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  1. #1

    Join Date: Nov 2010
    Location: Pittsburgh
    ME: Ibanez Prestige 1527
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    RBM1 neck pocket cracks


    What do you guys thinks of the cracks in the neck pocket of this? I've always wanted one one these. Although I really want the one with the koa top but I never see those for sale. What do you think is a good price for it in its current condition?

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    MB: Cascade Dish Detergent
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    Neck pocket crack doesn't look like a structural issue. Finish cracks in that area are really common and the one on the treble side (uglier of the two) just looks like the paint is pull up at that seam.

    That said, I don't know what these go for but they're definitely rare. If the reserve isn't too much higher, I say score.
    Argbadh - RHLCİ

  3. #3

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Faribault, MN
    ME: Charvel MetalCaster
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    Those neck joints are prone to cracking finish. Almost every Ibby I have ever owned has the same cracks, at least on the bass side of the neck. They are usually just finish cracks from the wood flexing because it it thinner there.

    Since it is mahogany I would worry about it less, but if he is shipping without a case, I would worry about them getting worse or other damage. The idea of not shipping in a case freaks me out usually. Especially on a fairly rare guitar like this one.

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