Well lets see if this site makes it into my favorites. I buy used guitars and sell parts on eBay. I recently came across a mystery guitar.
It was made in 2001 at the Cort factory Korea. I have established this through serial number. C01098087
The model number is RG 160 B. Not only is this guitar not in any of their catalogues but its the only H-S-S RG that I have seen.
Also the neck and the body neck pocket are stamped with " SAMPLE 200L 8 . 27 "
It has standard Ibanez tuners (not the cheapies on grx models). The only other RG160B I have found on the internet is from 2000 and had cheapie tuning pegs.
This guitar is weird. Definitley a wizard II neck but it is not AANJ.. It was attached using screws and a plate in the standard neck style. The slope on the guitar body is less than other RG's I have come across. I am convinced this is 100% genuine Ibanez but I cannot figure out anything about it. Also I'm pretty sure it is not a ply alder body. Looks like basswood.
2001 RG 160 B
Do you have any idea what I have?!?!?