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This page is about the 2019 reissue. For the earlier model with the same name, see RG550DX (1992–1993).
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The RG550DX is an RG series solid body electric guitar model reissued by Ibanez in 2019. It is produced in Japan by FujiGen as part of the throw-back Genesis Collection.

The RG550DX features a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret granadillo fingerboard with binding and white sharktooth position markers. Components include Ibanez Vintage pickups mounted in a black pickguard with V7 & V8 humbuckers flanking an S1 single-coil, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge and Gotoh tuning machines.

Although it bears the name of the RG550DX from the early 1990s, it actually bears a closer resemblance to the RG750 which had a rosewood fretboard and one-piece neck but was otherwise very similar. The original RG550DX had a color-matched mirror pickguard and maple fretboard with dot inlays.

The RG550 is a similar model with a maple fretboard with dot inlays.

Specifications

Specifications for RG550DX
Year(s) produced: 2019–2020
Sold in: Worldwide (except Japan)
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Laser Blue (LB) / Ruby Red (RR)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
Bridge:
Edge tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Pickguard:
Black
Knob style:
Plastic top hat (black)
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Super Wizard
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Granadillo w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
White sharktooth
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V8 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez S1 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V7 (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042 (D'Addario EXL120)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2019 RG550DX RR 00 01
Ruby Red
HSH 5-way both-splits
Pickup switching diagram
Controls VT5
Control layout

Sources

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