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The concept behind the Ibanez RG Series has remained the same since its first appearance in 1987, and that is to put a fully featured and great sounding guitar in the hands of hard rockers for the best possible price.
At roughly $400 from most vendors, you get quite a bit of bang for your buck.
Made from basswood with a three piece maple neck, the guitar is light enough to play for a long time, yet still retains its sonic quality.
Ibanez’s famous shark tooth inlays adorn the rosewood fingerboard between jumbo frets, and the reverse headstock adds a unique look.
It is one of the least expensive Ibanez guitars that features the Edge III tremolo bridge which allows all the scary dives your head can handle while staying in tune.
The pickups are in an H-S-H config, with an INF3 at the neck, INFS3 in the middle position, and and INF4 at the bridge.
These pickups are good to get you going, but you might want to swap them out later as the INF3 and INF4 can be a bit muddy for some folk’s tastes.
This guitar is also noted to have paint wear problems on the knobs, as well as the bridge where you rest your hand while playing.
Overall – nice rig for the price.