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    I’m sure he’ll chime in, but he texted me and said his DY arrived flawless. Now hopefully Hoshino gets in gear and sends me mine!
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    Yeah, I fell asleep at like 8 last night lol.

    Here are my initial impressions:

    I wish it were a more faithful recreation. It is a 550 in spirit, but not in execution. The neck is my biggest issue. And I'm totally nitpicking here because I can, its a great guitar, more guitar than is necessitated by my playing. But this is the internet, dammit.

    The neck is not a gloss finish, its oil rubbed like my other Presteige. It has the same fret end treatment too, which is awesome. The walnut stripe down the back makes it look like just a modern Ibanez neck. Its thin enough that it isn't entirely noticeable, but its there.

    Its awesome, its a great deal for what they're going for, and I'm going to play the crap out of it. But the 550s are my favorite guitar ever, and I wish I were buying a brand new 550, and I'm just buying a version of it. If that makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beneharris View Post
    Yeah, I fell asleep at like 8 last night lol.

    Here are my initial impressions:

    I wish it were a more faithful recreation. It is a 550 in spirit, but not in execution. The neck is my biggest issue. And I'm totally nitpicking here because I can, its a great guitar, more guitar than is necessitated by my playing. But this is the internet, dammit.

    The neck is not a gloss finish, its oil rubbed like my other Presteige. It has the same fret end treatment too, which is awesome. The walnut stripe down the back makes it look like just a modern Ibanez neck. Its thin enough that it isn't entirely noticeable, but its there.

    Its awesome, its a great deal for what they're going for, and I'm going to play the crap out of it. But the 550s are my favorite guitar ever, and I wish I were buying a brand new 550, and I'm just buying a version of it. If that makes sense.
    Aha, I was wondering how "original" they would be!

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    Yeah, everything else looks great. They nailed the color. It is exactly what I was expecting a DY would be. So kudos to them for that. The edge is great too, feels identical to my originals. So really, they did a good job, but the neck is such a big part of what a 550 is.

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    I agree, no other guitar has the neck profile of my 1987 RG550...even other "wizard" necks

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    The profile actually feels right. I will need more time to tell for sure, but I was happy with that. Just the finish.

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