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Ibanez RG3EXFM1 Electric Guitar

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A versatile rocker at an affordable price.The Ibanez RG electric guitar has been the weapon of choice for metal warriors since 1987, with fat, crunch...Click To Read More About This Product

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A versatile, affordable rocker's weapon.

A versatile rocker at an affordable price.The Ibanez RG electric guitar has been the weapon of choice for metal warriors since 1987, with fat, crunchy pickups and super-fast necks designed for shredding. This RG3EXFM1 model is no exception, with a solid basswood body for nicely balanced highs and lows, flamed maple top for stunning looks and a bit of added sparkle to the tone, and three-piece bolt-on maple neck topped with a bound 24-fret rosewood fingerboard, for two full octaves of metal madness.Basswood is relatively light compared to other tonewoods, with a tonal character somewhere between that of alder and mahogany, but without the extra weight. Equipped with a fixed bridge for maximum sustain, and a pair of signature Ibanez humbucking pickups - an IBZ V7 (Vintage 7) in the neck position for bright rhythm work, and an IBZ V8 (Vintage 8) in the bridge position for screaming leads with rich overtones. A true shred machine at an incredibly affordable price - order yours today!Use the drop-down menu above to choose colors and other options.

FEATURES
  • Body Type: Solid
  • Body Wood: Basswood
  • Top Wood: Flamed Maple
  • Neck Joint: Bolt On
  • Neck Wood: Maple 3pc
  • Fretboard: Bound Rosewood
  • Neck Shape: U
  • # Frets: 24
  • Nut Width: 43mm
  • Fretboard Radius: 400mmr
  • Bridge: Fixed
  • Pickup Bridge: Ibz V-8
  • Pickup Neck: Ibz V-7
  • Tuners: Die-Cast
  • Finish: Transparent Gloss
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IbanezRG3EXFM1 Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 77 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

This is a high-range guitar with a mid-range price!

I guarantee you will never want to sell this guitar, even if you upgrade eventually. It's an axe you will always want in your arsenal, because it has a certain kind of personality...Read complete review

I guarantee you will never want to sell this guitar, even if you upgrade eventually. It's an axe you will always want in your arsenal, because it has a certain kind of personality that a lot of other guitars lack. It's reliable, and it can take a beating like no other. I love this guitar, and I will never sell it!

If it was ever stolen from me or I lost it somehow, I would make it a priority to get another one, even if I had an arsenal of more expensive guitars already.

It is also beautiful. Just look at those photos!
I have the Transparent Gray Burst, but If I ever wanted a second guitar for the same price without a trem system, I'd pick up the Cherry model as an alternate.

If you're debating on guitars in this price range, do yourself a favor and just pick this one up. You won't regret it, and you'll have this axe at your side for years to come.
The most notable feature is the 5-way pickup switch. It allows for versatility in ANY style. This thing can belt out perfectly for metal rhythms and leads with the far bridge and neck positions, and with the other 3 positions you can pull out a really smooth and punchy tone for jazz and blues. You can even get it to give off a good twang for country and western.

The tuning pegs also stay in tune extremely well at nearly any tuning. As an example I recently tried tuning to B standard/Drop A. Now, I normally play in Eb with light strings. With these same .09 stings, I'm able to stay in tune very well even at these low tunings. Almost as well as if I were in E standard or Eb. It's one of the few guitars, if not the ONLY one I've ever played that can manage to stay in tune this well without a double locking trem system.

The neck, like most RG's, is trimmed into a thin "[" shape. It will allow you to glide effortlessly across the fretboard. I've also noticed that this particular neck-shape makes bar-chording much easier as well.

The body is made of basswood, so it has a very warm and thick tone, but this guitar still manages to achieve bright and clear leads. The sustain is amazing as well. Because of the basswood, this guitar is very light in weight. It would be cake to carry around on stage for several hours at a time. It's the only guitar I've personally played that is extremely light wieght, but has an extremely HEAVY sound!
I've had this guitar for over 3 years and I can tell you that this is no mid range guitar. The only thing mid range about this instrument are the pickups, which can easily be swapped out for something better. (I haven't done this yet, but I plan on it very soon.)

Here's what you're looking at.

Everything about this guitar is what you'd expect to find in one that costs upwards of $1,500-2,000 EXCEPT for the pickups. So you can buy this axe for $350, swap out the pickups for another $200, and you'll have a guitar with the complete quality of a VERY high range instrument for a total of $550-600 dollars.

If you're a beginner, get this guitar.
If you're an intermmediate player, get this guitar.
If you're a professional, get this guitar.

