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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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My new "used" RG550M !!!

Scored this one for 220$ including a case. Not perfect but in somewhat good condition. 2 small dents and back of neck shows some signs of wear.

Serial says 1994. What color is it? I checked out some old Ibanez catalog online, seems to be an EB (electric blue RG550) but comparing with color chart, it looked more like (EG emerald green). The seller gave me the invoice (he still had it!!!) and it say EB. Ibanez experts your knowledge will be welcomed!

Cheap phone pictures (it's past 1am here) more pics to come tomorrow as we are just out of a blackout here.


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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 01:43 AM
 
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Re: My new "used" RG550M !!!

Lucky f'n you !!! nice axe especially for a couple hundred bucks...luvin it !!!
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Pic gone...
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post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Pic should be fixed now.
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post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 09:07 AM
 
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Re: My new "used" RG550M !!!

Hi benoa,
nice buy!! were a great guitar in there day had a rg550 in road flare red, l think that is electric blue from memory anyway check out ibanez wiki good site for info on all the old and rare ibanez guitars
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Thanks shred addict, according to this site: http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/RG550

Would be electric blue (EB).
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Re: My new "used" RG550M !!!

Cool guitar ! but seeing your pic, it looks more Emerald Green
Am I wrong ?
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post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My new "used" RG550M !!!

No you aren't this is why I asked!!!

I checked with the color charts of a few of "scanned" Ibanez catalog online and also noticed that my RG's color is more "EG" than "EB"... Weird. I'll take some more pics later today and will post them.
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Re: My new "used" RG550M !!!

sorry, I've badly read the OP

I understand now : your guitar is "serialed" F4.... and no EG according to the catalogs in 1994 !
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Re: My new "used" RG550M !!!

definitely looks green by your picture maybe the guy that was in charge of ibanezs color schemes in those days was either badly color blind or really liked drinking on the job!!
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definitely looks green by your picture maybe the guy that was in charge of ibanezs color schemes in those days was either badly color blind or really liked drinking on the job!!
Or both!!!
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Nice score man!
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post #13 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My new "used" RG550M !!!

OK, here are some better pics of it. Yesterday morning I was browsing the local ads and saw the one for that RG550. At the price the guy was asking I was expecting a beat up model. To my surprise, when I met the guy, this guitar ain't that bad. At first, I tought buying it for a project guitar and mod it but after taking the time to have a look at it, I think I'll keep it as is. There is a few dents and scratches on it but nothing very bad. It needs a very good exterior clean up, new strings and a good setup. Neck is straight but I wonder if a tech can fix the wear behind it.

Anyway, it plays very good, neck is fast and ultra thin. The Floyd on it is super smooth. Color is a "blue-ish-green"... My pics doesn't give it justice even if I tried with 2 different digital cam.

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post #14 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 06:47 PM
 
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Very nice. Congratulations on your ngd.
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post #15 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 07:55 PM
 
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Re: My new "used" RG550M !!!

so so so awesome
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