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Ibanez RG2550E RG Prestige Series Electric Guitar   

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Devastatingly cool looks and lethal sonics.

This is a machine of the gods . . . with drop dead good looks, sonic lethality and the devastating power and control of a precision double-locking trem. The RG Prestige guitar features flawless Japanese craftsmanship, the finest materials and each is axe perfectly matched with just the right choice of DiMarzio pickups. The DiMarzio IBZ neck humbucker is powerful sounding with a quick response. The DiMarzio IBZ bridge humbucker provides enhanced harmonics and overtone. The DiMarzio IBZ single-coil with alnico magnets has a well-balanced sound with a clear tone.

The ultimate in the ultimate metal guitars. Fast, flat and thin Wizard neck with Prestige finishing for supreme comfort. Gotoh precision tuning machines.

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  • Neck: 5pc Wizard Prestige neck
  • Body: Basswood body
  • Frets: Jumbo frets
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Inlay: Wedge sharktooth
  • Bridge: Edge Pro bridge
  • Neck Pickup: DiMarzio IBZ humbucker
  • BridgePU: DiMarzio IBZ humbucker
  • MiddlePU: DiMarzio IBZ single-coil

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this guitar must be played to be appreciated!

By timshreds734

from Southeast Michigan

i just bought this guitar after many hours of reviews o similar guitars. i had planned on switching out the pickups, that is, until i plugged her in. these pickups are very nice actually! they are all pretty hott actually! i need a guitar that can clean up well and this pickup combo gets the job done very nicely through my vox ac15 (with the volume on the guitar more than half way down). the neck is flat and wide and is very playable. the tremolo holds tune very well im actually surprised! i got the galaxy white and the finish is spectacular!! the whole guitar is absolutely flawless. i play everything from ambient to rock to shred to metal to blues and this guitar gets it done and done very well.



By Texas-snp-J

from Undisclosed

Very nice guitar.Very playable neck and the pickups sound nice!!!



By Grant-zV_g_

from Brighton, MI

Well it would seem that Ibanez has done it again...good quality product made in Japan for a good price. The features for the price are great.Dimarzio/ibz pickups offer a lot of crunch with distortion, but the single coil is versatile enough to use in clean. Eventually most players would replace these, but there is no reason to for quite a while, unless you want a very specific sound.The rosewood fretboard is good quality, along with the backside of the neck, is very very comfortable. Thin neck allows for fast playing. Once the strings stretch, this guitar stays in tune very well. Due to the floating bridge, intonation is a bit of a time comsumer, but anyone who has ever had one shouuld understand's to be expected. The bridge quality is fantastic as well, not one flaw, although I did have to raise it from the factory settings to remove the fret buzz; again, expected and easy to fix.I would honestly recommend this guitar, if you don't like the pick-guard, you may check out the Ibanez rg257 for the most part, it's the same guitar. Again, I recommend this guitar, if it fits your style, even if it's not metal shredding until your fingers bleed, it's an all around solid rock guitar.


WOW great guitar!

By Rob L.

from Westchester, NY

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This guitar's quality, fit and finish is top notch. These are made in Japan and are made as well as any USA made guitar I own or have played. The Galaxy White finish is flawless and really nice looking. The neck and frets are perfect - not one sharp fret. The rosewood and the inlays are nice as well. The neck is thinner than the necks I play but not overly thin and I am already used to it. The hardware is also high quality and has a really nice finish compared to a plain black Floyd. I think I actually like this trem better than the stock Floyds I am used to. The one thing I had to do was change the string gauge from 9-42 to 9-46. It makes a big difference in the tone and playability, yet still allows you to bend easy. I know how to set up a Floyd equipped guitar so I was able to set the guitar up myself which is necessary on most trem equipped guitars out of the box. Some people buy these and change the pickups which is matter of personal preference but I don't plan to swap them out. The neck and bridge pickups are great. They may not be as "punchy" as some other Dimarzios but they are very clear and even a bit smoother than the Dimarzios in my Charvel. Cheap pickups tend to sound thin and tinny, these do not. The 5 way selector allows you to get some great sounds for clean tones and some decent Straty type tones. Great guitar for rock and metal. For the money you will not find a better super strat style guitar.


