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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-05-2013, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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rg 550 Question

Can anyone confirm that the original Rgs from the 80's have the headstock painted the same color as the body?
Can a red body rg 550 have a black headstock ?
Thanks for your answer.

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Can anyone confirm that the original Rgs from the 80's have the headstock painted the same color as the body?
Can a red body rg 550 have a black headstock ?
Thanks for your answer.

Fred
Yes, a red body can have a black head. There doesn't seem to be any real pattern determining which 5xx's got a matching head or not. some did- some didn't.
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Re: rg 550 Question

I know in the late 90's (1998 ) they had some that had a matching headstock, but early 90's had a black headstock.
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Re: rg 550 Question

seems like most RG's have black head stocks and a few have color matching ones.
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Re: rg 550 Question

thanks for your help!
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seems like most RG's have black head stocks and a few have color matching ones.
Yeah both the ones I've had have black
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-13-2013, 05:59 PM
 
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Re: rg 550 Question

the ones with black headstock are the best ones. coloring is much better.
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Re: rg 550 Question

My 93 candy apple has a matching head stock. So early 90s have em as well.
matching all the way for me though.

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My 93 candy apple has a matching head stock. So early 90s have em as well.
matching all the way for me though.
I agree. It seems strange that almost all of the 'cheap' Ibanez have matching head stocks, while so many of the more expensive ones don't.
My 2009 RG1550 in Phantom Blue has a black head stock, but the 2011 RG350 I'm considering (checked it out, seems nice for the money) has a matching white head stock.
My 1990 RG550 in Coral Myst has a matching head stock. I prefer the look of the matched head.
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