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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-01-2011, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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RG550 20th

Hi, How good is this guitar generally compared to current Ibanez prestiges? I know it doesn't have the cutaway, but I think the neck's slightly thinner. Am I right that it doesn't have the same thickness of fret wire? They're smaller than I would expect. What do you think of this guitar in terms of its quality, tone and finish? I have a roadflare red version of it, and I am wondering whether to upgrade. Also, how does it compare to current ibanezes and the other reissue, rg770?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-01-2011, 05:25 PM
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Re: RG550 20th

i have a rg1570 first generation.i sold my rg550 dy reissue if this helps .
but my all time best axe is my original rg770dx 1991 lazer blue.

ive had every high end guitar out there and could not justify keeping them so i keep my 1570 and my 770dx. hope this helps.
also the reissues frets wear way faster than the originals. the only good thing i saw was the neck construction was better on the reissues with the different woods put in and better truss rods.

also maple fret boards arent as prone to warp on the old ones as the rosewood is . dont know why but i swear its true.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-02-2011, 02:10 AM
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Re: RG550 20th

I love mine, awesome necks, great road flare red colour. Pickup upgrade and they are golden.

I've only adjusted my truss rod once in three years due to the titanium reinforcement rods. I love the neck.
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