Re: Worth it?
Worth it, yeah definately, but $250 is only the starting bid. I have a particular soft spot for the old RG's such as 770 (especially in RED!), 550, 750, etc. They are my fave guitars. The thing is with the 770 we're talking about today is the neck wear. Maple boards on Ibanez always look bad after a few years, it's unavoidable, but if you're prepared to live with it, it's all good. Me, I'd go for the first guitar you linked to. Better condition, by the looks of it. But it all depends on the price that the 770 sells for. If it stays low, that's a real bargain. I'd put a new pickguard on it, probably a clear one, just as the originals had, and restore the guitar as much as possible. They are really great guitars. A bad condition one would annoy me, though.