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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-11-2013, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Legit Ibanez RG550?


I'm new to this site, so apologies if I offend anybody by posting this in the wrong thread.

I've been hunting down an ibanez RG550 and I found this one:


I'm a bit concerned about the legitimacy of the serial plate. Do you guys think it's a fake? I've tried 'The guitar dater project' thing and it came up with nothing. I thought 550s had headstock serial stickers? Has anyone seen a neck plate like that on an RG550?

I emailed the seller but they haven't got back to me yet. I thought the rest of the instrument looked alright.

I noticed you guys have helped out other people identify guitars in the past, so I was hoping I could consult your joint knowledge as well
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-12-2013, 09:51 AM
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Re: Legit Ibanez RG550?

The neck plate is not original to that model.
The rest of the guitar looks legit.
The RFR's came with a maple neck & matching headstock
The pickups are NOT original.

I would question why the original neck plate was replaced. That being said, the Ibanez stamped plates that came with it did tarnish badly & quickly. The plate that's on it now will last a lot longer. A swap I would make if given the choice. Nothing to deter me from buying it, though.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-12-2013, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Legit Ibanez RG550?

Thank you for the help

I was not aware that the original neck plates were poor nick. That makes a lot more sense as to why someone would replace it. But I will go on and ask the seller if there was any particular reason for the switch up.

Thanks again
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