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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-23-2010, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG 550 Ltd maple question

hi

Was there ever an RG550 LTD with maple neck, dots (no binding) made in 2001? I can't find it in the catalogs.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-23-2010, 09:13 AM
 
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Re: RG 550 Ltd maple question

Do you mean maple fingerboard? Any 550 LTD's I've seen had rosewood fingerboards with Sharktooth inlays. I think they were made between circa 1994-1999. Not sure about a 2001 model.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-23-2010, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG 550 Ltd maple question

Yes, maple fingerboard, black dots, reflective pickguard.

If not a LTD what would fit that description?
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-23-2010, 10:24 AM
 
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Re: RG 550 Ltd maple question

I think I know the guitar you are looking at. It's currently up for sale in the UK at the moment and is located in Belfast. Am I right??
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-23-2010, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG 550 Ltd maple question

Hah, yes - is it yours? I see your in Ireland.
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Re: RG 550 Ltd maple question

Nah, not mine mate but I was looking at it. Strange that one. Looks like a 550ex body with a maple neck/fingerboard on it. If it is a 550ex I think he's changed the knobs as well. Can you get the serial number from the seller by any chance?
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Re: RG 550 Ltd maple question

Is it not just a regular 550BK with a mirror scratchplate fitted?
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-23-2010, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG 550 Ltd maple question

It does look odd (not that I'm an expert). I've contacted the seller twice but with no reply.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-23-2010, 11:47 AM
 
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Re: RG 550 Ltd maple question

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Is it not just a regular 550BK with a mirror scratchplate fitted?
Yep, could be. It's def not a 550LTD.
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