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  • Hey friends! I've been playing acoustic for many years and I am looking at buying a cheap Ibanez Gio series to get my electric chops up. Someone's selling me their old guitar but they don't know what model it is! It's a dark blue Gio series, and on the back of the headstock the series number says: "GS09E028524". How do I work out what specific model this guitar is? And what specs is has? And if it's worth $150?

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    • All the serial number tells us that this was produced in China (like most GIOs) in 2009. Beyond that, we need to look at the components to determine what particular model this is.

      The trem is a FAT-6 which indicates this is an RX model. The only RX model from 2009 with two humbuckers and a black pickguard is the GRX20, which is what you have in Jewel Blue.

      As to how much it's worth, a new one retails for $150. It's the least expensive model Ibanez sells. I don't think I'd be inclined to pay more than $75 for one from 2009. Good luck!

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 17:16, September 21, 2017 (UTC)

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    • THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

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      Hi can help me identify what Ibanez Roadstar ii model is this please. TIA

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    • That serial number indicates a January 1986 build. Consulting the 1986 USA catalog, that appears to be an RG120 which has had its paint stripped.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 14:49, October 26, 2017 (UTC)

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    • Thanks DeeJayK, i am a newbie in guitar and would like to sell it and buy a bc rich warlock, any idea what is the selling value of this nice guitar? appreciate your answer/s.

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    • another question on your excellent link provided is this was not made in FujiJen but in the Terada Plant, the headstock is also not the pointed "new" model but still is the old roadstar ii headstock. The previous owner mentioned that this is a stock guitar (except the humbuckers and of course the paint being stripped)

      Thank you

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    • Thanks for the info about the manufacturer. Those little details can be hard to track down, but Terada makes sense. I've updated the article to reflect it.

      As you can see in the article the headstock changed between 1986 and 1987 (when production was moved to Korea).

      As for value, unfortunately these old Roadstar IIs are not very sought after in the marketplace despite being very solid guitars. The fact that the paint is stripped also hurts the value a bit. The SD pickups will help a bit, but I don't think you're likely to get much more than US$200 for it. Frankly, you'd probably do better selling the parts separately (although that would be a bit tedious).

      Good luck!  \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 14:43, October 30, 2017 (UTC)

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    • Hi DeeJayK, Thank you so much, I appreciate your patience in answering my queries.

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    • hi DeeJayK, can you tell what model my gio is and its original price?
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    • This looks to be a GRG170DX from 2006 in Jewel Blue. I'm not sure about the original sales price in 2006, but in 2009 this model had a list price of just over US$350, which would translate to a typical retail price of around US$275.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 16:07, June 3, 2018 (UTC)

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    • Great! Thank you very much DeeJayK for that info. Good luck and more power!

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      Hello, would you mind trying to find out something about my Ibanez? I was researching but couldn't find anything definite. The serial number is S94022868. The sign that it is made in Korea is throwing me a bit off because I can't find any guitar online that has it. And how much could I sell it for?

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    • This looks like an RG450. Value is probably around US$150–300 depending on condition.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 13:35, June 6, 2018 (UTC)

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    • Hello I was reading through your thread and you seem to be quite knowledgeable and would like to know if you know the model of this bass guitar I just found at a garage sale
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    • Oh and if you happen to know the value that would also be very helpful thanks again in advance

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    • I don't know a whole lot about basses, but this one looks to be from 1983. It might be a DT600 although I've only seen that model listed with a Fire Red finish.

      I couldn't really guess at a value, but you might try reaching out to The Destroyer Guy.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 04:54, July 1, 2018 (UTC)

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    • Sorry, Defctv, I've got nothing for you on that one.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 14:11, July 22, 2018 (UTC)

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    • I'm also looking for a hand determining the model of my Ibanez:
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    • This one looks like an EX360.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 04:36, August 14, 2018 (UTC)

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    • i just bought rhis ibanez guitar today, I am also trying to identify the model of it. the serial number say f0152934 amd it says made in japan. i cant seem to upload a photo since i am using a smart ohone

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    • I'm also trying to identify my Ibanez guitar, which I have brought today for 100 Euro. Can you please help me?

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    • Tonybolony12 wrote: i just bought rhis ibanez guitar today, I am also trying to identify the model of it. the serial number say f0152934 amd it says made in japan. i cant seem to upload a photo since i am using a smart ohone

      It was made in Japan by FujiGen in late 2001, probably as a 2002 model. Beyond that, the serial number doesn't tell anything about the guitar. You could try looking at the list of 2002 models to see if you can find a model that matches. Otherwise, post some pics and we can try to help you ID it.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 18:20, August 15, 2018 (UTC)

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    • Mhmism wrote: I'm also trying to identify my Ibanez guitar, which I have brought today for 100 Euro. Can you please help me?

      The serial number tells us it was made in China in 2016. It looks like a GRG20Z.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 18:23, August 15, 2018 (UTC)

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    • Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it. Do you think it is a nice model and worth the price (100 euro)?

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    • thanks for the reply. i was able to identify it as an rg 7-420. im super excited because i only paid $150

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    • Mhmism wrote: Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it. Do you think it is a nice model and worth the price (100 euro)?

      I'm a bit surprised you found a GRG20Z in Europe, because as far as I am aware it was only sold by the Guitar Center chain in the US. It retailed for around US$120-130, so 100 euro would be full price, but really ANY guitar that's playable for 100 euro isn't too bad.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 03:12, August 19, 2018 (UTC)

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    • Hello. Anyone knows this one? Would also like to know the price from when it was new. It was bought in Norway about 6-8 years ago I think.

      Thanks in advance.
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    • Kokfesk wrote: Hello. Anyone knows this one? Would also like to know the price from when it was new. It was bought in Norway about 6-8 years ago I think. Thanks in advance.

      That is an SZ520QM from 2005. List price at launch in 2003 was US$600; I'll leave it to you to translate that into your local currency.

      These were great guitars with a bit of a Les Paul vibe. Maybe one of the most under rated series Ibanez has produced in the past 15-20 years. Yours has a particularly pretty top; one of the nicer ones I've seen on this model. I'm not usually a big fan of quilted maple, but that one looks great.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 16:01, August 22, 2018 (UTC)

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    • Deejayk wrote:

      Kokfesk wrote: Hello. Anyone knows this one? Would also like to know the price from when it was new. It was bought in Norway about 6-8 years ago I think. Thanks in advance.

