Incredibly fast Super Wizard neck

Back in 1987, the original RG550 featured a 1-piece maple Wizard neck. This reissue takes that design to the next level with a 5-piece maple/walnut Super Wizard neck. You'll be able to execute lightning-fast runs, arpeggios, and hammer-ons with ease. Capping the Super Wizard neck is a 24-fret maple fingerboard, loaded with jumbo frets that are perfect for big note bends. Beyond that, the RG550 features a classic-style tilt neck joint with a stamped metal plate rather than the sculpted All Access neck joint found on most modern RGs. If you crave the feel of a classic RG, you'll love the RG550.

HSH pickup configuration yields a wide range of tones

There's no denying the massive array of tones you can coax out of the RG550. A V7 in the neck delivers a tight, biting sound that's tailor-made for chording and rhythm. An S1 in the mid position exhibits a traditional-sounding yet high-output single-coil tone. A V8 bridge pickup supplies a warm yet articulate sound with sizzling overtones. These pickups yield excellent harmonics without excessive brightness, even in extreme high-gain situations. Although the RG550 is clearly voiced for rock and metal, its fast playability and tonal variety make it a great guitar for almost any style.

Ibanez's Genesis Collection delivers classic RG performance

The Ibanez RG series has been a rock and metal standard since the late 1980s. The Genesis Collection celebrates these legendary axes with classic RG550 and RG570 reissues, as well as the throwback RG550 model. You'll love these sleek and comfortably contoured guitars — not only do they hug your body and forearm, but their deep treble-side cutaway offers unrestricted access to all 24 frets. Guitarists here at Sweetwater love the feel and playability of Ibanez's classic RG guitars. You will too.

Ibanez RG550 Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • Basswood body produces a warm, growling tone with defined mids
  • 5-piece maple/walnut Super Wizard neck enables easy playability
  • Classic-style tilt neck joint with stamped metal plate provides classic RG feel
  • HSH pickup configuration yields a wide range of harmonic-rich tones
  • Ibanez Edge locking tremolo provides complete control and solid intonation
  • Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads maintain stable tuning
  • Eye-grabbing black hardware


Tech Specs

  • GENERAL
  • Number of Strings 6
  • Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
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  • BODY
  • Body Type Solidbody
  • Body Shape Genesis RG
  • Body Material Basswood
  • Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane
  • Color Road Flare Red
  • NECK
  • Neck Material 5-piece Maple/Walnut
  • Neck Shape Super Wizard
  • Neck Joint Bolt-on
  • Radius 16.9"
  • Fingerboard Material Maple
  • Fingerboard Inlay Black Dots
  • Number of Frets 24, Jumbo
  • Scale Length 25.5"
  • Nut Width 1.692"
  • Nut Material Locking
  • HARDWARE
  • Bridge/Tailpiece Edge Locking Tremolo
  • Tuners Gotoh
  • ELECTRONICS
  • Neck Pickup V7 Humbucker
  • Middle Pickup S1 Single-coil
  • Bridge Pickup V8 Humbucker
  • Controls 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone
  • Switching 5-way blade pickup switch
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  • MISCELLANEOUS
  • Strings D'Addario, .009-.042
  • Case/Gig Bag Sold Separately
  • Manufacturer Part Number: RG550RF

ConditionBrand New (New)
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Brand
Model
  • RG550-RF Genesis Collection
Finish
  • Road Flare Red
Categories
Made In
  • Japan
Frets
  • Medium Jumbo
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
Body Material
  • Basswood
Body Shape
  • S-Style
Pickup Configuration
  • HSH
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Maple
  • Walnut
Offset Body
  • Non-Offset Body
Color Family
  • Red
Series
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Locking Tremolo Bridge
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Wood Top Style
  • Opaque
Model Family
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 24

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