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STC-Shaped Guitar from Ibanez belonging to the RGA Prestige series.

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  • Great Ibanez for the price

    Ibanez RGA121Published on 09/05/12 at 18:10
    Very basic design from Ibanez, natural finish, Gibraltar hard tail bridge, 1 Volume and 1 Tone control. It has a Mahogany body with a Maple top, with a Maple neck in Wizard Prestige Profile for very fast play. Very rarely does Ibanez put out a hard tail that looks like something you'd like to own, but they hit a home run here!

    UTILIZATION

    Ibanez didn't change anything about the control layout, but it feels very easy to reach the volume and tone. Being an avid hard tail user, I always find that the whammy bar or just huge tremolos that Ibanez puts out get in the way of the pots, it's very easy to do swells or switch to neck pickup for leads on the fly.

    The neck, just like any other......
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    Very basic design from Ibanez, natural finish, Gibraltar hard tail bridge, 1 Volume and 1 Tone control. It has a Mahogany body with a Maple top, with a Maple neck in Wizard Prestige Profile for very fast play. Very rarely does Ibanez put out a hard tail that looks like something you'd like to own, but they hit a home run here!

    UTILIZATION

    Ibanez didn't change anything about the control layout, but it feels very easy to reach the volume and tone. Being an avid hard tail user, I always find that the whammy bar or just huge tremolos that Ibanez puts out get in the way of the pots, it's very easy to do swells or switch to neck pickup for leads on the fly.

    The neck, just like any other Ibanez, is thin and very fast. Ibanez finishes their necks with a satin polyurethane, but there is no sticking or resistance when moving fast, its very relieving and I don't feel a need to sand down the neck.

    SOUNDS

    Let me be completely honest when I say that the stock pickups are not great by any means. They lack clarity, sound muddy and lack bite both in the bridge and neck. I would STRONGLY recommend replacing these first thing. You could easily get a bad impression from this guitar when it has so much more to offer.

    I use EMGs 85 Bridge and 60a Neck. I have quested for the perfect EMG in this 81, 85, 89, 60, 60a, JH Set, you name it, I've tried every combo. This guitar is a tone MACHINE. This huge chunk of mahogany has tons of warmth with incredibly sustain. The maple cap brings out the bite and ensures you won't have a muddy mess!

    OVERALL OPINION

    Overall I believe this is one of the best Prestige line guitars that Ibanez offers, I'm very surprised they are not highly sought after. This guitar almost makes me think of an Ibanez version of a Les Paul, mahogany body with maple cap and maple neck. I have had tons of Ibanezes come and go over the years and this one has remained.
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  • Ibanez RGA121Published on 06/25/06 at 00:54
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    RGA 121 VLF book with fly ibanez prestige
    corp in saddle and Mahogany (Mahogany & Maple)
    bridge Gilbraltar more
    two humbuncker V8 V7 in neck and bridge,
    Wizard Prestige neck 24 frets, jumbo frets, ibanez pearl logo on the head,
    1 volume, 1 tone and positions slecteur 5.

    Note: since 2004, made in japan ibanez prestige are!

    UTILIZATION

    I like the Ibanez!

    But I tried everything:
    jackson (SERIES MG), Sp (M II), fender (Double Fat Start), Gibson (Les Paul), Lag (and the beast master metal) Vigier (excalibur custom), Music Man (luke) .. . in short, all good guitars but the report qualitprix, the ibanez is well located!

    First of all I like their looks, their sleeves......
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    RGA 121 VLF book with fly ibanez prestige
    corp in saddle and Mahogany (Mahogany & Maple)
    bridge Gilbraltar more
    two humbuncker V8 V7 in neck and bridge,
    Wizard Prestige neck 24 frets, jumbo frets, ibanez pearl logo on the head,
    1 volume, 1 tone and positions slecteur 5.

    Note: since 2004, made in japan ibanez prestige are!

    UTILIZATION

    I like the Ibanez!

