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1986 PL2550 SP
PL2550 Silver Pearl (more images) Red copyright sprite

The PL2550 is a Pro Line series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1986.

The PL2550 features an offset double cutaway body with neck through body construction. Alder body wings are glued to a maple and walnut neck running the length of the guitar with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with sharktooth position markers. Components include Ibanez pickups with an IBZ triple-magnet humbucker at the bridge and Super 7F single coil pickups at the neck and middle positions and an Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut.

1986 PL2550 construction
Pre-assembly PL2550 Enlarge sprite

The back of the neck and headstock of the PL2550 are painted. In addition to the 5-way pickup selector lever, the PL2550 has a 5-button pickup preset system.

The PL2550 was discontinued after 1986 and replaced by the similar PL2551.

Specifications

Specifications for PL2550
Model name: PL2550
Year(s) produced: 1986
Sold in: Japan / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): BK (Black) / CI (Cherry Ice) / GP (Gold Pearl) / SP (Silver Pearl)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder wings
Neck joint:
Neck-thru
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
White gold
Neck
Neck type:
Pro Line (neck-through)
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut (painted)
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony
Fingerboard inlays:
Sharktooth
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner Mini II
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSS
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez IBZ (H) triple magnet
Middle pickup:
Ibanez Super 7F (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 7F (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone w/ push-pull Duo-Sound coil tap / 5-way lever / 5-button pickup preset system

Images

Other available finishes
Black
1986 PL2550 CI
Cherry Ice
Silver Pearl
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