      That is an SZ520QM from 2005. List price at launch in 2003 was US$600; I'll leave it to you to translate that into your local currency.

      These were great guitars with a bit of a Les Paul vibe. Maybe one of the most under rated series Ibanez has produced in the past 15-20 years. Yours has a particularly pretty top; one of the nicer ones I've seen on this model. I'm not usually a big fan of quilted maple, but that one looks great.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 16:01, August 22, 2018 (UTC)

      Wow, you truly know your stuff. Thanks a lot for a quick and informative answer!

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    • Hi I'm looking for someone that can help me determine what model this is. I was hoping to find it stamped on the body but no luck.
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    • Hogge10 wrote: Hi I'm looking for someone that can help me determine what model this is. I was hoping to find it stamped on the body but no luck.

      This one is a bit odd. The body, pickups and hardware suggest it's an S470FM which was made in Korea in the late 90s. But the neck appears to be from an MIJ guitar from '91, possibly from something like a 440S.

      My best guess is that someone swapped the neck somewhere along the line. The interesting thing is that a '91 MIJ neck would have a different neck joint than a late '90s MIK body. I'd be interested in seeing a pic of the neck joint. If you were to unbolt the neck you might be able to see if the screw positions are different than the original and you also might find some stamps or writing that would confirm the model.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 17:04, September 4, 2018 (UTC)

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    • So it seems we have a mistery on our hands then. I got curious so I just had to remove the neck. If you are able to figure out what's been going on with this guitar I'd be very happy to hear about it. If not, thanks for the feedback

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    • That's a Reb Beach signature RBM1 neck. That would explain the '91 SN along with the AANJ and the 22-frets.

      So I think the mystery is solved — somewhere along the line someone replaced the neck on their S470FM with a Reb Beach neck.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 19:28, September 4, 2018 (UTC)

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    • Thank you very much for that.

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    • Can anyone help me with the name or model or what this guitar would be called? I have tried to look up conn guitars and can’t realy find any that look identical.
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    • Foreman88 wrote: Can anyone help me with the name or model or what this guitar would be called?

      It's definitely not an Ibanez.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 12:56, September 26, 2018 (UTC)

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    • Hi, I just bought this guitar today for about $400. I haven't been able to find anything about the model and would love some help identifying it. I can attach more, better photos if needed.
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    • Jjjjjf35 wrote: Hi, I just bought this guitar today for about $400. I haven't been able to find anything about the model and would love some help identifying it. I can attach more, better photos if needed.

      That is an SZ520QM. Built in South Korea in May of 2003.

      These were great guitars with a bit of a Les Paul vibe. Maybe one of the most under rated series Ibanez has produced in the past 15-20 years.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 14:12, October 8, 2018 (UTC)

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    • Hi can you tell me what model is this?
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    • Filip030 wrote:

      Hi can you tell me what model is this?

      I don't know a lot about basses, but that serial number indicates it was built by Samick in South Korea in 1994. Based on that, I'm guessing it's an SR500, which you can see in the US catalog here.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 17:13, October 28, 2018 (UTC)

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    • Droz1984 wrote: Worst website ever

      Thanks for the feedback. Care to elaborate on what you dislike?

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 03:54, November 11, 2018 (UTC)

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    • Hello, could you tell me what my guitar's model is? I'm almost sure its a GRX20, but it has shark tooth inlays (It also has a flamed maple neck which is awesome) which to my knowledge they don't have. The serial number is: GS110107644 (Sorry for the bad photo quality, I took it with my webcam)
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    • Hi there, I found a guitar in my Dad's attic in a case and I did a bit of digging to try find out it's model number/value. I'm not very fluent in guitars and neither is my dad, he recieved it from a friend quite a while back. I tried my best to analyse the serial number using the wiki and got:

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      I'll include an imgur link to pictures of the guitar, any help is appreciated. https://imgur.com/a/7AUNvri

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    • Personthing915 wrote: Hello, could you tell me what my guitar's model is? I'm almost sure its a GRX20, but it has shark tooth inlays (It also has a flamed maple neck which is awesome) which to my knowledge they don't have. The serial number is: GS110107644 (Sorry for the bad photo quality, I took it with my webcam)

      Looks like a GRX20DX which is a spot model I was unaware of until I started looking into your question. I've just added it to the wiki. Yours would be an early example of this model from 2011.

      As for the figuring on the neck, any piece of maple can have figuring. Sometimes you just get lucky and get a nice looking piece.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 15:41, November 13, 2018 (UTC)

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    • Reddest wrote: Hi there, I found a guitar in my Dad's attic in a case and I did a bit of digging to try find out it's model number/value. I'm not very fluent in guitars and neither is my dad, he recieved it from a friend quite a while back. I tried my best to analyse the serial number using the wiki and got:

      Manufactured by the World Musical Instrument Co. in Incheon - W Manufactured in July - 7 Manufactured in 2006 - 6 Conesquetive Production Number - 2276 W762276 - Serial Number

      I'll include an imgur link to pictures of the guitar, any help is appreciated. https://imgur.com/a/7AUNvri

      This one is an SZ320 and you've nailed the serial number interpretation. The SZ series has sort of a Les Paul tone/vibe. They're nice guitars.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 15:47, November 13, 2018 (UTC)

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    • Thanks a lot!

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    • Hi all,

      I've inherited a Roadstar II from my late uncle and am trying to work out the date of manufacture. It's a lefty (happily so am i) with a s/n of H853047 and pics are below, using the decoder I get it to be either an 85 or an 88/98 model so am unsure how to positively date it, looks like an RS135? Can anyone help?

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    • I suspect my uncle made the scratch plate, and not sure if the pups are stock as I haven't had it open yet.. 22 feet neck too!

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    • H853047 would have been produced in August of 1985.

      I suspect you're correct that it's an RS135L with an aftermarket pickguard. That is the only lefty Roadstar I'm aware of for '85.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 17:04, December 8, 2018 (UTC)

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    • Hey DeejayK,

      Many thanks for the confirmation, glad to see I was on the right lines!

