Its a Korean made Ibanez. It has all the typical RG appointments; 24 jumbo frets, double locking trem, single volume, single tone, and a 5 way blade switch.
It comes loaded with Ibanez V series humbuckers, V7s I believe, as well as a single coil in the middle position.
It actually has a bound neck, which is a cool cosmetic feature you don't see on a lot of guitars in this price range
The bridge is an Ibanez Edge III trem. Basically a Floyd Rose knockoff, not a bad bridge at all. But its made of cheap metal, which means over time the knife edges wear and the trem gets less accurate. So after a year its borderline worthless.
The neck is a Wizard II, which is a great feeling neck. Killer for shredding.
The upper fret access is great, like on all RGs. The shape is nice and balanced, like all RGs.
This guitar is obviously geared towards metal players. That said, they picked really crappy humbuckers for metal. These Ibanez V series pickups are among some of the worst pickups I've ever used. They need to be replaced for the guitar to sound good. Period.
The single coil is surprisingly nice sounding and has a cool clean tone.
This guitar is decent for the price. It has a really nice neck, but the electronics are crap, and the hardware is will be crap after a year of regular use.
With upgraded pickups it can a great sounding guitar, otherwise not so much.
I never actually owned this guitar, but my friend did. And I do all his tech work. I am not kidding when I say that this guitar needed more setups and more maintenance that any other guitar I've had experience with.
So to sum up, yes, its an RG, and RGs are very ergonomically guitars that play great when they're setup right. It even comes with a wizard II neck, and they're awesome. That said, the amount of maintenance require to make this guitar play and sound good makes it not worth it. I realize this is a low end guitar, but in my experience your $400 would be much better spend on an LTD. And if you're heart set on an RG, buy used. Because your $400 will actually get you a good instrument that way.
Made in Indonesia
Bridge: Edge III (Ibanez Floyd Rose)
Neck: Wizard III, end plate and a bit wide, 24 frets
Configuration: HSH (INF3, INF3, Inf4)
Controls: 1 volume pot, 1 tone pot
The handle is it fun?
Rather nice, but can be a bit too flat and / or large for some
Good ergonomics, good weight,
Good access to acute
The vibrato is malfunctioning, do not return to original position and it is difficult if not adjustable
The pickups are passable.
The humbucker (Inf4) in bridge is a little garish
The simple (INF3) in a central position is not clear
Does not correct the agreement due to its poor floating tremolo that can not be solved either optimally
For € 379, I did not refer this choice.
It is worth noting:
1 ° The vibrato of this guitar is bad because it really is not adjustable in that it accepts a maximum of three springs, which screws into the wood soft and friable, it wears out quickly and he never returns to its initial position
2 ° The wood of this guitar is solid, but against sounds fairly neutral (not too sharp or too low)
3 ° A change in micro provides sound really interesting. By careful against single micro cavity is too small to accommodate a standard size single micro
4 ° The Edge III tremolo replacement by an OFR is possible, but expensive.
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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
The handle is the Ibanez Wizard II, which is very late and very enjoyable; issue can be got, but it can easily slide around. The combination of two humbuckers with a single allows a good diversity of sounds, but it is still more "heavy" with an RG170 for example.
However my opinion is that of a beginners tojours as given that this is my scratch Premire electric.
I play with this guitar on a Behringer GX110 ULTRAROC, which has many effects Intgr, and allows a multitude of sounds Different. The use of humbuckers gives trs good distorted sounds. It is difficult to have a really clear, because even with simple microphones the sound is "heavy" (as I said dj ...).
It remains to see your style of music, it will orient plutt metal and hard rock (while remaining versatile enough for beginners).
I do possde this guitar for 2 weeks, so I can take a little step back from my purchase, but until now I am satisfied with my purchase trs. For beginners who would tantt by MODEL, I would advise even when plutt an RG170 or the MODEL SERIES GIO, which are cheaper and can be more versatile . In addition, the floating tremolo type "pink floyd" do they will probably not useful.
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Batousai's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
C scratching a complete ass ki allows beginners to have a mid-range guitar.
This guitar com everyone says is mainly oriented towards the metal and the big rock, which does not prevent is the used for other types of music, it's ken mm versatile with his ass chevalet.Pour flat handle bars and you just have to pos and its rings.
I play punk rock and metal so that the south wind and a real guitar rgal, not to mention much easier to solo has played with, this guitar has helped me a lot at the m'amlior technique but also the speed of play
The only dfo that we might be criticized is that this guitar but it saturates naturally be a little quality in most cases
I use it for 6 months and I practiced for 3 years and I am happy, I think this guitar and tried by many as the best fawn to form an opinion of the trial is over (and its cheaper than buying it.