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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Mismatch serial numbers on RG550

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New member here - Alan in the UK.

I own an RG1570 Prestige which I bought new a number of years ago - love it. I've just also taken delivery of my second Ibanez - a 2018 Genesis RG550 from fleabay. Everything on the 550 looks spectacular in terms of the Fujigen precision, fit and finish and it's virtually mint. The components all look genuine when I compare them with close ups on the web - Gotohs, Edge etc. The only problem is that the serial number on the neckplate doesn't match the five digits after the 18 year on the rear of the headstock. I also own Gibsons and the RG1570 and I can tell quality when I see it. I just have a bit of a worry because of the non matching serial numbers. Is this something that can just happen or do I have cause to investigate further?

The seller also messaged me a receipt which looked good from when it was purchased new.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 01:18 PM
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Re: Mismatch serial numbers on RG550

Neck plate number will never match a headstock number.

The plates are JS plates and consecutive, although they're been used on everything from STW's to PGM's in the past.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-12-2019, 05:57 AM Thread Starter
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Here are my two RGs...

'08 1570 in Suede Red
'18 RG550 Genesis in White
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