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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-14-2012, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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What Year is this RG1527 Body?

Hey all. Below is the neck pocket of an RG1527 body I recently won on ebay, in pretty good shape except for a couple minor dings. No worries, I'm going to strip it anyway, have it swirled, and then rebuild as a project guitar as I manage to track down my remaining parts on ebay--namely, a neck.

Based on the "1527-06" in the neck pocket, is it safe to assume this body is from "2006"? That's what I assumed, but wanted to ask the experts. Or, would I really need to know the serial number to know for sure?

I've already got an Edge Pro and pickups, but need to get a neck next. This is why I (think) I need to know the year--so I don't buy a 7-string neck that won't actually fit.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: What Year is this RG1527 Body?

The only way to get close (and to get the right neck) is to measure the width of the neck pocket.

The 1527 had a 66mm wide (67.?mm pocket) Ultra Prestige-7 neck in '03 and '04. From '05-'08 it had a 68mm wide(69.?mm pocket) UP-7 neck.

'09 and later got a 68mm Wizard-7 Prestige in both rosewood and maple board versions ('09 RG1527M).

more than likely you need the 68mm neck from '05-'09, but you need to measure to be positive.
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Re: What Year is this RG1527 Body?

Thanks for that info--exactly what I needed.
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