Ibanez RG550 Genesis Prestige Electric Guitar
Ibanez RG550 Genesis Prestige Electric Guitar
Ibanez RG550 Genesis Prestige Electric Guitar
Ibanez RG550 Genesis Prestige Electric Guitar
Ibanez RG550 Genesis Prestige Electric Guitar
Ibanez RG550 Genesis Prestige Electric Guitar
Ibanez RG550 Genesis Prestige Electric Guitar
Ibanez RG550 Genesis Prestige Electric Guitar
Ibanez RG550 Genesis Prestige Electric Guitar

Ibanez

Ibanez RG550 Genesis Prestige Electric Guitar

Sale price$999.00
Sold out
Color:Road Flare Red
Pickup currently unavailable at 15315 Culver Dr. #150 | R8

Ibanez RG550 Genesis Prestige Electric Guitar

Road Flare Red

15315 Culver Dr. #150 | R8

Pickup currently unavailable

15315 Culver Dr #150
Irvine CA 92604
United States

+19495593069

15315 Culver Dr. #150 | W1

Pickup currently unavailable

15315 Culver Dr #150
Irvine CA 92604
United States

+19495593069

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
100%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
R
Robert Hoyt
A Battleaxe of the Ages

What can one say about the RG-550 that hasn't been said a million times already? It's an icon.
Thanks for the great guitar, sweet deal, and free shipping!
It's like, how much more red could this be? And the answer is none. None more red.

G
G.W.
Fantastic guitar, wonderful customer service

This guitar was a birthday present for my brother. He was so surprised and absolutely loves it! The guitar is at such an incredible price for great Ibanez craftsmanship. I’d like to especially comment on the wonderful customer service I’d received from the shop. Gabe in particular went above and beyond by packing the guitar extremely well, answering all of my questions very quickly, and even taking some photos without me even asking. The guitar arrived super quick, especially considering shipping to the east coast. Arrived flawless and was set up very nicely. I will definitely be a returning customer!

A Worthy Reissue of a Hard Rock Classic 

First built in 1987, the original Ibanez RG550 is revered by rock and metal guitarists. This Genesis Collection reissue takes its ancestor's classic design and adds a few modern touches. The original's 1-piece maple neck has been upgraded with a 5-piece laminated maple/walnut one. Its versatile HSH pickup configuration has been overhauled with modern V7 and V8 humbuckers. The RG550 features a comfortably contoured basswood body, resonating with a warm growl and enough midrange definition to cut through a dense mix. Twist, bend, and dive-bomb to your heart's content, thanks to an Edge locking tremolo. Loaded with aggressive styling (including eye-grabbing black hardware), the RG550 is a fast-playing, hard-rocking tone machine. 

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 Irvine Art & Music 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 machine heads maintain stable tuning
  • Eye-grabbing black hardware 

Tech Specs

  • GENERAL
  • Number of Strings 6
  • Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
  • 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
  • MISCELLANEOUS
  • Strings D'Addario, .009-.042
  • Case/Gig Bag Sold Separately
  • Manufacturer Part Number: RG550

    Shipping & Returns

    We have a 14-day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your item to request a return. Items must be returned in the condition they were received, including all accessories, documentation, and packaging materials. Remember that if your order was shipped for free under our free shipping promo, the cost of outbound shipping will be deducted from your return credit. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase to finalize a return.

    To start a return, you can contact us at info@irvineartandmusic.com. If your return is accepted, we’ll send you a return shipping label, as well as instructions on how and where to send your package. Items approved for return may be subject to return shipping costs. Shipping costs will be deducted from the refund balance. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted.

    You can always contact us for any return questions at info@irvineartandmusic.com.

    Damages and issues
    Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right. You have 5 days to report any defects, wrong order, or damage to the shipped order. 

    Exceptions / non-returnable items
    Certain types of items cannot be returned, including:

    • Used Instruments.
    • Books, Tubes, Stylus Needles, Harmonicas, Ear Worn Items, Wood or Plastic Recorders, Mouthpieces, Opened Strings, Reeds or Fog Fluid.
    • Special and Custom Order merchandise (items that are not shown on irvineartandmusic.com or regularly stocked by Irvine Art and Music) may be paid in full on order and cannot be cancelled unless cancellable at the manufacturer and cannot be returned unless defective
    • We reserve the right to deny return privileges to abusers of our policy, including those making excessive returns or returning abused and altered items.