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    • Hey DeejayK,

      Tried looking for this guitar in a few catalogues in the 2010-2012. I found similar models but the inlays are different. Also I noteced the finishes that matched suggest that this is only a standard, and not a prestige.

      Can you help me identify this guitar? thinking about buying soon, second hand.

      Could this just be a standard S770PB? or is this really some prestige model?

      Thanks!
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    • Hi Rbtkt,

      I believe what we're looking at here is an S770PB body that has been bolted to a knock-off neck. The body and hardware looks legit (I've never seen a fake ZR trem), but the neck is fishy.

      A couple things in particular about the neck don't look right: 1) the "walnut" strips in the neck are too wide. I suspect these may just be painted on, 2) the inlays are not in a pattern that Ibanez has used. When they do offset dot inlays, they use smaller dots for the upper frets, not consistently sized dots the whole way up, 3) a legit Prestige would have Gotoh branded tuners, and 4) the shape of the truss rod cover and the headstock itself are a bit off.

      Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I hope that solves the mystery.  \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 14:40, January 30, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Yeh, exactly what I was thinking. THANK YOU SO MUCH for such a quick and great response!Where would we all be, without you and this website? :D

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    • Hi Deejay, you're an absolute legend! I'm trying to work out what model Ibanez I have here.

      I know it's made in Nagano, Feb 1993 but I have no Idea of the model or hardware so you think you could possibly ID this bad boy?
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      Cheers man, sweet Karma coming your way :)

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    • I couldn't find any RG's in the '93 catalogue that came in white with chrome Edge hardware. Is there a way to tell what pickups it has? What do you think it's worth?

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    • It looks like an RG570 or an RG470, but you're right about the chrome hardware not being right. I don't see any model that matches these specific specs.

      One possibility is that the hardware has been switched at some point or that someone stripped the black hardware revealing the chrome underneath. Another possibility is that it's some sort of spot model that we haven't seen before.

      I'd love to see a pic of the serial number and of the rear of the guitar if you have it. That might allow us to narrow down the model a bit more.

      As far as the pickups, they look like they could be stock, but pickups are pretty hard to identify by just looking at the tops.

      Value on this is really going to depend on condition. Even if it's some "rare" spot model no one has ever seen, that is unlikely to bump the value much, if at all. The range is probably US$200-550.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 17:07, February 17, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Thanks a bunch! It's been doing my head in trying to work out the model. I got it in '95, and spent every day of my teenage years Stafford to it without knowing it's specifics. If the previous owner stripped the black or painted the body they did a stand up job,you'd never tell.

      I should've included the S/N from the grey go, sorry its F309073. Here's the photos :)

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    • That's definitely a '93 serial number from FujiGen alright.

      The guitar is not an RG570 but a RG470 (1992–1993). Two details tell them apart: 1) a 570 would have a third small cavity cover on the back for the barrel output jack (the 470 has a surface-mounted jack instead) and 2) the 570 would have a tilt neck joint rather than the flat one you see here. Other than those two details they're basically the same guitar.

      That doesn't help explain the white finish or the chrome hardware as a '93 RG470 should have black hardware and the only colors that were in the catalog were Black, Jewel Blue and Emerald Green. I'd guess it's more likely that it was a spot model than a refinish, but I can't rule out either possibility.

      These early ones are the only RG4xx guitars that were made in Japan. Production of these moved to Korea in '94 and then later to Indonesia. The fact that these have the high-end Edge trem rather than the cheaper Korean versions make this more desirable than most 470s.

      Stock pickups would've been Ibanez V7/S1/V8s. They would've had the model screen printed on the front in white, but it's possible it could've worn off or been removed. Those are decent stock pickups, but nothing stellar.

      It looks like it's in decent shape. Should be a solid rocker.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 03:18, February 18, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Thanks heaps man, your depth of knowledge is astounding! It's real nice to put a model number to the instrument :) keep up the grand work, it's been a pleasure.

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    • Hey. Id love to get some help with this guitar i was given a few years ago. Serial is F0032378, it says made in japan in the back of the headstock and RGseries in the front by the logo. Its a seven string guitar, black color, 2 humbuckers, rosewood fretboard, bolt on neck, 2 knobs, 5 position switch,ibanez lo-trs tremolo, gotoh tuners. Thanks!
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    • Thorekz wrote: Hey. Id love to get some help with this guitar i was given a few years ago. Serial is F0032378, it says made in japan in the back of the headstock and RGseries in the front by the logo. Its a seven string guitar, ...

      That would be an RG7420 in Black Pearl.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 15:55, March 3, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Thanks a lot DeejayK! I would never figure it out by myself

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    • Hey, recently i bought this rg570 with serial number f418382, she looks like rg570mh, but my version have a sharktooth inlays (made from brass) and i think koa body (i found several models with KB prefix and its looks similar) with AANJ. What you think about it? May be its a custom order?

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    • Loyvens wrote: Hey, recently i bought this rg570 with serial number f418382, she looks like rg570mh, but my version have a sharktooth inlays (made from brass) and i think koa body (i found several models with KB prefix and its looks similar) with AANJ. What you think about it? May be its a custom order?

      I've seen this guitar before. Did you recently buy it from a seller in Russia?

      Unfortunately I don't know much about it. The consensus is that it was probably a prototype or part of a very limited run. I've never seen another like it.

      Here is an attempted translation of the markings on the neck: RG1EX neck markings

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 16:57, March 10, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Deejayk wrote:

      Loyvens wrote: Hey, recently i bought this rg570 with serial number f418382, she looks like rg570mh, but my version have a sharktooth inlays (made from brass) and i think koa body (i found several models with KB prefix and its looks similar) with AANJ. What you think about it? May be its a custom order?

      I've seen this guitar before. Did you recently buy it from a seller in Russia?

      Unfortunately I don't know much about it. The consensus is that it was probably a prototype or part of a very limited run. I've never seen another like it.

