IBANEZ RG550

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1987 to 2002

IBANEZ made the RG550 between 1987 and 2002 - it was the budget version of the Ibanez JEM-777 with the same basic body shape and HSH pickup configuration.

From 1987 to 1994 the pickups were V2-S1-V1 then from 1994 onwards they were V8-S1-V7. The original Edge tremolo was changed to a Lo-Pro Edge in 1992.

The RG550 was discontinued after 1994 but reissued again in 1997. The RG550-R (rosewood fingerboard) was available in some countries in 1995 and 1996. Also a 20th anniversary resissue of the 1987 model was released in 2007 as the RG550MXX (with maple fingerboard) and RG550RXX (rosewood fingerboard).
 

They came in a wide variety of finishes including a purple metallic one.

Specifications (19)

Body

Body materialbasswood body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Pickguard materialblack pickguard

Hardware

BridgeIbanez Edge tremolo, Ibanez Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware colorblack hardware

Fretboard

Fingerboard materialmaple fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

General

Finish colorsblack finish, blue finish, green finish, orange finish, purple finish, red finish, white finish
Made inJapan
Number of strings6 strings

Neck

Neck jointbolt on neck
Neck materialmaple neck
Number of frets24 fret
Tuner layoutsix-in-a-row tuners

Controls

Pickup selector controls5-way selector switch
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelIbanez S1 pickup(s), Ibanez V1 pickup(s), Ibanez V2 pickup(s), Ibanez V7 pickup(s), Ibanez V8 pickup(s)
Pickups configuration1 single coil and 2 humbucker pickups

Prices (7)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
1987$450good
1991$400newAce
2002zł3500newBartek
1987$700new
2018€500good
2001£450good
1987$2000new

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