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07-12-2007 05:44 AM
Rocker1
Re: How many RG550's are they making?

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Originally Posted by Dee View Post
It's easy to understand, but it's stupid. The demand is high, the supply is low. A lot of people are gonna be unhappy. They made too few, especially considering that hardly anyone wants a black one, plus the black one is already pretty similar to something you can just go out and buy off the shelf, such as the RG2550. They made some bad moves. Hopefully they'll eventually understand the demand is sat there waiting and they actually need to start addressing that demand. A DY guitar in full production would sell incredibly well.

1: Take one RG2550 Prestige and put a maple board on it.
2: Paint it in some nice colours like DY and RFR (LNG would KILL).
3: Add a matching headstock.

Pretty f*kin simple if you ask me.
Cant, 2550 has a AANJ the reissue doesnt
01-26-2007 02:24 PM
bikeman
Re: How many RG550's are they making?

Good call! You all sorted? Which dealer did you use?
01-26-2007 01:36 PM
Dee
Re: How many RG550's are they making?

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Originally Posted by bikeman View Post
Cheers! Hope you get the 20th you so badly want
Thanks man. Since I last posted I've been arranging a deposit on a 550 RF.

01-26-2007 12:56 PM
atimoc
Re: How many RG550's are they making?

I got lucky and found a '90 RG550 in LB locally a few days ago, it wasn't a killer deal price-wise, but I decided to grab it anyway since I doubt very many (if any) of the 1987 anniversary models will end up in Finland. If Ibanez had decided to produce more I probably would have waited, but this works for me just as well.

I hope that the anniversary models get sold really fast (and that everyone here who wants one gets one) so Ibanez might reconsider color schemes and fretboard materials for the 2008 lineup...
01-26-2007 12:48 PM
bikeman
Re: How many RG550's are they making?

Cheers! Hope you get the 20th you so badly want
01-26-2007 11:56 AM
Dee
Re: How many RG550's are they making?

Sh*t, no way Enjoy.
01-26-2007 11:39 AM
bikeman
Re: How many RG550's are they making?

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A loan is out of the question, btw. I don't have a job right now, in fact I haven't had no cash since September 2005. Nothing! I can't work due to ill health.
Sorry to hear that - it must suck big time.

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Originally Posted by Dee View Post
I'm not being bitter, dude! Nor am I beating you up, but trust me, when you've been waiting for this guitar for so long like I have, then you don't see a possible way to get one, it HURTS!
I've been waiting nearly two years to find a DY RG550 with matching headstock myself. They just don't come up used. I guess I'm happy to shout about me getting one, but everyone on here does when they get a new guitar. That's what you do when you celebrate. Surely you can't be denying me that pleasure?
01-26-2007 11:08 AM
Dee
Re: How many RG550's are they making?

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Originally Posted by dannymills View Post
I have to disagree with you here. Unfortunately, not everybody is stuck in the 80s , hence the notable lack of perms on men and neon guitars. Most kids these days would just shout 'g*y' at the bloke playing a neon guitar. Hell, I think DYs look sexy as hell lol, but most people don't. There are a relative handful of people 'demanding' neon guitars such as the RFR and the DY.
LOL! Believe me, I ain't stuck in the 80's Dan. Whatever, though. Your post made me laugh.

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Originally Posted by bikeman View Post
Danny's right - in the grand scheme of guitar demand the '80s neons are for a select few. That's why Ibanez won't produce huge amounts of them - they just won't sell. What they have done is catered for the people who will appreciate them, and made them extra desirable by making them limited in number and embracing their heritage - original necks, bridges and colours.

Dee - I know you're not in a position to buy an RG20TH easily, but I think you're being incredibly bitter about the whole thing. If you want one so badly, beating up people on a forum (like me) and complaining about Ibanez isn't going to help. What about getting a credit card? Taking out a small personal loan? You can then pay it off at your own pace.

For what it's worth, I don't have £1600 lying around doing nothing. I've paid my deposits by selling an amp I don't need. I now have 4 months or so to find the cash for the balance, which will include some from an annual bonus from work, some from gigging and some from selling other stuff I no longer use/need. The rest will go onto my credit card and I'll pay it off when I can.

If you want something, you find a way to pay for it.
I'm not being bitter, dude! Nor am I beating you up, but trust me, when you've been waiting for this guitar for so long like I have, then you don't see a possible way to get one, it HURTS!

A loan is out of the question, btw. I don't have a job right now, in fact I haven't had no cash since September 2005. Nothing! I can't work due to ill health.

Dragster -- Good point about the 10% deposit. I might have to go borrow some cash and try your suggestion. I HAVE to get this guitar, simple as that.
01-26-2007 10:26 AM
bikeman
Re: How many RG550's are they making?

Danny's right - in the grand scheme of guitar demand the '80s neons are for a select few. That's why Ibanez won't produce huge amounts of them - they just won't sell. What they have done is catered for the people who will appreciate them, and made them extra desirable by making them limited in number and embracing their heritage - original necks, bridges and colours.