      Here is an attempted translation of the markings on the neck: RG1EX neck markings

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 16:57, March 10, 2019 (UTC)

      Yes, i bought it in Russia (i'm russian too), previous owner says, that he wrote to you, but he didnt see the neck symbols :) I wrote japanese man and he translate it : sample Tenjin BK, NAT (natural) Shiller, Brand in Chot? Shick RG Series G Series No. MIJ Transfer. I think Tenjin is ishibashi's local shop (i found some addreses and one of was in Tenjin) and i google "Ishibashi BK" and found one ibanez and squier with this words. Nat - may be "natural" because of body material (koa brown i think) the rest I do not know how to translate

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    • Yeah, that Japanese translation didn't really clarify much for me. It's certainly possible that it was a spot model made for Ishibashi, although I'm more likely to lean toward it being a prototype, just because none of the Ibanez experts I spoke to had ever seen one like it — and the gold/brass inlays make it a guitar that would seem to be pretty hard to forget.

      Whatever it is, it seems like a really cool guitar. Unfortunately the rarity probably doesn't do much to increase the value, but it's fun to own a one-off or very limited guitar.

      If you happen to find out any other information on it, I'd love it if you'd come back and share it.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 19:12, March 10, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Deejayk wrote: Yeah, that Japanese translation didn't really clarify much for me. It's certainly possible that it was a spot model made for Ishibashi, although I'm more likely to lean toward it being a prototype, just because none of the Ibanez experts I spoke to had ever seen one like it — and the gold/brass inlays make it a guitar that would seem to be pretty hard to forget.

      Whatever it is, it seems like a really cool guitar. Unfortunately the rarity probably doesn't do much to increase the value, but it's fun to own a one-off or very limited guitar.

      If you happen to find out any other information on it, I'd love it if you'd come back and share it.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 19:12, March 10, 2019 (UTC)

      I will definitely do it! Thanks for your help!

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    • Hi everybody. Can someone figure out w
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    • Looks like an SZ320. Value is probably in the $250-400 range.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 22:24, April 6, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Thank you Deejayk.

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    • Hey man. Could you possibly tell me what model my RG is? I can't seem to find any other RG model that's exactly like it. Others in the 1993 RG470 range have V7/VS/V8 pickups + model type on the headstock. I bought it brand new in Australia back in 93/94. It was one of those Bill & Ted moments where as soon as I looked at it I said,"Oh yes. It will be mine.." :D It really is an amazing guitar to play and has aged very well, even after being thrown out of a window by my crazy mother haha I replaced the original bridge & neck pickups with the Seymour Duncans as you can see.
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    • Markrogen101 wrote: Hey man. Could you possibly tell me what model my RG is? I can't seem to find any other RG model that's exactly like it. Others in the 1993 RG470 range have V7/VS/V8 pickups + model type on the headstock. I bought it brand new in Australia back in 93/94. It was one of those Bill & Ted moments where as soon as I looked at it I said,"Oh yes. It will be mine.." :D It really is an amazing guitar to play and has aged very well, even after being thrown out of a window by my crazy mother haha I replaced the original bridge & neck pickups with the Seymour Duncans as you can see.

      I'm pretty sure that's an RG470 (1992–1993). The distinctive features that differentiate the 470 from the 570 are the traditional bolt-on neck (instead of a tilt joint or All Access neck joint) and the surface mounted jack (instead of a barrel jack mounted from the rear).

      What is a bit unusual is the chrome hardware. These typically have black hardware. Maybe that was a difference for the Aussie market. As far as the model number sticker those seem to be hit and miss, so that wouldn't bother me.

      These early RG really were solid workhorses and built well. They can stand up to a lot of abuse. Hadn't heard one being thrown out a window. What floor was the window on?

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    • This thread is amazing I hope one of you could help a fellow human out. I made a recent find, super cheap very clean gio at the pawn shop. Been scouting the 2018 catalog and I cant find it listed. I went throught the entire gs line on wiki but nothing that chexks all the boxes. Chinese 2017 tapered body with edgi g blk fixtues 3 way swith.

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    • Phishfry wrote:

      ... I made a recent find, super cheap very clean gio at the pawn shop. Been scouting the 2018 catalog and I cant find it listed. I went throught the entire gs line on wiki but nothing that chexks all the boxes. Chinese 2017 tapered body with edgi g blk fixtues 3 way swith. ...

      Looks like a GRGA120. How's it play?

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 14:25, May 5, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Thank you. That is it exactly. As for the playablility really nice fat lowend tones smooth action. This gutair was supposed to be a beat up but its all I play atm.. feel is amazing

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    • Hey! Did not expect to find such amazing thread. Could you please also help identify this one? Thank you!

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      What could be this one? Thanks!

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    • Froztex wrote: ... Could you please also help identify this one?

      The serial number doesn't tell us anything except that it was built in China in August 2009. Made in China makes it likely it's a GIO model.

      The headstock appears to be RG or RX shaped. It's likely one of the GIO model's listed on this page. If you can provide some additional photos we can probably narrow it down further.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 22:10, May 9, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Could you help me identify this guitar. The flatmate before me had it left, but I know literally 0 about guitars. I cannot find a serial number as well...
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      Thanks

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    • Panos65 wrote: Could you help me identify this guitar. The flatmate before me had it left, but I know literally 0 about guitars. I cannot find a serial number as well...

      That guitar is not an Ibanez, nor any brand I'm familiar with, so I'm afraid I can't help you.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 21:51, May 19, 2019 (UTC)

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    • I bought today a really strange guitar for 50$. Its really used-up white RG Ibanez, but there is no sings of serial number or something. It has some holes - looks like previous owner tried to install tune-o-matic. Is it some chinese rip-off?

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    • Lintari wrote: I bought today a really strange guitar for 50$. Its really used-up white RG Ibanez, but there is no sings of serial number or something. It has some holes - looks like previous owner tried to install tune-o-matic. Is it some chinese rip-off?

      I hate to say it, but I think your intuition is right — this looks like a knock-off. Several things aren't right starting with the shape of the headstock, the headstock logo, the trem, and the neck joint. At least it was cheap.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 14:28, May 24, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Deejayk wrote:

      I hate to say it, but I think your intuition is right — this looks like a knock-off. Several things aren't right starting with the shape of the headstock, the headstock logo, the trem, and the neck joint. At least it was cheap.

      Yeah, I was searching cheap guitar to disassemble and it was the cheapest. Nothing to worry about, I'm really glad that its knock-off. Easier for me to disassemble it without any thoughts, that i'm killing some nice guitar. Thank you very much. I would tell if i find something interesting inside.

