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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-26-2013, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is this a 1987s RG550 please ? Urgent !

Hello,

First, sorry if I don't have made an introduction yet, I will but my question is quite urgent.
I am frensh so if I make some wrong sentenses please forgive me.

I'm about to trade (This saturday) a guitar with an 1987's RG550, I realy love Ibanez guitars and I want one.
This RG550 is in Desert Yellow and customized but the guy who is trading can't anwser me because he have bought it to another guy.

(I cant' post liks yet but it's urgent, please understand me, you can put www or http: / / and delete de space beforte "jpg", thank you very much !)

First, the serial is right, in the back of the headstock there is a sticker like Ibanez was doing for theses models and there is another one who sais "RG550". The pickguard was changed and the neck partialy scaloped (12 to 24). medias.audiofanzine.com/images/normal/ibanez-rg550-desert-sun-yellow-513999. jpg

The problems are.. The guitar have only two humbuckers with a 5 way switch.. But the pickguard was changed and it can explain that, I must to know if under the pickguard there is a hole to the middle pick up.
Now true problems :

medias.audiofanzine.com/images/normal/ibanez-rg550-desert-sun-yellow-513997. jpg

In the neck joint plate there is nothing written, it is normal ?

and here :

medias.audiofanzine.com/images/normal/ibanez-rg550-desert-sun-yellow-513998. jpg

Is the logo correct ? Because I think the letters are too big comparing to ramdom google photos like that a2instrumentosmusicais.com.br/ml/imagens/guitarras_2/ibanez_rg550_4. jpg
It's maybe the light and the poor photo quality ?

There is a photo of the guitar :

medias.audiofanzine.com/images/normal/ibanez-rg550-desert-sun-yellow-513995. jpg
It haves a little hole in the body, he don't know what it is because he was already here when he bought it.

I'm a little bit confused because I think the guy is honnest but there are so many questions.. Help please !

Hope i will have some answers, thank you!

Ren.

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Looks legit to me... and im not 100% sure but the 1987 rg550 came with a black headstock not matching color which I think came out in 1990, or there about's, so it seems to all add up !!
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I've read in a frensh site that the black headstocks were only producted in an half year and after that Ibanez stoped it, that's the reason they are rare. I don't know if it's true but it looks good for me.
Thank you very much !
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Seems genuine.

BTW. Is that neck SCALLOPED???

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Thank you !

Only partialy, 12 to 24 frets.

medias.audiofanzine.com/images/normal/ibanez-rg550-desert-sun-yellow-513996. jpg

There is a photo.

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This RG550 is legit....... it will have a route for a single coil in the middle.
It's pretty beat up though, What are you trading to get it?
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Thank you !
Yes but I like it, It looks a little bit vintage.
I'm trading it with my 2009 Jackson RR3.

I juste had an email saying that under the pickguard there is a single coilt hole, everything looks ok ! I'm note sur if I will like the scalloped frets because I have a playing a little bit like bluesmens, I force the frets (I don't know if my sentense is right, sorry, I need some english lessons !)
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Thank you !
Yes but I like it, It looks a little bit vintage.
I'm trading it with my 2009 Jackson RR3.

I juste had an email saying that under the pickguard there is a single coilt hole, everything looks ok ! I'm note sur if I will like the scalloped frets because I have a playing a little bit like bluesmens, I force the frets (I don't know if my sentense is right, sorry, I need some english lessons !)
Guitar language is universal....LOL. We understand you

Scalloped frets are very personal, some hate them and some love them....... either way, they don't really change a deal for me.

Sounds like a good trade, as long as there's no more damage to the 550.
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Guitar language is universal....LOL. We understand you

Scalloped frets are very personal, some hate them and some love them....... either way, they don't really change a deal for me.

Sounds like a good trade, as long as there's no more damage to the 550.
Haha you are totaly right !

I'm a little bit perplexed because of the scalloped frets, we will see !

Thank you ! And in my hands this 550 will be ok, no more damage !
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Ive seen matching headstocks on all ibanez's from 87-93... What made them pick between black and color matched is beyond me though...
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Ive seen matching headstocks on all ibanez's from 87-93... What made them pick between black and color matched is beyond me though...
I think the black ones are most beautiful.

88 : ibanezrules.com/catalogs/us/1988/roadstar5_4. jpg
89 : ibanezrules.com/catalogs/us/1989/rg5. jpg
90 : ibanezrules.com/catalogs/us/1990/rg5. jpg
91 : ibanezrules.com/catalogs/us/1991/rg5. jpg
92 : ibanezrules.com/catalogs/us/1992/rg5_2. jpg
93 : ibanezrules.com/catalogs/us/1993/rg_2. jpg

In 97' catalog I don't see any RG550 and the only one with a black headsstock is the 1988's one.

I don't know what Ibanez was doing haha.
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