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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-11-2016, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG550's with rosewood board's?

I just grabbed a white 1991 RG550(serial#F1XXXX) and it has a rosewood fingerboard
Got a really good deal on it so IF the neck is not original to the body i wont be too disappointed.
But i have read/heard 550's did come in other colors than black with a rosewood board?
some were released in japan only but could have made their way to the USA.
Has anyone ever seen a white 550 with a RW board?
it has the original black edge trem and black gotoh tuners,
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-11-2016, 07:24 PM
 
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Re: RG550's with rosewood board's?

sure it comes with rosewood too.
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sure it comes with rosewood too.
the reason i asked here is that i have only seen two in my life
the one i bought and one that sold a while back.
I looked over all the catalog scans and could not find any white ones with RW?
So you are saying in 1991 they could be ordered with a RW fingerboard?
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Re: RG550's with rosewood board's?

mostly they released the rosewood board 550 with black finish.
for example 1995 RG550-R BK, is a standard for 1995. I own one of this.
Also, european only release in 1999, called RG 505, basically same RG 550 only with wizard 2 neck and rosewood board, comes in other than black.
But I have seen some other in Japan release only for DY and white like yours.
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mostly they released the rosewood board 550 with black finish.
for example 1995 RG550-R BK, is a standard for 1995. I own one of this.
Also, european only release in 1999, called RG 505, basically same RG 550 only with wizard 2 neck and rosewood board, comes in other than black.
But I have seen some other in Japan release only for DY and white like yours.
Thank you! Thats kind of what i was thinking that it was originally sold in japan only and made its way to the USA somehow.
The guy that sold it had "rare white RG 550 for sale" as the ad header
so i guess he was not lying
I have only seen two in 25+ years so they have to be rare.
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Re: RG550's with rosewood board's?

Congrats man!! What a beauty. I recently picked up a 2000 model 550EXSD and she has a rosewood board. They did, throughout their model lifetime, come either with RW or maple boards so, don't stress - yours is rare in that colour especially.
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Congrats man!! What a beauty. I recently picked up a 2000 model 550EXSD and she has a rosewood board. They did, throughout their model lifetime, come either with RW or maple boards so, don't stress - yours is rare in that colour especially.
Great to hear and thanks! I do prefer maple boards but i could not pass this one up since
i never see them.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-14-2016, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG550's with rosewood board's?

they were also available in purple with a RW board,
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