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Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by vilk, Aug 7, 2015.
New neck and new pickguard and new pickups? Or is it maybe not an RG550RFR?! My guess is the latter.
As a side note, that flame top is BANANAS.
Holy fuck, imagine playing that live.... the entire front row of the audience could open their beer bottles off your axe at once. You could time it with a breakdown or someshit.
Pickguard shape is really unusal, they rarely extend on the upper horn. It took me a second to notice, though, so I don't think it's that bad.
Ha, thanks. I'm not sure how I didn't see that, lol.
Personally, I don't think it's any worse than when people mount pickguards on rear-routed bodies.
Yeah, just the pickguard. Lol. Going off the serial number, it seems like it is an '87 RFR. I may scoop it up, get the right pickguard, and just deal with the holes if it's in good enough condition and I can talk him down on the price a bit.
Huh? When did the RG550 come with those pickups? Also, I thought the RFR always had matching headstocks and maple boards?
No, you're misunderstanding me, but I could see how that's confusing The pickups definitely aren't stock, I just didn't consider that as part of the butchering of the guitar, unlike the pickguard. According to a couple Jemsite threads, there were some RFRs that had rosewood boards and black headstocks, supposedly for the Japanese market. Not to say that guitar in particular is definitely an original RFR, just that they do seem to exist, maybe. Could be a Fire Alarm red with an '87 or '97 neck though. I dunno. Clearly, not an expert
Its not horrible but that bridge pickup is silly.....and they are asking $3500 .
Well I guess it is a "Hand Crafted Technical Guitar".....
I dunno, I think the pickguard on that RG550 a page back is pretty cool. Also, how do we know what's underneath? For all we know the pickguard was extended on the upper cutaway cause that part of the guitar has a huge ass hole in it or something and the owner didn't want to refinish it. (Not wanting to possibly lose that exact colour in the process)
That spring claw... wow... the only thing that I see interesting there is the wood... maybe I could salvage the hardware...
I didn't even know walnut came in that flavor. That bridge pickup placement tho...
Or the foil.
Hmmm, a conspiracy. *Strokes nonexistent beard*
Shoot for the stars...
The design of the guitar screams DIY, which is fine, but yeah, that price is just not the least bit sane. For $3500, you could get a fairly nice custom guitar made just for you, or a very nice production guitar brand new.
Maybe the person who researched how to price a DIY guitar is the same who researched bridge pickup placement.
That thing is kinda cringey. If the entire thing was that blue color, it'd be fine, but what's up with the pumpkinburst sides, and the bare wood?
here is the equally ugly aries. this one has a resin stabilized top, orange sparkle body, and dyed orange pale moon ebony
ARGGG...JUST PICK 1 DAMN FINISH!!
I actually really like the top...love that orange sparkle....but they should NEVER exist on the same guitar!! ( and dyed boards are pretty much always fugly)
Ps: I want to see what the interior design at the Kiesel house looks like...im imagining
But with %98 more flames and racing stripes...