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RGA32, Electric Guitar from Ibanez in the RGA Standard series.


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  • Manufacturer:Ibanez
  • Model:RGA32
  • Series:RGA Standard
  • Category:Electric Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 01/08/2010

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Ibanez RGA32 user reviews

iamqman11/22/2011

iamqman's review"Woody tone"

Ibanez RGA32
Ibanez is really doing for their tube screamer overdrive distortion pedals. However they're also very well known for their very inexpensive guitars that are budget friendly to most musicians. Their guitars have a nice feel and overall a good balance for the money. They're not very expensive so they become very popular too many budgeted guitar players. This guitar features two hum pick ups a volume control knob and a tone control knob. Many of the Ibanez guitars have a tremolo system as far as a Floyd Rose. However this one does not feature the Floyd Rose which is very common in their guitars.


UTILIZATION


Body: Mahogany body

Frets: Jumbo frets

Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood

Inlay: Pearl dot inlay

Bridge: Gibraltar Standard bridge

Neck Pickup: LoZ3-N
- Model No: LZ3-N
- Construction: Humbucking
- Magnet: Ceramic
- Description: Active, high-output, fat sound tweaked to produce a balanced clean

Bridge Pickup: LoZ3-B
- Model No: LZ3-B
- Construction: Humbucking
- Magnet: Ceramic
- Description: Active, high-output, fat sound tweaked to produce a balanced clean

SOUNDS


I really like the tone of this guitar with the high gain amplifier such as a Mesa boogie or Marshall. This guitar does not bode well with a bluesy clean type tone. It's a guitar that really resonates with that nice woody vintage tone in anyway, but it is a players guitar and it's very comfortable play . These guitars have a nice warm tone primarily because of the mahogany body would that is used throughout instrument so the tone is good and it's very warm and resonant. Overall this is a fun guitar and you can find them pretty inexpensively.


OVERALL OPINION


At new you can find these guitars provide around $350 which is a great price for this instrument. If you're looking for a tremolo or a Floyd Rose and this is not the guitar for you. Ibanez does make plenty of guitars that feature to Floyd Rose with the active pickups so I would go that route if that is what you're seeking.
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tjon90108/08/2011

tjon901's review"Arch top Ibanez RG321 with active pickups"

Ibanez RGA32
The RG321 is my favorite RG from Ibanez or it was before this model came out. This is part of the RG arch top line. These guitars do not have the flat body like most Ibanez guitars they have an arch top design which is more comfortable. This guitar also has a natural mahogany finish so it looks very nice as well. The RGA32 has a mahogany body which is rare for Ibanez which has an arch top contruction. It has a wizard neck with a bound rosewood fretboard. There ar 24 jumbo frets on the neck. It has the great Gibraltar bridge Ibanez is using on their hardtail guitars now. It is a lot comfier than the old Fender style hardtail bridges they were using before. This guitar also comes with active pickups, something I always recommend with extended range guitars or if you plan on playing metal and tuning low. These are Ibanez active pickups but they look a lot like EMG's they dont sound as good but they sound better than most Ibanez pickups. The controls are simple it has a 3 way switch with a master volume and master tone control.

UTILIZATION

Ibanez prides themselves on the playability of their guitars. Their wizard necks are known to be the thinnest and fastest playing necks on the market. This guitar is extra nice feeling due to the arch top body. It does not dig into your body like most flat top Ibanez guitars do. The active pickups are nice and they installed a battery compartment for them so you can easily change out your batterys. The Wizard necks are super easy to play. They have a super thin profile with large frets and a flat radius fretboard. This means you can really slam down your action and make it easy to play. The flat top Ibanez guitars the cutaways can sometimes have a sharp uncomfortable feel to them. The hardtail bridge means you have ultimate tuning stability and can tune to whatever crazy tuning you want without having to worry about string and spring tension. When it first arrived I noticed the rosewood on the fretboard was quite dry. You can tell if a rosewood fretboard is dry by if it was a pale light color to it. I like my rosewood to be dark like ebony. A little fretboard oil can help this and it will make your fretboard last longer.

SOUNDS

The active pickups are a great step up from what Ibanez usually puts in their guitars. They are not as good as EMG's but they are light and day better than the passive they put in most of their guitars. The active Ibanez are pretty decent. They are pretty much EMG copies. You can get nice high gain tones from both of them. You can get a good high gain lead tone from the neck position but it will get muddy if you pour it on too much. The bridge position has the nice high end sizzle you expect from active pickups. This keeps it from getting muddy in the lower frequencies. They are decent pickups and dont deserve to be instantly thrown out like most Ibanez pickups. You can swap these out with a set of EMG's but it is not as needed as with most other Ibanez guitars.

OVERALL OPINION

These guitars might be discontinued. I dont see them on Ibanez's website. If it is it would be a shame because they are lovely guitars. I was a huge fan of the old RG321 and they just kept on making it better. First by improving the bridge and then making an archtop version, now it has active pickups. Ibanez should make more guitars like this and especially in lefty. If you can find one of these its a great guitar. Great mahogany tone mixed with Ibanez playability.
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Clem's axe02/15/2014

Clem's axe's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A great deal"

Ibanez RGA32
I for 1 year and a half, and honestly I do not get tired.
It is coupled to an MXR Fullbore Metal and a Peavey Bandit 112 ... it sent the block.
The neck pickup is very balanced for cleans, despite a slight dip in the low mids that must be addressed with the equalizer.
Trestle, we push all the buttons and it spits ... The distortion of the amp or pedal sound is accurate (far more than a pair of passive pickups) and all types of distos password simply to equalize, but it is not for the blues huh ...
I tried with a lot of skyscrapers, including LTD ... And there is no picture ... € 150 less was slightly better sound, a lighter guitar, a nice round (this is the strong point) and a guitar to my taste much nicer.

275 € new on Lordel MUSIC I made a deal (it is quick 350 today, level value / price / needs it was perfect.

Yes yes yes and yes I remake that choice, no regrets, but I am thinking to buy another skyscraper to complete. Sharp riffs and solo, it makes me happy!
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TheSkull11/16/2013

TheSkull's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A real highway!"

Ibanez RGA32
I use this guitar for almost three years now. I tested a lot of other models in the same price range when I bought it but it is the guitar that attracted me the most.
The playability is excellent and the handle is a real treat. It is fine as always with Ibanez. This was the second guitar I've owned and it was a revolution after my first guitar was a low-end strat copy. I find the quality more honest money, the guitar is well finished and sounds terribly. If I had the choice again I orienterais can be to another guitaree because the metal is too direct for me. My style to evolve and it suits me more in sound and aesthetics.
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