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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 14 reviews )
 7 reviews50 %
 6 reviews43 %
 1 user review7 %
Value For Money : Excellent
King Loudness12/13/2011

King Loudness's review"Cool take on the RG"

Ibanez RG320FM
The Ibanez RG320FM is one of the more recent import offerings from the company. They built them in a variety of factories but most of them that I've seen come out of Indonesia. It features a basswood body with a nice figured maple top (likely a veneer though) and a maple neck with rosewood fretboard, 24 frets, and the infamous super-thin Ibanez Wizard neck profile. The tuners are standard sealed models, and the bridge is the Ibanez Edge Pro II, a variation on the famous Ibanez Edge bridge of the late '80s. It has two Ibanez Powersound humbuckers mated to a volume control and a tone control with a 5 way selector switch for lots of tonal combinations.

UTILIZATION

The design of this guitar is pretty standard for Ibanez. The basswood and maple combination is my personal favourite and it works well on this guitar. It's fairly light and compact. The neck heel is fantastic as usual (the Ibanez AANJ) and the upper fret access is pretty stunning too. The only gripe I have is with the Wizard profile, as it's just too thin for my hands. However many shred players will absolutely love this guitar as it's just a dream to play.

Getting a good sound out of this guitar isn't really difficult. The stock pickups aren't the best in the world, but through a good amp all the frequency ranges come through and produce some great tones, both clean and dirty.

SOUNDS

This guitar is simply an evolution on the classic Ibanez RG, so it was meant to be plugged into a higher gain amp such a Marshall, Mesa Boogie, Peavey or similar. I found the clean tones to be a bit anemic at best... they were a little on the sterile side and though there was a nice sparkle sometimes, I didn't find them convincing enough for funk, blues or jazz work. The drive tones were pretty good for sure. I would prefer the tone of some DiMarzio or Seymour Duncan pickups, but the Ibanez pickups in there do a decent enough job for what it is. The neck pickup has a nice dark quality that is great for leads, and the bridge pickup has a good bite, excellent for rhythms or more articulate lead work.

OVERALL OPINION

All in all I think the Ibanez RG320FM is a decent guitar for anyone looking for a good playing shred guitar on a budget. The basswood/maple combo is my personal favourite and the tones out of this guitar aren't bad either. The bridge holds good tune, the quality is there and it looks pretty classy too. They can be had for about $300 used which isn't a bad deal for a flame top RG, so if you're into that kinda vibe, this one might be worth a look.
ericthegreat12/12/2011

ericthegreat's review"has a nice feel to it"

Ibanez RG320FM
The RG320FM is an electric guitar I am not 100 percent where it was made but it was made in the late 1950s and 1960s. It has 22 frets and three pickups and switches to control each of them. It also has a volume knob and a whammy bar.


UTILIZATION

The RG320FM is quite easy to play and the neck has an overall nice feel to it. It is easy to access the top notes and in general feels good on the fingers. This guitar is extremely light in weight and has a really cool shape and overall look to it. It is easy to get a good sound out of it, and has a variety of different types of tones you can get by mixing and matching the three different pick ups.


SOUNDS

The inherent sound of this guitar is clean and definitely sounds like the era it came from. It is perfect for playing 60's rock and roll and surf type of music, but would sound good in just about any situation you wanted to play rhythm guitar. It also sounds good for playing lead, but is probably better suited for rhythm guitar. The clean sound is great, and throwing a bit of overdrive on this always sounds good. While this isn't the best sounding guitar I've ever heard, and it definitely won't rival a Fender Stratocaster or a Gibson Les Paul, the tone is respectable and unique.


OVERALL OPINION

This guitar was the first guitar my father ever bought, so it has been in the family for quite a while. My favorite part about this guitar is simply how cool it looks. The overall vintage look and shape of this guitar is unique and extremely awesome. If you can find one of these used, they won't run you too much and are definitely worth looking into in my opinion, especially if you play a lot of 60's rock and roll.
iamqman09/12/2011

iamqman's review"decent but not great"

Ibanez RG320FM
Ibanez has been known for their tube screamer overdrive petals probably more than any other product that they manufacture. However they do you hold a good chunk of the market of the guitar market primarily because of their low price and budget friendly guitars. Many other guitars hover around the range of $200-$500. They also have some higher-end guitars that have better woods and better construction and build but most of their stuff is pretty budget friendly. That is made them very successful and able to compete in a market that is overly saturated flooded with guitar builders and makers.

