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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-30-2015, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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1993 RG550 Lazer Blue?

Hello, new member here. I recently bought an RG550 and I'm trying to figure out if it's original or maybe had a neck transplant at some point. Here's what I can tell you about it:

Maple neck, black dots, black headstock and F3xxxxx serial number. Neck is stamped "RG-550M".
Blue body, what I'm assuming is "Lazer Blue". Neck pocket is stamped "RG-550".
Tilt heel
V2, S1 and V1 pickups (bridge pickup has been swapped with a Dimarzio but I have the original in the case)
Edge tremolo
Black pick guard
Black knobs, but they look like they've been replaced (they're the same kind of style as my RG7620 knobs)

I'd post a picture but I guess I need more posts before I can do that.

I'm not really worried if the neck/body isn't original, just more curious than anything. Thanks!


edit: There's a picture at imgur dot com/BnutBdm if you want to take a roundabout way of finding it.

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Re: 1993 RG550 Lazer Blue?

Looks like a perfectly legit '93 RG550LB to me. It could be a 550LTD as well. I can't tell if the head matches the body or is black.
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Re: 1993 RG550 Lazer Blue?

Yep, 93 Laser Blue RG550, looks original to me. Great guitar!
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Re: 1993 RG550 Lazer Blue?

Thanks for the replies! I'm glad to hear that it looks legit. RGTFanatic, the headstock is black. I forgot to mention that it came in an "Ibanez Prestige Deluxe" case if that helps at all.

Regardless, it plays really well and sounds great. But now I play the waiting game while it gets setup...
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Re: 1993 RG550 Lazer Blue?

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Thanks for the replies! I'm glad to hear that it looks legit. RGTFanatic, the headstock is black. I forgot to mention that it came in an "Ibanez Prestige Deluxe" case if that helps at all.

Regardless, it plays really well and sounds great. But now I play the waiting game while it gets setup...
That would indeed be the period correct case for the guitar, so most likely original as well. IMO they're one of the best, and most iconic guitars to come out in the past 40 years. Total classics, and it looks like you scored a nice example. Once she's set up, she'll play like butter!
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