So I picked this up about 3 weeks ago, and it needed the pickups rewired and a complete set up, so my tech (steve Morrill) set it up for me , took down the finish on the back of the neck , gunstock oiled it,shimmed the neck, leveled a couple of high frets, and swapped the trem arm for an OFR.
1999 RG7CT # 01 (the first one of the run of 24?)
Pretty sweet Ibby, I had my eye out for one of these for a while but the timing was never right, but this time it was so I grabbed it.
The main thing I did not like about my 8527 was that the frets were vey low.
the frets on this one feel very similar to a 7620 (that's more like it)
and the flame on this is much nicer than the one on my old 8527
My Rico jr. 7 finally arrived on Friday. (after 10 months)
It did not dissapoint.
beautiful craftsmanship, perfect fret work
I went with the black hardware and a Crunchlab/Liquifire combo in it.
it's got a 20 radius (very flat) fret board, it kind of threw me at first but after 2 days 'm already used to it and I'm really liking it.
His neck profile is insanely comfortable, it's rounder than an ibby 7 but it feels "thinner" ?? it's hard to explain, but it's really comfortable
and I find myself playing things I find difficult to play on other 7's much easier on this one.
all mahogany (wings and neck )
quilted maple top
blood red (it looks darker in person)
6100 fret wire
bound neck and HS.
pull tap on the volume
Bernies new 2/5 Headstock
my camera died on me so I only have a couple of pics right now.
(shitty ones at that)
I think I'm finally all set for 7's.
Holy shit dude those are awesome. Post more pics now!