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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-14-2013, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Old Ibanez RG550-570 necks

Hi!

I'm wondering about if the early 90s RG550 & RG570 necks were the same, so in a RG570 can be found a RG550 stamped one.

I'm asking this because I found a guitar that is supposed to be a 92 RG570, but it seems strange because the bridge is an Edge and the headstock is not matching body colour (jewel blue) and when dissambled it I found a RG550 stamp on the neck and 570 on the body and don't know it is a guitar mounted by parts.
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Re: Old Ibanez RG550-570 necks

That's pretty normal, they are essentially the same neck.
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Re: Old Ibanez RG550-570 necks

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Hi!

I'm wondering about if the early 90s RG550 & RG570 necks were the same, so in a RG570 can be found a RG550 stamped one.

I'm asking this because I found a guitar that is supposed to be a 92 RG570, but it seems strange because the bridge is an Edge and the headstock is not matching body colour (jewel blue) and when dissambled it I found a RG550 stamp on the neck and 570 on the body and don't know it is a guitar mounted by parts.
Very normal....... In fact, if the fretboard was rosewood, I bet it was stamped RG550-R

It's also very normal for the headstock to not match the body color......as long as the headstock is black. If the body is JB and the head is DY..... it's a "partzinez".
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Re: Old Ibanez RG550-570 necks

Had a little time on my hands, so I did some research on head stock colors.
Mostly I looked at all of Rich's catalog scans.
Below is what I came up with and by no means the end-all beat-all answer.
Ibanez has been known to throw out some weird stuff depending on what country it is.

1988 - Known as the Roadstar the maple boards were color match. All else were black.
1989 - All black
1990 - All color matched
1991 - Except for the 550FM, all color matched
1992 - Except for the 550FM, all color matched
1993 - Maple boards were color match. All else were black.
1994 - All color matched
1995 - All black (catalog was light in pictures)
1996 - Assume black (only had 1 pic of a 550)
1997-present - Black.

I know someone will chime in that "...my '99 has a color matched headstock, dumbash!".
I only looked at the 5xx series, but did see that the 4xx & 3xx series had color matched headstocks where the 5xx's did not....meah...flame on.
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Re: Old Ibanez RG550-570 necks

There are always so many anomalies with Ibanez. I have given up caring, as long as its a wizard neck on the appropriate body, and is Ryc mentioned nat a DY heady on a JB body. There have been so many neck swaps, Ibanez ran out of this one so they used that one...who knows anymore...lol.
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Re: Old Ibanez RG550-570 necks

Hey, a Desert Yellow body with blue Dimarzios paired with a maple boarded neck and a Jewel Blue headstock sounds pretty sweet to me. Anyone out there done this and care to share a picture of such a beast?

Rock on!
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Re: Old Ibanez RG550-570 necks

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There are always so many anomalies with Ibanez. I have given up caring, as long as its a wizard neck on the appropriate body, and is Ryc mentioned nat a DY heady on a JB body. There have been so many neck swaps, Ibanez ran out of this one so they used that one...who knows anymore...lol.
Yeah, it almost seems like sometimes they just had this or that laying around and they just put them together and shoved them out the door.

Part of what makes some of them so cool is the fact that they ARE weird.
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Re: Old Ibanez RG550-570 necks

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Hey, a Desert Yellow body with blue Dimarzios paired with a maple boarded neck and a Jewel Blue headstock sounds pretty sweet to me. Anyone out there done this and care to share a picture of such a beast?

Rock on!
looks like an IKEA RG, maybe I'm wrong

beside that, Ibanez littérature shows we can have a lot of option mixes around the catalogs official specs
especially for an axe like the RG5xx made some million times
And we won't talk here about the Edge/lo-pro, V7V8/V1V2...
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Re: Old Ibanez RG550-570 necks

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Had a little time on my hands, so I did some research on head stock colors.
Mostly I looked at all of Rich's catalog scans.
Below is what I came up with and by no means the end-all beat-all answer.
Ibanez has been known to throw out some weird stuff depending on what country it is.

1988 - Known as the Roadstar the maple boards were color match. All else were black.
1989 - All black
1990 - All color matched
1991 - Except for the 550FM, all color matched
1992 - Except for the 550FM, all color matched
1993 - Maple boards were color match. All else were black.
1994 - All color matched
1995 - All black (catalog was light in pictures)
1996 - Assume black (only had 1 pic of a 550)
1997-present - Black.

I know someone will chime in that "...my '99 has a color matched headstock, dumbash!".
I only looked at the 5xx series, but did see that the 4xx & 3xx series had color matched headstocks where the 5xx's did not....meah...flame on.
I have a 1990 White RG570 that I purchased new in 1990 and it has a Black headstock.
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I have a 1990 White RG570 that I purchased new in 1990 and it has a Black headstock.
I think all white RG5XX will have black head during those years too.
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