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This page is about the 1997-2002 RG550. For other RG550 models, see RG550 (disambiguation).
2002 RG550 BK
RG550 Black (more images) Red copyright sprite

The RG550 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1997. It is a reissue of the original RG550, which was produced between 1987 and 1994.

Like the classic RG550, this reissue has a basswood body and a maple and bubinga neck with a maple fingerboard with dot inlays. Components include pickguard-mounted Ibanez pickups in an HSH configuration, a double locking tremolo bridge and a locking nut.

Although the RG550 name was discontinued after 2002, the model itself lived on in 2003 as the RG1550 as part of the expanded Prestige line. Some changes to the components were made including the new Edge Pro tremolo bridge.

The RG550 was reissued in 2013 as part of the Genesis Collection.

Specifications

Specifications for RG550 (1997–2002)
Model name: RG550
Year(s) produced: 1997–2002
Sold in: Worldwide (except Japan), Europe (2000-2002)
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): BK (Black) / SA (Sangria) (2002)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Pickguard:
Black
Hardware color:
1997–2000: Cosmo black/ pewter silver
2001–2002: Powder cosmo
Neck
Neck type:
1997–1999: Wizard
2000–2002: Super Wizard
Neck material:
3-piece maple/ bubinga
Fingerboard material:
Maple
Fingerboard inlays:
Black dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
IBZ V8
Middle pickup:
IBZ S1
Neck pickup:
IBZ V7
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Images

RG550 SA 02
RG550 Sangria Red copyright sprite

Sources

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