    SPECIAL ORDER POLICY

    We will gladly special order your item should we not have it as a regularly stocked product, subject to the following policies.

    • All special orders are subject to at least a minimum of a 25% Deposit at the time of order. 
    • NO RETURNS will be accepted on special order or non-stock merchandise.
    • Special order items and deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE.
    • Special orders CANNOT BE CANCELLED once placed with our suppliers.
    • We are not responsible for production delays or other unforeseen circumstances that delay delivery of any special order.  We will provide an estimate of the lead time required for your item to come in to best of our ability, however we cannot guarantee a lead time in any case.

    Customers will be asked to sign a form acknowledging our special order policies and that they have reviewed the order for accuracy.

    Please get in touch if you have questions or concerns about your specific item.

    Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns on sale items or gift cards.

    Exchanges
    The fastest way to ensure you get what you want is to return the item you have, and once the return is accepted, make a separate purchase for the new item.

    Refunds
    We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return, and let you know if the refund was approved or not. If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too. Refunded items are subject to a 5% restocking fee.

    Shipping & Returns

    We have a 14-day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your item to request a return. Items must be returned in the condition they were received, including all accessories, documentation, and packaging materials. Remember that if your order was shipped for free under our free shipping promo, the cost of outbound shipping will be deducted from your return credit. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase to finalize a return.

    To start a return, you can contact us at info@irvineartandmusic.com. If your return is accepted, we’ll send you a return shipping label, as well as instructions on how and where to send your package. Items approved for return may be subject to return shipping costs. Shipping costs will be deducted from the refund balance. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted.

    You can always contact us for any return questions at info@irvineartandmusic.com.

    Damages and issues
    Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right. You have 5 days to report any defects, wrong order, or damage to the shipped order. 

    Exceptions / non-returnable items
    Certain types of items cannot be returned, including:

    • Used Instruments.
    • Books, Tubes, Stylus Needles, Harmonicas, Ear Worn Items, Wood or Plastic Recorders, Mouthpieces, Opened Strings, Reeds or Fog Fluid.
    • Special and Custom Order merchandise (items that are not shown on irvineartandmusic.com or regularly stocked by Irvine Art and Music) may be paid in full on order and cannot be cancelled unless cancellable at the manufacturer and cannot be returned unless defective
    • We reserve the right to deny return privileges to abusers of our policy, including those making excessive returns or returning abused and altered items.

    SPECIAL ORDER POLICY

    We will gladly special order your item should we not have it as a regularly stocked product, subject to the following policies.

    • All special orders are subject to at least a minimum of a 25% Deposit at the time of order. 
    • NO RETURNS will be accepted on special order or non-stock merchandise.
    • Special order items and deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE.
    • Special orders CANNOT BE CANCELLED once placed with our suppliers.
    • We are not responsible for production delays or other unforeseen circumstances that delay delivery of any special order.  We will provide an estimate of the lead time required for your item to come in to best of our ability, however we cannot guarantee a lead time in any case.

    Customers will be asked to sign a form acknowledging our special order policies and that they have reviewed the order for accuracy.

    Please get in touch if you have questions or concerns about your specific item.

    Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns on sale items or gift cards.

    Exchanges
    The fastest way to ensure you get what you want is to return the item you have, and once the return is accepted, make a separate purchase for the new item.

    Refunds
    We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return, and let you know if the refund was approved or not. If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too. Refunded items are subject to a 5% restocking fee.

    Store Pick-up

    Come visit our retail store in Irvine, California.

    15315 Culver Dr #150, Irvine, CA 92604

    Store Pick-up

    Come visit our retail store in Irvine, California.

    15315 Culver Dr #150, Irvine, CA 92604

    Fast Shipping and Free over $50

    Fast Shipping and Free over $50

    Fast Shipping and Free over $50

    Fast Shipping and Free over $50