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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-14-2014, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG550 (Coral Mist?) What is it /is this worth anything?

Hi Guys,

I'm a total noob when it comes to knowing Ibanez guitars; I just know that it plays really well, and I've never seen a color like this before..

Do you guys have any info on this?

Made in Japan
Serial: F028353
RG550

Definite players condition with a neck finish crack, and a small crack behind the Floyd joint on the neck. Also, I had to resolder the joints recently.

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From what I'm told, it's a rare color.

Thanks!
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Re: RG550 (Coral Mist?) What is it /is this worth anything?

That's a nice example of a CM, and in pretty good condition for it's age. 1990 is the only year they did CM so, in a way, it is rare as compared to other colors. As far as value, it will be the same as any other 550 of the same era/condition.

You can learn a little more about them here:
http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/RG550

Have you bought this one already??
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Re: RG550 (Coral Mist?) What is it /is this worth anything?

Thanks for the info!

I picked this up a while back from a used guitar shop, but never knew the details of it. (and was too lazy to check). I just knew it played well, and was covered in dust since no one was interested in it.
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Thanks for the info!

I picked this up a while back from a used guitar shop, but never knew the details of it. (and was too lazy to check). I just knew it played well, and was covered in dust since no one was interested in it.
That's kinda what makes CM "rare". No one wanted it in '90 either. There's a LOT more folks that like it now....myself included.

CM is kind of a "deeper darker" HP. They're both very cool colors.

If it hasn't been fixed already, you DO want to address that nut joint crack.
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Re: RG550 (Coral Mist?) What is it /is this worth anything?

I have the same guitar and this is only the second time I see another one! I have had it since about 1994 and still play it to this day. I love the feel tone and color and would love a twin for it if you're interested in selling. P.M. me if you do please.
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Re: RG550 (Coral Mist?) What is it /is this worth anything?

600-700
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Is there some sort of market in Canada for used RGs we don't know about?
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This, or higher in Norway.
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Is there some sort of market in Canada for used RGs we don't know about?
Yes. If you import a used 550 to Canada its like 120 for shipping, another 40-50 in conversion costs, then 100ish in brokerage/customs.
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no way...I paid $425 for a '90 rg550 that's in better shape with no cracks...there was a 550 on CL here last week with no cracks that was up for $500...the CM color may be rarer than other colors but I don't think there's any way you'd get 600-700 for that guitar...especially with cracks...I'd say 450 - 500 maybe if lucky to find someone who really wanted that color...
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If only....... I'd be exporting them like they were xbox's on their way from Japan.
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Yeah that's alot more than i am willing to pay. Thanks though for the reply.
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Yeah that's alot more than i am willing to pay. Thanks though for the reply.
If your looking for a partner to go along with your CM, you might want to try finding a Heather Pearl 750 or 760.
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no way...I paid $425 for a '90 rg550 that's in better shape with no cracks...there was a 550 on CL here last week with no cracks that was up for $500...the CM color may be rarer than other colors but I don't think there's any way you'd get 600-700 for that guitar...especially with cracks...I'd say 450 - 500 maybe if lucky to find someone who really wanted that color...
I have 500 in mine and his has two big neck pocket cracks plus its pretty beat.
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Re: RG550 (Coral Mist?) What is it /is this worth anything?

Mine has the neck-pocket cracks and the neck was badly cracked when I got it.
Fairly easy fix, really.
I can't comment on value though, sadly. My fiancée still won't tell me what he paid for it.
Yes, those of you that 'know' me: he did pop the question recently and I said "YES! HOLY GOD YES!" Not the reaction he expected. LOL but I digress.......
I'd go with what the guys here say though, if it doesn't exceed the prices they suggest, grab it. I have a 2009 RG1550 and one of these, and I play my RG550 more than the newer guitar. It just has a feel to it that I've never felt in any guitar I've ever picked up.
I don't usually attribute 'personality' to inanimate objects, but, oddly, it seems to 'call to me' somehow.
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