    But I tried everything:
    jackson (SERIES MG), Sp (M II), fender (Double Fat Start), Gibson (Les Paul), Lag (and the beast master metal) Vigier (excalibur custom), Music Man (luke) .. . in short, all good guitars but the report qualitprix, the ibanez is well located!

    First of all I like their looks, their sleeves end, comfortable and accessible.
    violin making neat and well finished, their sound and versatility.

    SOUNDS

    The microphones are not bases exceptionel, but do a great job, personally I change the pickups for DiMarzio (Tone Zone, Evolution, Paf Pro) or Emg (81 and 85) for rponse, a gain and a the most appropriate my game and my musical style (mtal).

    OVERALL OPINION

    I looked for a guitar without a floyd my rhythm (for accuracy and enregisrement detunage easier) and one day I told my pot michel "it'd be kind of Ibanez RG SERIES floyd free" .. . and here it is done!
    So for 950, it was an Ibanez Prestige (Japan) with sumptuous luxury fly!
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  • Anonymous

    Ibanez RGA121Published on 12/05/06 at 12:07
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Made in JAPAN (for the Team J Craft, such as JEM ...)

    24 Jumbo frets

    2 humbucker, a neck in v7 and v8 in bridge (microphones firm)

    I think over Gibraltar, a fixed bridge is solid and very good practice

    Volume, tone, two knobs

    Handle typical Ibanez (Wizard II) 5 pieces (maple / walnut / maple / walnut / maple), screwed, rosewood key, broad and flat (for those who love it's great (I like))

    A flight case with superbre of pink pussy as a coating

    Very nice finish, mahogany body and maple veneer table that gives the air of an old piece of furniture ... However, I note that my old RG1570 finish was a bit better for a lower price (not manufactured by the guys of Team J......
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    Made in JAPAN (for the Team J Craft, such as JEM ...)

    24 Jumbo frets

    2 humbucker, a neck in v7 and v8 in bridge (microphones firm)

    I think over Gibraltar, a fixed bridge is solid and very good practice

    Volume, tone, two knobs

    Handle typical Ibanez (Wizard II) 5 pieces (maple / walnut / maple / walnut / maple), screwed, rosewood key, broad and flat (for those who love it's great (I like))

    A flight case with superbre of pink pussy as a coating

    Very nice finish, mahogany body and maple veneer table that gives the air of an old piece of furniture ... However, I note that my old RG1570 finish was a bit better for a lower price (not manufactured by the guys of Team J Craft)
    It's strange but hey I'm quibbling, the difference is not so obvious

    I noticed Ibanez was struggling to make fine marks on his sleeves IN ABALONE

    And a single in the middle would not have the luxury!

    Go 8

    UTILIZATION

    The handle ... I do not know if it's necessary to talk about it, some love it others do not and prefer logs

    Ibanez makes great sleeves in terms of access to acute (very heel profile)

    Stratabound form so the interface is excellent, very well balanced, light but was still something between the fingers which is not the balsa
    Mechanics are pretty good agreement (Gotoh) and the rest of hardware seems to be at their height

    Microphones rather than cons: no real color, not a lot of potatoes, V7 neck is still not bad, but for more records need to change the couillus v8
    Lack a simple funk

    SOUNDS

    With the original pickups: 6
    With new pickups good brand: 9

    Average of 7.5 ...

    The sound is quite "hot", thank you for mahogany but still retains the brilliance (thank you maple)
    Sustain adequate, not crazy stuff basically

    OVERALL OPINION

    It is in my possession for two weeks

    I like the flight-case above all,) not in fact I like the guitar (no joke)

    Yes I tried a few models, the ergonomics of RGS my preference but repelled me floyd ... and I think a lot of guys in my style are very pleased to finally have a free floating bridge RG to them because we BAT AWAY THE C ****** S of Floyd!
    Okay I'm generalizing a bit: I fuck

    Bah mics are not great but I must say that it pushes the customization and development of brands of microphones so ultimately it's a good thing.

    The price / quality ratio is pretty good since I got it to OCCAZ to 650, with a new Dimarzio DropSonic (as Brad Delson hihihi! Super ...)
    The price of 930 euros is still good for an instrument of this quality and all the goodies offered (great flight case (I leave it), allen keys etc.)

