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« Reply #60 on: December 30, 2012, 09:53:23 AM »

Does anyone one what generation the tortoise pickguard was offered? Does anyone know if it's still offered?

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« Reply #61 on: December 30, 2012, 06:41:23 PM »

Interesting guitar!!! Looks like a bit of a hybrid between gen 5 & 6
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« Reply #62 on: December 30, 2012, 07:47:52 PM »

Interesting guitar!!! Looks like a bit of a hybrid between gen 5 & 6

That's what I was thinking. Klusons, new shaped pickguard and perhaps generation 5 knob placement? No doubt the RS-2 has gone through a lot of growing pains before reaching it's current state.
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« Reply #63 on: December 30, 2012, 08:24:58 PM »

Here are pics of one I bought off Ebay.  I do not know if it is Gen 3 or 4.  I looks satin white to me but maybe it is TV yellow.





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Interesting ... an RS-2 with no neck binding (or a dark binding). I think I've seen a couple of these (the single pickup model with tort guard above being another), but most of them have the standard ivoriod binding like the RS-4...
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« Reply #64 on: December 30, 2012, 08:30:12 PM »


For those of you with more electric exposure than I, would you say that a -2 with buckers runs in the SG arena or no?


I'd say they would be "close" ... just remember the scale length difference, which will give the RS-2 an edge in note clarity, and the SG an edge in note bending/playability (with the same guage strings). I have an SG (shown in the pics above) and it even has Larrivee pickups in it, but I'm getting ready to trade it because I just don't like Gibson's "railroad tie" frets... and I probably won't miss it much because of my RS-2 and RS-4.
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« Reply #65 on: January 07, 2013, 01:30:33 PM »

Here are pics of one I bought off Ebay.  I do not know if it is Gen 3 or 4.  I looks satin white to me but maybe it is TV yellow.





mary
Put humbuckers on that and that is what my '10 Gen 3 looks like.
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