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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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How old is my RG550

Hey there, I previously checked this out but I didnt think it was right, anyways, I recently bought an Ibanez RG550 (Left hand) and I was trying to find out how old it is. The Serial is F757656. This really cant be 1975 can it ?

The Guitar Spec

Ibanez Edge (same as 2001)

Pickups which look like seymours but are stock Ibanez.

Bolt on neck with the Neck plate (like the late 80s ones)

Large Ibanez logo on headstock (smaller these days) And is white (Now days chrome)


Any info would be great, Thanks
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 02:45 PM
 
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Re: How old is my RG550

hey you got a picture of yours?......i just got me a lefty 550 too

mine has the stock pickpups but there the v2 s1 and v1 models.....
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: How old is my RG550

Here is it, Btw I installed EMG's in it so the orginals have gone but are exactly the same as seymour design.

http://cfhclan.co.uk/images/ibanez550.jpg
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 02:56 PM
 
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Re: How old is my RG550

Your RG550 is from 1987, first model year. Back when they came with rosewood fingerboards, and before the pickups were labeled v-series.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks man, Strange how its labeled completly different. e-mailed the guy I got it from also and he said it was mid 80's time but he didnt buy it new and got it off a friend.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 03:20 PM
 
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Sweet stuff man congratz .

Regards

André



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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 03:58 PM
 
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I have one of those, but it's a righty. Sweet guitar.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: How old is my RG550

I love it, I bought an RG570 back in 2001 and I loved it so much I bought this 550.
One thing I will ask though, ive seen alot of the 80's Ibanez guitars on **** and they always have the cracked neck around the nut on the back. Luckely, Mine doesnt have this, How does the cracking occur ? I have a Warlock with the cracked neck and everytime i depress the tremelo arm, the neck makes noises which scares me!
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Re: How old is my RG550

Sometimes it takes a hit, sometimes it just stresses over time. It's really not a big deal if it does crack, once you get it repaired, it's stronger than it was to begin with, or so I've been told.

I've got about 20 Ibanez's, and I'd say about 8 to 10 have had the headstock crack repaired, with no problems at all. And when they're repaired right, you can't even feel the crack either.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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How much it cost ya each time for the cracks to be repaired ?
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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 05:35 PM
 
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Well, I'm lucky enough that I get them for free because I do a lot of trading with the guy who does them for me, so unfortunately I don't have a clue what they would cost.
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Ive got a righthanded 1987 RG550BK too, the BK stands for Black.

Great guitar, snagged mine from the pawn shop for $100.
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Re: How old is my RG550

here`s mine,
same year `87.

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looks really sweet with the green knobs, just needs a vine inlay and you're good to go .

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Re: How old is my RG550

it will be done later this year.
like my jem555 its gonna be customized.
i received some pics from my jem555.
it is still under the knife haha.
it will be ready in a monthy i quess.




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