Ibanez Genesis Collection RG550 Electric Guitar – Road Flare Red

Brand: Ibanez
SKU: 6042670


Reflecting on the origins of Ibanez’s RG Series of instruments, the Genesis Collection utilizes the same design and styling, in combination with precision construction and the expertise of Japanese craftsmen. Paying tribute to Ibanez’s storied past, this series delivers the same groundbreaking features and incredible performance of the original models.

Available to backorder


Originally unveiled in 1987, the Ibanez RG550 has since been adored by rock and metal guitarists worldwide. This Genesis Collection reissue borrows it's forefather's classic design and adds a few modern refinements. While the original model employed a 1-piece Maple neck, this reissue features a 5-piece laminated Maple/Walnut neck instead and the flexible HSH pickup configuration has been replaced with modern V7 and V8 humbuckers. It's expertly contoured Basswood body resonates with a warm growl and pronounced mids to cut right through the mix, and is incredibly comfortable to play. Thanks to the Edge Locking Tremolo system, you can twist, bend, and dive-bomb your way through the night, and packed with sophisticated style, the RG550 is an unapologetically fast, and outlandishly aggressive tone machine.


  • Super Wizard 5pc Maple/Walnut Neck - Delivers an incredibly smooth and comfortable playing experience.
  • V7/S1/V8 Pickups - From crystal clear, to blistering distortion - thanks to the RG550's V7 neck pickup, S1 middle pickup, and V8 bridge pickup, this guitar can handle any tone.
  • Maple Fretboard - Providing crisp, brilliant highs with a strong and defined upper midrange.
  • Edge Tremolo Bridge - This masterpiece bridge delivers outstanding tuning stability, precise intonation adjustment, and playing comfort.
  • Gotoh Machine Heads - Smooth tuning performance that is precise and reliable, with a sleek design.


  • Body
    • Body Material: Basswood
  • Neck
    • Neck Material: 5pc Maple/Walnut
    • Neck Profile: Super Wizard
    • Fretboard Material: Maple
    • Fretboard Radius: 430mm
    • Frets: 24 Jumbo
    • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Electronics
    • Bridge Pickup: V8 Humbucker (Passive/Alnico)
    • Middle Pickup: S1 Single-Coil (Passive/Alnico)
    • Neck Pickup: V7 Humbucker (Passive/Ceramic)
    • Controls: Master Tone, Master Volume
    • Switching: 5-Way Blade Pickup Selector
  • Hardware
    • Bridge: Edge Locking Tremolo Bridge
    • Nut: Locking Nut
    • Machine Heads: Gotoh Machine Heads
    • Hardware Finish: Black

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 40 × 15 × 120 cm

Ask a question

"*" indicates required fields


Price match request

"*" indicates required fields