Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The FTL, Florida
Re: RG550RF vs RG655FSO opinions & thoughts?
Honestly it might seem strange for me to note but if I didn't have either guitar I might go for the RG655. At $1,200 it is an awesome value and IMO the Tone Zone is the best pickup made; period. No rewiring for the 655. Also as much as I love the square heel in terms of tone it is a love hate relationship because it's such a big block to get your hands around on the high frets. In general I prefer the aanj. The maple board would make the 655 perfect.
So, yeah the RG550RF is my favorite of all time but if I were a touring musician and lost all my guitars I'd grab an RG655 off the rack before the 20th.
Sorry if that seems confusing. Both guitars appeal to me differently but the RG655 seems the most practical.
Also you may want to search out a used RG3550ROM. It has a maple board and seems the best of both worlds. I think it has an edge zero though so in that department the 655 is better with original edge.