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 Japane... Read More
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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I just got my RG2550E the other day and I love it! What an amazing guitar. The neck is incredibly thin and plays very fast. The guitar sounds great both clean and dirty. It does need a pro setup out of the box though. I own several other guitars (Fender custom shop strat, Gibson Les Paul, etc...) and this baby stands up to them all. I would suggest buying this on Musician's Friend since it is $200 cheaper. It's very similar to the RG3550 and a great deal for the price. Get it before they are totally discontinued.
This guitar has superb playability and nasty good looks. The dimarzio/ibz pickups are pretty good for stock. Warm and comparable to PAF Pros in the neck position and hotter in the bridge. You can get some decent blues tones, and of course any rock sound known to man. Change them out to a PAF, Red Velvet and Tone Zone for example and you have the ultimate tone machine. Neck is very comfortable. It flattens out the higher you go to allow for radical string bends, and lower action if you desire. Best neck for shredding hands down. Tuners are high quality and stay in tune. The bridge's low profile is comfortable and wont go sharp if you rest your palm on it. You can't beat this guitar for the price, the comfort, the sound, whatever. It rocks!
This thing is killer. Even if you dont play metal, check this thing out, it really is incredible. It plays like the best of the Jems, only the neck is not scalloped. the pickups are IBZ, they are decent, for my personal playing, I would probably change over to the evolutions. The finish is great, its like a metallic black. If you love ibanez RG guitars, this one is the best I have found, and at that price, you cant beat it. I have been playing for over 12 years, and it is the best ibanez I have ever played, hands down, inculding all the other prestiges.