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    • Got a bit of a mystery on my hands too :)

      Bought this guitar off a friend din the early 90's, now Im going to sell it to get other gear but I cant figure out what it is! its an RG140 according to the headstock but the term says otherwise with a TRT-1 which only came on the RG340! Is its a custom job done after the fact? Some kind of factory mod? :)

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    • Gamegoof wrote: Got a bit of a mystery on my hands too :)

      Bought this guitar off a friend din the early 90's, now Im going to sell it to get other gear but I cant figure out what it is! its an RG140 according to the headstock but the term says otherwise with a TRT-1 which only came on the RG340! Is its a custom job done after the fact? Some kind of factory mod? :)

      https://imgur.com/a/8fVn43V

      Since the trem rout looks stock, I'd say it's an RG340.

      Why it has an RG140 sticker on the headstock, I can't tell you. Most likely they just pasted the wrong sticker on at the factory. I don't think it's a case of someone pairing an RG140 neck with an RG340 body after the fact since the neck has the locking nut and doesn't appear to have been modified.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 21:10, June 6, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Dear god that just opens up a can of worms! Wrong sticker?? lol

      I showed it to my local shop and they seem to think it was an ok after-market retro job on the RG140, inside the trem routed area the paint doesnt match and a few other hints they said... I think ill ask 150$ range and itll probably sell pretty quick. Thanks!

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    • I would be pretty surprised if that trem cavity wasn't like that from the factory. In your photos the paint looks to match minus the effects of light and elements over the years since it's most likely been under the cover most of the time. I haven't seen many aftermarket modifications that so closely mimic the factory rout shape.

      The value really isn't going to be much different whether it's an RG140 an RG340 or something in between. $150 seems like a fair price for all involved. Good luck with the sale.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 13:10, June 7, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Hey, would anyone be able to tell me what model this guitar is? Picked it up in 2007, only played minimally for about 6 months. It has mother of pearl sharks teeth. Fyi I've looked in the catalogue for 2006 and 2007, I'm not seeing any GIO models that look the same, they're either missing the mother of pearl or the bridge is black instead of silver. Wondering what it might be worth.

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      Hi Deejayk or anyone who might be able to help! Would you be able to help me identify my Ibanez guitar? Its an RG series with the serial number F0126620. Thanks, Robin
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    • EK989 wrote: Hey, would anyone be able to tell me what model this guitar is? Picked it up in 2007, only played minimally for about 6 months. It has mother of pearl sharks teeth. Fyi I've looked in the catalogue for 2006 and 2007, I'm not seeing any GIO models that look the same, they're either missing the mother of pearl or the bridge is black instead of silver. Wondering what it might be worth.

      That's got to be a GRG170DX. As a GIO model, I'm a bit surprised it would have mother of pearl rather than just white acrylic inlays, but there's no other model with that bridge and pickup layout from '07 (which the serial number indicates this guitar is from).

      Here's a catalog.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 15:07, June 8, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Wickens89 wrote: Hi Deejayk or anyone who might be able to help! Would you be able to help me identify my Ibanez guitar? Its an RG series with the serial number F0126620. Thanks, Robin

      Hi Robin,

      Your guitar is an RG550 from 2001.

      Here's a catalog from that year.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 15:14, June 8, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Hello! Can u help me identify this model please? And what price is it?
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    • That is an RGA series Prestige model from 2008. Unfortunately, your photo is too dark to determine which particular model. It's either an RGA121, an RGA121H or and RGA321F. The primary differences between these three models are the type of wood used for the body and the finishes.

      Value is going to be dependent on condition and your local market, but I'd put it in a range of US$600–1000.

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    • Please could you help me identify this Ibanez? Serial number 00819a

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    • Scottmatthews17 wrote: Please could you help me identify this Ibanez? Serial number 00819a

      That is an RG870Z in Laser Blue. The serial number indicates it was built in 2010, which would make it one of the first guitars produced for the Premium line.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 15:47, June 26, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Thank you pal. That’s ace 🤘

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    • Hi there!

      Could you please help me find out what model guitar this Ibanez is? Thank you so much!

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    • This guitar is an SX72 which was built as part of the Masa series of acoustics. The SX72 was made between 2002 and 2009; this particular example comes from 2006.

      Here is a catalog page showing the 2006 SX72.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 15:38, June 30, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Wow, thank you so so much @Deejayk! You´re truly amazing.

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    • I have an ibanez and would like to know its value

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    • Pfraser wrote: I have an ibanez and would like to know its value

      Feel free to post some photos and a description here and I'll be happy to help you if I can.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 13:38, July 11, 2019 (UTC)

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    • My frd ask me what model it is and i cant figure it. Please help

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    • Shunhokk wrote: My frd ask me what model it is and i cant figure it. Please help

      This one is an ART100DX. This particular guitar was made in December 2011 as a 2012 model.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 16:28, July 11, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Hello there. I have an Ibanez electric guitar that I bought some time ago (probably around 2003-2005) and I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out what model it was and about what it's worth. It's been sitting around in the closet for years and deserves a new home where someone will appreciate it.
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      If I'm reading the serial number right, It was made in March of 2004. Can someone verify this please?

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    • Artofcamelot wrote: Hello there. I have an Ibanez electric guitar that I bought some time ago (probably around 2003-2005) and I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out what model it was and about what it's worth. It's been sitting around in the closet for years and deserves a new home where someone will appreciate it.

      If I'm reading the serial number right, It was made in March of 2004. Can someone verify this please?

      You nailed it on both counts! As to value, I'd put it at around $200-350 based on condition.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 02:21, July 16, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Sounds good. Thanks for the quick reply.

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    • Hello. Could anyone tell me what model of GIO is this one? Serial nb - GS 17 01 09020. According to the 2017 US Catalog, it looks like GRGA 120 JB, but with the shark teeth on the neck and reversed head

      Also, what is the diameter of the tremolo bar thread (I believe this should be standard bridge or T106) - 5mm or 6mm?

      Thanks so much.

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    • Romants wrote: Hello. Could anyone tell me what model of GIO is this one? Serial nb - GS 17 01 09020. According to the 2017 US Catalog, it looks like GRGA 120 JB, but with the shark teeth on the neck and reversed head

      That is a GRGR120EX.

