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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-28-2017, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD: 2018 RG550-PN!

It's here! I snapped up this incredible 2018 RG550 from Ikebe at a sweetheart price. With tax and shipping, it was barely over $1000. Today, it came, and it's everything I could want.

I took some pictures with my beloved '91 RG570PN so you can see how great a job Ibanez did. To my eyes, the new one is ever so slightly bluer, but anyone who's seen a purple neon knows that even a few inches difference changes the color.






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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-28-2017, 06:39 PM
 
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Looks fantastic. Congrats!
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-28-2017, 06:42 PM
 
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So YOU were one of those who got a PN lol

The PN and RFs sold out almost immediately. Luckily the shop I go through doesn't ship overseas so I could keep mine safe Most of Ikebe's stock is gone, and I'm guessing it was mostly overseas sales. I also expect these to drop in cost next year as well.
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So YOU were one of those who got a PN lol

The PN and RFs sold out almost immediately. Luckily the shop I go through doesn't ship overseas so I could keep mine safe Most of Ikebe's stock is gone, and I'm guessing it was mostly overseas sales. I also expect these to drop in cost next year as well.
Purple is, by far, my favorite color. And Ibanez never has done a great job offering it. So when I saw brand new, mint purple neon finishes on MIJ Prestige guitars, I knew I'd buy one. And I was impressed by Ikebe's price. I paid less for this guitar brand new than I did for my used RG3250MZFOB (another great purple).
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HNGD!

These new 550's gonna make me have to go get the Beano out of the medicine cabinet.
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Purple is, by far, my favorite color. And Ibanez never has done a great job offering it. So when I saw brand new, mint purple neon finishes on MIJ Prestige guitars, I knew I'd buy one. And I was impressed by Ikebe's price. I paid less for this guitar brand new than I did for my used RG3250MZFOB (another great purple).
I love purple too (see my JB200 lol) and I actually would have gone PN... if it wasn't for that 80s flash of Road Flare red
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SWEET! Happy NGD!
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So YOU were one of those who got a PN lol

The PN and RFs sold out almost immediately. Luckily the shop I go through doesn't ship overseas so I could keep mine safe Most of Ikebe's stock is gone, and I'm guessing it was mostly overseas sales. I also expect these to drop in cost next year as well.
Ikebe appears to have plenty, at least when I looked earlier today.
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So YOU were one of those who got a PN lol

The PN and RFs sold out almost immediately. Luckily the shop I go through doesn't ship overseas so I could keep mine safe Most of Ikebe's stock is gone, and I'm guessing it was mostly overseas sales. I also expect these to drop in cost next year as well.
Ikebe appears to have plenty, at least when I looked earlier today.
Oh man, don't say that! I'm kinda tempted to pick up an RF too.
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Oh man, don't say that! I'm kinda tempted to pick up an RF too.
I want 1 more RF for standard tuning
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