You will not regret it!
Like I've said before, the value of this instrument is quite literally unbeatable. I'd be willing to bet that if you handed this to a professional without telling them the price they'd think they were playing a very high-end guitar.

The only thing is the pickups. Easy fix, and cheaper to replace than buying a guitar for a high-end price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

GREAT GUITAR!!!

overall this is the best guitar in my arsenal.
The only thing that bothers me is that the transparent grey burst is a bit darker then the picture
are you kiding??Read complete review

overall this is the best guitar in my arsenal.
The only thing that bothers me is that the transparent grey burst is a bit darker then the picture
are you kiding??
This guitar has great quality
For the price you cant beat this guitar.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is a high-range guitar with a mid-range price!

By Marc B

from USA

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I guarantee you will never want to sell this guitar, even if you upgrade eventually. It's an axe you will always want in your arsenal, because it has a certain kind of personality that a lot of other guitars lack. It's reliable, and it can take a beating like no other. I love this guitar, and I will never sell it!

If it was ever stolen from me or I lost it somehow, I would make it a priority to get another one, even if I had an arsenal of more expensive guitars already.

It is also beautiful. Just look at those photos!
I have the Transparent Gray Burst, but If I ever wanted a second guitar for the same price without a trem system, I'd pick up the Cherry model as an alternate.

If you're debating on guitars in this price range, do yourself a favor and just pick this one up. You won't regret it, and you'll have this axe at your side for years to come.
The most notable feature is the 5-way pickup switch. It allows for versatility in ANY style. This thing can belt out perfectly for metal rhythms and leads with the far bridge and neck positions, and with the other 3 positions you can pull out a really smooth and punchy tone for jazz and blues. You can even get it to give off a good twang for country and western.

The tuning pegs also stay in tune extremely well at nearly any tuning. As an example I recently tried tuning to B standard/Drop A. Now, I normally play in Eb with light strings. With these same .09 stings, I'm able to stay in tune very well even at these low tunings. Almost as well as if I were in E standard or Eb. It's one of the few guitars, if not the ONLY one I've ever played that can manage to stay in tune this well without a double locking trem system.

The neck, like most RG's, is trimmed into a thin "[" shape. It will allow you to glide effortlessly across the fretboard. I've also noticed that this particular neck-shape makes bar-chording much easier as well.

The body is made of basswood, so it has a very warm and thick tone, but this guitar still manages to achieve bright and clear leads. The sustain is amazing as well. Because of the basswood, this guitar is very light in weight. It would be cake to carry around on stage for several hours at a time. It's the only guitar I've personally played that is extremely light wieght, but has an extremely HEAVY sound!
I've had this guitar for over 3 years and I can tell you that this is no mid range guitar. The only thing mid range about this instrument are the pickups, which can easily be swapped out for something better. (I haven't done this yet, but I plan on it very soon.)

Here's what you're looking at.

Everything about this guitar is what you'd expect to find in one that costs upwards of $1,500-2,000 EXCEPT for the pickups. So you can buy this axe for $350, swap out the pickups for another $200, and you'll have a guitar with the complete quality of a VERY high range instrument for a total of $550-600 dollars.

If you're a beginner, get this guitar.
If you're an intermmediate player, get this guitar.
If you're a professional, get this guitar.

You will not regret it!
Like I've said before, the value of this instrument is quite literally unbeatable. I'd be willing to bet that if you handed this to a professional without telling them the price they'd think they were playing a very high-end guitar.

The only thing is the pickups. Easy fix, and cheaper to replace than buying a guitar for a high-end price.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You Just Can't Beat It

By Eddie Rosado

from Hartford, CT

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

A must-get, no-regret. That's all I have to say.
The five-way switch can be used for all sorts of sounds, so it makes it very versatile for solos and leads. You can use this guitar for all sorts of playing styles too.
Amazing. The flame maple top is something I would expect from a high-end guitar like Gibson, but it isn't $2,700. The binding is perfect, and the flame on the headstock is sick. The rosewood also feels and looks fabulous. The tuners also hold their tune amazingly. I restrung my Ibanez with .11-gauge strings after my stock e-string lasted over fourteen months, and the rest of the strings still look alive. I did replace all strings though because it wouldn't make sense replacing one string.