      Romants wrote:Also, what is the diameter of the tremolo bar thread (I believe this should be standard bridge or T106) - 5mm or 6mm?

      I'm not sure the diameter of the bar on these. The part number of the bar is 2TR2YBC002, if that helps.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 13:27, July 22, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Deejayk wrote:

      Romants wrote: Hello. Could anyone tell me what model of GIO is this one? Serial nb - GS 17 01 09020. According to the 2017 US Catalog, it looks like GRGA 120 JB, but with the shark teeth on the neck and reversed head

      That is a GRGR120EX.

      Romants wrote:Also, what is the diameter of the tremolo bar thread (I believe this should be standard bridge or T106) - 5mm or 6mm?

      I'm not sure the diameter of the bar on these. The part number of the bar is 2TR2YBC002, if that helps.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 13:27, July 22, 2019 (UTC)

      Thank you so much, Deejayk!

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    • Please help me.What kind of guitar is this?I want to know how much is it.


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    • Vlasoo wrote: Please help me.What kind of guitar is this?I want to know how much is it.

      Looks like a Teisco Strat copy of some sort. I'm no expert on these old Teiscos, but I'd be surprised if it's worth more than a couple hundred dollars.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 00:40, July 28, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Hello. Could you please help me to identify the model of this guitar? Would like to know the second hand value of it. Thanks a million!

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    • Cth44 wrote: Hello. Could you please help me to identify the model of this guitar? Would like to know the second hand value of it. Thanks a million!

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      That is a GRG170DX from 2007 (made in late 2006). Value is highly dependent on the condition of the guitar and local market conditions, but in general for a GIO of this age I'd say it tops out around US$100.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 14:33, August 8, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Hello,

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      I bought an Ibanez guitar in the beginning of 2000 in Luxembourg (Europe). On the receipt, the model is marked as RG 545 LTD. Or I can't find a guitar with that model number on this site. Can you help me identify what guitarmodel it is and what it is worth (roughly) today?

      From the serial number (F9754288) I found out that it was produced in 1997 in Japan. The headstock is reversed and in one piece and with the shark tooth inlays and it has a HSH pick up combination and no pickguard and a floyd rose tremolo. The colour is not black, but a very very dark blue.

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    • Apinty wrote: Hello,

      I bought an Ibanez guitar in the beginning of 2000 in Luxembourg (Europe). On the receipt, the model is marked as RG 545 LTD. Or I can't find a guitar with that model number on this site. Can you help me identify what guitarmodel it is and what it is worth (roughly) today?

      From the serial number (F9754288) I found out that it was produced in 1997 in Japan. The headstock is reversed and in one piece and with the shark tooth inlays and it has a HSH pick up combination and no pickguard and a floyd rose tremolo. The colour is not black, but a very very dark blue.

      I can't tell definitively from this pic, but this sounds/looks like a RGR570. The serial number indicates yours was made in late 1997 (could be considered a '98 model).

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 15:27, August 17, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Hello,

      thanks a lot for the info! I searched a bit on the RGR570, but thr pickups look somewhat different on mine : there is no case around them. So I looked for other RGR models from 1998 and came across the RGR480 (https://ibanez.fandom.com/wiki/RGR480) where the first picture looks exactly like mine. What Infos (weight?, length of fretboard?, etc.) can possibly help to find out the model and estimate more or less the value?

      Here is the photo in better quality:

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    • I have japanese Ibanez H830139 from august 1983, with V7 and V8 double pickups and one single and floyd What I have, model, and how much worth in 8/10 condition?

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    • Apinty wrote: Hello,

      thanks a lot for the info! I searched a bit on the RGR570, but thr pickups look somewhat different on mine : there is no case around them. So I looked for other RGR models from 1998 and came across the RGR480 (https://ibanez.fandom.com/wiki/RGR480) where the first picture looks exactly like mine. What Infos (weight?, length of fretboard?, etc.) can possibly help to find out the model and estimate more or less the value?

      Here is the photo in better quality:

      I think you're right that it's more likely your guitar is an RGR480.

      In terms of specs it would have the same 25½" scale neck as most other RGs. Weight is probably going to be a bit heavier than most due to the Resoncast (essentially MDF) body Primary differences from the RGR570 include the 1-piece neck with a slightly thicker profile and the Resoncast.

      In terms of value, I'd say it would be in the US$250–450 range. It's a fairly rare model and revheads are sought after so those factors might help a bit. Your local market is also going to play a role in the valuation; my estimate is based on the US market.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 03:53, August 26, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Borkow124 wrote: I have japanese Ibanez H830139 from august 1983, with V7 and V8 double pickups and one single and floyd What I have, model, and how much worth in 8/10 condition?

      I'm not aware of an '83 model with an HSH pickup configuration or with V7/V8 pickups. If you could share some photos that might help with the identification.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 03:56, August 26, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Thank you so much for the infos!!!! That helps a lot! :-)

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    • Hshshhd99


      Does anyone know the model of this ibanez? It has 22 frets, gotoh auto tuners and HSS pickups. According to serial decoder it is made in japan built 1992. I am planning to buy it for 125 dollars. It is worth it for pre loved item? Still in good condition, but still i want to know thr name of the model. Thanks guys.

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    • Juanmateohyenas wrote: Does anyone know the model of this ibanez? It has 22 frets, gotoh auto tuners and HSS pickups. According to serial decoder it is made in japan built 1992. I am planning to buy it for 125 dollars. It is worth it for pre loved item? Still in good condition, but still i want to know thr name of the model. Thanks guys.

      Looks like an EX140 (1991–1993, plywood body) although those were made in Korea, so I'm not sure why it would have a Japanese serial number. Perhaps someone swapped the neck from an S series or something.

      In terms of value, any Ibanez guitar that plays good is worth $125. But that would be about the top end you could expect to get for this guitar.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 05:05, August 29, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Yes I had searched ex140 before but the japan is very suspicious. Do you think the neck and body is still legit and not copy? Or should i just go for those gio series made in china?

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    • Both the body and neck look legit, I just don't think they started out life together. If you have a chance to inspect the guitar pay close attention to the neck joint to make sure the fit is good and there is no slop.

