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For other RG550 models, see RG550 (disambiguation).
1992 RG5000 LB
RG5000 Laser Blue (more images) Red copyright sprite

The RG5000 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1991. It was a limited edition model which was available only in Japan.

The RG5000 is a variant of the RG550. It differs most obviously from the RG550 in that it has a mirrored pickguard rather than the usual black. In addition it has color-matched dot fretboard inlays and knobs.

The RG5000 features a basswood body with a maple Wizard neck with a color-matched headstock and a 24-fret rosewood fretboard with dot position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Vintage humbucking pickups flanking a single-coil, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut, and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG5000 was available only for a limited period in 1991 and 1992 and relatively few were produced.

Specifications

Specifications for RG5000
Model name: RG5000
Year(s) produced: 1991–1992
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): DY (Desert Sun Yellow) / LB (Laser Blue) / PN (Purple Neon) / RR (Ruby Red) / SG (Serpent Green)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Tilt joint
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Pickguard:
Mirrored
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece quartersawn maple
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Color-matched dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V2 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez S1 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V1 (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Images

Other available finishes
1991 RG5000 PN
Purple Neon
1992 RG5000 RR
Ruby Red
1991 RG5000 SG
Serpent Green
1991 Ibanez ColorTheMusic campaign ad
1991 "Color the Music" advertisement Red copyright sprite

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