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post #1 of 93 (permalink) Old 02-12-2011, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG 2550E With no team j craft on back of headstock...

I'm new to the Ibanez family and have just purchased my second RG 2550E Prestige! The difference between my two Galaxy White RG 2550E Prestiges is my first one had Team J-Craft on the back of the headstock and my newest one does not.
Both guitars have serial #'s that begin with "F" and both say made in Japan. They both also have the same exact Team J-Craft cases but my newest RG Prestige doesn't have "Team J-Craft" on the back of the headstock. What's this all about? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: RG 2550E With no team j craft on back of headstock...

interesting.... is the new one a 2011 model by any chance? If not, perhaps it's a second. Is there anything else on the back of the head?
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Re: RG 2550E With no team j craft on back of headstock...

I believe it's a 2010 model(serial # starts F10xxxx) I heard that they stopped "tagging" them in 2008 on another forum...
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Re: RG 2550E With no team j craft on back of headstock...

Theres nothing else on the back of the headstock except for the serial #/made in Japan decal
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Re: RG 2550E With no team j craft on back of headstock...

this is strange, I have not heard about any prestige's losing the TJC badging. I know my son's 2008 1527 has it. I'll look into it further, this will be interesting to find an answer for.
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Re: RG 2550E With no team j craft on back of headstock...

Thanks I really appreciate your effort! It is quite strange especially since it has the "Made in Japan"/serial # decal and came with the Team J Craft case. It has all of the same exact hardware as my first one, there's absolutely no difference between the two!
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Re: RG 2550E With no team j craft on back of headstock...

...Just the Team J Craft Decal...
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Re: RG 2550E With no team j craft on back of headstock...

Not all Prestige guitars come with Team J craft logo. My jem does not have one either I wouldn't be worried. If you are however just post some pics and we can let you know if its real!
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Re: RG 2550E With no team j craft on back of headstock...

I just checked the back of my 2550e and there is no Team J Craft decal, just the serial number and Made in Japan. Mine is one from Musicians friend when they were 699.99 which I received in late December 2010.
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Re: RG 2550E With no team j craft on back of headstock...

There is also one other thing that's a little different...the back of the neck has a very light satin finish on it, but the back of the headstock is completely raw/unfinished. Is that the norm?
This is my second one that I got from M.F. and I paid 569.99 for it after a little negotiating, so I guess I shouldn't be complaining!
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Re: RG 2550E With no team j craft on back of headstock...

Mine doesn't say Team J Craft either. I know I read somewhere that they recently (within the past year?) stopped putting it on. Rich has a new RG3550MZDY in the Used section due to a neck joint crack. The back of the headstock on this guitar doesn't say Team J Craft.

http://www.ibanezrules.com/images/us...y/IMG_7448.JPG
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Re: RG 2550E With no team j craft on back of headstock...

That's exactly what I've got on mine - mine's a 2010 model made at the FUJI-JEN factory in Japan...got this info off the ibanezrules site.
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Re: RG 2550E With no team j craft on back of headstock...

Mine is also a 2010 RG2550Z! I realized there is no TEAM J CRAFT stamp at the back, but it has the TEAM J CRAFT case. I don't think I should care, since it's still made by the awesome Japanese magicians and it still plays like an Ibanez should.
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Re: RG 2550E With no team j craft on back of headstock...

Is the back of your headstock unfinished like mine and does your neck seem to have a light finish on it?
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Re: RG 2550E With no team j craft on back of headstock...

What do you mean by that? Oh how will we struggle to describe...
OH WAIT! I got pics:
facebook . com / photo. php?fbid=1846372796878&set=a.1846369036784.107035. 1167410218
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