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For the RG1550M with an Edge Zero tremolo, see RG1550MZ.
RG1550M PBL
RG1550M Phanton Blue (more images) Red copyright sprite

The RG1550M is an RG series Prestige solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2009. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The RG1550M is the successor of the 2003–2004 RG1550 model and is the first model offered after a five year gap that is a direct descendant of the iconic RG550. It was introduced at the 2009 Winter NAMM show.

The RG1550M features a basswood body bolted to a maple and walnut neck with a 24-fret maple fingerboard with small black dot position markers. Components include Ibanez pickups mounted in a black pickguard with V7 & V8 humbuckers flanking an S1 single-coil, an Edge Pro double locking tremolo bridge and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG1550ML is a left-handed version. The RG1520A is a related model without the pickguard and the middle pickup which was offered with the same finishes.

RG1550M vs. RG1550MZ model name

Main article: Z

Production of the RG1550M was ended in 2009 in favor of the new RG1550MZ introduced for 2010 which featured the Edge Zero tremolo. In the USA however, both of these models were listed as simply the RG1550M.

Specifications

Specifications for RG1550M
Model name: RG1550M
Year(s) produced: 2009
Sold in: Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Phantom Blue (PBL) / Poisoned Pumpkin (PPN)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Pro tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Pickguard:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard Prestige
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Maple
Fingerboard inlays:
Small black dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V8(H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez S1 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V7 (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Images

RG1550M PPN
RG1550M Poisoned Pumpkin Red copyright sprite

Sources