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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-27-2017, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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NGD! 2018 RG550RF!

So they arrived in stores on the 25th (2 days ago) and I went and picked mine up today. I have to say, Ibanez did an AMAZING job with these. Best thing they've done in a LONG time. If anyone is on the fence about getting one, dont even doubt yourself, GO GET ONE.

Here are some pics I just took:











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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-27-2017, 08:31 AM
 
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Very nice! Happy NGD!!!!
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post #3 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-27-2017, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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The next thing is to decide what guitar(s) to sell. This thing is SO good that I could let go of a couple and not regret it.
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Whow, I feel like back in '87!!! Happy NGD!
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Fantastic! wish them to be around here
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post #6 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-27-2017, 12:23 PM
 
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Great looking guitar.
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post #7 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-27-2017, 12:34 PM
 
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Whow, I feel like back in '87!!! Happy NGD!
yeah made me feel like a teenager again
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SWEET!!!
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yeah made me feel like a teenager again
It was '87 an I was a teenager when I went into a guitar store because I needed a new guitar. And there she was - a beauty in red and I took her home. This love is still alive!
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Ahh, almost forgot to ask: did Ibanez even manage to replicate the neck pocket crack on your new RFR?
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Beautiful! Looks like 1987 all over again.
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gratz, looks awesome!

Looking at your photos I see it's laying on a gigbag - does this mean you don't get cases with these?

Also I s'pose I'd better make my mind up before they hit the UK ... RFR or DY
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HNGD!

Awesome flaming on the fingerboard too!
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post #14 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-27-2017, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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gratz, looks awesome!

Looking at your photos I see it's laying on a gigbag - does this mean you don't get cases with these?

Also I s'pose I'd better make my mind up before they hit the UK ... RFR or DY
No hard cases with these. That makes them cheaper, but the gig bag you get is one of the better gig bags Ibanez has made in recent memory. Needs a little padding but it's a decent bag.
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HNGD!

Awesome flaming on the fingerboard too!
Yeah it's naturally got awesome figuring, didn't expect that. I'll take some more pics later to show off the frets and side dots. You can really tell they used 2 different pieces of maple and looks almost like my Carvin JB200. REALLY cool looking.
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