Ibanez JEM Forum banner

1 - 19 of 19 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
61 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Been searching for a long time now for an old RG550 with the edge trem..... I just had to have one of these! Ended up getting a pretty good deal and getting it shipped with the neck off to OZ in a box to save on postage.

Cosmetically there are a few issues on the back of the body but the front is really clean.... My Mr fix it guitar techy is gonna bring her back to life over the w-e..... Really looking forward to doing nothing but shredding on this beast!

Required guitar porn below







 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,097 Posts
Sweet, and it's still got the original pickups... which year is it from btw?

The 550 is still a favorite among my Prestige, J Customs and EBMM's - can't believe I almost sold it once.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
9,291 Posts
Best guess, is that it isn't all original--the headstock should be color-matched, and there were no RFRs in 90 or 91. The neck is most likely from a 90 RG-550 BK, and the body from an earlier RFR. Still a great score, though!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
61 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Best guess, is that it isn't all original--the headstock should be color-matched, and there were no RFRs in 90 or 91. The neck is most likely from a 90 RG-550 BK, and the body from an earlier RFR. Still a great score, though!
ahhh thanks for the info!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
105 Posts
Best guess, is that it isn't all original--the headstock should be color-matched, and there were no RFRs in 90 or 91. The neck is most likely from a 90 RG-550 BK, and the body from an earlier RFR. Still a great score, though!
Was 1990 the year that the changeover occurred for the matching headstock?

I had a RG550 DY that had the matching headstock that I ordered in 1990 and it had the matching headstock, but I had a bandmate that had one with the black headstock.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,525 Posts
needs a matching headstock! black and white have black headstock, yellow and pink matching.i like the rfr...
Agreed. There are lots of Ibby's out there new and old that need matching headstocks, I own some of them, boo hoo!! Still it's a cool guitar though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
59 Posts
I've learned that with Ibanez sometimes you can never really know. I took apart my Indonesian RG350EX to find that the body was an RG450 (450's are MIJ, i think).

Anyway my RG550 is currently being spray painted, no matter how bad a job i do on spray painting it will look better than before. Rg550's are the best!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
612 Posts
great find i love the 550 ..ive got a 93 black maple board lo pro and its awesome..all the best to you an your 550 ..rock on bro..congrats
 
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
Top