NGD: Ibanez RG from '89

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by BabUShka, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. BabUShka

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    Hi guys, long time no see!

    Just got my selv an Ibanez RG550 from 1989, MIJ.
    I thought you might find this interesting.

    Seriuosly.. I was pretty sure this guitar would be an OK guitar, since its old and the previous owned did a refinish. Its originally black, he painted it yellow. Thats why the headstock logo doesnt show.

    I borrowed it for a couple of days, and just fell in love with this baby!!
    The neck (Wizard 1) is slimmer than Wizzard II and it feels soooo much smoother. Still got its jumbo frets, no visible fret wear and it sounds amazing.

    Ive previously owned a S7320 and now have a RG370DX, but the RG550 is a leage of its own. It sounds and feels like a high end guitar. Im selling the RG370 and buying another 550 in the future.

    This is seriously the best Ibanez I've played in this price range. I love it just as much as my Blackjack ATX, but Im not going to compare them. They are just completely different guitars. I love them both.

    I dont know wich specific pickups that are installed in this guitar, but the neck and bridge is Dimarzio of some kind. Sounds dirty as ...., The neck pickup is a bit powerful, but clear and nice. Sounds like a normal quality pickup would do, no shitty IBZ/INF-pickups.

    I've never ever been an Ibanez man.. But lately they just got into me. Now I want more and more of them! Next one will be a Premium or Prestige.

    Here are a few pictures, enjoy! I thought I wouldn't like the color and the cosmetics and was going to bid on a RG2550Z - but this guitar kinda got my attention. I feel its somehow special to me now :lol:

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    All it is missing is a maple fingerboard.
     
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    Congrats bro she looks awesome!
     
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    Very nice, good score! Congrats.
     
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    550's are always a win! Congrats!
     
  6. IbanezDaemon

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    Great score. Can't beat a nice 80's 550 like that!!
     
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    Nice axe. Doesn't look like an RG body. Lower horn should be pointy like the RG you've got behind it in the second pic. I used to own an '89 550 and it's the same shape as every other RG.
     
  8. BabUShka

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    Thanks guys!

    I can see than the guitar has a slightly different body than my RG370, the lower wing is rounder in the edges. But the guitar sounds and plays amazing, so its not a biggy for me.

    What kind of body do you think this is? Could it be the re-finish of the guitar that makes the endge less pointy? Because otherwise the body looks identicly to the other RG.

    My next 550 will be with a maple neck fore sure :)
     
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    Yep. Probably just got a little heavy-handed with the sander on that lower horn
     

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