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Mschertz
#1 Posted : 5/2/2017 1:28:14 PM

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I have an Ibanez guitar, and based on the serial number I can see that it was made in Japan in 2004, but I cannot find a model number. I looked through the catalogs at Ibanezrocks.com but I was not able to tell for sure what it is. Maby an SG model of some sort? Does anyone have a good idea of what it might be based on the pictures?

https://goo.gl/photos/BuZtKBbjc3iJ7V7y7
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#2 Posted : 5/2/2017 4:35:44 PM
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This is actually a 1990 model! When looking at Japanese Serial numbers, the last 5 digits are usually the production numbers and don't have a date in them.

F[Y][Y][#][#][#][#][#] - This has 5 digits at the end and uses 2 digits for the year
F[Y][#][#][#][#][#] - This also has 5 digits at the end, and only uses that 1 number for the year.

Your guitar was a 1990 model and I believe it is the RG570FM in Transparent Blue(TB):
http://www.ibanez.com/an...p?cat_id=191&now=13

Starting in the early 90s(92 or 93). Ibanez switched almost all their models over to the All Access Neck Joint and stopped using the square heel with that rectangular neck plate. So a guitar made in 2004 would almost always have this rounded neck joint.

Hope this helps!
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#3 Posted : 5/2/2017 5:20:21 PM

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Thanks Bill, I was translated the serial number incorrectly.

I guess this one has quite a bit more history then I expected. Thanks for the great info. Hopefully I didnt get taken for a ride on the price, but it plays well and feels quite solid.
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#4 Posted : 5/2/2017 6:39:31 PM
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According to eBay's sold listings, the RG570(without the flamed maple you have) seem to sell between $300 and $500 on a regular basis. I'd say it is fair to expect a $400-$500 used selling price for yours since it has the flamed maple top and is a little harder to find. Its possible it could be worth as much as $600 or $700, if you find the right buyer looking to collect less common Ibanez guitars.

Hope this helps!
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#5 Posted : 5/2/2017 7:20:10 PM

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Sounds like I got a good deal then.

Couldnt be happier.
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