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07-27-2013 07:45 AM
psychoshredder
Re: Any info about these rare Ibanez guitars?

I think so, they didn't offer 550LTD to US.
but it's pretty much very regular RG in Asian market at that time.
the 550LTD in purple neon was one of my 'dream guitar'.
I was so broke ( collage student), that could only owned RG250,and the highest level MIJ RG available was only 550LTD ( black and pn were very common).
07-26-2013 11:19 PM
RGTFanatic
Re: Any info about these rare Ibanez guitars?

OK, This time I'm the moron. I just found that there WAS a '95 RG550LTDPN in the exact same configuration as the one for sale. The guy selling it is trying to sell it as a 780 ONLY because of the stamp, like you said.

I foolishly only looked in the USA catalog. It's not there. It is, however elaborately displayed in both the Asian and European market catalogs............ DOHHHH!!!
07-26-2013 11:00 PM
RGTFanatic
Re: Any info about these rare Ibanez guitars?

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Originally Posted by psychoshredder View Post
let me put this this way.
in certain years, let say ibanez make RG 505, 507, 570.
those models employ wizard II model neck , standard rosewood, black headstock.
now, since the neck is the same for every model mention above, somehow fujigen was too lazy to stamp it differently.
so they just stamp it , for example maybe RG 507. and this neck with 507 stamp went to those 3 different bodies.

this is happening. I once witness an AANJ RG 550 LTD black with neck stamped a RG 770.
the owner tried to sell it as RG 770 and thinking of he can jack up the price.

I totally agree. I've seen the same many times. The thing that keeps catching me up is the PN headstock with a '95 date and the 780 stamp. If it were just the stamp on a '92-'93 neck I would think this it's just an extra neck with the right color head for the guitar being built at the time.
07-26-2013 10:49 PM
psychoshredder
Re: Any info about these rare Ibanez guitars?

let me put this this way.
in certain years, let say ibanez make RG 505, 507, 570.
those models employ wizard II model neck , standard rosewood, black headstock.
now, since the neck is the same for every model mention above, somehow fujigen was too lazy to stamp it differently.
so they just stamp it , for example maybe RG 507. and this neck with 507 stamp went to those 3 different bodies.

this is happening. I once witness an AANJ RG 550 LTD black with neck stamped a RG 770.
the owner tried to sell it as RG 770 and thinking of he can jack up the price.
07-26-2013 10:05 PM
RGTFanatic
Re: Any info about these rare Ibanez guitars?

That's what I was thinking too. I think the body is a 550LTD, but the neck is confusing. I know there was a 770 PN in '92, but the serial says it's a '95. I don't think there were any PN's in '95 or '96.

Maybe there was a '95-'96 780 PN that this neck came off of and put onto a 550 LTD body??

I wish there was some type of literature on these spot runs...................
07-26-2013 01:38 PM
psychoshredder
Re: Any info about these rare Ibanez guitars?

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absolutely man.....

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I really believe it's a common RG550LTD PN.
why the neck stamped as RG 780 ?
as my previous post showed another Purple Neon with non pickguard called RG 780 in Japan.
since the 550LTD PN and 780PN share the same neck, and fujigen just too lazy to stamp it differently.
07-26-2013 09:48 AM
RGTFanatic
Re: Any info about these rare Ibanez guitars?

absolutely man.....

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07-25-2013 11:29 PM
psychoshredder
Re: Any info about these rare Ibanez guitars?

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Originally Posted by RGTFanatic View Post
Thanks for the input psycho. I know many of the spot production guitars got numbering that was a little off from the production models. I'm just not sure if the one on the bay is a spot production, or a "parts-anez".

Has anyone looked at it and formed an opinion on it's legitimacy??
I'm not sure which one is it, care to send me the auction number?
07-25-2013 07:06 PM
RGTFanatic
Re: Any info about these rare Ibanez guitars?

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Originally Posted by The Euphor View Post
Wow, silent moderation. Hopefully this mod has improved since 2007. I'm sure my original answer was better than the edited one - which says nothing...

As seen with the recent Ishibashi specials, the numbers don't make much sense, but it could be that they replaced one number with another just to not mix up spot production models and regular production models.
I know, I got all excited when I saw this thread in my search. I clicked on that link pretty much knowing that I-Register was defunct....... but there was hope.

I wish I could have seen what was in your original, unedited post.
07-25-2013 07:04 PM
RGTFanatic
Re: Any info about these rare Ibanez guitars?

Thanks for the input psycho. I know many of the spot production guitars got numbering that was a little off from the production models. I'm just not sure if the one on the bay is a spot production, or a "parts-anez".

Has anyone looked at it and formed an opinion on it's legitimacy??
07-25-2013 12:10 PM
GUITARMAGEDDON
Re: Any info about these rare Ibanez guitars?

that purple one!?!?!?!
I can't decide if I want to play it or put ice cream on it and eat it.
07-25-2013 11:46 AM
The Euphor
Re: Any info about these rare Ibanez guitars?

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Misleading as hell... http://ibanezregister.com/
Wow, silent moderation. Hopefully this mod has improved since 2007. I'm sure my original answer was better than the edited one - which says nothing...

As seen with the recent Ishibashi specials, the numbers don't make much sense, but it could be that they replaced one number with another just to not mix up spot production models and regular production models.
07-25-2013 03:57 AM
psychoshredder
Re: Any info about these rare Ibanez guitars?

another one : RG 720
07-25-2013 03:55 AM
psychoshredder
Re: Any info about these rare Ibanez guitars?

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Originally Posted by RGTFanatic View Post
Way old necro........ but there's one for sale on the bay....... except the one on the bay is vastly different. I know the 780 exists (as this thread proves) but the one on the bay is a PN with a DX type mirrored pickguard?? The one on the bay shows a pic of the heel stamp with correct font, but there's no way of knowing if thats the same neck thats on the guitar for sale............. Also, the one on the bay has a V7-V8 set which would be wrong for any 7xx.

Anybody think the one on the bay is legit?? If not, what do you think it is?? I've never heard of a 750DXPN......

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yes Ryc, there are some weird Japanese stuff outhere that are not being exposed yet.
for some reason, the naming of the model are quiet confusing, for example I have seen RG 720 on the yahoo japan auction, it's a dual humbucker style RG with sharkies and binding, and yet we never found any prove of this thing ever exist, not even in the catalog.
So we would thinking, that it might be some store special order or something.
And here a Purple neon without pickguard, and sometimes it's called RG 780 or 680 too.
07-24-2013 10:58 PM
RGTFanatic
Re: Any info about these rare Ibanez guitars?

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Originally Posted by psychoshredder View Post
There are many RG 680 models.
I owned RG 680 CM, this one with curly maple veneer top, dot inlays, quantum humbuckers.

other models:
RG 680... same with RG 780 as posted pic up there, AANJ, sharktooth, binding, and direct mounting pickups.
RG 680... ash body, transparent finish, dot..

sorry.... too lazy to post the pic.
Way old necro........ but there's one for sale on the bay....... except the one on the bay is vastly different. I know the 780 exists (as this thread proves) but the one on the bay is a PN with a DX type mirrored pickguard?? The one on the bay shows a pic of the heel stamp with correct font, but there's no way of knowing if thats the same neck thats on the guitar for sale............. Also, the one on the bay has a V7-V8 set which would be wrong for any 7xx.

Anybody think the one on the bay is legit?? If not, what do you think it is?? I've never heard of a 750DXPN......

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