Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Seattle ,Washington USA
Re: RG 5000?
I'm no expert on Ibanez guitars compared to many on this board and I hope I will be corrected if wrong about this,I want to learn this Ibanez numbering too. I have found that the numbers on necks and bodies are not always exactly the model number the guitar was sold as, and I'm talking about guitars that I was 100% sure were factory originals. It's more like a reference number for factory use and can cover several models that use identical parts. It seems necks are more prone to have odd model numbers on them than bodies. Anyway, I wouldn't get too worried about that 5000 number not being the RG550DXLB the guitar was sold as.
Pickguards... I've bought a few from different sources and none were perfect. If the neck,pickup and trem cuts are not in alignment and square send it back. If two or three mounting screw hole don't match, I just full the holes and drill new ones, it's under the guard and out of sight after all. Being cursed with perfectionism, it was hard to do that but nitpicking the instrument was distracting from my playing.
Edit- Slow poster here, didn't see the last few posts saying kinda the same thing I said,sorry.
Last edited by moonlight; 03-10-2009 at 02:07 AM.