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Old 01-24-2007, 05:10 PM
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How many RG550's are they making?


Isn't this a limited run? Can you preorder one at Guitar Center?
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:30 PM
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Re: How many RG550's are they making?


1987 pieces will be made.

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Old 01-24-2007, 05:30 PM
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Re: How many RG550's are they making?


1987 i think is the number. And no you can not pre order one
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:30 PM
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Re: How many RG550's are they making?


1 yes its limited
2 call your local guitar center, i would say yes why not, i preordered mine and so have others.
3 try the freakin search function. Has all be covered already 1987 times
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:14 PM
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Re: How many RG550's are they making?


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How many RG550's are they making?
Not enough.
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:31 PM
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Re: How many RG550's are they making?


I think it's 1987.

IMO, they should break the production down like this:

Desert Sun Yellow - 1000
Road Flare Red - 980
Black - 7
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:11 AM
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Re: How many RG550's are they making?


are they making 1987 of each color or 1987 of the three colors?
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:12 AM
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Re: How many RG550's are they making?


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are they making 1987 of each color or 1987 of the three colors?
JJ
1,987 in total.
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:21 AM
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1,987 in total.
damn it !!! and how do we supposed to get one... i mean how do they manage to make only 1987 guitars for the entire world?

JJ
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Old 01-25-2007, 03:57 AM
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Re: How many RG550's are they making?


Hopefully, if there's a mad scramble for them, then they will make more.

And maybe even bring back maple fretboards and colours like RFR, DY, LNG...
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Old 01-25-2007, 04:28 AM
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Re: How many RG550's are they making?


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I think it's 1987.

IMO, they should break the production down like this:

Desert Sun Yellow - 1000
Road Flare Red - 980
Black - 7
That would be awesome, but aren't they making most of them black? Pretty stupid seeing as how it's DY and RFR fanatics (mostly DY IMHO) that'll be flocking towards these things...and why the **** does the year they orirginally came out have to dictate how many they make, I just don't understand thier logic...
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Old 01-25-2007, 05:16 AM
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why the **** does the year they orirginally came out have to dictate how many they make, I just don't understand thier logic...
It's an anniversary. They're celebrating the originals, hence the original colour schemes, original neck specs, original bridge. The originals came out in 1987, so they're making 1,987.

Is it really that hard to understand for you?
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Old 01-25-2007, 08:36 AM
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Re: How many RG550's are they making?


It's easy to understand, but it's stupid. The demand is high, the supply is low. A lot of people are gonna be unhappy. They made too few, especially considering that hardly anyone wants a black one, plus the black one is already pretty similar to something you can just go out and buy off the shelf, such as the RG2550. They made some bad moves. Hopefully they'll eventually understand the demand is sat there waiting and they actually need to start addressing that demand. A DY guitar in full production would sell incredibly well.

1: Take one RG2550 Prestige and put a maple board on it.
2: Paint it in some nice colours like DY and RFR (LNG would KILL).
3: Add a matching headstock.

Pretty f*kin simple if you ask me.
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Old 01-25-2007, 08:55 AM
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Re: How many RG550's are they making?


Dee,

I do agree with you, I think that the 2550 is a great guitar (had mine for over a year now, never looked back since) and I think that adding some of the old flourescent colours and a maple 'board would genuinely sell very well.

Although I do see it from Ibanez's point of view; maybe they are unwilling to take the commercial risk.

Oh well, here's hoping. The reissue is at least a step forward... and not that long ago they did bring back a maple 'board into the range (albeit on a lower-range RG, nothing wrong with those IMO though). So we can only wait and see.
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:17 AM
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Re: How many RG550's are they making?


Thanks for the info guys, I have called Guitar Center and a local shop to try and pre-order one, both have to check and call me back, we'll see.
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