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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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Identify these RG models

Dear Ibanez fans,

I used to own this guitar somewhere between 2002-2004 and would like to know which RG exactly it is. Key features: reverse headstock, 2 humbuckers no single coil, no pickguard, a tremolo, neck had a black but not satin black, round volume & tone controls, 5 or 3 way toggle (can't remember unfortunately). Notice I changed the pickups; it definitely did not come stock with that Seymour duncan in the neck.

These 2 seem contenders:

RGR220DX | Ibanez Wiki | Fandom powered by Wikia

RGR320DX | Ibanez Wiki | Fandom powered by Wikia

This yellow Ibanez was an old model possibly from the 80's or early 90's that I purchased 2nd hand. The back seems to suggest RG450 however I've played on several 450's and the body contour for your right hand is not as pronounced, also, the 450's have thicker necks often with binding, which this one did not have. This for sure had a Wizard 1 original thinnest Ibanez neck, which is why I thought it was a RG550 but do you not agree that back of the neck text on the headstock suggests 450?

Many thanks in advance,
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 09:54 AM
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Re: Identify these RG models

The black guitar is hard to tell but if you got it in 2002 maybe it's a rgr220dx because the rgr320dx came out in 2003. The yellow is a RG450 DY Japanese from 1992
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Identify these RG models

But those RG450 Japan ones had V1/V2 pickups while this yellow one had V7 & V8 pickups. The black guitar may have been purchased in 2003...
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Re: Identify these RG models

I had a black rg450 from '92 with v7/s1/v8 and a lo-pro edge bridge, it was a transition years so that's kind of normal and besides that you have a sticker saying rg450 in the back of the headstock.
I don't know what's the model of the black ibanez, pics don't help!!
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