Got this in the mail today.. (ISDN ok)

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  1. Kwirk

    Kwirk The Wrong Advices

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    Picked this up today after a failed deliver attempt yesterday. I hate that. :mad:


    Anyway:

    A rectangular something or other appears:
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    What's inside?
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    Sweet!
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    Wait a minute..
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    Woooah, there's a guitar in here!
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    An RG2770FM to be exact. Found this sucker on eBay last week. The guy put it up as an early 90's model, then when he found out that it was actually made in 2004, he changed the ad and lowered the price. :lol: I'm not really sure what he was thinking either.

    I never knew these even existed until I saw this one. They were only available in Japan for a period in 2004 apparently, although I should mention there were a few 770FM variations released in the past. I believe they made another small run of them in 2010 with Edge Zero bridges.

    Strings are rusted to ass and it needs a good setup so I have no idea how it plays or sounds, but that can wait. The neck is 1mm thicker than an original Wizard/Super Wizard at it's thinnest point, but I honestly can't even tell unless I have both necks side by side for comparison. In other words, it feels great.

    The finish looks awesome. The top is just a veneer, but I'm not complaining. The color is a deeper brown in person. Body is mahogany. Future upgrades are planned once my bank account recovers. :yesway:

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    potatohead SS.org Regular

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    Fuck me

    Beautiful
     
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    oremus91 Melodeth-er

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    HisShadow SS.org Regular

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    For the love of science that's gorgeous!
     
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    3074326 Local Astronaut

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    That thing is gorgeous. I'm jealous. Congrats!
     
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    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    Holy crap... Now THAT'S a guitar. :agreed:
     
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    engage757 Banned

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    Nice choice man! GREAT axes! HNGD!
     
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    I'm hating you right now!!!!! :bowdown:
     
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    Pikka Bird Vaya Con Cornholio

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    I'm super envious right now... The top doesn't look like it's just a veneer, though...? (or is it undyed mahogany around the egdes?)
     
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    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    Looks just as much like a veneer as my Agile's does... :2c:
     
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    Kwirk The Wrong Advices

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    ^They make it look that way with the binding but when you look closer, you can see that the flame doesn't extend through the binding.
     
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    BrianUV777BK Riffmiester General

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    Holy Crap! I dont get excited over Ibanez guitars anymore but after seeing this one I need a tissue.....
     
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    7slinger wake up dead Contributor

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    cool. I like the color
     
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    Michael T Sea Turtles mate Contributor

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    WOW !!!
     
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    Church2224 Guitar Whore

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    Gorgeous guitar man, congrats.

    I wish Ibanez offered more Prestiges like this in the USA.
     
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    MikeH Bring the gain

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    Holy fucking hell. I've never even seen this model. That's fucking amazing.
     
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    SYLrules88 I play drums!

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    if i got a guitar and D3 in the mail on the same day......well....looks like the guitar would be collecting dust :lol:

    happy ND3D and NGD too i guess
     
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    Fraz SS.org Regular

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    How could the previous owner put it down long enough for the strings to rust? :O
    That's one hell of a guitar dude!! nice score:hbang:
     
  19. Kwirk

    Kwirk The Wrong Advices

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    Absolutely. There are a ton of great Prestiges that are only available in Japan right now as well. I'm eyeing a few and may end up pulling the trigger on one in the distant future. Hell, even their Gios look better than a lot of the Prestiges we get here:

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    That is possibly the greatest colour I have ever seen on an Ibanez! Congrats! :hbang:
     

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