Without a doubt an incredible guitar

By Will own this baby soon!

from Long Island NY

This guitar is without a doubt one of the best guitars available on the market, espically at it's value. I have played for 12 years, and am a touring guitarist, and this thing blew me away.Features: To those familir with the RG series, you will see that this guitar has some of the best of their features. Locking tremelo, HSH pickup configration, Wizard neck, and many others. The neck is without a doubt one of the fastist I have ever played, working in a guitar store for 6 years, you come by alot of stuff, and this neck it amazing. the only minus I would give is the fact that the neck has a satin finish. most people like it, I personally dont. Its not a deal breaker... The oil from your hand will eventually absorb into the neck. Also,the Ibanez pickups in there could be slightly better in my opinion. I perfer the evolutions, with a virtual vintage in the middle, but thats just because I love the high and mid range pickups. Metal guys will probably love the stock pickups.Quality: Straight from Japan, It is a Prestige, so the quality control is pretty good. Seems rugged enough for touring. Value: Pretty much here is how I feel about the value of this thing... Either buy a bottom level Gibson, with no quality control department, Mid level Fender, or a top of the line Ibanez. This plays faster than either of the other companies top line guitars.Overall: other than the pickups, this thing is incredible. I highly recomend it to anyone who loves Ibanez guitars. I personally feel that this one comes as close to the Jem as the Jem itself.


A Real Deal

By W Lad

from Denver, CO

This is my 2nd Ibanez but the first one with a tremolo. The basswood body makes it so light compared to a mahogany body. The neck is something to be expected from Ibanez Prestige; very thin, very fast and comfortable. It took me a few days to get use to jumbo frets coming from medium frets. The stock pickups are great, no need to change them really.Quality Issues:First, when I opened the case, the guitar came in as the lower part of the bridge popped out. It was easily fixed anyway if you know what you are doing. This might be a UPS false, the store false or the factory false but it shouldn't happen with a prestige guitar, actually with any guitar.Second, the tremolo arm is too low so it hits the volume knob when passing over it. This is for sure an Ibanez false. Not a big problem for me anyway.Last, there are couple small bumps on the back of the neck. I feel them every time my hand slide through them. Again, not a big problem.The bottom line is that the price I paid made up with the problems I've had. If you are looking for your first RG Prestige on a budget, this is your stop. Buy it from Musician's friend because you won't find a better price from anywhere.


Worth every penny

By RG freak

from Boston, Mass

I bought this guitar a couple of months ago. I absolutely love it. The neck is great, smooth and plays very well. Ibanez did a good job putting this guitar together. Everything is top quality. The guitar was set up properly from Ibanez, I just changed the strings. This guitar has a great tone to it. Highly recommend buying if you are looking at a Ibanez RG


All real shred machine

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I was originally looking to get an RG550XX Reissue, but when I went to buy one here I found they were out. But they had this. So I bought this instead. I do not regret the purchase. The neck is really fast, and even though it's a bolt on it is no problem to get up towards the upper frets. The inlays are pretty interesting, and the fretboard is very comfortable. The pickups along with the basswood body add to this guitar's sick tone. Edge Pro Tremolo really stays in tune. If you are into metal or shredding in general, this is one guitar that you cannot regret buying.


Good for the five minutes that I got to play it

By Ryan-d1x2Y

from Atlanta

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I played this guitar for five minutes or so when I first got it and I loved it. Everything was amazing about it. The pickups, the bridge, the neck...everything! The only problem is, I tried to switch to .10-.52 gauge strings and I was adjusting the spring tension in the back when I stripped the claw screw. I talked to my guitar tech and he said that it was just a crappy screw. So I have had this guitar for 3 days and played for 5 or 10 minutes overall and now I have to either pay to get it fixed or wait until March 31st because Musician's friend is on backorder of this guitar. I am lucky I got the warranty. I still give this guitar a 4.5 because it plays great but Ibanez needs to think about the smaller things such as the screws more. Especially in a high-end Prestige model guitar. I think I just had some bad luck though and I'll be getting it repaired soon.


Great Guitar

By Ibanez1987

from South Carolina

This guitar is awesome. I would highly recommend anyone who is interested in a very diverse, classy electric guitar to check this out. The dimarzio/ibanez pickups sound great regardless of the music style you play and the edge pro bridge stays in tune great. The string retainers allow you to restring and tune up quickly. All-in-all a great guitar. I wouldn't trade mine for the world.

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