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Old 04-19-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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Unhappy Help me identify this Ibanez RG

I'm trying to sell this guitar, but I'm not sure of what model it is.
I bought it from a friend and he has no clue what it is.

Based on my guess and the serial number, I assume it's an RG350DX? Except the thing is that this one has a S1 pickup in the middle, and the 350DX usually has an INFS1.

Please help me identify it! Also I'd like to know what kind of tremolo it has.

I can't upload any pics because the file size is always too big and if I do then it will not look very clear.

It looks exactly like the RG350EX, and the serial number is F9937436

EDIT: I put a pic up, sorry about the hassle I should have done so earlier -_-
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:30 PM   #2
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What's the serial number?
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:33 PM   #3
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not an RG350 if it has an F serial number, RG3xx series never came out of japan
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:39 PM   #4
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Oh wow that is very weird. It looks EXACTLY like the RG350EX.
Hmm I wonder what it would be then... it has a mirrored pickguard, pickups are DiMarzio Paf Pro, Ibanez S1, and DiMarzio Super Distortion. It has black body, rosewood neck.

I assumed it was RG350 since it was introduced in 1998 and I thought they came out of Japan.
Also the headstock just says "Ibanez RG Series", and the back of the neck has a brown stripe running down it.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:49 PM   #5
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Hmm sounds like an Rg550 with An super wizard neck.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:54 PM   #6
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Does it have an neck joint or is it an AANJ?
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:00 PM   #7
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:08 PM   #8
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I think that is it, this guitar should be a reissue RG550. Thanks so much!
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:19 PM   #9
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no that's not it. it is an Rg350DX

This is the ibanez 1999 catalog
http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary...at_id=237&now=4
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:30 PM   #10
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no that's not it. it is an Rg350DX

This is the ibanez 1999 catalog
http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary...at_id=237&now=4

I'm glad you finally used the word "an" properly. It was really bugging me.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:32 PM   #11
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Is it possible this guitar is a custom build? Where did your friend get it from?

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Old 04-19-2013, 07:18 PM   #12
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No one else on the forum has trouble putting up pictures, you can too. It would make this much easier to answer.

If you have the serial, start here: http://www.ibanezcollectors.com/dis.../5751/8404.html
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:24 PM   #13
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No one else on the forum has trouble putting up pictures, you can too. It would make this much easier to answer.

Yeah. I've seen this question asked sooo much here on UG and the correct answer springs up almost immediately.

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Old 04-19-2013, 07:29 PM   #14
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Is it possible this guitar is a custom build? Where did your friend get it from?
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I have no clue if it is a custom build, but I am guessing it may be a custom build since the knobs don't match and the pickguard is different also.

I also don't know where my friend got it from...
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:48 PM   #16
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My Guess: It's most likely an RG 350EX with different pickups and a different pickguard. You should really find out what kind of humbuckers those are before you go selling the thing for an RG 350EX price...

Edit: OR an RG 550 considering the bridge looks to me to be an Edge 1. If the neck is the original, it should say "Made in Japan." If so, it's worth more than the RG 350EX. That would make sense considering it has an S1 single coil in it.

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I'm pretty sure it's not as the 350EX was introduced in 2005, while this guitar's serial number shows that it was made in 1999.

Also the pickups are DiMarzio PAF Pro Neck, IBZ S1 Mid, DiMarzio Super Distort Bridge
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:03 PM   #18
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I see. I know the tuners on the back say made in Japan, and it does say Japan.

Ok PROBLEM SOLVED

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I see. I know the tuners on the back say made in Japan, and it does say Japan.

Ok PROBLEM SOLVED

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hey, skatertimestwo, sent you a pm.
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