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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-02-2010, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is this a RG550? Urgent

Hi everbody!

This is my first time here, I need some help...

Is this a RG550?

a2instrumentosmusicais.com.br/ml/imagens/guitarras_2/ibanez_rg550_1. j p g

a2instrumentosmusicais.com.br/ml/imagens/guitarras_2/ibanez_rg550_2. j p g

a2instrumentosmusicais.com.br/ml/imagens/guitarras_2/ibanez_rg550_3. j p g

a2instrumentosmusicais.com.br/ml/imagens/guitarras_2/ibanez_rg550_4. j p g

a2instrumentosmusicais.com.br/ml/imagens/guitarras_2/ibanez_rg550_5. j p g

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Hope someone can help me!

Thanks all!
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-02-2010, 12:14 AM
 
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Re: Is this a RG550? Urgent

1991 RG450

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-02-2010, 11:52 AM
 
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Re: Is this a RG550? Urgent

No, that is not a RG550, but it is as good as one except for the tremolo.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-03-2010, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Is this a RG550? Urgent

=/

Like I thought...

But this neckplate is the same of the Rg 550, or not?


This black headstock is very strange, because, I never saw a RG550 with a black headstock (except the BK color model)...

Is this really a 450?


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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-03-2010, 01:29 AM
 
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Re: Is this a RG550? Urgent

The early 90's rg4xx guitars, up to 1993, had edge trems. This is most likely a 1991 RG350:

Euro market catalog shot:
http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/...t_id=190&now=7

An RG450 from that era would have an Edge, for reference:
http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/..._id=198&now=13

I'm betting Japanese or Asian market RG350, considering the difference from the Euro one.

Or it's an RG450/550 someone put a TRS into and took the Edge. Still a possibility.

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Re: Is this a RG550? Urgent

In fact, I'm starting to think the bridge was swapped, based on these 2 shots:
http://a2instrumentosmusicais.com.br...ez_rg550_9.jpg
http://a2instrumentosmusicais.com.br...ez_rg550_8.jpg
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-03-2010, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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I was to close to buy this guitar ... hahahaha

Now I'm thinking twice... Because the guy is selling her like a Rg550 (price), but this Headstock still strange... Exists any RG550 with the body colored and the headstock black?

Where I can check the model by the serial number?

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-03-2010, 02:21 PM
 
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Re: Is this a RG550? Urgent

The text on the headstock looks weird. It's way bigger than how it usually appears, on RG550 at least.

Compare:
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-04-2010, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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That's true too!

And sad =/

I have one RG370, and the Ibanez logo is in the same position and measure of the second picture...

So, is it a fake neck?
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-04-2010, 05:32 AM
 
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No, it's not necessarily fake. Not all Ibanez models, especially older ones, have the logo like the right picture. Check out Joe Satriani's model for instance.
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-05-2010, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Is this a RG550? Urgent

But, certainly, it isnt a RG550?
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-05-2010, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hey GuyS!

Take a look!
ibanezrules.com/catalogs/us/1989/rg5.j p g

It's from the 1989 Ibanez catalog, take a look to the headstock, body red finish, headstock black.

o.O
But also, PN finish is not avaliable...
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-06-2010, 03:33 AM
 
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Re: Is this a RG550? Urgent

my 89-90 blonde has a black headstock and rg550 quite clearly stamped. is that the original finish i wonder??
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-06-2010, 08:17 AM
 
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Re: Is this a RG550? Urgent

Again, it could actually be an RG550, but if it is someone swapped the Edge trem for some no-name floyd copy. Honestly, unless it's such a deal that you can buy a better trem for it and come out ahead(IE cheaper than another 550 that has all it's parts and isn't 'iffy'), I would pass.
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