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Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar  Blackberry Sunburst 

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An affordable rocker with a mahogany body, Wizard neck and fixed bridge.

The RG is the most recognizable and distinctive guitar in the Ibanez line. Three decades of metal have forged this high-performance machine, honing it for both speed and strength. This RG421 model has a mahogany body and a Wizard III neck shape that offers maximum comfort and speed. Its fingerboard is rosewood with 24 jumbo frets for bigger note bends and it also comes with dual Ibanez INF pickups that are wired to a 5-way switch for a variety of coil combinations and sounds. A fixed bridge and Cosmo black hardware complete the list of hard-rockin' appointments.

Wizard III Maple neck
Ibanez's thin, flat, and fast, yet strong and sturdy, Wizard neck offers unlimited playability for demanding players, and features a two-octave 24-fret fretboard for wide tonal range.

Quantum pickups
The Quantum pickups provide accelerated bass response for exceptionally fast tracking of high-speed staccato riffing with crushing mid range and precise high-end articulation.
Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Wizard III 3-piece Maple neck
  • Mahogany body
  • Rosewood fretboard w/White dot inlay
  • Jumbo frets
  • Fixed bridge
  • Quantum pickups
  • Cosmo black hardware
  • Case sold separately

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SPECIFICATIONS

RG421 Electric Guitar

  • Neck Dimensions
    Scale: 648mm/25.5"
    Width at Nut: 43mm
    Width at Last Fret: 58mm
    Thickness at 1st: 19mm
    Thickness at 12th: 21mm
    Radius: 400mmR
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IbanezRG421 Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good tone (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid right out of the box

By Snow27surf

from Cleveland Ohio

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Made in indonesia

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar:

Made in Indonesia. They seem to be getting better. Body and neck seem to be quality wood but are not one solid piece. both are four pieces of wood. they are made nicely. nice finish. straight. nice fret work. pick ups sound great for stock. They are keepers for now. The hardware is solid Quality Ibanez. I think this is the best Ibanez for the money. I think that any less expensive Ibanez would be disappointing, Save your Money for this one. The mahogany oil body is awesome. you can feel every chord resonate in it. paint is not good! I would love to see a model like this with a bound neck and some fancier inlays. maybe a Jem Mahogany. Hello Ibanez?!I absolutely recommend this guitar. alternate tunings go easy.it came with decent strings and triple boxed.

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ibanez RG421

By John

from Nashua, NH

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar:

I have this model with the Edge 3 tremolo and I have to say for the money you really cant beat these guitars! I bought mine condition 1 from MF and when I got it I made some minor adjustments to the tremolo and off I went. I did replace the bridge pick up with a Dimarzio Tone Zone, not that the pick ups were bad but I just wanted something with a bit more kick and tone. Keep up the work Ibanez and thank you MF!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great workhorse guitar

By Elvis

from Austin

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Customizing
  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar:

These guitars are the perfect fix-em-up guitar. They come with decent tuners and hardware, are super easy to set up (no tremolo mess) and are basically designed to be customized. I would recommend ordering a set of pickups alongside this guitar and installing them before you do anything else, because the stock pickups are always poor. That's okay, though, because it gives you the perfect chance to really get the sound you're looking for.

The only thing I wish they'd have is a larger, easier to work with control cavity. I'll be breaking out the router on this one.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Satisfaction Achieved

By SamBryce

from Port Huron, MI

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Pros

  • Fast neck
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Intonation
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar:

I needed a budget guitar and boy, does Ibanez deliver as usual. Feels comfortable, no set up required, string thru provides rich sustain. Really, the best guitar I've found in this price range. I'm putting locking tuners and a DiMarzio Crunch Lab in and I can't wait to hear it roar. The only downside is intact the stock pickups, otherwise a great guitar especially for the small price. I'm happy I made this purchase as I needed to keep it cheap but didn't want junk and this is perfect. I'm pleased to find an instrument this cheap that can easily produce the aggressive music I write as well as rock, blues, jazz, progressive... I would highly recommend to any player novice to advanced that needed to keep a budget.

(2 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Do not buy this guitar

By Garrett

from Nevada

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Low price
  • Pain Looks Ok For Price

Cons

  • Trust Rod Needs Adjustmen
  • Very High Action
  • Very Sharpppp Fretssss

Best Uses

    Comments about Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar:

    You will have to spend some money to set up the guitar!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar

    By Larry

    from Lansdale, PA

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar:

      This is a really great guitar. And not just "for the price". These new Ibanez Quantum pickups are awesome! They handle Metal, Rock and Blues like a champ. I've never played any of the older classic Ibanez's from the 90's with the original Quantum pickups so I can't say how they compare to them. But these pickups are light years beyond the refrigerator magnets (INF's, V's) that were always a major handicap to previous less expensive Ibanez guitars. They have amazing clarity and great crunch. Very punchy. And the 5 way selector switch gives you a lot of tonal possibilities, even giving you some almost Strat-y type "quacky" tones in position 4. The Wizard III neck is an Ibanez trademark, known for comfort and speed. It shreds. Four bolt neck join with an offset tapered heel is solid and easily allows access all the way to the 24th fret unimpeded. Bridge is solid, string through body with individual saddles adjustable for height and intonation. Setup was okay out of the box, action was maybe a little high for my tastes, but I always set up any new guitar I get anyway. Tuners work okay. The Blackberry Burst finish is gorgeous, as is the black chrome hardware. An innovative truss rod cover allows you to access the truss rod just by sliding the hinged cover over with your guitar pick, which is really sweet. No more fiddling with tiny screws that always seem to get dropped and lost forever in the carpet. Volume and tone pots are very responsive. Electronics are clean and neatly soldered. Indonesian made, quality craftsmanship from top to bottom. There's nothing that I dislike about this axe. And for this price it's an absolute steal.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very Nice

      By Garrett

      from Nevada

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Low Price For What U Get
      • No Problems At All
      • Real Nice Neck
      • very light

      Cons

      • Strings Need Lowering

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar:

        I want to make sure you know that the guitar is darker than the picture here shows.... The red is much darker and the ends of the guitar are almost blackish red...

        Still very very nice, but you are not getting a bright red guitar!

        Very nice though!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By Big Tiny

        from Swamp Land Florida

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Mahogany Body
        • Wizard Iii 3-piece Maple

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar:

          I bought this mainly for the Mahogany Body. At the price this is offered that is a good deal. Also, the neck is fantastic and so is the paint job. Its a real eye catcher for sure.

          The pups are not bad, but I will be changing mine out for something with better tone. The action was off so if you don't know how to set one up you might want to pay a Luther to set it up. It was playable, the action was off a bit.

          Its well worth the price for the body and neck alone. If you wanted to create a guitar this is the perfect one to buy for the body and neck, then you can add the pups and other upgrades you want to make this beauty really shine.

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