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Ibanez RG3EXKA1 Electric Guitar   

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The Ibanez RG3EXKA1 is a premier metal guitar, with the simplicity and sustain of a fixed bridge and string-thru design. It features the super-fast W...Read More

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A distinguished-looking axe that's ready to rock with powerful pickups and 24 frets.

The Ibanez RG3EXKA1 is a premier metal guitar, with the simplicity and sustain of a fixed bridge and string-thru design. It features the super-fast Wizard III neck from Ibanez and 24 frets for high-register soloing. Sleek and high-performance V8 and V7 pickups provide plenty of power and sustain. The body is beautifully bound and finished in an Antique Burst that, along with the sharp-looking fingerboard inlays, gives this axe its authoritative edge.

  • Solid basswood body with koa top
  • Bolt-on 3-piece maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Wizard III neck shape
  • Fixed bridge
  • V8 bridge pickup
  • V7 neck pickup
  • 5 way pickup selector
  • 1 Volume and 1 Tone controls
  • Die-Cast tuners
  • Powder Cosmo hardware
  • case not included

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RG3EXKA1 Electric Guitar

  • 25.5" scale length
  • 24 frets
  • 1.69" nut width
  • 15.75" fretboard radius

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Review of Ibanez RG3EXKA1

By Tyson Edwards

from Victoria, TX

Once again the only thing I'm not fond of is the pickups, but thats easily fixed. everything else, top to bottom, is finely crafeted, and a joy to play.
Guitar was as described. Thin neck, allows comfortable, smooth, fast picking. Pickups, we're OK, not great. But with some EMG's or Blackouts it will be amazing. The finish on this guitar lit up the room when I opened th box. Took my breath away. Beautiful, playable guitar. Well worth the money.
The only thing that left me wanting more was the pickups. I prefer high gain active EMG's or Blackouts, but if thats not your style you may love these pickups. But the rest of the guitar is great.
More than worth it. It was exactly as decribed, and I am extremely pleased.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Classy and hot at the same time.

By Jeremy Colosky

from Flint, MI

I bought this guitar for my Dad. He's getting back into learning guitar. Something he dropped 30 years ago. The guitar had everything I wanted for him. Comfortable neck, fixed bridge (always a winner for staying in tune), and a classy hot look.

My Dad is a bigtime music nut. He's into everything from Van Halen to Five Finger Death Punch. After sitting here playing it for 4 hours I can say that this guitar's sound will serve it's purpose perfectly. I played everything from classic rockabilly to clean ballads to death metal on it.
The Ibanez RG3EXKA1's sports great sound and looks for the price.

The antique burst finish is not done justice by the picture on the site. The guitar is beautiful. The sharkfin inlays look great. The bound body, neck and headstock really make the darker wood and finish stand out. I'm a sucker for binding. Something that surprised me, the pickup rings were made of the same metal that the tuners and bridge are made out of. It was a nice detail to discover. The only thing that would have made this guitar look even better IMO is a 3 or 5 piece maple neck. Not a big deal though.

Although it's not noted in the specifications the frets ARE jumbo frets. I compared them to my other guitars that have jumbo frets. They are 100% jumbo. I don't know why that isn't mentioned in the specs.
Fit and finish are awesome. Played good right out of the box, it only needs a little adjustment for a TINY amount of fret buzz on the b and high e up on the higher frets. Not a deal breaker there. As soon as the guitar adjusted to the indoor temperature the tuning was rock solid. I'd play and play and play. I threw a bunch of heavy full step bends at it and never needed to retune.

The frets feel really nice. I actually had to go get my other Ibanez to see if it felt as good. It did, but this guitar made me wonder if my other guitar should get jealous.

The pickups aren't bad at all. Sometimes you have to really coach a guitar to give you good squealies. Not the case here. I easily produced some crazy pinch harmonics. I asked, it gave. Clean tone was nice and clear. I switched it up to the neck pickup and played some really warm arpegiatted stuff. It all sounded great.
For $400 it has great features and sound. I would have liked to see it as an arch top, but I still can't complain.

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Very Sweet For The Cash

By Georgia Boy

from South East U.S

For the money it is a very, very solid guitar. Sound, action, intonation, finish is all there right outta the box. The only reason for the 9 on quality is one of the saddle's finish peeled and I'm waiting on a replacement. But all in all for the money this can't be beat.

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