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03-30-2004 10:05 PM
bduersch And all the times I debated taking it apart just to see if anything interesting would be stamped in the neck cavity... now I know!

03-30-2004 09:48 PM

I can only catch part of that, Wizard Angled [scarf joint] Locking Rosewood Jumbo, 24 [fret] Abolone [markers]. Don't know if I ever knew what the S stands for, the rest are just inspectors marks.
03-30-2004 09:07 PM
Type O- I know this is kind of an old thread, but I figured I could just post here instead of start a new one. :P

I bought bduersch's UCEW hard tail during his big sales extravaganza (Thanks again, Brent ). I recently decided after playing it for a while and reading Rich's "Used Guitar Primer" (which is awesome, Rich ) that this guitar would be the perfect one to spruce up a bit. Anyway, I took the neck of off the guitar last night and was wondering if anyone could help shed some light on the origin of this guitar given the code stamped on the neck and in the neck pocket. The neck has "WALRJ-S24A" stamped on it along with a red "J", a purple dot, and a black "N" by itself in a corner. The neck pocket has "01FM-3" stamped in it. I would really appreciate any help that anyone could give me in deciphering the codes. Thanks!
09-29-2003 07:56 PM
Heat Miser
Multiple Guitar Cleaning

So once all them purty guitars are lined up like that, you just take a garden hose to 'em?

That would seem the quickest way to clean guitars. That's how I clean my dogs once they climb out from under the front porch.

I will warn ya, tho' it don't work too good with them CF Martin acousticky types. Wood gets all soggy even if ya do plug the hole with chawin' terbackey. I done that.
09-24-2003 10:11 AM
Originally Posted by Mark DY
Not like I'm in a bad position with the RG6 either - man that thing is tonal heaven, and I've become addicted to the piezo bridge, and I'm a sucker for a blank board (especially when it's ebony).
Yeah, I know what you mean. I will admit, the RG6 might have been the "best-toned" RG I ever owned... I guess a little swamp ash goes a long way! (I traded mine for a PRS Custom 24... what was I thinking?)

09-24-2003 09:14 AM
Mark DY Ah well - I tried! Not like I'm in a bad position with the RG6 either - man that thing is tonal heaven, and I've become addicted to the piezo bridge, and I'm a sucker for a blank board (especially when it's ebony).

It's funny that as soon as you get 'em, "others" appear to be more interesting!
09-24-2003 01:07 AM
bduersch Oh my... that's a tempting trade offer, given how much I like the RG6CST, but words cannot describe how much I love that RG7CT! It's just too perfect of a guitar for me... my fav. wood combination, great Dimarzio pickups, not-too-thick-not-too-thin neck... I told the folks in my band that I'd probably be buried with the RG7CT when I die, and I might not be exaggerating!

09-23-2003 11:59 PM
Mark DY Why, you got an 8527? (you probably do - somewhere)

And I was talking to Brent - If you're out there - the RG6CST for your RG7CT? Hellooooo?

I am ACHING for a 7 string.
09-23-2003 10:38 PM
Originally Posted by Mark DY
Interested in a trade for my RG6CST?
Yeah, I am.
09-22-2003 08:48 PM
Soloist I have seen that a lot too, all I can say email Koichi or Noriko immediately if they have something that you are interested in. By the way if you are looking for something specific and it is no longer in production and you do not see it on the u-box page email Koichi and ask him if he can check all of his stores for the specific model you are looking for; sometimes you can find guitars before they even get to the u-box.
09-22-2003 06:53 PM
Mark DY I also saw a red JC 2420 there and that was history as well...

am I missing something in that U-Box? It seems as though everything is "in the midst of sale" as soon as it shows up.

I just got fed up with Koichi saying "sorry, that guitar is sold" and gave up.
09-22-2003 06:14 PM
Soloist Yes, it was that same RG1822-TRD from Ishibashi's U-BOX.
09-22-2003 05:01 PM
Mark DY Soloist - Was that the 1822 that Ishi had in their used section a few weeks ago? If so I just missed it! Very nice!

Brent - Yep HOG - that thing has been in there 4-ever and I've played it quite a few times, but they were [email protected]$#%s about the price. It's dinged up because they stack guitars like firewood in there.

Very nice find tho - surprised it didn't go at auction. I always wondered what the deal was with the nut.

NICE pic of the collection (even if some are sold)

Interested in a trade for my RG6CST?
09-20-2003 11:36 AM
bduersch OMG... I just switched out the pickups in the USA Custom (Double Whammy, unknown single, Super Distortion) for a pair of Breeds with a Blue Velvet.

Now I've swapped a lot of pickups in my day, but never before have I made a swap where there was such a drastic improvement!! Now the bridge position has a nice crunchy edge (not so over the top, though, like the Super). The split positions are all usefully funky. And the neck position is silky-smooth for soloing, just the way I like it. Everything seems much more balanced, not only string-to-string, but also pickup-to-pickup. No more "obnoxiously bright bridge position" and "dark & muddy neck position". I plugged the guitar in for 5 minutes just to make sure I'd wired the pickups correctly, and couldn't put it down for an hour and a half. I love this guitar!!!

(time to go take a shower so I can get to the store, then I can come back & play some more!)


PS--That 1822 is slick! Now I want one of those!
09-20-2003 09:57 AM
gkelm Very nice soloist! At first glance it looks like a USRG30. You certrainly win the award for scouting out J-Customs.
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