this too much for an RG550 project w/ case?

I'd say $200 tops.
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Well, I refinished an RFR once. Yes, it was a stupid move which I later regretted, but mine had been through gigging hell for a couple of years and I wanted a natural finish instead. Basswood just ends up looking crap, though! No grain, just boring looking wood. What the hell I was thinking, I have no idea. I guess I wasn't really thinking at all. Also, it just didn't click how rare they are. RFR was produced for one year only (1987). No other Ibanez guitar ever made features the Road Flare finish.

I'm happy to own an RG20th in RFR now.

basswood + heat gun + a lil tint = really nice RB or BSB style finishes...

plain clean yeah, its kinda bland...
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