The tone knob, though, doesn't work on mine, but that is no way Ibanez's fault. People at Guitar Center (not the employees because they know what they're doing, but more so costumers) come in and fiddle with the guitars alot. I might have the good folks at Guitar Center at Manchester, CT have a look at that.
For the price, you'd be shocked at how good this thing is. You'd expect quality like this from a multi-thousand dollar guitar. A must-get, no-regret guitar.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing

By rgrocker74

from Richmond, VA

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I just recieved this ibanez today and was absolutely stunned when I plugged in. The paintjob on this item has breathtaking detail, the pictures harldly do it justice. I have a small 30watt Berhinger amp and a spider III 150wt and it slammed on both of them! The neck is super smooth and open all the way down the fret board for an ease of playing action. The neck is also thin and comfortable for the thumb, especially for continuous playing. I also found that the machine heads/ bridge are exceptional as well, making tuning a breeze. You will also find the action on this guitar to be perfect, and no exaggeration is presented. This guitar plays great right out of the box with great sound via the vintage pick-ups although many get them replaced I don't think you will be disapointed. This will definitly be my primary guitar and for the money you cant beat it. Excellent work Ibanez!

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Everything I hoped for and more!

By James Berry

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

This is going to be a very simple review. I have had about 30 Les Pauls in my lifetime, some which was thousands of dollars. The Ibanez RG3EXFM1 plays better than any of them....yes that is what I said, it`s better. The wide fingerboard and jumbo frets make this a joy to play. The pickups sound good and full.
It seems to be very solid and well constructed. I took it out of the box and started playing. The frets are leveled and polished to perfection. The action right out of the box was fantastic....I haven`t changed anything.
Buy this guitar as soon as you can...it`s great all the way around.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Rockin Axe

By THRASH 4 CASH

from Boston, MA

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I've had this beast for a while and I must say, its a metal machine! If you want a sick metal axe this is the thing for you.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unbelievable

By Boogie Man-2SHRa

from Saint Augustine, FL

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Comments about Ibanez RG3EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

Overall a 9.5 of 10. Hotter pickups and neck thru would make this an 11 !
Pickups are a bit weak, but having a 5-position switch is better than a 3-position on say, a Les paul or Flying V. Only downer is the bolt-on neck but that doesn't change the sound too much. The playability is awesome- even on the highest frets. The neck has a great shape and a nice radius on the fingerboard but not too much. The frets are nice and big. The string-thru body gives excellent tone.
I am shocked at the high quality of this instrument- for $300 I would never have thought I'd receive a guitar with such perfect binding and finish. Immaculate and glass smooth. Those Indonesians have pride in their workmanship as evidenced in this guitar. It even has good intonation even at the trick 3rd fret. I bought a Gibson Les Paul for $1800 that required a full setup to get as close as this guitar is to fully intonated.
What is left to say? For the price I've not seen anyting better- if you can't rip it up on this fiddle you won't be rippin' on an expensive one either.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

First love

By KC Atkins

from California

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I love this guitar. I've for about 2 years and i've loved every second of having it. The only thing I dont like is that the pickup selector mutes the sound sometimes but i think that's my fault. Don't think twice before buying this guitar. go for it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME!!!!!!!!

By danielsheehan48

from Minneapolis MN

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Comments about Ibanez RG3EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar to replace my Epiphone SG 1966 re issue custom. I was unsure about it at first. I grew to love it very quickly. The clean tone is incredible and at the same time you can pack a heavy overdrive punch. The pickups are amazing and the neck is perfect. Straight as an arrow. Out of my arcinal of 7 guitar's, it's by far the most vercitile guitar I have ever owned.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Guitared

from Mahone Bay, NS

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Comments about Ibanez RG3EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

Looking for a "cheap" guitar to have around in a drop tuning, I ventured to my local music store to give some a try. I played a lot of fixed bridge Jacksons that left me mildly disappointed. The sales rep then pointed me in the direction of the Ibanez, which was in the cherry sunburst finish. For starters, the guitar looked great (the pictures really don't do it justice). But the real fun begins when you plug it in. The guitar's pickups are great, more like a warm set of duncans rather than a hot set of dimarzios which means that they sound great at clean settings. But that doesn't mean that this can can't boogie! Everything from vintage tones to bone-crunching metal, the Ibanez pulled it all off with ease. The body is mahogany rather than basswood so the guitar has great sustain (think les paul). Of course, that makes the guitar a bit more of a burden on the back but if you can take it, its well worth the weight. I'll be going back tomorrow to pick this beast up and continue to rock!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great RG

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

Ok so I bought this guitar about a week ago and I must say it is one of the best guitars out there you can get at this price. The pickups are great and the neck is fast. It stays in tune and just the look of the guitar in person is beatiful..a must buy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet Guitar!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I have had this guitar for a week, and I already love it. Its neck is fast and all frets are easy to reach. The v7/v8 humbuckers dont hurt either. Its a major improvement from my old sg.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best $300 guitar out there

By IbanezRG'srock!

from Michigan

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

This guitar will outperform almost any guitar in its price range, even some more expensive instruments like the Fender Standard Strat. Considering the pickups aren't real EMG's, they still can scream without being muddy. If you are looking for a great, versatile guitar that can do anything and everything from blues to metal, spring for this RG. As far as asthetics go, the flamed maple top and gray hardware are awesome.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great axe for the buck!