    EDIT:
    I belittle my note 8 for the original price of 930 euros, even if much (much) better than a strat-level q / p!
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  • Ibanez RGA121Published on 07/19/08 at 07:17
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    All t says:

    See opinion below

    UTILIZATION

    The handle is surprising given that it comes from a world that is not The definition RG!

    Access in acute is easily obtained.
    But soon you can appreciate the ease with which such course of action trs run fast.

    So this forces, work more svrement his other guitars for a similar report.

    Weight is "plume" of the dtriment "And for a few more sustain";
    While it lacks a bit, but if you play fast, has not used anything (QED).

    The violin is a simple irrprochable, no paint to disguise the hidden default too quickly on some guitars flash!

    The sound is effective, but lack of roundness, this is the mass of the guitar Reduces addition......
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    All t says:

    See opinion below

    UTILIZATION

    The handle is surprising given that it comes from a world that is not The definition RG!

    Access in acute is easily obtained.
    But soon you can appreciate the ease with which such course of action trs run fast.

    So this forces, work more svrement his other guitars for a similar report.

    Weight is "plume" of the dtriment "And for a few more sustain";
    While it lacks a bit, but if you play fast, has not used anything (QED).

    The violin is a simple irrprochable, no paint to disguise the hidden default too quickly on some guitars flash!

    The sound is effective, but lack of roundness, this is the mass of the guitar Reduces addition to type V7-V8 pickups in rhythm, it falls naturally into place in the mix.

    In lead:
    Neck pickup: clean: Defines trs well, splitter or not
    Micro Chevallet: double: saturation, Crunch correct Splitter: too flashy.
    Two: Rhythmic average.

    This guitar is fairly well balance in his tone, the range is wide, the instrument is versatile.

    In his words against the exit "amricain".

    SOUNDS

    It gives me new DEFINITIONS called "strictly straight"!

    Prcise and very effective, it goes everywhere, the agreement takes more than good.
    Versatile, it rpond so in all registers.

    Trs well made on a "Marchemal", and many served on a "Fenl'air" frquemment used this guitar in its path guitar, with her friends as reinforcements.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Just over three weeks ...
    I like everything finally!

    This guitar is a beautiful object dpur finish cares, that sounds good;
    The price is justified.

    I would do gladly that choice, despite its typical of all V7-V8, because I did not do this with his other girlfriends ...
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  • Great hardtail Ibanez

    Ibanez RGA121Published on 06/22/11 at 23:48
    The RGA-121 was a short lived hardtail arched top version of the RG. It features a HUGE piece of maple on top of a mahogany body, a very nice Gibraltar Plus hardtail bridge, maple neck with rosewood fretboard, 24 frets, two humbuckers, a 5 way switch, volume knob and tone knob.

    UTILIZATION

    Given that it's a Prestige Ibanez model, the fretwork on these models is generally pretty good. Ibanez did an awesome job at the arched top, and resting your hand on the body feels great. The Gibraltar Plus bridge is an awesome bridge that I wish Ibanez would bring back, too. The All Access Neck Joint and sculpted lower horn allows you to get to the higher frets with total ease, and the switching......
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    The RGA-121 was a short lived hardtail arched top version of the RG. It features a HUGE piece of maple on top of a mahogany body, a very nice Gibraltar Plus hardtail bridge, maple neck with rosewood fretboard, 24 frets, two humbuckers, a 5 way switch, volume knob and tone knob.

    UTILIZATION

    Given that it's a Prestige Ibanez model, the fretwork on these models is generally pretty good. Ibanez did an awesome job at the arched top, and resting your hand on the body feels great. The Gibraltar Plus bridge is an awesome bridge that I wish Ibanez would bring back, too. The All Access Neck Joint and sculpted lower horn allows you to get to the higher frets with total ease, and the switching setup allows for some great versatility.

