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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-29-2014, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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What RG is this? MIJ dimarzio pickups CUSTOM MADE

Saw this guy selling this Ibanez guitar, the neck says its a RG series but I don't know if the body is a RG series body.
Dimarzio pickups, Made in JAPAN.
is this legit? the seller is demanding 270$ for this
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-29-2014, 07:47 AM
 
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Looks to me like its an s series, that someone cut the horns off of and glued on some rg shaped horns. If you look close you can see the glue lines under the paint up near the horns. Also, its a 22 fret neck square heel neck, they didn't put the "x series" label on till aanj so that was added as well. Kind of an interesting concept...could be a better finish job though.
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Looks to me like its an s series, that someone cut the horns off of and glued on some rg shaped horns. If you look close you can see the glue lines under the paint up near the horns. Also, its a 22 fret neck square heel neck, they didn't put the "x series" label on till aanj so that was added as well. Kind of an interesting concept...could be a better finish job though.
270$ is fine for this guitar?
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I agree. Looks like they RG-ified an S540 and then painted over the "S Series" headstock logo to make it say "RG". I also agree that the year is uncertain due to the square heel + "... Series" label, but there were a number of oddities that appeared during those conversion years in the early 90s.
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270$ is fine for this guitar?
I'd say so. Dimarzio pups, great Wizard neck. Lo Pro trem. Seems like a good deal as long as they didn't screw up the neck in any way.

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Why would someone do this to an S540.....
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Why would someone do this to an S540.....
Converting S-series guitars into other Ibanez models seems to be popular. For example... item #271535885795
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it looks like the RG in heavy diet.
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it looks like the RG in heavy diet.
Yep, looks more like someone carved up an RG (the body is too thick for an S series), and then put a 22 fret S series neck on there.
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I don't think this started life as an RG, but an S:
- The neck pickup is in the normal position of the S. If it was an RG the neck pickup would be more towards the bridge (24 fret neck)
- The backplates are from the S series. These couldn't fit an RG body.
- All hardware (including the beehive knobs) are period correct for an 90-91 S540. Is there a serial nr. behind the headstock?
- I bet that if we could see a pic of the depth of the body at the rear strap button, it would be normal S series depth.
As someone said earlier, this looks like an S540 with the horns modified to look like an RG... IMHO a very bad job...
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I you look closely on the forth picture you can see the lines where horns were cut off, plus RG body cant be shaped into this because of the cavities for the arm and body which RG has ans S doesn`t..
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