[NGD] Craigslist Bargain Hunting pays off! (56k = My sense of rhythm.)

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by Ketzer, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Ketzer

    Ketzer Good news, everyone!

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    Picked up this box+guitar from a dude who was selling it on Craigslist, on behalf of his brother who hasn't played 7s since Korn was popular.
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    Hm... Original Factory box, you say? Made in Japan, you say... VK, you say...
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    *GASP* DUNDUNDUNNNNNN
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    Well, I went to pick it up with my other RG7's Case in tow.
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    There we are. Whew. Thought I lost it for a second. Yes, that's a shallow gouge on the front :squint:. Might put a sticker or something over it, or just let it sit. Doesn't affect tone, so doesn't affect me. This guitar has seen lots of play, and the chips show it. The original owner was 11 when he received it. About as bad as my old 570 was when I got it.
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    No locking pads, but the tuners are all in great shape, need(ed) to be tightened, though. Serial F99 02XXX (Early 99, maybe a late 98?)
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    The back seems to be in good shape, a few small chips.
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    Trem is beautiful, no chips, scratches, or tarnishes, just dust.
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    Everything seems to check out...
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    Yep, perfect. (There was actually still sawdust in the pocket from production)
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    My preferred string gauge :shred:
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    Set up again, ready to rock.
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    The best part?


    $225 :metal:. He was asking $250 but I got a discount on the grounds that I'd need to go buy some pads for the locking nut.
     
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    thedownside SS.org Regular

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    nice score! it has character, i like axe's with character!
     
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    $225.00 with a case even????
    what a score!
    congrats!!
     
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    DevinShidaker "AN IDIOT"

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    This is why Craigslist rules!
     
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    Wow!
    A co-worker bought the same guitar for $400 on craigslist.

    Nice score!
     
  6. Shawn

    Shawn Ibanez Guitars Forum MVP

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    Nice score. I dig the Suffocation sticker on the case too. :metal:
     
  7. Ketzer

    Ketzer Good news, everyone!

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    Nah, the case is mine, got it with my 7420. I got a nice little bag with this, as well as the factory box, but I've got another Superstrat case I can store this one in.

    suffocationnnnnn:metal:
     
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    abyss258 SS.org Regular

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    Shit, that's a good deal. I've always had a weird thing for the VK finish as well
     
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    what pickups are in there?
     
  10. Ketzer

    Ketzer Good news, everyone!

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    I'm pretty sure they're the stock ones, but the wiring doesn't look original, so I might be wrong. the cable ties and stuff aren't there, and the solder looks like someone modified it.
     
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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    nice price!

    do a nice lil ole refin? or keep the character, it looks loved lol
     
  12. Ketzer

    Ketzer Good news, everyone!

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    Eh, After my last project, I'm kinda through with refinishing my own axes... I'm just gonna leave it this way for a while. Maybesometime down the road I'll get a refin, but not at the moment.
     
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    I love craigslist :agreed:
     
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    Awesome deal man. You going to do any more mods on it in the future?
     
  15. Ketzer

    Ketzer Good news, everyone!

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    I see my reputation as a modder follows me around. :lol:

    maybe a coil tap on the neck pup or a push-pull tone pot with 2 different capacitors..
     
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    Sebastian SS.org Regular

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    congrats !
     
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    :metal: Congrats! You got the deal of a life time!!! :hbang:
     
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    awesomeaustin hates neck pickups. Contributor

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    Nice score. I love craigslist. i found a Godin Soldiac for $250 new. awesome
     
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    vital remains too
    :agreed:
     
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    :hbang:

    Should be kickass
     

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