Ibanez has had a few neck-thru models, and this is one of them. The guitar features an ash body, a prestige five piece maple/wenge neck, rosewood fretboard, small dot inlays, an Edge Pro trem, two humbuckers, one volume, one tone and a five way switch. The guitar is also a Prestige model, so it was paid more attention to than the standard production lines.
The neck-thru guitars that Ibanez makes are very cool. For one, you can see the actual neck-thru construction. Although it's purely cosmetic, I really enjoy that. The fretwork on the Prestige model Ibanez guitars is almost always wonderful, and I was able to get sickly low action on this thing. One problem, however, was that the pull-up was compromised a bit. While getting to the upper frets with the AANJ was a breeze, this is even easier thanks to its neck-thru construction.
The most unique feature about this guitar is the ash body. Ash leads itself to be very low end and high end heavy. The mids are scooped a bit, and the lows/highs are extended. This can lead to some extremely cool tones, especially for hard rock. Since the mids are pushed back, the guitar seems to be clearer and less boxy sounding. The rosewood fretboard allows the guitar to not get too bright, too. The stock pickups in this guitar suck, so I highly recommend replacing them as soon as possible. DiMarzios tend to work great in Ibanez guitars, I've found.
If you're looking for a neck-thru Ibanez model, your choices are a bit limited. This model is a very good guitar. However, I highly recommend playing it first. For one, ash is not for everyone. Some people dislike the strong high and low end of the wood. Also, not everyone likes the tone of neck-thru guitars. If you do decide to buy blind, I doubt you'll be disappointed.
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solidseb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
The Prestige Ibanez RGT 220A is an exceptional guitar and violin making Facilities complete. Made in Japan by a team of Ibanez is a quality not itch!
It does not call s Prestige for nothing!
This version is distinguished by its body frne which gives a natural finish (really beautiful and original in what is usually found RAPORT)
and a handle assembly in the Saddle more sophisticated versions that three coins.
The bridge Edge Pro is the perfect tuning in spite of your attacks on the vibrato.
The sound of two Dimarzio humbuckers is perfect for mtal in rhythm as a solo. A fabulous guitar!
24 frets of the neck is like a highway without route pages!
Access in acute poses no problem and rgonomie trs is good, not too heavy or too lightweight.
This gives a good sound without trs problem for so little that I am an amp minimum correct!
Used on the beast of Marshall sounds great!
The sound of two Dimarzio humbuckers is perfect for mtal in rhythm as a solo.
The clean sound is not perfect and lacks some character but is doing well for a trs guitar of this type!
I've had six months and am absolutely not dcu, the handle is prcis and micro without a buzz.
Perfect for recording as well as for concerts!
I tried many models before, and much that I would do without this choice hsiter.
The quality RAPORT price when he trs honest given what am comes in a box of good quality trs.