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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-14-2008, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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basic question about the 20th anniv RG 550's

Are they like buying one NOS?
I want to recapture that tone/feel i had when i bought a new one back in 1988

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Are they like buying one NOS?
I want to recapture that tone/feel i had when i bought a new one back in 1988
1988-2008=25 years? And the reissue of the 550 was put out last year not this year so... that's 1987-2007=20 .
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Re: basic question about the new 25th RG 550's

The guitars are a faithful recreation with some minor improvements in the neck, but I would not call them NOS. Personally I think they are an improvement over the original, but YMMV.
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Re: basic question about the new 25th RG 550's

Unless your some jerk bad mouthing them on **** to sell your old RG550
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The guitars are a faithful recreation with some minor improvements in the neck, but I would not call them NOS. Personally I think they are an improvement over the original, but YMMV.
perfect then
thank you for the post
i will definitely order one in RFR
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1988-2008=25 years? And the reissue of the 550 was put out last year not this year so... that's 1987-2007=20 .
my bad that was a typo
i meant 1987-2007= 20th anniversary 550's
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my bad that was a typo
i meant 1987-2007= 20th anniversary 550's
No worries. I was just making sure no one was lying to ya'.
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i will definitely order one in RFR
The guitars are long sold out, so you will have a find left over one, or go used.
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The guitars are long sold out, so you will have a find left over one, or go used.
oh i did not know that
so ibanez had a real limited # of them?
i guess i will check here at the classifieds for a mint one or the bay
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oh i did not know that
so ibanez had a real limited # of them?
i guess i will check here at the classifieds for a mint one or the bay
Yeah limited release on those. You have about 400 of the RFR floating around, so you should be able to snag one.

They sold for $799 new, and you can still find them on the bay for close to that.
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Yeah limited release on those. You have about 400 of the RFR floating around, so you should be able to snag one.

They sold for $799 new, and you can still find them on the bay for close to that.
cool i will keep my eye on the bay and here
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