i have been playing guitar for a year and a half. i enjoy playing heavy meatal,thrash.hardcore,etc. i am currently in a band and i am the rhythm/lead guitar our othe guitarist does the same (we do the switch off leading roll)
i bought this guitar at guitar center for $190 brand new and i bought this guitar because i wanted a thin neck,24 frets,and a floyd rose tremolo,with the sweetness of an RG body
i really like the fact that it makes solos ALOT easier to play and it is very very comfortable. pickups sound pretty good not the best but they dont suck. also very good quality and easy access to 24th fret great for playing metal
what i dont like about this guitar is that it took a really long time to learn how to tune it but that a big problem for most guitars with floating tremolo bridges other than that this baby is exellent
GREAT QUALITY no questions asked
well this guitar is one of the best guitars ive evey played so if you want to get a good guitar for a good price get the Ibanez RG Any model
I got for 299.99 +TAX brand new, at a local Guitar Center one year ago. When I got it I did not know much about guitars. I just thought it looked cool because it was black and I said "hey Korn uses Ibanez guitars, so they must be good". But now I have a different opinion.
I like how the neck feels, It's a bolt-on neck but the body has been smoothed down where it's bolted down from, so it doesn't stick out and get in the way like a strat.
Well let's see. I hate the tremolo on this guitar. I was just about to try out some new heavy gauge strings for the first time on this guitar, and the low-E string saddle broke! So I had to wait about three weeks for guitar center to send it out on warrenty for repair. The repair was free but I had to wait almost a month with my dad's guitar as a back-up. The trem's saddle screws strip easy and it's a BITCH to re-string and tune with heavy gauge strings! The sound isn't all that great. If you're looking for the METALLICA sound you won't find it with this guitar. Even after changing the stock humbuckers to emg hz's, it still doesn't sound right to me. My friend's Jackson JS1 (which cost less) sounds more like metallica then mine.
The neck and body is fine. Very comfertable very easy to play, I have no troble hitting those high notes. It's the sound and trem that I don't like.The trem can be fixed but I don't feel like spending anymore money on this guitar to get the sound I want.
The bottom line is that it is still a great guitar. It'll fit you fine if your into Satriani or new metal. So if you still want it, buy it and rock out with your cock out!
I bought this guitar at The Guitar Center in Lawndale, CA. I've been studying for about 7 months now and wanted to finally get an electric. I didn't want to get a $100 P.O.S that I would have to replace after a year or so. After reading reviews, I decided on Ibanez. When all was said and done I paid about $325.
I tried a Jackson and a Fender (can't remember the models) for about the same price and the Ibenez had much better sound quality. Stringing is a little harder than most, but you get used to it. Once you get it tuned just right, lock them down and you won't have to bother with tuning too much. The neck feels great...which is good for beginners like me who are working through scales and chords.
About the only thing I really didn't like about this guitar is Ibenez's quality control. I literally went through 4 RG220's before I got one that worked. 2 out of 3 of the ones I got had defective tone controls. One had something wrong with the neck adjustment...E and A kept buzzing, even though I raised the action almost to the point that it seemed that the adjustment screw would come out.
Construction seems pretty well put together. Nice color also. I bought the dark blue 220 and it has a great finish.
If you know what to defects to look for, you shouldn't have any problems. This is a great guitar for the price. When buying....do yourself a favor and check that the tone adjustment works.....you probably won't use it much, but Hell,if you ask me....if it's there, I want it to work!
I BOUGHT MY IBANEZ RG220 AT A GUITAR CENTER ,CLOSE TO WHERE I LIVE. I WENT IN WANTING A JACKSON OR A SCHECTER, BUT ONCE I PICKED THE IBANEZ UP, I WANTED IT. I PAID $320 FOR IT. IT SAID $299, BUT THE TAXES MIGHT GET YOU. IT ORIGINALLY PRICED AT $675, BUT I GOT A GOOD DEAL ON IT.
I LOVE THE FAST ACTION PLAYABILITY ON IT. I CAN MOVE MY FINGERS SO MUCH FASTER ON IT, THAN MY EPIPHONE AND FENDER. IT HAS A VERY CLEAN DISTORTION SOUND INSTEAD OF A FUZZY SOUND. I ALSO LIKE THE COLOR TOO. IT IS A METALLIC LAVENDER.
I'M NOT TO CRAZY ABOUT THE LOCK ON THE NECK OR THE STRINGING UP THE GUITAR. THE TREMELO IS A LITTLE OUT OF WHACK.I WOULD PROBABLY HAVE IT A DIFFERENT WAY. I'M NOT USED TO THE STYLE, BUT I"LL GET IT EVENTUALLY.
THE NECK IS THIN WHICH ENABLES YOU TO PLAY QUICKER AND EASIER IN MY OPINION. THE TWO TWIN HUMBUCKERS GIVE IT A VERY GOOD SOUND.IT HAS A CLEAN SOUND WITHOUT DISTORTION AND YOU CAN GET IT TO WHERE IT HAS A VERY HEAVY SOUND.
IT IS A VERY GOOD GUITAR FOR ANY PLAYER, PRO OR BEGINNER. A BEGINNER MIGHT HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE LOCK AND THE UNIQUE WAY OF STRINGING IT UP, BUT YOU'LL GET USED TO IT AFTER A WHILE. IT IS A GREAT BRAND, I THINK IBANEZ IS A TOP NOTCH GUITAR AND MANUFACTURER. THEY MAKE GUITARS WITH SOME OF THE BEST QUALITY AROUND. I'VE BEEN PLAYING FOR 4 AND A HALF YEARS AND I FINALLY GOT AN IBANEZ THE OTHER DAY. I WOULD RECOMEND THIS GUITAR TO ANY GUITAR PLAYER.