Excuse me... (RG550)
Excuse the total newbness, but I have a simple question, and a little info before that. I love the Ibanez guitars I've played over the years and it's the brand that I prefer, but I have to admit that I really don't know much of the history of Ibanez and its models. The RG550 debuted in 1987 and was out of print for a long time, and now I see that it is being reissued for the 20th anniversary. I've checked around the forum and I see some people praising the 550, but my question is why. Was the RG550 a revolutionary guitar, and is it really that great of a guitar? If it was, I would think that it wouldn't have been discontinued -- but as I said, I barely know anything about Ibanez guitars.
I'd like to hear your thoughts on the 550, exactly why it's being reissued, why it's considered such a great guitar, etc. Convince me to get one sometime!