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The RG2550Z is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2008. It is made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The most noteworthy difference between the RG2550Z and its the RG2550E which it replaced is the Edge Zero tremolo bridge. Features include a basswood body bolted to a maple and walnut neck with a 24 fret rosewood fingerboard with wedge (or ghost) sharktooth position markers. Components include a pair of humbucking pickups flanking a single-coil which are mounted in a mirror pickguard, the aforementioned Edge Zero double locking tremolo bridge with removable ZPS3 tuning stabilizer and Gotoh tuning machines.

In 2010, the Wizard Prestige neck was renamed the Wizard HP neck. Significant changes were introduced in 2015 including new pickups and new finishes and discontinuation of the fretboard binding.

For 2019 the RG2550Z was discontinued in all markets except China and the rosewood fretboard was replaced with Macassar ebony.

The RG2550ZL is a left-handed version. It was discontinued in all markets except China from 2019

Specifications

Specifications for RG2550Z
Model name: RG2550Z
Year(s) produced: 2008–2021
Sold in: Worldwide (except USA) / China only from 2019
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Galaxy Black (GK) 2008–2014 / Galaxy White (GW) 2008–2014 / Mystic Night Metallic (MYM) 2015–2021 / White Pearl Metallic (WPM) 2015–2021
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Zero tremolo w/ ZPS3 stabilizer (10.8mm string spacing)
Pickguard:
2008–2014: Smoked mirror
2015–2021: Black mirror
Knob style:
Gotoh VK1-19 knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
2008–2009: Wizard Prestige
2010–2021: Wizard HP Prestige
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2008–2014: Rosewood w/ binding
2015–2018: Rosewood
2019–2021: Macassar ebony
Fingerboard inlays:
Wedge sharktooth
Frets:
24 / jumbo (Prestige edge treatment)
Nut:
Barless Top-Lok (43mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
2008–2014: DiMarzio IBZ RG (H)
2015–2021: DiMarzio The Tone Zone (H) passive/ alnico
Middle pickup:
2008–2014: DiMarzio IBZ RG-S (S)
2015–2021: DiMarzio True Velvet (S) passive/ alnico
Neck pickup:
2008–2014: DiMarzio IBZ RG (H)
2015–2021: DiMarzio Air Norton (H) passive/ alnico
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
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Galaxy White
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Mystic Night Metallic
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White Pearl Metallic
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout

Video

2015 Ibanez RG2550Z White Pearl Metallic ( Review )


Sources

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