UTILIZATION

I love the tone of this guitar primarily because it's a good shredding in metal guitar. It has a decent tone enough for the price you get the more importantly you get a great feeling neck and the action on the guitar is superb. That is one of the highest selling points of these guitars too many hard rock and metal players is because of the low for action on the frets and the just overall comfort ability at these guitars have throughout the neck. It has a decent balance and wake to it for more importantly it just feels right when you play.

SOUNDS

The total that is pretty decent when you use it in conjunction with a high gain amplifier. These guitars are built primarily for the high gain guitar player in mind more than a clean guitar player. The tone of the guitar's clean isn't going to highlight the world or the best feeling of the guitar. However when you put this guitar in front of a high gain amplifier that you can get some great lead tones at solid rhythm tones. Overall the guitar is a pretty decent guitar for what it is and it's not a high-end guitar by any means. The woods are not that great and the build quality is not as the standards of Fender Stratocaster or say some boutique builder of that nature. It's a pretty decent build for what you get and it's a lot better than a Squire guitar for sure.

OVERALL OPINION

I highly recommend these guitars for anyone he's wanting to get a good guitar on a cheap budget. They're great feeling great sounding guitar for what you pay . You can find these guitars for right around $3-$500 depending on where you get it but even the used market is flooded with these guitar so I would stick with that. Anyone you need to good shredding guitar or guitar that just feels comfortable on the back the hands and this is a pretty good guitar to start with.
MGR/Adrian Porras10/01/2004

MGR/Adrian Porras's review"Ibanez RG320FM"

Ibanez RG320FM
I bought this guitar for $500 at a local music shop I got a good deal for its quality

The sound is so deep and has a stong crunch to it and has excellent sustain perfect for leads and the Ibanez floyd rose tremolo system is usefull stays in tune and the finish is beautiful.

The only thing I dont like about this guitar is that when I have to tune it i have to remove the locks from the top takes forever to drop tune i usually leave it standard anyways.

great Ibanez Powersound pickups great guitar for not being made in the US

Good Guitar you must buy it if your a fan of any hard rock or alternative band the sound is just good.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/6 Stringer05/07/2003

MGR/6 Stringer's review"Ibanez RG320FM"

Ibanez RG320FM
I BOUGHT THIS UNIT AT SAM ASH FOR$449

I LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS GUITAR!THE TONE,THE NECK,FAST ACTION BIG FRETS,great sustain, AGRESSIVE HUMBUCKER AND BEAUTIFUL FINISH AND BUILT LIKE A TRUCK BUT VERY LIGHT!

ONLY THING I DONT LIKE IS CHANGING THE STRINGS CAUSE OF THE FLOYD ROSE HARD TO TUNE AT FIRST TILL YOU GET USE TO IT BUT ONCE U FIGURE IT OUT IT IS AWESOME U STAY IN TUNE AND U CAN GRIND ALL DAY!

THE GUITAR IS BUILT LIKE A TRUCK BUT BEAUTIFUL FINISH,EVERYTHING IS HIGH QUALITY ON THE GUITAR EVEN THOUGH IT IS AN IMPORT!

BOTTOM LINE WANT A GREAT GUITAR UNDER $500
THAT IS ALL BALLS!BUY THIS GUITAR!

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
Mi(ni)me11/10/2008

Mi(ni)me's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez RG320FM
- Manche Wizard II 3 parts
- Rosewood fingerboard with 24 frets shown in the points
- Table Maple Flambr /> - basswood body
- Jumbo Frets
- Edge III Floyd Rose
- Micro Channel INF3 in / INF4 in Bridge
- 1 Ring and 1 volume with a 5 position slecteur

For dimensions of the handle and other information on DIFFERENT colors: http://ibanez.com/ There is a MODEL latest issue taken up with shark teeth if the micro level, wood and Floyd c is substantially the same.