      As long as the guitar plays well, I'd probably choose this one over a current generation GIO.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 13:33, August 29, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Hey guys, can you help me identify my guitar? [Pics on imgur]

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    • Lieuxst wrote: Hey guys, can you help me identify my guitar? [Pics on imgur]

      I can't really discern from your images what the color is, but that guitar is either an SZ320 (if it's black) or an SZ320MH (if it's dark red) from 2006.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 16:20, September 9, 2019 (UTC)

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    • hey can you help me identify an Ibanez Bass I don't have pictures but it says on the backplate Made in Korea the serial code is 9207284. Its a 5-string "P" bass Ibanez EX series. I guess its from the 90'? But don't know the right model and don't know from what wood it's made.

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    • Luskow wrote: hey can you help me identify an Ibanez Bass I don't have pictures but it says on the backplate Made in Korea the serial code is 9207284. Its a 5-string "P" bass Ibanez EX series. I guess its from the 90'? But don't know the right model and don't know from what wood it's made.

      Without photos and without knowing where in the world you are it's going to be VERY hard to make a definitive identification. But based on the information you provided my guess is that it might be an EX404.

      Does it look similar to the images in this catalog?

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 18:02, October 3, 2019 (UTC)

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    • YES!!It's EX445...THANKS!!

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    • Hi!

      Can you help med identify this guitar? I bought it sex years ago and it is possible that the previous owner changed the pickups. The reason for suspecting that the pickups are changed is that when I bought it, the wiring was very strange.

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    • CarSand wrote:

      Can you help med identify this guitar? I bought it sex years ago and it is possible that the previous owner changed the pickups. The reason for suspecting that the pickups are changed is that when I bought it, the wiring was very strange.

      This looks like an RG7420.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 16:33, January 19, 2020 (UTC)

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    • Awesome! Thanks a lot!

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    • what model Ibanez have numbers H830139

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    • Borkow124 wrote: what model Ibanez have numbers H830139

      I'm assuming the number you're looking at is a serial number rather than a model number. That SN would indicate a guitar that was built in August of 1983.

      Unfortunately, serial numbers don't provide any information about the particular model, but odds are that the guitar you're looking at appears on the 1983 portal page.

      If you can provide some photos we can help you narrow it down further.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 17:28, January 21, 2020 (UTC)

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    • Hi, I have an RG series guitar which the serial number is “f0210630”. I checked that it is made in Japan at 2002. If it has V7/S1/V8 pickup (like dark blue color?), do you know which model it is? Thanks.

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    • Here I attached the photos. Please help.

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    • My guess: https://ibanez.fandom.com/wiki/RG470_(1998%E2%80%932004) RG470 has one piece neck according to description. Look at the back of the neck to confirm if this is so for your guitar.

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    • Tipiay wrote: My guess: https://ibanez.fandom.com/wiki/RG470_(1998%E2%80%932004) RG470 has one piece neck according to description. Look at the back of the neck to confirm if this is so for your guitar.

      I'm pretty sure that Tipiay is right on here.

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    • Hi Tipiay and Deejayk, is it a one piece neck? Thanks.

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    • Albert.rubbish wrote: Hi Tipiay and Deejayk, is it a one piece neck? Thanks.

      It sure is. That is definitely an RG470 and I believe that finish is Smoke Green.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 20:43, March 7, 2020 (UTC)

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    • Hi Deejayk, thank you!!

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    • I have an Ibanez J.S. Series That I purchased new in 1998. At the time I didn’t realize there were so many different ones. Can someone help me figure out which one this is? The number at the top of the neck is: CE F98 40369 The plate at the bottom of the neck is: 006288 Most of the JS Series has the model number at the top of the neck, this does not. Any help will be appreciated.

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    • My guess: Fits the description of a JS1000, except for a missing fretboard dot at 21st fret. Well on a closer look the inlay might have been there. Serial Number F9840369 Production year: September 1998 serial: 40369 (factory: FugjiGen Gakki, Japan) https://ibanez.fandom.com/wiki/Ibanez_serial_numbers -> lookup the year and the goto https://ibanez.fandom.com/wiki/Portal:1998#Alphabetical_list_of_all_142_models_produced_in_1998 and look at the JS models. The JS1000 matches well as it has Lo-Pro_Edge bridge and the inlay pattern that matches. There are probably systematic ways ... but this is most amusing :-)

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    • Thank you Tipiay, I examined my guitar and it does have a dot at the 21st fret, because of the lighting you can’s see it. The volume and tone knobs pull up also, I am not sure if the JS100 did that. I am pretty sure that you are correct, It’s a JS1000. It is in pristine condition, I have taken excellent care of it. I was curious last November what series it was and how much it was worth so I brought it to Guitar Center. They tried convincing me that it was a JS100 and I told them that when I bought it brand new I paid a lot of money for it. They offered me $450 and I told them no and they tried everything they could to sell it to them except offer me more money. Any idea how much this thing is worth? Thanks for your help! Thanks, Chris

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    • It's definitely a JS1000 since it was made in Japan. The JS100 was made in Korea or Indonesia.

      The $450 offer GC quoted you tells me they knew it wasn't a JS100, since those go for about that (or less) in the used market. GC typically doesn't buy a guitar unless they think they can double their money on it.

      A JS1000 will sell in the US$500–1000 range depending on condition.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 15:05, April 22, 2020 (UTC)

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    • Thanks Deejayk, my thoughts exactly. I just sold mine on Reverb for $800.00. I figured that was right in line with what it is worth. It sold within 36 hours. Thanks for all your help! Here is a photo of mine as I was getting ready to put it up for sale.
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    • Hi, my name is Erman. My guitar's serial number is f0711024. As I find out serial number means it is manufactured by FujiGen Gakki in Nagano Japan in 2007. My guess it is a RG prestige 2550 but 3550 also looks something like that. Can you tell the exact model of my guitar and approximately how much does it worth? That is an amazing thread btw. Thanks for your help.
      IMG 6803
      IMG 6805
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      IMG 6807
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    • Erman56 wrote: Hi, my name is Erman. My guitar's serial number is f0711024. As I find out serial number means it is manufactured by FujiGen Gakki in Nagano Japan in 2007. My guess it is a RG prestige 2550 but 3550 also looks something like that. Can you tell the exact model of my guitar and approximately how much does it worth? That is an amazing thread btw. Thanks for your help.

