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Ibanez Destroyer model DG-555

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Status: Known
Model: DG-555
Line: Destroyer II
Serial Number Format: presumed to be the same as that of the DT-555 but this is unverified
Machine Heads: Smooth Tuner Mini II
Neck Composition: Maple 3-ply
Neck Type: Set
Fingerboard Composition: Rosewood
Fret Count: 22
Scale (inches): 24.75"
Body Composition: Basswood
Binding (H / N / B): ? / ? / ?
Number of Pick-Ups: 3
Pick-Ups by Position (N / M / B): V-2 / V-2 / V-2[1]
Bridge: Sure Bet Tuning System (SBTS)[2]
Tail: Sure Bet Tuning System (SBTS)
Controls: (1) Master Volume
(1) Middle Pick-up Volume
(1) Master Tone
(1) 3-way Toggle
Control Knobs: Brass Sure Grip II
Hardware Color: Gold
Finish(es): Black (BK)
Market: East[3]
Year of First Catalog Appearance: 1986
Catalog Appearances: 1986 Ibanez Profile April Issue
1986 Ibanez Profile Flex Appeal Issue
Comments: this model appears to have replaced the DT-555 beginning in 1986. The only differences we can identify are the color of the pickup caps[1] and an upgrade from the Pro Rock'r/Top Lok II combination to the Sure Bet Tuning System[2]
Footnotes:
[1] the V-2s on the DG-555 had black caps with cream mounting rings whereas the V-2s on the DT-555 had cream caps and cream mounting rings.
[2] the "Sure Bet Tuning System" (SBTS)TM was the marketing name for a bundling together of the Edge tremolo unit, the Top-Lok III locking nut, and the Back Stop spring system.
[3] the targeted Market values are assumptions based upon the geographic region or the language of the catalog(s) in which a given model appears. If a model appears in a Japanese language catalog, the Market is assumed to be East. If a model appears in an English language catalog, the Market is assumed to be West. Otherwise, geographic area such as North America or Asia determines the market designation of East or West.


 
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