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a bit bummed but good deal i suppose

Blue4Now

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I received the first guitar I have ever ordered sight unseen on line. Bought from a well known reputable on-line seller of used guitars. I had been looking for a nice Ibanez RG made in Japan and did not want to spend a lot on it. Found a nice RG460 made in Japan, in a very cool finish (called new penny), all original and described as having a few finish rubs which had been color matched and touched up. Paid $350 and got it shipped next day UPS at no chaege to me.

Got it yesturday and there were more that what I would describe as a few finish "rubs." Quite a few (fortunately only on the back) but they were color matched quite well and in reality are not that noticeable.

On the good side the guitar was packed and shipped very well and was set up very well prior to shipping. I keep my guitars in pretty nice shape and I guess I was expecting fewer finish issues on this guitar, but I do hear that these RG's are very suseptible to paint chips and it does play and sound great. The guitar, other than these finish isssues, looks like it was never actually played, just knocked around perhaps.

I guess in the end I am satisfied but will probably not buy sight unseen again. Maybe I am just picky. I know most people would not be bothered by theses finish issues especialy given the price i paid.

Just though I would share my first on line guitar purchase after having been in the game for 10 years or so.
 
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Buckeyedog

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Chalk it up to mojo on that guitar and that you wont' be afraid to ding it because it already is!! Sounds like you got a decent deal, so just play it, rock it and enjoy! Consider it a lesson learned for you, but count your blessings because many of us have learned much more "expensive" lessons over the years.
 

jetsnation

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I received the first guitar I have ever ordered sight unseen on line. Bought from a well known reputable on-line seller of used guitars. I had been looking for a nice Ibanez RG made in Japan and did not want to spend a lot on it. Found a nice RG460 made in Japan, in a very cool finish (called new penny), all original and described as having a few finish rubs which had been color matched and touched up. Paid $350 and got it shipped next day UPS at no chaege to me.

Got it yesturday and there were more that what I would describe as a few finish "rubs." Quite a few (fortunately only on the back) but they were color matched quite well and in reality are not that noticeable.

On the good side the guitar was packed and shipped very well and was set up very well prior to shipping. I keep my guitars in pretty nice shape and I guess I was expecting fewer finish issues on this guitar, but I do hear that these RG's are very suseptible to paint chips and it does play and sound great. The guitar, other than these finish isssues, looks like it was never actually played, just knocked around perhaps.

I guess in the end I am satisfied but will probably not buy sight unseen again. Maybe I am just picky. I know most people would not be bothered by theses finish issues especialy given the price i paid.

Just though I would share my first on line guitar purchase after having been in the game for 10 years or so.
Some people can't get past that stuff and their eyes always go right to
the scratches. If you think you're one of these people, I'd send it right back.
 

dspellman

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If you're wading into the used market, there are going to be lessons learned, some with difficulty. One lesson is to ask for good, sharp photographs of any potential trouble spots.
 

Blue4Now

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Some people can't get past that stuff and their eyes always go right to
the scratches. If you think you're one of these people, I'd send it right back.
I am fine with it. Plays and sounds just as I had wanted so that's whats most important to me. I now realize these RG's with the sharp edges just chip easily. That's cool. i am now officially OK with my mojo'd RG.

Chalk it up to mojo on that guitar and that you wont' be afraid to ding it because it already is!! Sounds like you got a decent deal, so just play it, rock it and enjoy! Consider it a lesson learned for you, but count your blessings because many of us have learned much more "expensive" lessons over the years.
Agreed!!
 

Blue4Now

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will post pics tonight. it is a killer looking guitar and the finish is a very cool color
 

GreenKnight18

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While I can't convince myself to get a new 'relic'd' guitar, I don't mind guitars that are scuffed up a bit--as long as there are no breaks and big repairs. It (usually) means they've been played, and one does not have to be too paranoid about any new marks that will likely happen with those pointy horns. Rock on!
 

Balance

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While I can't convince myself to get a new 'relic'd' guitar, I don't mind guitars that are scuffed up a bit--as long as there are no breaks and big repairs. It (usually) means they've been played,
It also indicates that they're the ones the owners have enjoyed playing, and that's all to the good.
 




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