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Ibanez RG2550E RG Prestige Series Electric Guitar
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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 tr...Read More
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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.
Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.
- 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
Reviewed by 14 customers
Very nice guitar.Very playable neck and the pickups sound nice!!!
I am the one who put the review about it breaking so I am writing this one to say that now that it is working fine, this thing is amazing. It is perfect. The pickups sound great and the bridge lets you dive all the way down and pull all the way up while hardly ever going even slightly out of tune. I love this guitar.
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.
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.
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.
it's an awesome guitar I recommend it to all guitar player who want a balance between price and real quality.
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.
I bought this guitar about three weeks ago and I can't put it down. I have being playing guitar for 2 years (not constantly) and I did not improved too much during that period. Now It's a whole new story with this guitar. I have learned more stuff about playing in three weeks than I did in two years. I have own 4 Schechter, 1 Ibanez and a Kirk Hammett LTD and none of them can compare to the quality and playability of the RG2550. The neck is very fast, the action is perfect the materials are top quality and so is the craftsmanship. I bought the white color and it looks amazing. I have fat finger tips and I can fret the strings a lot easier than with the other guitars I previously owned. The only thing I don't like about this guitar are the middle and neck pickups. The bridge pickup sounds great but the other two are kind of wick. I will replaced them with a DiMarzio Air Norton (neck), DiMarzio True Velvet (middle) and a DiMarzio Tone Zone (bridge) pickups. The same pickups that are used on more expensive Prestige guitars. In addition, this guitar is very light and the price is good for a Prestige guitar. I recommend this guitar to everyone.
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
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.