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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-29-2014, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is this a RG550, RG505 (?) or what else?

Hello everybody.
I found this sweetie from a guy who's willing to say it's a RG550 from 1999.
Ibanez wikia tells me that guitar was produced 'till 94 and then they made the anniversary later.
I asked the serial and more pics, but as far as Google can tell, this is a RG505 (which isn't listed in Ibanez Wikia nor anywhere else, just people speaking about).
Switch tip and knobs have been replaced, but the mirror greenie pickguard seems original.
What do you think?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-29-2014, 11:14 AM
 
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Re: Is this a RG550, RG505 (?) or what else?

Note the AANJ and the V7-S1-V8 pickups, and also the trem.. right?

Oh, and the fact that it says "RG series" on the headstock..

The knobs and switch tip can't be original, though..

I found a couple of pictures on the net of a "true" RG505DX-DY:



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Re: Is this a RG550, RG505 (?) or what else?

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Note the AANJ and the V7-S1-V8 pickups, and also the trem.. right?
As Ibanez wiki says, pups are right on a RG550 from 1994. What's AANJ?

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Oh, and the fact that it says "RG series" on the headstock..
What should that point out?

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The knobs and switch tip can't be original, though..
Yes, already knew that

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Switch tip and knobs have been replaced, but the mirror greenie pickguard seems original.
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I found a couple of pictures on the net of a "true" RG505DX-DY:
Same result that I had....odd enough.
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Re: Is this a RG550, RG505 (?) or what else?

Yes, it's really a RG505DX-DY. Different neck from the RG550, 2mm larger and more fashinating pickguard
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Re: Is this a RG550, RG505 (?) or what else?

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As Ibanez wiki says, pups are right on a RG550 from 1994. What's AANJ?
All Access Neck Joint

Here's an older ('92) 550 with the square heel, and a newer Jem505 with an AANJ for comparison.



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What should that point out?
That its a newer RG. The originals didn't say "RG Series". Again, same two guitars..

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All Access Neck Joint

Here's an older ('92) 550 with the square heel, and a newer Jem505 with an AANJ for comparison.
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That its a newer RG. The originals didn't say "RG Series". Again, same two guitars..
That confirms once more it's a 1999 guitar as stated by the seller. Plus, all pics I can find about RG505 give a #9 serial. Definitly sorted out
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