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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 03:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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1989 RG550 in Silver???

My brain is hurting trying to figure this one out...



I can find absolute zero info about a silver RG550, or any silver pre-1990 RG with a pickguard, ever existing. Am I missing something?
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Re: 1989 RG550 in Silver???

I'd guess it's either been refinished or that's the wrong body to match the neck. In 1990, the only RG I see offered in DG (Dark Grey) was the 760.
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It's legit. This color was offered on the 550.



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Interesting... I thought I'd take a chance on it since the guy actually lives in the same town (seemed like fate ), so if it is legit then I'm glad I did! I figured even if it's not original paint it's still got all the important parts. Can't wait to get a closer look at it
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It's legit. This color was offered on the 550.
I don't think so. Not with the square neck joint. I'm looking at Rich's catalogs now.

1988- Black, White, Road Flare Red, Desert Sun Yellow
1989- Black, Desert Sun Yellow, Five Alarm Red, Atlantic Blue, White, Heather Pearl
1990- Black, Coral Mist, Desert Sun Yellow, Lazer Blue, White
1991- Black, Desert Sun Yellow, Candy Apple Red, Lazer Blue, White
1992- Black, Blue, Candy Apple Red, Lazer Blue, Desert Sun Yellow, White
1993- Lazer Blue, Purple Neon, Black, Candy Apple Red, Desert Sun Yellow
1994- Black, Purple Neon, Electric Blue

http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/RG550

According to this Wiki, no silver or grey was ever offered on the 550 either.
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I don't think so. Not with the square neck joint. I'm looking at Rich's catalogs now.

1988- Black, White, Road Flare Red, Desert Sun Yellow
1989- Black, Desert Sun Yellow, Five Alarm Red, Atlantic Blue, White, Heather Pearl
1990- Black, Coral Mist, Desert Sun Yellow, Lazer Blue, White
1991- Black, Desert Sun Yellow, Candy Apple Red, Lazer Blue, White
1992- Black, Blue, Candy Apple Red, Lazer Blue, Desert Sun Yellow, White
1993- Lazer Blue, Purple Neon, Black, Candy Apple Red, Desert Sun Yellow
1994- Black, Purple Neon, Electric Blue

http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/RG550

According to this Wiki, no silver or grey was ever offered on the 550 either.
Your right about the catalogs, but as Alaska mentioned, Ibanez was very good about using colors that were available on other model guitars. They pop up fairly often.
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I don't think so. Not with the square neck joint. I'm looking at Rich's catalogs now.

1988- Black, White, Road Flare Red, Desert Sun Yellow
1989- Black, Desert Sun Yellow, Five Alarm Red, Atlantic Blue, White, Heather Pearl
1990- Black, Coral Mist, Desert Sun Yellow, Lazer Blue, White
1991- Black, Desert Sun Yellow, Candy Apple Red, Lazer Blue, White
1992- Black, Blue, Candy Apple Red, Lazer Blue, Desert Sun Yellow, White
1993- Lazer Blue, Purple Neon, Black, Candy Apple Red, Desert Sun Yellow
1994- Black, Purple Neon, Electric Blue

http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/RG550

According to this Wiki, no silver or grey was ever offered on the 550 either.

Where'd ya hear that? The Internet.

The catalogs are a good starting point, but not all-inclusive.
Several colors made it out that are not listed. For example--you'll never find spot production models, either.

There is an RG765, but you won't find that in a catalog.
A few others, too.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmx4...e_gdata_player


I've seen a few of these gray 550s. In fact, almost grabbed one a year ago.



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Re: 1989 RG550 in Silver???

I think the actual color code is GM (Gun Metal), but can't remember for certain.



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Re: 1989 RG550 in Silver???

looks like its in terrific shape!
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Re: 1989 RG550 in Silver???

jem7vwh - That was the exact same process and conclusion I came to.
AlaskaBat - That was what I was hoping for, that it was a "not everything made it in the catalogs" deal

Only thing is, usually there is at least another owner out there with a pic that would show up in Google images and I didn't see any. Tried several variations, silver/grey/pewter/etc

Yes it's in awesome condition except a chip on the side, you can see it just above the arm contour on the left in the first pic
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Re: 1989 RG550 in Silver???

Going to pick it up in an hour, so answers coming soon!
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Re: 1989 RG550 in Silver???

is that a normal spot for a ground?? never seen one there b'fore.
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is that a normal spot for a ground?? never seen one there b'fore.
Here's an 87/88 RG550 RF:


Also have a couple RT bodies sitting here with a ground there, so yeah

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Re: 1989 RG550 in Silver???

Yup, 1990 RG 550 here and that's where the ground is. Just a third confirmation.
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