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The RG550XH is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2013. It was produced in Indonesia.

The RG550XH is an update of the long-running RG550. The most notable feature of the RG550XH is its extended range 30-fret neck and extra deep lower cutaway to allow the player to reach the extra fingerboard real estate.

The RG550XH features a basswood body bolted to a maple Wizard III neck with a 30-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include an Edge Zero II double locking tremolo bridge with a removable ZPS tuning stabilizer and Ibanez Infinity pickups mounted in a white pearloid pickguard with a humbucker at the bridge and a single-coil in the middle position. Since the fretboard extends into the space where the neck pickup would be, this models makes use of a "Neck Pickup Simulator", which uses a preamp powered by a 9-volt battery to simulate a neck pickup tone.

The RG2011SC is a similar 30-fret model in the Prestige line.

The RG550XH was discontinued after 2015.

Specifications

Specifications for RG550XH
Model name: RG550XH
Year(s) produced: 2013–2015
Sold in: Worldwide (except Japan)
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Black (BK) 2014–2015 / Blue Sparkle (BSP) 2014 / Red Sparkle (RSP) 2013
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Zero II tremolo w/ ZPS3Fe stabilizer (10.8mm string spacing)
Pickguard:
White pearloid
Knob style:
Plastic top hat (white)
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard III-XH
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Dot
Frets:
30 / jumbo
Nut:
Locking (barless)
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HS
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez INF4 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez INFS3 (S)
Neck pickup:
None (due to the extended fretboard) but emulated via the Neck PU Simulator
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Other available finishes
RG550XH BSP.jpg
Blue Sparkle
RG550XH RSP.jpg
Red Sparkle

Video

Ibanez RG550XH-BSP Blue Sparkle ( Demo Review )
Gavin Iedema plays "Save Me" with the Ibanez RG550XHRSP


Sources

[[C ategory:Guitar models with more than 24 frets]]

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