UTILIZATION

- The handle is it pleasant?
Nothing to say on this point, it is very pleasing. His slides alone.

- CASC to acute (latest freight) is it easy?
LATEST frets in the CHAC is facilitated by the fact that the heel is worked and rounds. Short s a real change compared to the standard stubs and Fender Squier!

- Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
The guitar is pretty heavy, it's one of his defects. But if you want to play standing up, no problem of balance between the neck and body.

- Do you get easily a good sound ...?
The rglages are very instinctive. One volume knob and in shade with a slecteur of 5 positions.

1st position: Micro Treble. (For crunch and distortion)
2nd: The two microphones Splitter (transition from double to single). (Sound of clapping with stratode)
3rd: Acute Micro and Micro Channel sets.
4th: Neck pickup connected in PARALLEL.
5th: Micro Channel. (Lack of roundness all the same)

- And for rglages?
The least we will play before the rgler. The Edge III regulation of the focus will give you trouble if you wire your nophyte in the world of Floyd. To avoid unpleasant surprises, you have to keep pulling the same strings, otherwise the Floyd not keep its position PARALLEL table. Certainly over time, the strings can wear and put less tension and the springs dtendre, which affect the position of Floyd.

To tune the guitar you will need screws dserrer block-string at the head (without removing them because they can be put in a bad position), and put the Fine Tuner halfway. Normally give: Mechanical with his instrument. When rglage is good, tighten the screws on the blocks and give prcisment string guitar with Fine Tuner.

Once the rgl Floyd dsaccorde very little critter. If the agreement moves a little, Fine Tuner you vitent dserrer of the blocks each rope tuning.

Floyd regulation of the focus (if you're going to the very novice to rgler in the music store closest to you because some are thorough and irreversible Opration as for the truss-rod):
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SOUNDS

- Are they suitable your style of music?
This guitar is primarily intended for the big sound: metal, rock and drive. But if you love peck in styles ruffed, she may have time to troubleshoot some jazzy arrangements on other positions than the bridge.

- With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?
On a Line 6 Spider 2 30 Watt (modlisation).
I tested the amp on lamps in stores and there is an optimal level of nuance and sound. What is the lamp! To get the best capabilities of this guitar, say goodbye to the transistors.

- What kind of sound you get and with what rglages ("crystalline", "fat ",....)?
bridge pickup is made for the saturation of all kinds, large harmonic distortion are well made. The split of the two pickups gives a cluck statode with a clicking sound. For the clean sound, it is best to choose the positions intermediates.

It is not difficult The weakness is the lack of roundness of the neck pickup.

- What are the sounds you prfrez that hates you?
The lack of roundness of the neck pickup ... Otherwise the other pickups are really good. Distortion in the microphone acute dlivre beautiful harmonics with a grain trsmtal. Then the other positions over his destiny in the game''quiet''in clear or crunch.

It is possible to upgrade to a pair of EMG 81/85 for THE sound mtal (I saw it on youtube). Or if you want a warm and rondouill opt for seymour duncan pack, sh-4 and sh-2 is available on Thoman for less than 100. Otherwise you can always find a pair of Dimarzio, Evolution for fans of Steve Vai or tone zone, paf pro, etc. ...

OVERALL OPINION

- For how long have you been using it?
Its been 2 weeks. I had enough trouble with that is difficult rgler Floyd (I know nothing) but now I understand the system. Many, the Dive Bomber dsaccorde do more guitar!

- What is the specific feature you like best, the least?
BMOL small, the neck pickup does not dlivre his round. The ass of the head is a little perch, which denounce it just be a default of sanding. Clean finish.

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
I tried a lot of Ibanez in the same price range and is one I prefers.

- How do you report qualitprix?
Quality price ratio 8 / 10 because it's not perfect but not irreproachable either.

- With the exprience, you do again this election? ...
Very little in a year I tell myself, but why would I not buy the MODEL Steve Vai? Srieusement, I do it again this election.
I plan to buy a lamp combo Peavey ValveKing 212 for such exploit the capabilities of this guitar. Then a change of micro intressant be little more challenging if we screw screw sound. I play guitar since 2 years and it is therefore that my replacing the grate Squier Showmaster HSS.

