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Influential tone. The RG550DX is home to only the most refined of electronic configurations. Equipped with an all-original Ibanez pickup selection, the RG550DX pushes the boundaries of sonic versatility. With a unique HSH layout, this guitar ensures complete tonal freedom.
Humbuckers are famed for their unmatched clarity of sound, as well as their hot, full tone that revolutionised the rock scene. Conversely, single coil pickups specialise in the snappy, punchy sound that we’ve all admired for decades. Now, Ibanez have provided you with a guitar that combines the tonal excellence of all genres. Featuring a 5-way pickup selector for ultimate flexibility of sound, the RG550DX thrives performance in all departments.
Tailored for the player. Ibanez are masters at balancing sound and feel across their entire range of guitars. And the RG550DX is certainly no exception…
The RG550DX is crafted with an ultra-thin Super Wizard maple and walnut neck; a prominent feature of the original RG. This sleek design guarantees extra-smooth playability, perfect for fast-paced shredding and soloing. In addition, the 5-piece construction provides rock-solid stability for years of intense playing.
In addition, the RG550DX is layered with a granadillo fretboard for effortless note definition. Similar to rosewood, granadillo emits a tone that oozes with impeccable warmth and articulation, along with plenty of sustain. In conjunction with a lightweight, basswood body, playability has never been so rewarding.
Supreme tuning stability
No limits. Ibanez’s signature Edge bridge has been a favourite amongst players since its introduction in 1986. And it’s clear to see why.
When it comes to soloing, tuning stability is absolutely vital. The Edge’s double-locking tremolo design waves goodbye to such problems. Perform the most extreme sonic acrobatics with complete confidence in your instrument, as the locking system effortlessly returns your guitar to perfect tuning. Dive bomb and whammy to your heart’s content. The RG550DX entails the boldest, most fearless playing experience to date.
Simply astonishing. Everybody knows that stage presence is undeniably essential to any gigging musician, as well as sound. With the RG550DX, a sensational aesthetic lets you dominate the stage with total style.
Decorated with fierce sharktooth fretboard inlays, your hands will glide across a neck that injects power into your performance. A ruby red finish makes for a vibrant, eye-catching design that is sure to leave the crowd in awe. Deliver a performance to remember.
Over the past 30 years, Ibanez have always been at the forefront of developing the right tools for Electric Guitar and Bass players, pushing the boundaries of music. For decades, Ibanez designers and luthiers have been the embodiment of this ideology, pushing their skills to the edge of imagination, consistently creating some of the most versatile and unique instruments ever.
Although Ibanez guitars and basses have been made since 1908, it wasn't until the late 1980's that they began to form an identity for themselves when artists such as Steve Vai and Frank Zappa began using their instruments. Now, with a huge artist clientele across the globe, Ibanez are a leading manufacturer of electric guitars and basses and a first choice for many dedicated musicians.
- Model Name: Ibanez RG550DX Genesis, Ruby Red
- Model Code: RG550DX-RR
- Body: Basswood
- Finish: Ruby Red
Neck and Fingerboard
- Neck: Super Wizard 5-piece Maple/Walnut neck
- Fretboard: Granadillo
- Frets: 24 Jumbo Frets
- Inlays: White Sharktooth Inlay
Hardware and Electronics
- Bridge Pickup: Ibanez V8 (H)
- Middle Pickup: Ibanez S1 (S)
- Neck Pickup: Ibanez V7 (H)
- Controls: Volume, Tone, and 5-Way Pickup Selector
- Bridge: Edge Tremolo Bridge
- Hardware Colour: Black