This page is about the 2018 RG550L reissue. For the earlier version, see RG550L (1988–1992).
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The RG550L is a left-handed RG series solid body electric guitar model reissued by Ibanez in late 2017. This model is a reissue as part of the Genesis collection of the original RG550L, which was produced between 1988 and 1992.

Similarities to the classic RG550L include a basswood body, a tilt neck joint with a stamped metal plate, a maple fingerboard with dot position markers and an original Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut. Differences include a five-piece laminated maple and walnut neck (the original neck was one-piece maple) and the pickups which are a pair of Ibanez V7/V8 humbuckers flanking an S1 single-coil (the original had Ibanez V1/V2 humbuckers).

The RG550 is a right-handed version.

The RG550L was discontinued after 2020.

Specifications

Specifications for RG550L
Model name: RG550L (2018–2020)
Year(s) produced: 2018–2020
Sold in: Japan 2018–2019 / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Desert Sun Yellow (DY) / Purple Neon (PN) / Road Flare Red (RF) not available in Japan
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
Bridge:
Edge tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Pickguard:
3-ply black/ white/ black
Knob style:
Plastic top hat
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Super Wizard
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Maple
Fingerboard inlays:
Black dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III (43mm)
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 pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2018 RG550L PN.jpg
Purple Neon
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Road Flare Red
HSH 5-way both-splits.png
Pickup switching
Controls VT5 lefty.png
Control layout

Sources

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