      Your guitar is a RG2550E. You've interpreted the serial number correctly; it was made in 2007.

      Value is going to depend on a lot of factors, especially condition and your local market, but somewhere around the US$550–800 range.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 23:05, June 5, 2020 (UTC)

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    • That’s great! Thanks for the quick reply 🙏

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    • Hey Deejayk,

      First of all, thanks in advance for helping out - amazing knowledge you have on guitars. I was going through a bunch of my stuff and pulled out a guitar I bought about 15 years ago. It has a number on the back "S07042683" but that doesn't lead to anything about the guitar in a quick search. Do you happen to know what model this guitar is and what it would have sold for?

      IMG 20200612 121855
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    • Rbhowsden wrote: Hey Deejayk,

      First of all, thanks in advance for helping out - amazing knowledge you have on guitars. I was going through a bunch of my stuff and pulled out a guitar I bought about 15 years ago. It has a number on the back "S07042683" but that doesn't lead to anything about the guitar in a quick search. Do you happen to know what model this guitar is and what it would have sold for?

      That is an ADC120. It was part of the very short lived Arondite series of guitars. These were made in China and they were entry-level+ guitars. I think they would've sold for around US$300 new.

      They didn't make a whole bunch of them, but they're not all that collectible or valuable, mostly because they're kinda weird and no one knows what they are.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 19:56, June 12, 2020 (UTC)

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    • Hi guys, could you tell me why this guitar has Gio sign while
      20200610 194804
      20200610 194816
      its RG-270
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    • RoMi4s wrote: Hi guys, could you tell me why this guitar has Gio sign while its RG-270

      I've seen other guitars from this era with the same thing. I've seen instances of models with GRG model names but without the GIO headstock logo as well as the opposite like yours.

      Since around 2004 they're pretty consistent, but prior to that it was a bit hit and miss. No reason to think your guitar isn't legit or anything like that.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 23:29, June 14, 2020 (UTC)

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    • Hey Deejay,

      I am trying to figure out what the model of my Ibanez Prestige is. Below are the serial and front view of the guitar. Thank you so much, in advance!!

      Ibanez1

      Serial

      Ibanez23

      Front View

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    • Robdf23 wrote: Hey Deejay,

      I am trying to figure out what the model of my Ibanez Prestige is. Below are the serial and front view of the guitar. Thank you so much, in advance!!

      Hi Robdf23,

      Your guitar is an RG652FX. Very solid machine.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 02:08, June 17, 2020 (UTC)

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    • Deejayk wrote:

      Robdf23 wrote: Hey Deejay,

      I am trying to figure out what the model of my Ibanez Prestige is. Below are the serial and front view of the guitar. Thank you so much, in advance!!

      Hi Robdf23,

      Your guitar is an RG652FX. Very solid machine.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 02:08, June 17, 2020 (UTC)

      Thank you so much!!

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    • I can't for the life of me figure out what model this is. I got vague ideas what year it's from (80s-90s maybe), but I can't find anything in catalogs that looks like this. The paint was original blue ish satin coloured when I got it second hand in 2004, didn't pay a dime for it. The paint was broken and ugly, so I sanded it down to reveal the wood. Electronics have been removed as I'm considering putting EMGs in it. The Bridge sports an original Floyd Rose that's been dissasembled for cleaning.

      Serial Number at the Head: F751485, made in Japan Backplate: 801844

      Any information will be appreciated :)

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    • Beinhardmusic wrote: I can't for the life of me figure out what model this is. I got vague ideas what year it's from (80s-90s maybe), but I can't find anything in catalogs that looks like this. The paint was original blue ish satin coloured when I got it second hand in 2004, didn't pay a dime for it. The paint was broken and ugly, so I sanded it down to reveal the wood. Electronics have been removed as I'm considering putting EMGs in it. The Bridge sports an original Floyd Rose that's been dissasembled for cleaning.

      Serial Number at the Head: F751485, made in Japan Backplate: 801844

      Any information will be appreciated :)

      That serial number indicates your guitar was likely made in 1988, although it could be from 1987 or even 1989. The second character (7) indicates 1987, but they must've printed way more "F7..." stickers than they needed because they used them all through 1988 and even into the beginning of '89. The rest of the SN is the production number and based on the fact it's over 50,000 is how we can guess that this guitar was probably from '88. I've seen all kinds of exceptions though, so all we can say for certain is that it was made somewhere between '87 and '89 in Japan by FujiGen Gakki (which is what the "F" stands for).

      Looks to me like it's an RG570, but with her being all naked like that, it's hard to say for certain. That is certainly by far the most likely case, though. If you can share photos of the back of the body and the tremolo I could probably be sure.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 18:17, June 19, 2020 (UTC)

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    • Gidday, HSS would have me say it’s a 560, although the trem should be an original Edge not a Floyd Rose, I’m pretty sure they have different trem post spacing.

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    • Thatdeanguy wrote: Gidday, HSS would have me say it’s a 560, although the trem should be an original Edge not a Floyd Rose, I’m pretty sure they have different trem post spacing.

      Good catch! I overlooked the neck pickup rout. Certainly this is an RG560.

      As for the tremolo, yes, the original would've been an Edge. However, I believe that an OFR is a direct drop-in replacement for an Edge. Why you'd want to do that, I don't know because IMO the Edge is a better trem. Other possibility is that the trem actually IS an Edge, which would be stamped "Licensed from Floyd Rose", which may cause a person to mistake it for an OFR.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 17:19, June 21, 2020 (UTC)

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    • Hello, I picked up
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      this guitar on B-Stock about 10-12 years ago, no idea how much it's worth, following the serial number nothing seams to tell me what model it is. Would appreciate any help.

      SA (S4?) Series J081253675

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    • Hazzawazza21 wrote:

      Hello, I picked up
      IMG 4710
      this guitar on B-Stock about 10-12 years ago, no idea how much it's worth, following the serial number nothing seams to tell me what model it is. Would appreciate any help.

      SA (S4?) Series J081253675

      That is an SAS32EX made in December 2008.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 16:53, July 2, 2020 (UTC)

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