Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Portland Oregon
Re: RG 550 rare, and questions....
'Back in the day' I worked for a guitar company in the engeneering department. It was not uncommon for me to build a guitar, take it home for testing and eventually just give it away.
(*all prototype and test guitars would have to be cut up with a bandsaw, no matter how perfect or condition. This was/is a company policy....many of the people in the engineering department had a serious problem with this and tried to save as many as we could....because it was WRONG to destroy a piece of art).
I would not be surprised if that is what happened in this case. I do know the guitar was never changed after he got it....and it came from Japan as I now have it.