    SOUNDS

    With the stock pickups, it's kinda flat sounding. However, once you put in some real pickups, this guitar really sings. The combination of the maple top, mahogany body, maple neck and rosewood fretboard make this guitar sound awesome for heavier styles such as hard rock or metal. Clean tones and midgain tones can be a bit hit or miss depending on if you like the mahogany/maple combo. Some people don't, but I've never had an issue with it before. The 5 way switching allows you to really get the most out of the pickups, so great clean and midgain tones shouldn't be too hard to get when the pickups are in split or parallel mode.

    OVERALL OPINION

    If you're looking for a hardtail RG, this is really the guitar you should be looking for. It's also a mahogany bodied guitar with a maple top, so I find it's even more appealing for the hardtail crowd. I just wish they wouldn't have discontinued these guitars. Also, the difference between the RGA 121 and RGA 321 is the figured top/colors. Aside from that (and price range), they're pretty much the same guitar.
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  • Ibanez RGA121Published on 02/17/10 at 10:00
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    So it's an Ibanez Prestige Made in Japan like any Prestige (I think), Gibraltar bridge floyd + free (that's pretty cool), a handle that makes Ibanez Wizard is Ibanez. 24 frets, V7 and V8 humbuckers (to be replaced as soon as possible). simple adjustments: 1 volume, 1 tone, 1 5 way switch.

    - 2 microphones ... they are really lousy.

    UTILIZATION

    The handle is nickel, the guitar not too heavy, access to treble is great and the good sound is not hard to get out if we are well equipped ... Ibanez's are designed to play quickly and make raw solos.

    - 1: we never reach perfection ...

    SOUNDS

    once you leave a little redesigned one wants is a little like her: I mounted sh1'59 Duncan......
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    So it's an Ibanez Prestige Made in Japan like any Prestige (I think), Gibraltar bridge floyd + free (that's pretty cool), a handle that makes Ibanez Wizard is Ibanez. 24 frets, V7 and V8 humbuckers (to be replaced as soon as possible). simple adjustments: 1 volume, 1 tone, 1 5 way switch.

    - 2 microphones ... they are really lousy.

    UTILIZATION

    The handle is nickel, the guitar not too heavy, access to treble is great and the good sound is not hard to get out if we are well equipped ... Ibanez's are designed to play quickly and make raw solos.

    - 1: we never reach perfection ...

    SOUNDS

    once you leave a little redesigned one wants is a little like her: I mounted sh1'59 Duncan SH4 and to have a vintage sound, but if you want a more modern metal, this is more Dimarzio or EMG need to. I play with a Hughes and Kettner Dual EL84, and there I dont care earful, it's happiness.

    - 2: As at the time, I realize that Gibson would certainly have better met my needs.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had 4 years and there is nothing to say, it holds up, it's good stuff, I tried the Fender (a stratum of the same range) but before that it is a Another comfortable game and probably less versatile (though) Anyway it's a good guitar once replaced the pickups (~ 200 € for a good pair of microphone).

    - 2, because it never reaches the perfection and the microphones are sweating to replace (Ibanez does not use the same color codes that Seymour Duncan son for drivers)
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  • One of the best hardtail RGs

    Ibanez RGA121Published on 04/21/11 at 17:02
    The RGA-121 was a short lived hardtail arched top version of the RG. It features a HUGE piece of maple on top of a mahogany body, a very nice Gibraltar Plus hardtail bridge, maple neck with rosewood fretboard, 24 frets, two humbuckers, a 5 way switch, volume knob and tone knob.

    UTILIZATION

    Given that it's a Prestige Ibanez model, the fretwork on these models is generally pretty good. Ibanez did an awesome job at the arched top, and resting your hand on the body feels great. The Gibraltar Plus bridge is an awesome bridge that I wish Ibanez would bring back, too. The All Access Neck Joint and sculpted lower horn allows you to get to the higher frets with total ease, and the switching......
    Read more
    The RGA-121 was a short lived hardtail arched top version of the RG. It features a HUGE piece of maple on top of a mahogany body, a very nice Gibraltar Plus hardtail bridge, maple neck with rosewood fretboard, 24 frets, two humbuckers, a 5 way switch, volume knob and tone knob.

