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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Uppercut series, Collectable?

I think the answer is probably no, but just curious if anyone thinks the Uppercut series guitars might be slightly collectible since they only made them for a short time and in small numbers?

I could never figure out why they were priced so high and I'm sure that's what did it in. I bought mine used to get around it. I'm looking at the RG5120M and it seems like a nicer guitar with more features and it's list is $300 less than the Uppercut's were.
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Re: Uppercut series, Collectable?

Not collectible, great player guitars for the audience they were built for so there may or may not be demand depending on how tastes change, but the reason for the price difference is ebony and Bare Knuckles. I have no idea how much the Fishmans run but I know the BK's are not cheap. And I was charged $400 for ebony alone on my prop model.
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Re: Uppercut series, Collectable?

Hey Rich,

Hope life's been treating you well!

Ebony looks good, but man that's quite the premium.

I will say the RG6UCS is an incredible guitar. But as it typically goes, there's things I wish it had that it doesn't. Mainly just some highly visible fret inlays and a mahogany body to fatten up the tone a bit. The RG5120M kind of solves that with the side inlays, but they put the light colored inlays on a maple board (huh?). Love the idea of an ash top on a mahogany body though and the Frozen Ocean is amazing. Hope they continue to use that finish in some other colors.

Do you have any hints about new colors in the Rg5000's for Summer NAMM?
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Re: Uppercut series, Collectable?

I don't know the process of that finish but I love the result.

Who know what summer will bring, if anything.
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