The Ibanez RG550 Genesis' body is crafted from basswood, which produces fat, yet balanced tones with excellent dynamics and tone definition. The stylish double cutaway shape offers easy access to the higher frets, and allows for smooth hand movement across the 24 fret fingerboard. The basswood body also features a convenient contour, for a more comfortable play, ideal for long gig nights or studio sessions.
5-Piece Maple/Walnut Neck & Maple Fingerboard
The RG550 features a 5pc maple/walnut neck which offers excellent strength and sturdiness, and is therefore more resistant to warping. The maple fingerboard offers bright tones with good levels of clarity, providing a defined and twangy sound. The guitar's neck is crafted with a classic Ibanez Super Wizard profile, producing an excellent sustain. The thinner neck from the 12th fret to the 1st, allows faster and more comfortable play; which is ideal for heavy metal guitarists.
The Ibanez RG550 is equipped with 3 incredibly powerful Ibanez pickups, the V7 which is situated at the neck, the S1 in the middle and the V8 near the bridge. When combined, all three pickups produce an immense amount of power, as well as sharp, articulate response. The HSH combination of pickups allows a fierce sound from the V8, a warm, fat tone from the V7 and consistent clarity from the S1 single coil.
The RG550 Genesis features an angled headstock, which is a common feature on many Ibanez guitars. This not only provides a stylish look, but it also offers improved string pressure for better sustain and smooth play.
Visuals That Stand Out On Stage
You are guaranteed to have all eyes, and ears, on you when you are rocking on stage with the RG550's vibrant finish. The body has an eye-catching Desert Sun Yellow finish, and a matching headstock. Topped off with a contrasting black pickguard and black hardware, the aesthetics of the Ibanez RG550 will certainly stand out.