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The RG655M is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2015. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale Prestige line. This model can be considered a more-or-less direct descendant of the original 1987 RG550.

The RG655M features a basswood body bolted to a maple and walnut Super Wizard neck with a 24-fret maple fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include an Edge double locking tremolo bridge, DiMarzio pickups mounted in a black pickguard with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil, a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

A similar model with a rosewood fingerboard, the RG655, was introduced a year earlier.

The RG655M was discontinued after 2017 in favor of the re-launched RG550.

Specifications

Specifications for RG655M
Year(s) produced: 2015–2017
Sold in: Worldwide (except Japan)
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Cobalt Blue Metallic (CBM) / Subterranean Purple Metallic (SPM) 2015–2016 / White (WH) 2016–2017
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Pickguard:
Black
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Super Wizard HP
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 (non-locking)
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio The Tone Zone (H) passive/ alnico
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio True Velvet (S) passive/ alnico
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H) passive/ alnico
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042

Images

Other available finishes
RG655M SPM
Subterranean Purple Metallic
2016 RG655M WH
White

Sources

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