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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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rg 550 help!

I just bought a rg550 serial number f02xxxx. So its japan 2002? or 1990?
How does it differ from an 80`s 550? and what year is the reissue?
I can post pics if it helps.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 04:54 PM
 
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Re: rg 550 help!

RG 550 specs here dude: http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/RG550

The 20th anniversary model came out in 2007.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: rg 550 help!

Thanks, mine doesn't have rg series on the headstock. So I'm thinking its a 1990.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 05:05 PM
 
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Re: rg 550 help!

Fire up some pics if you can mate. If the serial number starts F0 then has 5 digits behind it it is a 1990 model. If it's F02 then has 5 digits it a 2002 model.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 08:42 PM
 
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Re: rg 550 help!

biggest clue:
early 90-ish RG's have block heel neck joints whereas 2000-ish RG's have AANJ's

... the lack of "RG series" on the headstock would definitely point out to early 90s.

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Re: rg 550 help!

some pics would be helpfull
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-22-2009, 04:44 AM
 
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Re: rg 550 help!

It's def a 1990 model. The original post had the serial as F02xxxx.
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