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The RG550RXX is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2007. It was a reissue of the original RG550 in honor of the 20th anniversary of the model's debut.

The RG550RXX features a basswood body bolted to a maple and walnut neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot position markers. Components include Ibanez pickups mounted in a black pickguard with a pair of V1/ V2 humbuckers flanking an S1 single-coil, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge and Gotoh tuning machines.

The reissue has a few features which were not typical of 2007-era models: the Edge tremolo (which had been retired in favor of the Edge Pro), the original tilt neck joint. The main difference between the reissue and the original is the neck: it has the original Wizard profile and instead of a one piece maple neck, the reissue has a five piece laminated maple and walnut neck more common on modern Ibanez guitars. The neck also is reinforced with KTS titanium rods.

There was also an RG550 reissue available with a rosewood fingerboard, the RG550MXX. Each of the 20th anniversary RGs came with a color matched, 20th anniversary case, and special strap and picks.

Specifications

Specifications for RG550RXX
Model name: RG550RXX
Year(s) produced: 2007
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Pickguard:
Black
Knob style:
Plastic top hat
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Original 1987 Wizard shape
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut w/ KTS titanium rods
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
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 pickup selector
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout

Sources

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