Ibanez RG550 Genesis Electric Guitar

With striking aesthetics, comfortable jumbo frets, and multiple pickups for tonal versatility, the Ibanez RG550 Genesis lets you rock your own way.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Basswood body Big, warm midrange tones
Edge tremolo Virtually frictionless operation
Maple fretboard Delivers a bright, snappy sound
Super Wizard neck profile Ultra-thin neck; strong 3-piece construction
The Ibanez RG550 Genesis Electric Guitar brings back vibe of the good old days with precise construction by Japanese craftsmanship, to prove that this iconic guitar has always led the rock guitar scene.

Ibanez builds guitars for all levels of players -- from beginners to the most demanding masters of the instrument. Regardless of price, Ibanez always strives to offer the absolute best sound, style, and playability in its class.

It all started in 1987, the debut of the Ibanez RG was a milestone in rock guitar history. With its spartan look, supreme playability and versatility due to innovative specs, the RG made a big impact and is still evolving today.

A prominent feature of the original RG is the ultra thin Super Wizard neck, constructed of five solid pieces of Maple & Walnut for absolute rock solid stability to provide extra-smooth playing. With the classic Edge tremolo bridge, the most extreme sonic acrobatics can be fearlessly performed with confidence that the guitar will effortlessly return to perfect tuning. The original Ibanez V7, S1, V8 pickups offer a wide range of sound and attack when combined with the 5-way pickup switch. Additionally, incredible tuning stability is achieved through the use of the Gotoh machine heads.

Features

- Super Wizard 5pc Maple/Walnut neck
- Basswood body
- Maple fretboard w/Black dot inlay
- Jumbo frets
- Edge tremolo bridge
- Gotoh machine heads
- Ibanez V7 (H) neck pickup
- Ibanez S1 (S) middle pickup
- Ibanez V8 (H) read more bridge pickup
- Black Hardware
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Desert Sun Yellow
Shipping Weight: 12.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RG550DY
Blemished, Desert Sun Yellow
Shipping Weight: 12.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RG550DY
Purple Neon
Shipping Weight: 13.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RG550PN
Road Flare Red
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RG550RF
Ibanez Non-New Product Warranty Information Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses have a 1-year warranty on NEW instruments only for the ORIGINAL purchaser with a Sales Receipt. All used products are not under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262
(12 ratings)
Submitted September 16, 2018 by Robert Rudock in Indian Trail, NC
"Had to Get one"
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I waited a long time for the release of this guitar. loved all the colors and had heard great things. I bought the white mostly because I did'nt have any white guitars and don't regret it, it's very clean and gorgeous. Out of the box it plays great (No HSC or Gig Bag). Could very easily have Prestige written on the headstock and as you know this is also made at Fujigen so no problem there. The guitar plays with a lot of bite, there's nothing really wrong with the sound. However I do own 3 other prestiges with brand dimarzio pickups, and when I A/B test them, this one has a bit less life, less character or roundness to the notes to me. I have a PAF Joe I will probably put in the neck and leave the bridge stock. With this said, if you are torn on a couple models, look strongly at the RG655, it's really not much more and comes with the HSC and Tone Zone and Air Norton, overall a better buy. They are basically the same guitar otherwise. But I certainly wouldn't fault you for falling in love with these colors particularly if you're willing to mod later. zZounds is the best as ever.
Musical Background:
30+ year guitar player, rock/pop/metal. Also Sax, piano, brass instruments.
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