I am satisfied Entirely potential of this guitar, are instinctive rglages can find the sound almost immediately. Satisfesante a sonic palette.

+: The look had the flame maple top, the flat handle typical Ibanez, the configuration of microphones, the floyd.
-: The beast is heavy all the same!
warrendup05/29/2007

warrendup's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez RG320FM
Ibanez RG 320 FM-AM
24 frets, and two micro inf3 Inf4
floyd bridge

UTILIZATION

The neck is super nice, super slide, access to acute and very easy, the guitar is heavy enough and the settings are very simple to get your sound.

SOUNDS

I play every style of rock of the 60s metal and this guitar and everything was correct.
I play a Peavy 50 watts and is perfect for the sound I'm looking for.
the pickups are great, they can get all kind of sound.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a year now and I am quite convinced, the value for money and great, this guitar a lot better now and that has some scratches € 900.
m'acconpagne it in all my concerts and repeating and it is perfect.
if I had the choice again, it would be without problems.
warrendup05/28/2007

warrendup's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez RG320FM
Too long to write but believe me great

USE

This guitar is huge

SOUNDS

This guitar is huge

NOTICE GLOBAL

This guitar is huge
Batsu04/19/2006

Batsu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez RG320FM
RG320FM
Made in Korea
Channel 24 cases of type 2 wizard
Both micro and INF3 Inf4 (not great but who have to be MRIT l)
Bridge type EdgeIII (roughly a floyd but homemade).
Volume, Tone 5-way switch.
The finish is superb, mine is blue transparent and it kills everything. The handle slides well and the fact that it also allows any end acrobatics up and down the neck.
9 for the microphones they sound when simpa even better now pending.

UTILIZATION

As mentioned above the neck is super enjoyable and boards for the quick game (friend shreders it's all good).
Access in acute trs is good and you get to the box 24 without any problem.
Form? Ben c RG. is not too heavy and at the same time we do not feel like a guitar in the hands of shit. It gives an impression of solidity is not without dplaire when you travel a lot with.
10-because that was the price she is everything he is asked.

SOUNDS

J'ssaye to be quite versatile. I play ska as well as black metal is that scratching is really perfect in order to pass from one style to another without taking the head. Mics even if they do not have the gnial MRIT to be the not to spit the shit like some may say. It sure is not the Di Marzio (I plan to put a tone zone in bridge and an air norton in neck) but people who can not afford to pay the microphones "MARK" have what to do with them.
I use a marshall mg100dfx and looking good with the neck pickup gives a clear sound is raprochant lot of those used by scorpion. A not the neck pickup is split when using the position deuxime slecteur.
For the full, the crunch is not bad with the neck pickup and using the two micro together we can have a lot of noise east ass AC / DC, aerosmtith ...
The bridge pickup for large his destiny fulfilled its function well but no more.
Strongly tone zone because it is true that the bridge pickup is far from being gnial. But as I told her that nothing is better now.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 4 months now
The pros:-Finish
-The price for the quality of bte
-Versatility (although some may be to say)
The -:-microphones (such a fine would still Gratt MRIT even better now)

I got a 500 euro and I think the report exlent quality prices. This is the guitar I had deuxime (THE FIRST silent a washburn X-10 gnial frankly not) and I fell amoureu.
With the same exprience I would buy 2. An Evolution that I was getting into and the other with a tone zone and a norton (go must be plaizir in life)
Jas310/30/2005

Jas3's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez RG320FM
All is already said lower

UTILIZATION

The neck is super sharp and super easy to access. The shape is exaggerated and I find myself at ca weight does not bother me. The sound is nikel I think.

SOUNDS

I play the Neo-Metal and this guitar suits me perfectly. I play on Hughes & Kettner Matrix 100 (head and boxing), I also use a Boss MT-2 (Metal Zone) and I get a song bold.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for one month and it always pleases me most aesthetic level. Price / quality is nothing better I think is the best compared to the money.
I would do is choose I'm sure.