The RG is the most recognizable and distinctive guitar in the Ibanez line. Three decades of metal have forged this high-performance machine, honing it for both speed and strength. Whether you favor a hardtail (fixed) bridge or our industry-leading locking tremolo system, the RG is a precision instrument.
The Ibanez Genesis Collection features the best materials and craftsmanship Ibanez has to offer. Made in Japan to exacting specifications, the build quality among Genesis Collection instruments is second to none. Iconic tone and ultimate playability make the Ibanez Genesis Collection the go-to guitars for serious players that want to shred in style.
The Ibanez RG550 is one of our favorite Ibanez Genesis guitars. Carved from Basswood for killer tone with lower weight, the RG550's body wood is the foundation of its sound. Add in the super fast Super Wizard HP neck, jumbo frets, Edge locking tremolo system, V7 ceramic, S1 alnico, and V8 alnico pickup combination, and the RG550 is a war machine that's ready for battle.