Dee - I know you're not in a position to buy an RG20TH easily, but I think you're being incredibly bitter about the whole thing. If you want one so badly, beating up people on a forum (like me) and complaining about Ibanez isn't going to help. What about getting a credit card? Taking out a small personal loan? You can then pay it off at your own pace.

For what it's worth, I don't have £1600 lying around doing nothing. I've paid my deposits by selling an amp I don't need. I now have 4 months or so to find the cash for the balance, which will include some from an annual bonus from work, some from gigging and some from selling other stuff I no longer use/need. The rest will go onto my credit card and I'll pay it off when I can.

If you want something, you find a way to pay for it.
01-26-2007 10:11 AM
dannymills
Re: How many RG550's are they making?

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Originally Posted by Dee View Post
. Hopefully they'll eventually understand the demand is sat there waiting and they actually need to start addressing that demand. A DY guitar in full production would sell incredibly well.

Pretty f*kin simple if you ask me.
I have to disagree with you here. Unfortunately, not everybody is stuck in the 80s , hence the notable lack of perms on men and neon guitars. Most kids these days would just shout 'g*y' at the bloke playing a neon guitar. Hell, I think DYs look sexy as hell lol, but most people don't. There are a relative handful of people 'demanding' neon guitars such as the RFR and the DY.
01-26-2007 09:53 AM
dragsternj
Re: How many RG550's are they making?

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Originally Posted by Dee View Post
I disagree. Bikeman, please don't take offense, it's not intended that way, but you appear to have quite a harsh "I'm alright Jack" kind of attitude that is starting to get on my nerves. You're fine, you have the money to spare and you ordered two of them, but to claim people are "making excuses" is just... weird.

People don't want "make excuses", and I don't believe they are doing, it's just that some of us are not as well off as you are. The fact that you want them to collect (AKA: to sit there and look at) is also quite an insult to those who want to play them. I would imagine that if you were in my shoes you'd be complaining pretty bad right about now. It's fine for you to talk sh*t because you've got yours on order. Many of us aren't quite so lucky. It's kinda like sitting there hungry while someone stuffs their face with food. Give it up man, be humble (or at least pretend to be), and again, think yourself lucky. Some of us have been waiting 20 years for this guitar, and now it's been sprung upon us and we can't get the cash together in time. Yes, it sucks. No need to rub it in.

What a bunch of nonsense...well most of it. If you order one NOW and put 10% down thats roughly $80 you will have 3 or 4 months (thats what my dealer told me they are going to arrive) to make $800. Thats $200 a month.
A look in the local newspaper will probably bring plenty of opportunity to make 200 a month, since even the local newspaper guy makes 700 a month.
1 Month of MC or BK job will probably bring it in.
01-26-2007 09:43 AM
Dee
Re: How many RG550's are they making?

I disagree. Bikeman, please don't take offense, it's not intended that way, but you appear to have quite a harsh "I'm alright Jack" kind of attitude that is starting to get on my nerves. You're fine, you have the money to spare and you ordered two of them, but to claim people are "making excuses" is just... weird.

People don't want "make excuses", and I don't believe they are doing, it's just that some of us are not as well off as you are. The fact that you want them to collect (AKA: to sit there and look at) is also quite an insult to those who want to play them. I would imagine that if you were in my shoes you'd be complaining pretty bad right about now. It's fine for you to talk sh*t because you've got yours on order. Many of us aren't quite so lucky. It's kinda like sitting there hungry while someone stuffs their face with food. Give it up man, be humble (or at least pretend to be), and again, think yourself lucky. Some of us have been waiting 20 years for this guitar, and now it's been sprung upon us and we can't get the cash together in time. Yes, it sucks. No need to rub it in.
01-26-2007 05:46 AM
Shredder87
Re: How many RG550's are they making?

I can see your point, bikeman. I kind of agree with you.
01-26-2007 04:51 AM
bikeman
Re: How many RG550's are they making?

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Originally Posted by brothersnowgone View Post
No its hard for me to understand why they still would relate the year it was made with the amount they have to make, I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking that's kinda stupid. After all they could sell many thousands more at the same price.
I don't think they could. Demand for the neons isn't as high as you'd think, in the grand scheme of things. Plus everyone seems to be so damn picky:

* I'll only buy it if it has a Lo-Pro
* I'll only buy it if it has AANJ
* I'll only buy it if it has DiMarzios
* I'll only buy it if I can sell my other guitars for a million bucks each

etc

The 20THs are available to order now and people are making excuses not to buy one. Ibanez can't make 20,000 of the things to sit on shelves for months/years.

Anyway, us collectors like limited supply of stuff
01-25-2007 09:28 PM
brothersnowgone
Re: How many RG550's are they making?

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Originally Posted by Dee View Post
I think the demand is way higher. The thing is, if you have the money right now you could probably get one. Then there are those us who simply can't get the money together in time due to whatever reasons -- and believe me, I'm trying my hardest by selling my RG3120 (my only guitar).
That's basicaly my point of view, I can't get one now but I'd like to when I get the money. Most likey by that time for a lot of people they won't be able to get one new, which a lot prefer because it's an anniversary model.
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