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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-14-2014, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG655 Pickguard Question

Just ordered an Ibanez RG655 Prestige wondering if the 550 pickguard will work for it. I can't find any places online that make guards for the 655. Also, if anyone knows a good site for pickguards and other parts they could fill me in on it would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-14-2014, 07:48 PM
 
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Re: RG655 Pickguard Question

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Just ordered an Ibanez RG655 Prestige wondering if the 550 pickguard will work for it. I can't find any places online that make guards for the 655. Also, if anyone knows a good site for pickguards and other parts they could fill me in on it would be appreciated.
If you have a 550 at home, just compare the pickguards once your 655 arrives. The 655 looks to me like a better version of the 550 anyway so I dont see why it wouldn't fit.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-16-2014, 04:39 AM
 
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Re: RG655 Pickguard Question

I would like to know as well where a good place to get pickguards would be. I am considering this guitar and swapping out the pickguard for one with a HxS configuration.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-27-2014, 04:32 PM
 
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Re: RG655 Pickguard Question

Yeah, I'm interested in this too. I just picked up a cobalt blue 655. Nice guitar in general. Amazing guitar for the price. Plays and sounds great.

It seems like Ibanez had had a lot of variation in their RG pickguards, which has made most of the vendors require a tracing so they can go through the templates they have and find the right one (or make a new template).

I've found several places that have cool guards for the RG's. I don't have experience with any of them yet, but here are a few I've found:

Rats! the forum won't let me post links until I've done 10 posts...
Search for "pickguard paradise", "terrapin guitars", and "greasy groove".
Any thoughts on these?
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-29-2014, 02:47 PM
 
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Re: RG655 Pickguard Question

There is an RG pickguard seller on ebay that has printable templates so you can verify fitment before buying. You just have to make sure your printer is set right so it doesn't alter the size... and I think they tell you what to check.

Edit - I found the seller... just scroll down to read the description and you'll see the link to the printable 550 template.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ibanez-Front...item259412b8c8
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-12-2014, 03:29 PM
 
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Re: RG655 Pickguard Question

I'm still looking at templates, but it looks like the rg750 might be an exact match. Its closer than anything else I've seen. I'll repost when I've completely verified it.
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