Greetings good people! I sometimes read this forum, though I have never posted.
I am want to buy an Ibanez RG for some time now, and I've ran into an RG550 1987, but it looks something is not right with this guitar...
It's from 1987. but it looks never used... It has 1987 serial number, but the seller says he got it from his friend who lives in Denmark - he bought it in 1994 - when they stopped producing these. I live in Bosnia.
The finish is intact, but the neckplate is worn - a lot. Fretboard looks like it was never used, and also Ibanez logo is missing from the headstock. The seller says his friend from Denmark removes the logo from headstock of every single guitar he has, and that he is a wealthy man so he can afford it. It has Dimarzio SuperDistortion pickups.
Here are the pics, so please, give me your answers... Is this original or is it the reissue, or whatever?
Where is the serial number? You mention it in your post, but it should be on the back of the headstock, and I don't see it. Without the serial number there, I would not buy it.