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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-27-2013, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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i have a chance to pick it up for 175 problem is its been refinished and doesent have a serial number sticker on it is there any way to find out if its a real 550? heres pictures.




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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-27-2013, 02:49 AM
 
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Looks like a real 550 to me. Square heal neck joints are typically copied, and it has the Edge trem from what I can see, and the rear cavity cover means that the jack is an inset barrel jack.

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i have a chance to pick it up for 175 problem is its been refinished and doesent have a serial number sticker on it is there any way to find out if its a real 550? heres pictures.



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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks but is it worth the money?
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 01:13 AM
 
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Is it worth the money to you? Seems like a reasonable deal.
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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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I figured it was. Just last time the guy told me it was A700 series guitar turned out to be a 320 just trying to cover all my bases
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See how the heel at the back where the neck plate is ? Well its on an angle and only the 500 series had those... So I'm guessing its real
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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 09:17 AM
 
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Re: rg 550 is it real

Looks real to me as well. An early one because of the missing serial sticker and no logos on the V1/V2 pups.

The price is right, regardless. The trem itself can fetch $150-200 as a separate part, if it's in good condition, like the one on this guitar seems to be.
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Re: rg 550 is it real

With a refinish like that, I'd not complain. It's hard to strip those guitars of paint, and get stain to apply correctly.

Love it.
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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Looks like I'll buy it thanks guys
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-31-2013, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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ok so i went bought this rg550 today rosewood fretboard but the body has signs of DY paint is this possible?
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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-31-2013, 11:42 PM
 
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Yes, the 550 was available in DY 1987-94.

During 1987-89, outside of Japan, all colours except black came with only maple fingerboards; while in Japan, you could get rosewood or maple with any colour that was out in a given year.
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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-01-2013, 01:24 AM
 
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I just realized , stripping out the body paint and giving the oil finish would look that awesome..
especially with that black hardware.

oh btw, looks real to me,. and price is good too.
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post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-01-2013, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks guys i picked it up for 160. pretty good price id say
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post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-02-2013, 04:24 AM
 
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$160 was a steal, and I like that wine/red finish.
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post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-02-2013, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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well i think iam gona restore it back to the right color, i like that Desert Yellow color
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