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This is a page for the lefty RG 550 same specs as a regular RG550
The pics are of my own 1990 RG550L[[File:P1010005.jpg|thumb|1990 RG550 FRONT] Last pic is a friends Rosewood version
The Ibanez RG550 is an RG series electric guitar model first introduced in 1987 as part of the Roadstar Deluxe series. It was the first RG featuring the new body shape specially designed for the Ibanez JEM shape and what also would become the standard RG shape.
The RG550 was introduced as a more affordable alternative for the Ibanez JEM777. Like the JEM777, the RG550 has a basswood body with the new body shape, a thin maple neck and the Edge tremolo 1990-1992, later replaced by the Lo Pro Edge tremolo in 1992-1994. Instead of DiMarzio pickups, Ibanez own American Designed IBZ pickups were used 1989-1993 V1+S1+V2 and in 1994 it was V7+S1+V8! Also the RG550 lacks some cosmetic features such as the Lion's Claw, Monkey Grip and Disappearing Pyramid inlays.
The original RG550 was discontinued after 1994.
In 1997 a new version was released
Made in: Japan
Finishes: 1990 Lefty black
Body material: Basswood
Neck joint: 1987-1993: Tilt Joint 1994: AANJ
Bridge: 1987-1991: Edge 1992-1994: Lo Pro Edge Hardware color: Black Pickguard: Black
Neck Neck type: Wizard Neck material: 1-piece Maple Fingerboard: 1987-1989: Maple / Rosewood 1990-1994: Maple Inlays: Dots Frets: 24 / Jumbo
Electronics PU Config: HSH Neck PU: 1987-1993: IBZ V1 (Vintage 1) 1994: IBZ V7 (Vintage 7) Mid PU: IBZ S1 (Single 1) Bridge PU: 1987-1993: IBZ V2 (Vintage 2) 1994: IBZ V8 (Vintage 8) Controls: 1 Volume / 1 Tone / 5-Way Lever