#1
Hi everyone. First of all, let me just say that I'm not an electric guitar player, I'm a bass player and drummer, which is why I need your help!

I've been offered a Jackson flying V. I've been told that it's a Randy Rhoads signature; it's Ivory White with a black pinstripe, is neck-thru, Seymour Duncan's etc. You guys will know better than I do! In fact, it's this guitar right here:



It has no damage to it, not even on the 'V' points, and just needs a restring and possibly a set up. Is £125 a good price? It seems attractive, which is why I'm asking you guys as I'll probably sell it on at a later date rather than use it myself, but I don't know anything about it like where it came from or if they're a cheap copy of the real signature.

Cheers!
#3
Cheers! I don't suppose anyone knows what sort of price these go for both used and new?
#4
It's a Jackson RR5. Brand new those guitars were nearly £1000.

You are absolutely stealing the guitar from him. It seems too good to be true. It's worth doing your research before buying because that price is suspiciously low.
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#5
It's ether fake or stolen.

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#6
I'm happy to tell you guys the details; I actually manage a local guitar shop in my area here in the UK. He's a regular (and very honest) customer and is going on a 2-week holiday with his girlfriend in the next few days. He came in and offered to sell me the guitar and I asked what price he was going to sell it for. His response was 'I want to sell it privately for about £350-£400 but if I can get like £125 for it I'll be happy'. I agreed simply based on the fact that I trust him, almost like a friend.

I now have the guitar in my hands and am happy to report that it isn't fake! Or at least it certainly doesn't look like it. It's a lovely playing guitar, even with the old strings on, and sounds bloody brilliant! Pretty lightweight too, which is a nice change. He seemed quite depressed to let it go, but as I wasn't too fussed whether to take it or leave it, he accepted £130. He also has a rather nice Les Paul anyway, so don't feel too bad for him!

I guess this would be a good excuse to pick up guitar, I've always wanted to start playing properly. And what cooler instrument to learn on than a flying V?!
#7
WAT.



You are the luckiest son of a bitch on the planet if the guitar is real.

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#9
Seriously, if anyone wants to buy it for like £250, PM me, it'd be pickup from Birmingham though!

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Haha, cheers man. And fair enough!




#11
Haha, likewise man, almost no point holding onto it as I'm a complete newbie.
#13
If i was you and you were going to take up guitar i would keep it.Another two reasons i wouldnt buy it.

1.I dont live anywhere near birmingham.
2.I already have 5 guitars.

But like i said if your are keen to start playing i would defo keep it as if it is geniune you will pay a fortune for anything near that quality.
#14
You, sir, are a very lucky person! If you want to learn guitar then definitely keep it, it'll cost you 10x more to replace.

That or if you really want good karma, sell it to one of these guys for a couple hundred quid
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Seriously, if anyone wants to buy it for like £250, PM me, it'd be pickup from Birmingham though!

That's super tempting.
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that would be my concern. that price is in "too good to be true" territory.

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#19
This is the kind of deal that can happen once in a lifetime, if it ever even happens in the first place. I say dont sell it! I doubt you could get a better or even similar quality guitar for that price again.

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#20
I payed £1000 for mine new.

They stopped making those in the beginning of 2012 as the factory closed down.

You could probably get up to £500-600 for it in that condition.
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