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I have a RG770LB(laser blue).The neck says F1 for the serial # on
the back of the neck, but on rich's website it's only listed in the '92 catalog.
Another thing is that the factory neck plate has NO SERIAL #. Its'
just smooth.Is this because it's on the back of the neck???I wasn't sure if
Ibanez sometimes put the serial # on both the headstock and neck plate.
The pickups are direct mounted to the body in a h-s-h config(f4-c3-f2).
Are these guitars rare?? I saw the one listed on "evilbay" but the listing says
made is u.s.a.but I think that's wrong. On the back of the neck on mine it says "made in japan" with the serial# and the "RG770" sticker. Any info would
be appreciated ;)
 

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They are more rare than RG5xx and other RG models of the same year, but they're not exactly limited edition or one-offs. They tend to command an extra $100-200 on auction sites.
 

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Is this DX version with the maple fretboard and color matched inlays? I only ask because you mention direct mount pickups. Most 770's use pickup rings. On the DX's, they're actually mounted to a clear pickguard.
 

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It's not uncommon for Ibanez to use previous year s#s (neck or neck plate) on the next year models. I have some that are that way too.

The transition period had some funky s# stuff going on. Necks and plates, just necks, just plates. Not uncommon to find blanks, esp right before they went to AANJs.

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There is no pick gaurd or pickup rings.
It has a rosewood fingerboard w/shark tooth inlays.
Any idea on production #s????
I know Ibanez isn't known for great record keeping.....
 

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Regular RG770's had direct-mount pickups, so that guitar is normal. :)

I dunno, figure about 3-4 years of full production for the RG770? That's a lot of guitars, 1000's at least.
 
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