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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-01-2002, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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What happened to me today... - was a MINT '88 540 Saber in O

And oh what a beautiful guitar for nuthin'...
* ...nada...
* * *...nil...

...okay, so I traded an old 8-space rack case, a beater acoustic, a BBE 362 and an old Rocktron Velocity 150 for it! *The Velocity's the only thing I might miss one day, but with a Mesa 20/20 and a Peavey 50/50 in the racks now, I can't see myself needing it any time soon...

...and the Saber is impecable! mint! more mint than any guitar I've ever seen that's more than a few weeks old... This thing was NEVER played. No belt buckle marks, no wear on the frets or neck, the electronics are perfect! The cosmo black Edge has ZERO wear! The neck plate has ZERO wear! It's like it fell out of a time machine (okay, someone's closet)

The neck has tiny dot inlays and the pickups (IBZUSA 2 x C2, 1 x F2) are "battleship grey" instead of black. It has three mini switches instead of the split 5 switching, and the mini switch for the humbucker is a 3-way (off/single/hum). The knobs are the cool "Dan Dare" type found on the original RBMs and Maxxas. And the color - Ocean Blue (I think) - is unlike any finish I've ever seen before; it's more pale than it looks on the Blue Ibanez page, with a grey-pearlescent quality to it... Very nice :biggrin:

...and of course, it plays magnificently! It took me an hour to set it up (I think I'm the first to do it - the wrenches and bolts look untouched!) and WOW! Smooth as silk, and very toneful - especially when you consider that the body is so very tiny...

I'm really pleased with this find!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-01-2002, 04:22 PM
 
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Thats sounds almost the same as what happend to me.. Except mine was an '89 RG750... All black and totally mint!! It spent it's entire life stored in it's original hardshell case!!
It's original owner came into my friends shop and sold 15 guitars to help him pay for a down payment on a house!
He wasn't really a player, he just collected guitars and kept them in storage bringing them out every so often to have them cleaned and setup...
Why someone would want to do this is beyond me but I'm really happy he did!!!
It even had the original Ibanez tags still hanging from the strap button!!
Who knows how many other old-mint Ibanez guitars are floating around Ontario!!
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-01-2002, 09:15 PM
 
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Congrats on the great find,sounds like she found a good home.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-01-2002, 09:22 PM
 
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I just hope some of them float my way!
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-02-2002, 12:26 AM
 
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Congrats, Jim...sounds like a great deal...let's cough up some pics now!
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-02-2002, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys :biggrin: *I'll have a page with beaucoup pics up on my site early next week (too busy playing it to take pics of it right now)....
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-11-2002, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pics and words are up
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-12-2002, 03:05 AM
 
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Jimi D,
ENVY!!!

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