Thoughts on Ibanez 7321 (mik)

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    There is what I believe to be an Ibanez 7321 (2002 Made in Korea according to the owner) for sale local to me. The guy selling it is asking $125. From the picture I couldn’t tell if it was a 7321, or a 7421/7621. I was going to be all over it if it it was a MIJ 7421 or 7461, but is $125 or $100 if I can make an offer a good deal? And how are the MIK 7321’s?
     
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    That was a really good year for those.

    Unless there's a problem with it, $125 or less is a great deal.

    These make solid mod platforms.
     
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    I was gonna say its a great guitar as I have had mine for many years and play it alot!
    Then I looked at mine and it said Japan at the back ( wanted to check if it was a korea model) and it has Gotoh tuners so now I think it might be a 7421 or a 7621. WTF!
     
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    Got the serial number and pics of the back of the headstock and I think it’s actually a 1999 7621. Should have it tonight if everything goes as planned!!
     
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    The easiest way to tell the difference between RG7321 and RG7421/7621: does the neck have binding?

    Though, the RG7321 came out in 2001. While I've seen ones with late 2000 serials, not 1999.
     
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    the absolutely only gripe i had with playing one, was the feeling of the bridge under my hand. After a couple of months of getting my hand cut open, i took it in for a pro setup, and then had them grind the tops of the screws so they didnt stick out. After that modification, I dug it for a long time. Though I still hated that bridge, so when i moved up to an Apex II with the recessed TOM i was in heaven for years!

    a little evidence showing my old babies, theyre behind me on the left
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    this was back when I was on my search for the right bodywood. I had 2 basswood 7s, 2 basswood 6s, 2 Alder 6 (one with a maple cap, the other no), then 2 mahogany 6s (one with a maple cap, the other no)
     
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    Since it is a ‘99 from what I gather there was no 7421 or 7321 made that year. The only RG 7’s in the 99 catalog are the 7620 and the 7621.

    The neck does not appear to have binding.
     
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    No binding, no RG7321.

    While the RG7421 (MIJ) was not in the 99' catalog, it was in the 00' catalog. So there are early RG7421s with late 99' serial numbers.

    You should be able to tell the difference between the RG7421 and RG7621 by the pickup routes and bridge saddles.
     
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    ... and the way to differentiate the 7621 from the 7421 is the pickup's routes, with the first ones having them with sharper triangle shaped pickups ears and the seconds with a more rounded ones.
     
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    Mine has rounded pickup ears. And according to a Serial number decoder it was built 2000 in Fujigen. I cant believe I never looked more closely all these years, had it maybe 9 years LOL. If I didnt check this thread who knows how log it would take. Thanks!
     
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    Definitely an RG7421. Congrats! :lol:
     
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    Looks like I missed out on this one...I guess someone else offered more than he was asking ($200) and rather than let me know he just accepted the other guy's offer and didn't let me know until I asked about it after the time we were set to meet up.
     
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    Darn.

    Keep an eye on GC Used and Music Go Round, they pop up there fairly often and can be grabbed cheap if scooped up quickly.
     
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