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post Feb 10 2009, 11:51 PM
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i went on a little trip between music stores in israel and they dont have almost any lefty guitars so my question is would it be ok to order a gutiar online that i never got to use before?
and what do i need to now about costs and shipping of ordering such a thing?
(im thinking about an ibanez rg1570)


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post Feb 11 2009, 12:05 AM
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I wouldn't recommend buying something you haven't played before...I know it's hard for leftys but I would at least take the rigfht handed version of the RG1570 and play it upside down - just to get the feeling you know?

If you're sure you want it, then go for it! It's a good quality guitar (only the pickups aren't the best...). Normally stores send guitars for that price for free or are you ordering from a store in another country?


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post Feb 11 2009, 12:46 AM
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Well if you don't have any other options, its ok to order online..But as Zakk suggested it would be wise to try out the right handed version first of the instrument you want..Or ask someone to play it for you..Guitar you order will sound almost the "same" as that one, so listen to how it sounds...Its a little gamble but good quality manufactures have good quality control and guitar they send you should be by standard...Of course there are no two same sounding instruments..Regarding ordering, check how the guitar will be sent to you (Fedex , DHL ??), and if its from another country you will have to pay import taxes etc...This store is great if you are ordering from overseas...They even do inspection and initial setup of the instrument for you: http://www.sweetwater.com/


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post Feb 11 2009, 02:24 AM
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As Zakk suggested, take a right handed guitar and try it out at least. This is something that you should really do before buying. At least check out how it sounds, and how it is built, and then if you like it, buy it.


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post Feb 11 2009, 03:53 AM
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I would never buy guitar online unless I tested it first in the store that delivers it !
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post Feb 11 2009, 06:57 AM
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If you have a guitar that you like the feel of now... call Sweetwater or some of the companies that have good customer service and ship online,and explain that you don't have many options for trying out guitars where you live. can they recomend (based on what you have and like) the RG 1570 or other guitars that might be similar to what you like.. the feel of the neck is important. Pick ups and bridges can be swapped out and you can hot-rod the guitar over time to your exact preferences. The feel of the neck and the weight of the guitar though... you're kinda stuck with that... unless you shop for necks down the road. cool.gif

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post Feb 11 2009, 10:31 AM
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You should at least have played an Ibanez RG before. And like the feel of it I think it's reasonable to order and pray. Many onlineshops allow you to send back stuff you don't like it. So I think if you've played a similar guitar already (like another RG), and listened to sound samples and looked at pictures online then I'd say go for it. You can still adjust the sound a bit by changing the PU's. But you need to love the look and feel of it.

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