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Few months ago i snagged this one after wanting it for years.
the thing that struck me the most is that this particular one has different neck from any other Wizard or Jem neck i own. .
I have '88 RG 550,'98 RG 550 '89 Saber, '92 JEM FP so compared to them it has much fatter neck then those Wizards and even Jem neck feels narrower. it feels like a Jem neck with more meat on in on the back.Neck is stamped rg550,and its all legit, but still a mistery.
Does anyone know a story about that? Did they make those first necks in '87 different then '88 and later?
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Haha yeah, they emerged from under the bed..i dunno anything about it:)
since i had them as a kid in those days..they joined the party.
 

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by the power of grayskull what sorcery is this? nice RFR!!!!

maybe you got one where the worker at the fuji plant was tired of sanding....
 

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Jack and electronics were tipical 500/700, but have been upgraded to cts and switchkraft, cause the stock stuff on them is pretty ****ty in general ;) also split switch for the bridge and neck pu's is added by the previous owner. nice feature.
As for the pics..here you go, but capturing this color is a darn hard thing to do :)

 

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hahaha maybe I wasn't clear enough. it is a normal 550, and it had the usual barrel jack. but i switched it to a switchkraft with a plate cause its more reliable.
here it is compared to '98 RG 550..see how much fatter it is.( and more tone it has too) btw serial is..F725862

 

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I don't like the look of the switchcraft so much, but I have to agree on the reliability part...plus it's an easy fix if the contacts bend....... It's not so easy with a barrel jack.

That's one meaty piece of maple!!! I'd love to get a shot playing on it.....looks like a tone monster
 

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Yeah, i agree not pretty looking,but easier to maintain.
RGTFanatic, if you like a JEM neck feel, i think you'd like this one too, its almost the same feel in your hand.
well, i guess someone in fujigen decided to have fun that day ;)
 

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yes it have a thicker neck,mine have it too!i had all the original 550's and the pink one have a jem feellike neck,i love it a lot!cool guitars! and very very rare too.
 
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