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This page is about the 2013 RG550 reissue. For other RG550 models, see RG550 (disambiguation).
2013 RG550 DY
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The RG550 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model reissued by Ibanez in 2013. This model is a reissue of the original RG550, which was produced between 1987 and 1994. It is part of the Genesis Collection which was available only in Japan.

Like the classic RG550, this reissue has a basswood body. It also features a maple and walnut Super Wizard neck with 24-fret maple fingerboard and dot inlays. The body-neck connection is with a traditional bolt on joint with a metal plate, although in this case the plate is tilted to allow easier access to the upper frets. Components include the Edge double locking tremolo bridge, a locking nut, Gotoh tuners and Ibanez pickups in an HSH configuration.

Although the RG550 name was discontinued after 2002, the spirit of the model continues to live on in the various models in the RG1550 Prestige lineup including the RG1550MV.

2013 also saw the release of the RG550XH which is a 30-fret take on the classic design.

Other RG models in the Genesis collection are the RG570 and the RG670AH/ RG670MH.

Specifications

Specifications for RG550 (2013)
Model name: RG550 (2013)
Year(s) produced: 2013
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Desert Sun Yellow (DY) / Road Flare Red (RFR) / Violet Chameleon (VC)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Pickguard:
Black
Hardware color:
Black/ black knobs
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
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
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042

Images

Other available finishes
2013 RG550 RF
Road Flare Red
2013 RG550 VC
Violet Chameleon

Sources

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