By Ray Lancaster

from united kingdom (but im american)

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I'm VERY happy with this guitar. i've been playing a b.c. rich warlock for a few years and i needed an upgrade. i definatly plan on gigging with this guitar.. and for the price, it would be unwise to not purchase it if you are concerned about cash. buy it now! im really happy with the 5-position selector switch for an axe with humbucker pickups! tone knob works well, the shark tooth design on the frets are awesome. it's light weight with a good narrow neck, and comes equiped with d'addario xl strings... and is almost tuned out of the box... ibanez really went above and beyond with the features with this guitar! the only complaint i have about this guitar is the lack of customization with the electronics, but that really isnt that big of a deal.... SOUNDS GREAT it came out of the box with slight fret buzz, but with a small adjustment to the truss rod, the sound is beautiful.i got the tranparent grey finish and as soon as i took it out of the box, i couldnt quite see the grey.. it took a few seconds for my eyes to adjust to it, but its a great looking axe. cant keep my eyes off of it. has a nice glossy finish.the fretboard design makes scales a breeze, so if you're a shredder with a budget, this guitar is perfect for you.i couldnt ask for a better price on a guitar of this quality. no worries on it being a pos.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Huge Bang for the Buck...

By RipForce

from Tulsa, OK

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

As you may know, this guitar is a special RG3 made for Musician's Friend. I have the Blackberry finish. The workmanship is astonishing. The flame top and headstock are spectacular, and the pictures cannot do it justice. The only finish flaw on mine is a fingerprint on the back of the very clear three-piece maple neck, under the clearcoat. The body binding is a very nice off-white, the neck binding is stark white; that's too bad. The fingerboard is wider, roomier, and relatively flat. The guitar is not too heavy, and not too light. The body does not seem quite as wide as your typical Strat (comfy), and it has a nice tummy cut on the back. The sharktooth inlays are nice and unique. The gunmetal hardware is sick. This guitar has the look and feel of an instrument that might sell for $700-$800. You are getting a huge bang for the buck here. I think pickup-swapping is way overdone these days, the 5-way switch allows you five very clear and distinct sounds, and most players are going to use some level of distortion, which almost always defeats the tiny gains achieved with a pickup swap. Anyway, the stocks are just fine, and the controls are properly calibrated. My guitar neck was perfectly setup and the intonation was right on. The frets were perfect and smooth on the ends. The action was raised into the Stratosphere, but three quick turns on each saddle screw made it very slick, will fine-tune later. Came with an instruction manual written in 40 languages and a truss-bar wrench, with D'Addario medium strings installed. A nice selection of hang tags and four inspection stamps indicated the guitar was made in December, 2008. If they moved the input jack to the front of the guitar, used a Strat-style jack, and made the neck binding off-white to match the body, this thing would be beyond the moon. As it is, you have the look of a near-custom instrument for a rock-bottom price. Musician's Friend ships fast and the guitar was decently packed, no damage. This guitar cannot be beat in this price range!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW

By Zacky Vengeance

from LA, Cali

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Comments about Ibanez RG3EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I just can't believe it, this thing just stays in tune. I was looking for a cheap, backup guitar, but what i got was something as nearly as great as a PRESTIGE! The pickups on this guitar are really excellent, and the look of the guitar is really amazing. The feel of this guitar has the relative feel of an expensive guitar, which makes me entirely happy of me getting this guitar. GET THIS GUITAR!! It's amazing. Here are pros and cons:Pros- Great Pickups/ Stays in tune VERY WELL/ Great look/ Excellent, Thin Neck/ Simple Controls/ Lightweight/ EASY TO CHANGE STRINGSCons: No tremolo arm (that's really the only con)Get this guitar, you'll be guaranteed to be surprised.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great for the money!

