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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-29-2006, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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WHAT KIND OF GUITAR IS THIS?

hello

may you guys here know what this is?
it looks like a custom guitar.is it a usa custom?
the headstock says nothing.the neckplate
says "made in japan" 912***** is the serie number.
i hope the experts here help me out!!

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http://img117.imageshack.us/my.php?i...1000522ct1.jpg

i dit something wrong...sorry...first time i did this
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http://www.ibanezcollectors.com/disc...tml?1104924458

Kind of seems like this one, but I'm not sure...
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gilk...you have a PMC????
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Looks like a serpent graphic usa custom. It should have USA Custom on the headstock. Maybe it's had a neck swap. --Jason

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I would say it's the UCMD1ST with a different neck and pick-ups.
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she is sweet....and the gmc also...
nice group of girls there! smile!
how much of pmc are here?do you know?
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I don't really know, a lot of people who have them have probably never put pics up, but I have probably seen at least 10 on here at one point or another.
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Yep. I think it's the USAC "Serpent." Probably an early version. I've seen some of the other fabric tops done with that "burst" around the edges, but I'd say it's fairly uncommon. The neck/pickup variations don't make any difference, as you could order those set up however you want. The pic shown in the catalog was just the "stock" configuration for that graphic.
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Believe me when I say this.. that's actually just an RG770. You see them floating around in Japanese guitar shops every once in a while.

Why is it just an RG770 when it looks like a UCMD?? Japan had some RG770's made similar the USA Custom metal design models because it wasn't a product line offered in Japan and secondly, the whole USA Custom line was just too expensive to bring back over into Japan. The guitar was really an assembly of guitar parts made in Japan which was then shipped over to the US to get the paintjob done in the US. Getting it shipped back to Japan after the paintjob was done would have just been too much overhead cost.

Think of that particular guitar as Japan's version of the UCMD for the Japanese domestic market before the whole J-Custom line showed up.

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Believe me when I say this.. that's actually just an RG770. You see them floating around in Japanese guitar shops every once in a while.

Why is it just an RG770 when it looks like a UCMD?? Japan had some RG770's made similar the USA Custom metal design models because it wasn't a product line offered in Japan and secondly, the whole USA Custom line was just too expensive to bring back over into Japan. The guitar was really an assembly of guitar parts made in Japan which was then shipped over to the US to get the paintjob done in the US. Getting it shipped back to Japan after the paintjob was done would have just been too much overhead cost.

Think of that particular guitar as Japan's version of the UCMD for the Japanese domestic market before the whole J-Custom line showed up.
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thanx !
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