Featuring an extra-deep cutaway which allows access to the higher frets effortlessly, the RG550XH still retains the beauty of an authentic RG Fody shape. Every inch of this classic screams speed, fury and expression. Dressed in a spotlight-grabbing, red sparkle finish, this RG’s basswood body features one of deepest cutaways in all of guitardom.
Obviously designed for lead players and shredders who make their home in the higher octaves, the 30 jumbo frets and rosewood fretboard beg for intense note bending. As the originators of the thin, fast neck, the Wizard III XH is yet another achievement in player comfort—comfort that translates into maximizing player performance.
The proprietary Infinity humbucking pickups yield a whole palette of thick, distorted tone textures. And don’t sweat the lack of a neck pickup. The ingenious geeks at Ibanez designed a neck pickup simulator that’s as good as the real thing. But few things can better animate a guitar performance than the Ibanez Edge Zero II bridge with ZPS3Fe tremolo system. Responsive, and capable of holding tune even under intense load, this trem rig is the envy of the industry.
Neck Pickup Simulator
The RG550XH offers the complete flexibility of a H-S-H pickup configuration with a five way lever switch, enabled by a neck pickup simulator installed within (9V battery operation).