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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-01-2009, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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Difference between RG550 and RG550EX

Hi! Can you tell me what is the difference between these two guitars, please?
I'm asking this because I know a guy that's selling an RG550 with rosewood fretboard... At first I thought that was an EX model, but he says that's a limited edition of RG550 (and that's not an LTD, because it has dot inlays)... the guitar was made in 2001...

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-01-2009, 04:14 PM
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Re: Difference between RG550 and RG550EX

a limited edition rg550 would be the 20th anniversary rg550, which has dot inlays.

the rg550ltd has the sharkies.
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Re: Difference between RG550 and RG550EX

the bridge could be a major difference... i think there was a 550 that was limited... it had gold hardware... and maple fretboard... but cant tell!!!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-02-2009, 05:39 PM
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Re: Difference between RG550 and RG550EX

The 550EX came in GK or SD (GK = A variant of black, SD = a kind of 'silver sand' finish)with matching headstock and the inlays were mirrored dots. (copper coloured)

Also, the neck was the super wizard not the original, and there was never a block heel model.

Other than that the specs are the same. V8/S1/V8 pups, original edge, basswood body with AANJ.

I happen to own a 550EX. :P
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