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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-17-2013, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Fujigen serial advice please

Hi guys,
I'm new to the forum and loving the wealth of knowledge.
Please may I ask for your help... I have been looking for and RG for a while and have just purchased what I believe to be a 1998 RG550ltd from Ebay (Item:181101670607). I have read up on the Ibanez fakes out there and was concerned buying from an auction, but have really struggled to pick one up from the used guitar shops in the UK - So fingers crossed it is original.

I have a little concern over the serial number layout, which hopefully you guys could shed some light on? The serial number looks different to other Japanese ones I have seen (i.e. the "CE" mark and it states "Japan", not "made in Japan").
After doing some research I have found photos of 1996-2000; RG470, 570, 550 & 560's with the same style of serial... so I believe all seems legit???

Any advise will be much appreciated,

Thank you
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I doubt the fakers are going to fake a 15 year old guitar. In saying that it definitely is a real one, I wouldn't be worried.
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A real Ibanez RG 550 for sure! I like the color combo too!
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No worries...it's a RG from -98. Got the right pickups,trem etc. Looks nice to, Laser Blue i belive that colour is called. Congrats.

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That's the real deal. Lazer blue rocks!

Jimmy
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Beautiful guitar man, and a KILLER price for it!!!

BTW, it's official model is the RG550LTD DAB (Dark Adriatic Blue)
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Thanks for the heads up guys, Iím so glad it's original.
Your knowledge is priceless Ė Much appreciated.

It should be delivered over the next few days. I canít wait to receive it and take it for a spin
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Thanks for the heads up guys, Iím so glad it's original.
Your knowledge is priceless Ė Much appreciated.

It should be delivered over the next few days. I canít wait to receive it and take it for a spin

And get enough post so you could post a NGD!
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