    UTILIZATION

    Given that it's a Prestige Ibanez model, the fretwork on these models is generally pretty good. Ibanez did an awesome job at the arched top, and resting your hand on the body feels great. The Gibraltar Plus bridge is an awesome bridge that I wish Ibanez would bring back, too. The All Access Neck Joint and sculpted lower horn allows you to get to the higher frets with total ease, and the switching setup allows for some great versatility.

    SOUNDS

    With the stock pickups, it's kinda flat sounding. However, once you put in some real pickups, this guitar really sings. The combination of the maple top, mahogany body, maple neck and rosewood fretboard make this guitar sound awesome for heavier styles such as hard rock or metal. Clean tones and midgain tones can be a bit hit or miss depending on if you like the mahogany/maple combo. Some people don't, but I've never had an issue with it before. The 5 way switching allows you to really get the most out of the pickups, so great clean and midgain tones shouldn't be too hard to get when the pickups are in split or parallel mode.

    OVERALL OPINION

    If you're looking for a hardtail RG, this is really the guitar you should be looking for. It's also a mahogany bodied guitar with a maple top, so I find it's even more appealing for the hardtail crowd. I just wish they wouldn't have discontinued these guitars. Also, the difference between the RGA 121 and RGA 321 is the figured top/colors. Aside from that (and price range), they're pretty much the same guitar.
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  • I paââââame ....

    Ibanez RGA121Published on 02/02/11 at 07:00
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
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    UTILIZATION

    The neck is very thin, with a profile in D flat in the early round (1st box) and round at the junction. There is a kind of reinforcement on the head which may interfere. It is comfortable, it's late, but it is less refined and comfortable handles that Ibanez 'S' illusions that are even thinner. Be careful when you start to play on the sleeves here, it's hard to come back and play on the Gibson or other ...
    I find it quite heavy for my scoliosis and access to acute is correct.
    Want very good agreement with the mechanical.

    SOUNDS

    I fired a few days in the infamous V7 and V8 to mount a tone zone in bridge and a paf teacher in the heats, even replaced......
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    UTILIZATION

    The neck is very thin, with a profile in D flat in the early round (1st box) and round at the junction. There is a kind of reinforcement on the head which may interfere. It is comfortable, it's late, but it is less refined and comfortable handles that Ibanez 'S' illusions that are even thinner. Be careful when you start to play on the sleeves here, it's hard to come back and play on the Gibson or other ...
    I find it quite heavy for my scoliosis and access to acute is correct.
    Want very good agreement with the mechanical.

    SOUNDS

    I fired a few days in the infamous V7 and V8 to mount a tone zone in bridge and a paf teacher in the heats, even replaced shortly after by an air zone. Everything goes into a star-T-Rack Brunetti.

    I wanted a guitar to do everything, without vibrato in order to re-tuning all that quickly or quickly change a rope. His side I needed a sound for the big riff nag prog / rock, and a scraper for my jazz class.
    With the tone zone in my race I wish pti graaouuh in saturated fat, fine. Clean sound is not great, it's crunch fast, very thick, but I do not use it for that.
    With a Paf pro in the heats, there was his highly crystalline, light, singing with a good attack. But it was not what I wanted.
    What I was looking I had with the Air-Zone in the neck position: standard, big sound nice and moist, full of well rounded mids, bass good discussions, not a hair in acute withdrawal, a lot of gain, Briefly, the ideal sound for playing jazz / blues, very hot. Then with the same microphone in parallel, a more banging, quite close to the neck position of my strat CP60, but with a bit more lower midrange and a little more gain.
    Level versatility so I filled up, and she follows me everywhere.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had three years is just my favorite guitar and for 650 € + 100 € for new microphones OCCAZ was a very good guitar. With the original pickups on the other hand is very average. The violin is good and expect that real microphone to give what she has in her stomach.

    Over time on the other hand, something that I arrived: the varnish VLF body is very lightweight, and goes quickly to where it rubs: belt, right forearm, jack, outline ...
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