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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-08-2009, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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hoping someone can help me out here...i have an rg550..trying to find out what year and value.....Serial# is F0001070...any help would be great ..thanks...
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-08-2009, 02:59 PM
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Re: rg550


+ info from http://www.guitardaterproject.org/ibanez.aspx

Your guitar was made at the
Fuji-gen Plant, Japan
Production Number: 1070

btw, usinig google doesn't hurt
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-09-2009, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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Re: rg550

thanks...but it wasnt built in 2000....
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-09-2009, 11:18 PM
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Re: rg550

umm, yeah it was. according to the serial number you gave.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-09-2009, 11:24 PM
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Re: rg550


That serial indicates that the guitar is a 2000 model.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-09-2009, 11:28 PM
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Re: rg550

Well, either you gave us the wrong serial number or you're just delusional.

The guitars from 1987-1997 were labeled such as:


F = FujiGen (H or I stands for some other plants, but that's not relevant now)
Y = Year made. 7 = 1987 and so forth.
XXXXX = Production number (5 numerals)

The guitars from 1997 and onwards were labeled such as:


F = FujiGen
YY = Year made. 00 = 2000.
XXXXX = Production number.

Depending on if you added a zero or not, it could be from either 1990 or 2000.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-16-2009, 10:24 AM
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Re: rg550

Well, first of all, is it an AANJ or square heel neck joint? AANJ would make it a 2000, and the square heel would be 1990. Secondly, when they switched the serial number designations in 1997, you can easily see that the F and the 2 year numerals are very close together, while the production number designation numerals are spaced farther apart. For example, if this guitar was a 2000, it would read F00 01070. Then, to make it even more confusing, somewhere around 2002 they changed that again so all the numerals are spaced evenly apart. However, those more modern ones have the little bowtie outline.
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