By wolfs bane

from nh

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Comments about Ibanez RG3EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I purchased this guitar due to me really wanting to give an Ibanez a try. For the money you really cant beat this guitar. I typically avoid most basswood guitars due to thier lack of brightness or attack and lets face it, its not the greatest of tone woods and is typically found on lower priced guitars. The one great thing about basswood is its nice and light and thats what this guitar is, light and very comfortable. The biggest thing I noticed was how good the intonation was when I bought it and how well the neck plays! I use it for mostly drop C tunings. I would like the pick ups to have a little more punch to them and I may drop in a set of EMG HZ4's and see what happens. Very playable and comfortable guitar! Worth the money!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great feel, sound, overall great guitar

By stratomaster34

from asheville, nc

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Comments about Ibanez RG3EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I played my friend's the other night for about two hours straight. I say that it is the best ibanez I have ever played and that is saying a lot. very heavy warm sounding guitar and action was just perfect. I checked the guitar for any dead frets but not a one. I have owned several ibanez low to high priced, and this one beat them all. I also have a 20 year old american standard strat and a 67 gibson es-150 (333 but full hollow body). I have been playing in a band for 20 years now and this is a quality guitar not counting the price. my friend may have just got lucky but i have been saying for years that an ibanez is too light and sucks in clean but rocks in a heavy distortion. this guitar was perfect and was a true metal guitar at the same time, not like a strat. I would recommend this guitar for you and myself when i buy another electric. great guitar if it were $1500.00. trust me I am very picky.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well worth the coin

By ShredHead90

from Chicago, IL

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Comments about Ibanez RG3EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I have an 1996 epiphone les paul special and I wanted to get a faster, better sounding, and better looking guitar for a modest price. I almost ended up getting a used RG321 but got this one instead. Fixed bridge stays in tune perfect and is hassle-free. Pickups sound head and shoulders better than the epiphone, with very long sustain. The neck is simply amazing, took some getting used to but makes you faster and more precise. Very very easy guitar to play and the finish is spectacular. I got the gray, its not as bright as in the picture, still very clean. I highly recommend this guitar to people who want a good value without breaking the bank. It has everything you need to shred the night away.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By MattRG3

from Ohio

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

Great guitar! Has a very fast neck, good pick ups. I have this guitar for about a year and I like it better than some of the more expensive guitars in my collection.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best shredding guitar under $500- with no Tremelo

By Xonipher

from NY, TX

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

The RG3EXFM1 comes equipped with V8(bridge) and V7(neck) humbucker pickups. They have have enough high output for mostly all types of metal. I personally play progressive, and find it too trebly with a lack of bass, and overall a bit muddy for playing cords. They are better than the other stock Ibanez INF3 and INF4 pickups though. They are decent pickups, they don't sound terrible, and and the high output makes it easy for squeals(pick/pinch harmonics). But I will be soon replacing them with a dimarzio Crunch lab and LiquiFire set. I've been using a Fender Mustang 2 amp for practice and I've been messing on my old RP250 trying to attain a certain sound. The guitar sounds the best on the Fender Mustang 2, but I've found it to sound fizzy either way. I was a fan of D'adarrio until I started buying batches that rusted within hours of playing. I find the Dean Markley the longest lastest strings. I prefer the 10-46 gauge for the extra crunch, instead of the solid constricted sound of the 9-42's. Overall, this guitar has met and surpassed my needs. The type of wood, the matching body and headstock flamed maple top, the binding, the HH setup, the five way switch, the solid tone and volume knobs, and especially the neck. I've heard many good things about the neck (wizard 2), many people will quickly dismiss it as okay and move onto higher end necks, but I'm satisfied with the neck. It's a bolt on with an aanj pattern, 24 frets, 25.5" scale, 3 peice maple and bound rosewood with sharktooth inlays. It has a wide radius, thin flat back feeling. It makes it easy when soling at the higher notes, and when playing cords at the first 3 frets. After a while, it gets tiring if you are playing only cords, since the thin neck doesn't provided much support. It does however make it easy for lead, when the thin-ness comes into advantage when you are fingers are far apart fast all over the fretboard. My previous guitar had traditional dot inlays, the transition to the sharktooth inlays was easier than I thought. I have no problem recognizing my position around the fretboard. In my theory, I think that a guitar with no pick-guard, and its pickups screwed directly into the wood has a more natural sound, directly influenced by the type of wood and it's dimensions. In this case, Basswood and Maple sound excellent for heavy rock. The basswoods low mass softens the highs, while the maple top adds a bit of treble. It balances out quit nicely, and makes a perfect candidate for the Crunch Lab and LiquiFire (John Petrucci's pickups). I will be moving into dorms, and without any room for an amp, I'll have to practice only through headphones. The RG3EXFM1 feels solid and reliable, I would trust it enough for a gig, and the lack of the tremolo won't make a risk for detuning. I think the only worry would be if it chips the clear coat. But other than that, it's cheap, and the quality is enough to sound good, and last a good while. This is the best as it gets for theRECENTIbanez mid-range guitars.

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