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I was looking at online sellers today. I checked AMS. I looked at every model in the RG line, GIO through J Custom. Out of all the guitars that are RG’s, they only have 14 total RG’s in stock in the warehouse.

There will be few more available by the end of October. But many aren’t due until November and a couple of them won’t be available until January or April of 2022.

Has anybody else noticed this seems to be the case for just about everyone. GC has a lot of stuff on back order as well. Reverb doesn’t seem to have a whole lot either, new or used.

I have 2 guitars due to arrive next week. I have an S570AH and an AZES31 on the way. I’ve already been waiting over a week for one of them. Free 2 day shipping my ass lol.

Selection sucks and so does shipping right now.

When I was at the local Guitar Center yesterday, the place was practically wiped out. I went in to sell a Squier SE, and they paid me what I paid for it, left hand model. I looked and they had nothing that I wanted, either for myself or my grand kids for XMAS. There were less than 50 guitars on the guitar wall, and about 10 basses on the bass wall.

And the amps were no better. All solid state beginner amps, with the exception of a used Marshall DSL 100. Glad I got the guitars I bought when I did.
 

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My GC in Buffalo, NY, had a decent stock. They actually had a good selection of everything except Ibanez. They had no Ibanez at all. Sweetwater has a lot of Ibanez on back order. I just bought RG 550 Genesis from them and the sales rep told me that it won't be in until the first week of October. Seems like all the stores are back ordering more than usual. Shutting down that port in China made things a bigger mess for shipping.
 

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I recently heard about supply chain issues on the news, might be related: NY Times Article

Strange effects of the supply chain/manufacturing issues... My daughter bought a slightly used Corolla a few years ago for $13.5k or so, was in an accident (she's ok) and the car was totaled. They valued it at $15k now! So she made out ok on the deal, but now has to find another used car in a sky high market.
 

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Wow, everything everywhere is out of stock. I'm in a family business... We repair forklifts. We have hundreds of parts on back order... We use a particular bearing more than others... (5205zz) we go through about 600 every 3 months. We just purchased 600... The supplier had to buy from multiple sources to meet our order. They said they wouldn't have anymore until January! Hopefully we'll be able to hold out that long... That's a little more than 3 months away.

I'm glad I have 2 other guitars to mod and make them into the guitars I want... Because buying new looks rough. On an exciting note... My pops just bought himself a Saldano SLO 100!!! $3800, he's excited... I'm jealous... I was just on the phone with him a little while ago, Sweetwater now has none in stock. He bought the last one!
 

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Wow, everything everywhere is out of stock. I'm in a family business... We repair forklifts. We have hundreds of parts on back order... We use a particular bearing more than others... (5205zz) we go through about 600 every 3 months. We just purchased 600... The supplier had to buy from multiple sources to meet our order. They said they wouldn't have anymore until January! Hopefully we'll be able to hold out that long... That's a little more than 3 months away.

I'm glad I have 2 other guitars to mod and make them into the guitars I want... Because buying new looks rough. On an exciting note... My pops just bought himself a Saldano SLO 100!!! $3800, he's excited... I'm jealous... I was just on the phone with him a little while ago, Sweetwater now has none in stock. He bought the last one!
Don't worry - he wont be able to turn it up past 1!!
 

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Idk man hahaha. Him and I both have peavey JSX 120 watt half stacks... He cranks his. Rattles his home haha. I don't know how my mom has put up with it for all these years. If I love his 100 I'm probably going to figure out how to get my hands on an SLO 30.
 
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