#1
So, I check out Craigslist every now and then looking to see what guitars are out there. This morning, I ran across this ad for a "Vintage Mid-1980s Ibanez Destroyer Electric Guitar", so I go take a look.

From the ad: "believe to be a mid-1980s vintage Ibanez Destroyer (Model DG-350 or Model DT 250 X Series). I'm not 100% sure which model it is..."

Then the pictures:



Looks like a knockoff strat type tremolo.



Definitely not an Ibanez headstock. Terrible "refinish" job.



Not an Ibanez neck plate. Looks like an adjustment screw in the middle.



Laminated (plywood) body.

I want to slam the guy, because I know it's not an Ibanez (none that I have ever seen), but I wanted to see if I could identify the thing first. Any ideas of what this thing might be?
#2
It looks like either a JTG Infinity clone or a Hondo Lightning Bolt clone. It's definitely not a Hondo though (since those were neck through) and it's a little suspect looking to be a legit JTG IMO.


That headstock has been modified for sure.


Probably cheap junk.
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#3
I don't know what it is but I think you got it right in both cases. It's not an Ibanez and it looks like piece of crap.
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#5
knock off another chunk of cash for the fish, couldn't give that guitar to me.
#6
If the fish means what I think it does, I find it kind of bemusing that someone claiming to be a certain type of person is ok with ripping people off.
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#7
Why is the ichthus on there? I get being supportive of your faith, but its in an awful spot/angle.
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Why is the ichthus on there? I get being supportive of your faith, but its in an awful spot/angle.


Probably because the guitar was always in that position, as in, not being played.
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Probably because the guitar was always in that position, as in, not being played.
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#10
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It looks like either a JTG Infinity clone or a Hondo Lightning Bolt clone. It's definitely not a Hondo though (since those were neck through) and it's a little suspect looking to be a legit JTG IMO.


That headstock has been modified for sure.


Probably cheap junk.


i wouldn't discount hondo so quick. could be a Vantage or a Series 10 as well. OP just send the guy a pic of an actual destroyer that should be self explanatory.
#11
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If the fish means what I think it does, I find it kind of bemusing that someone claiming to be a certain type of person is ok with ripping people off.


Agreed. This really bothers me. I'm HOPING the guy just doesn't know what he's talking about. But if he does know what he's talking about then this is just awful...
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#12
More than likely something the seller picked up at a rummage sale to flip for a profit. A lot of flippers on c-list. Flippers tend to have no clue regarding actual value and rely on buyers not having a clue.
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#13
Looks like a winner. I'd buy it but I'm still saving for the $700 Marshall MG halfstack on my local Craigslist. Lotsa good deals on Craigslist!


(I actually love Craigslist! Scored an Epi Dot for one of my Teles yesterday. I probably lost a bit of value but I love Dots, its a player, I'm happy.)
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Looks like a winner. I'd buy it but I'm still saving for the $700 Marshall MG halfstack on my local Craigslist. Lotsa good deals on Craigslist!


(I actually love Craigslist! Scored an Epi Dot for one of my Teles yesterday. I probably lost a bit of value but I love Dots, its a player, I'm happy.)


Scored a Peavey Triple XXX 120W 2x12 for $375 and a Jackson RRMG with SKB case for $350 on CL. Craigslist has good stuff. You just gotta sift through a lot of sand to find the gold.=D Or at least the fair deals...
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#15
Clist in my area is a friggin joke for musical instruments. Had a guy selling a used PRS SE Cu24 for $900 (because he put $400 in parts on it). Had another guy last year list an SG special for $600 I got him down to $400 went to see it and it had a broken headstock repair. I left as soon as I saw it without saying much at all except how he wasted my time and gas
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Clist in my area is a friggin joke for musical instruments. Had a guy selling a used PRS SE Cu24 for $900 (because he put $400 in parts on it). Had another guy last year list an SG special for $600 I got him down to $400 went to see it and it had a broken headstock repair. I left as soon as I saw it without saying much at all except how he wasted my time and gas


Oh man. That'd suck...I had to return a guitar to GC due to the one I ordered it from lying about the condition. My local GC was fantastic about it though. It was just a bummer because I loved the model.
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