For other RG550 models, see RG550 (disambiguation).
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The RG550LTD is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1994. It was produced in Japan by FujiGen.

The RG550LTD features a basswood body bolted to a maple (maple and bubinga from 1997) neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and sharktooth position markers. Components include a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge, a locking nut, Ibanez pickups mounted in a mirror pickguard with V7 & V8 humbuckers flanking an single coil and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG550LTD was the second RG550 model featuring a mirror pickguard, following the RG550DX which it replaced. The black examples have a standard mirror guard. The blue and purple guitars sport color-matched mirror guards. So called "hologram" guards are used on the pewter and copper models.

The RG550LTD was discontinued after 1999. It was replaced by the RG550EX for 2000.


Specifications for RG550LTD
Model name: RG550LTD
Year(s) produced: 1994–1999
Sold in: Worldwide (except Japan)
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Dark Adriatic Blue (DAB) 1998–1999 / New Penny Matte (NPM) 1999 / Purple Neon (PN) 1994–1997 / Pewter (PT) 1996–1998
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
BK finish: Mirror
DAB & PN finish: Colored-matched mirror
NPM & PT finish: Hologram mirror
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
1994–1997: Wizard
1998–1999: Super Wizard
Neck material:
1994–1996: 1-piece maple
1997–1999: 3-piece maple/ bubinga
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
24 / jumbo
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
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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Dark Adriatic Blue
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New Penny Matte
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Purple Neon
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