I have been recently GAS'ing severely over the new RG655 but ended up easing the GAS with a slightly less expensive, equally shredtastic alternative.
Pulled the trigger on a used RG550 for just around a quarter of the price of a new RG655.
After careful examination though, I am no longer sure about what it is that I just aquired.
The confusion rose from the seller saying that it's an '87 (I understand his misinterpretation seeing as the serial number ends with 87) but now that I finally got my hands on it, it appears to be a '95 (?).
Gotoh tuners, Lo-pro Edge, V7/V8, mid pickup says Jackson on it and the spring claw is a Kahler. The stamp on the neck says RG550-R, the body - RG505. It also looks like it might've been black from the beginning and later refinished to this quite bland looking red color.
Have I been had? In terms of value that is? Would love to get some clarity on what it is that I just got exactly.
With all being said, It does what an RG550 should do and is near flawless after setup and re-string.