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The RG1550 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2003. It was produced in Japan by FujiGen and replaced the RG550 as part of the expanded Prestige line.

The most notable new feature of the RG1550 compared to the RG550 it replaced is the new Edge Pro tremolo bridge. The RG1550 also features a basswood body with a maple Super Wizard neck with a 24-fret maple fingerboard with dot position markers. It has dual Ibanez Vintage humbucking pickups flanking an Ibanez single-coil which are mounted on a black pickguard. Other components include a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG1550GX is a similar model with gold hardware, a white pearloid pickguard and a rosewood fretboard. The RG1550FM is also similar, but has a mahogany body with a flamed maple top and gold hardware.

The RG1550 was discontinued after 2004. The RG550 lineage was revived with the RG1550M in 2009.


Specifications for RG1550
Model name: RG1550
Year(s) produced: 2003–2004
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Candy Apple (CA) Japan only / Galaxy Black (GK) Japan only / Sangria (SA)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
Edge Pro tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
3-ply black/ white/ black
Hardware color:
Powder cosmo
Neck type:
Super Wizard (Worldwide except USA) / Wizard (USA)
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Black dot
24 / jumbo
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V8 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez S1 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V7 (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


Other available finishes
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Candy Apple
Galaxy Black
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Laura Lāce : playing Vivaldi's "Summer Presto" with Ibanez RG1550-SA
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