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Ibanez RG550 Genesis Collection Desert Sun Yellow

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Manufacturer's ID: RG550-DY

What we say:

The Ibanez RG is one of the most iconic and defining ‘Superstrat’ styles of guitar in existence: indeed, this late 80s design, taken from Steve Vai’s original JEM guitar, has played a large part in the ubiquity of this type of shred machine ever since.

This model, the 550, is part of Ibanez’s Japanese made Genesis range, offering higher production standards and excellent hardware quality. It is also a direct reissue of one of the first legendary RG models. For technical players, an Ibanez RG550 is a thing of myth!

This model typifies the RG with its sharper double cutaway body, pointed headstock and super thin Wizard HP neck. The Maple fingerboard has 24 Jumbo frets and simple dot inlays, something we are glad to see. These days, this is a classic design and we don’t want it messed with!

The RG550 reissue is available in a series of suitably loud finishes, this being an accurate recreation of original colour Desert Sun Yellow. The matching headstock is a nice touch, too. This is a shredder's paradise!

Ibanez have gone for their own Vintage pickups, just like the 1987 originals. Arranged in an H-S-H configuration, these units (a V7, an S1 and a V8) actually cover a lot of ground: sonically you can achieve far more than shred tones!

Build quality is typically excellent and if you’re looking for a performance guitar with a degree of provenance about it, the RG550 has you more than covered.


Body Basswood
Neck 5 Piece Maple/Walnut
Neck Shape Super Wizard
Fingerboard Maple
Scale 648mm/25.5"
Radius 430mm
Frets 24
Nut Locking
Nut Width 43mm
Pickups V8 Humbucker - Bridge
S1 Single Coil - Middle
V7 Humbucker - Neck
Controls Volume, Tone, 5-Way Selector
Bridge Ibanez Edge Tremolo
Tuners Gotoh

Customer reviews

Overall Rating 5/5 (4 reviews)

Just bought an Ibanez rg550 from GuitarGuitar & I am thrilled with both GuitarGuitar & the Ibanez. I used the chat line on their website to ask a few questions prior to my purchase & they responded within a minute. I placed the order online & received my guitar the next morning. I did have a general question about the edge tremelo after receiving my guitar & so I called the support line. The phone was answered really quickly & my query was resolved to my complete satisfaction. I can recommend both GuitarGuitar & the Ibanez rg550. Both are excellent

paul r. - 19/8/2023

£799 for a Japanese built icon what’s not to like? This guitar is a weapon, took me straight back to the 80’s. Buy one!

Stephen M. - 20/4/2022

Brian J. - 16/7/2021


Richard B. - 28/3/2018

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