#1
Sorry if this has been asked before,

But what is the difference between an

RG 550, 560, and a 570?
#4
Dunnow, but none of them are current production models sold in the US. Usually it's slight variations in design, like pickup and pick guard configuration, with model numbers that close.
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#5
550 - HSH with pickguard
560 - HSS without pickguard
570 - HSH without pickguard.

I think that is pretty much the only differences really.
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Quote by azn_guitarist25
550 - HSH with pickguard
560 - HSS without pickguard
570 - HSH without pickguard.

I think that is pretty much the only differences really.

yep, otherwise they're identical.
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550 - HSH with pickguard
560 - HSS without pickguard
570 - HSH without pickguard.

I think that is pretty much the only differences really.
Bingo. RG550 is the most desirable among those guitars. Probably due to the fact that a pick guard on an RG = sex.

(I could have gotten a 560 instead of my 550 and saved a little cash, but it's a 550; c'mon!)
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#8
also, most 570's have rosewood fretboards, and most 550's have maple.

not ALWAYS true, but 95% of the time.
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#9
I <3 maple
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Quote by justinb904
Dunnow, but none of them are current production models sold in the US. Usually it's slight variations in design, like pickup and pick guard configuration, with model numbers that close.



Aren't the prestiege models such as the RG1570 and RG3550 essentially rg550 and rg570's? Pretty sure they are although I'm not one of the ibanez guys who know the whole story.
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Aren't the prestiege models such as the RG1570 and RG3550 essentially rg550 and rg570's? Pretty sure they are although I'm not one of the ibanez guys who know the whole story.

Yep, the 1 and 3 before the 550 just designates it as a higher end model. There are a few exceptions, but anything 1--- or above is Prestige, 8--- are J-Customs (there are some J-Customs that arent 8--- though)
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Quote by Slanderous666
Aren't the prestiege models such as the RG1570 and RG3550 essentially rg550 and rg570's? Pretty sure they are although I'm not one of the ibanez guys who know the whole story.


pretty much. besides the AANJ (which is on most original RG550's and 570's anyway) and the 3 piece necks with volutes (i think they're 3 piece, maybe 5?) they're essentially the same. some even have the original edge tremolo. and similar pickups. the necks are supposedly stronger because they're 3 or 5 piece, but my wizard neck on my '91 RG570 is still straight as an arrow. so honestly i don't think thats all that important, but thats debatable.
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Quote by Slanderous666
Aren't the prestiege models such as the RG1570 and RG3550 essentially rg550 and rg570's? Pretty sure they are although I'm not one of the ibanez guys who know the whole story.
It's the 1xxx series of Prestige models that are closest, specs wise, to the original 5xx models.
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