How would I be able to tell the difference between an older Rg550DY and the reissue? I found one at a pawn shop for $349 and I put a deposit on it (of course). I have to be descrete about these things so my wife doesn't found out, so I can't just put it on a card. I should have it in a few weeks.
Anyway, this RG doesn't have a serial number, but I can see a gummy spot where the serial number should be. It doesn't have an AANJ, the pickups aren't labeled, and the trem is also unlabeled. Overall it is in excellent condition except one of the screws that attach the nut to the neck is missing. I think this is an older RG because it looks as if there was a sticker with the serial number and the newer RG's are stamped. What I don't know is if the reissues are the same way. I appreciate any info.