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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-06-2014, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Identify of Ibanez(Japan) Guitar

Hello to everyone, I'm stuck for identify this guitar, the pickups are changed except the middle one, some switches are added.
http://s1270.photobucket.com/user/me...eam/slideshow/

(Yes, Vai signed it )
It is made in japan but the model is unknown. I also didn't identify exact model of tremolo?

I'm really appreciated if you can help.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-06-2014, 06:17 PM
 
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cool guitar darkdream..........I think its a bit of a parts guitar though

The body is a '94-'02 RG550
The neck looks like it's from a '98 RG570EX-JG
The pickguard is a knock-off with the wrong trem route- it should be B/W/B.

My guess it that, after adding whatever those electronics are, the body was painted to match the headstock as closely as possible.

It's a neat looking guitar. If it's SUPER cheap I would consider buying it. I would also expect that it would need a ton of work to make right again.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-06-2014, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Identify of Ibanez(Japan) Guitar

Thanks! The seller says that it could be a rg550ltd edition which is match color with neck and also it's got sharkfin but i'm still not sure. I saw some catalog that it may be true but i didn't find blue color for rg550ltd. The tremolo is also confusing. Is it edge?

Look that also:
http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/..._id=223&now=13
http://www.pazar3.mk/en/Listing/AdDe...td-purple-neon

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Re: Identify of Ibanez(Japan) Guitar

Yeah, that's an edge.
it's most probably RG550 LTD DAB (Dark Adriatic Blue) faded from being kept somewhere in direct sunlight with new scratch plate, new trem (should be a lo-pro) and some mods.

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/...t_id=230&now=7
http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/..._id=232&now=11

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Re: Identify of Ibanez(Japan) Guitar

Yes, i exactly want to mean it.
It may be DAB but "the tremolo is not "lo-edge pro" and scratch-plate is "black" in my pictures. I really don't worry about pickups or switch modifications.
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I suppose it's possible that it's DAB, but I really doubt it. Look at the difference between the OP's guitar and my former 450LTD DAB (now Lonephantoms)




and an actual 550LTD-DAB
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I guess the only way to know for sure is to pull the neck to see the stamps. I'm still leaning toward a parts-anez.
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Re: Identify of Ibanez(Japan) Guitar

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I guess the only way to know for sure is to pull the neck to see the stamps. I'm still leaning toward a parts-anez.
Yeah, it's definitely more green than blue, and it looks more like emerald green (EG) than juniper green (JG) but it may have faded.
Either way, like you said don't buy this unless it's going super cheap as there are too many unknowns.
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Re: Identify of Ibanez(Japan) Guitar

Yep, i think you're right. I wish it was rg550ltd-dap, it is very beautiful guitar.

Can i learn exact model if we seperate neck from body? Are there any model information for both neck and body?

My friend doubt that the tremolo could be an old Jackson tremolo. Is it possible?
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The neck and the body will have a stamp on them with the model but the body could just say RG550 and same for the neck, it could just say RG550 so that's not going to help you much.
Tremolo is 100% Ibanez Edge trem, nothing to do with Jackson.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibanez_Edge
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