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Ibanez RG421 RG Series Electric Guitar

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If Ibanez holds the most iconic name in metal, then the RG is certainly the guitar that built this reputation. Every inch of this classic screams spe...Click To Read More About This Product

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A classic that screams speed, fury and expression.

If Ibanez holds the most iconic name in metal, then the RG is certainly the guitar that built this reputation. Every inch of this classic screams speed, fury and expression. Dressed in a refined Light Violin Sunburst, the RG421 sports a rosewood fingerboard for warm, yet well-defined tonality.

As the originators of the thin, fast neck, the Wizard III is yet another achievement in player comfort, comfort that translates into maximizing player performance. Proprietary Infinity pickups round out this metal mammoth with an entire palette of thick, distorted tone textures, capable of crushing anyone in earshot.

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.

  • neck type: Wizard III Maple neck
  • body: Mahogany body
  • fretboard: Rosewood fretboard w/White dot inlay
  • frets: Jumbo frets
  • bridge: Fixed bridge
  • neck pickup: Quantum (H) neck pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
  • bridge pickup: Quantum (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
  • hardware color: Cosmo black

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IbanezRG421 RG Series Electric Guitar

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Would definitely get this again.

By Beery

from Philly, PA

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  • Amazing deal for the price
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ibanez RG421 RG Series Electric Guitar:

    Bought this in October of 2015, writing this in late March of 2016. Of all the no-name stock pickup equipped guitars I've owned (6 others, plus 1 with EMGs and another with Duncans) this is the only one whose pickups actually sounded decent. Pretty good, in fact. I still kind of want to replace them with maybe some Distortions or the Nazgul/Sentient combo with black and creme bobbins (cuz that'd look sweet with this somewhat bright finish), but it's difficult to justify spending more money when it already sounds good. As a comparison, so you know I ain't just slobbering over Ibanez's knob, I got an RG7421 a few months later, which is supposed to have the same exact pickup models as this one, but for 7-strings, and the pickups just sounded like typical stock pups, muddy, not much definition, etc. Replaced those with Distortion 7s immediately, also the action was a little off and the string saddles needed adjustment on that one. With the RG421, however, I just opened it up, tuned it a bit and it played like it was professionally set up. No fret buzz, brand new string feel and sound, the bridge saddles were all adjusted correctly for each string, no sticky knobs, smooth 5-way switch. Another anecdote: I hadn't picked up this guitar in probably 2 weeks, then last night I finally started playing it again. Still in tune. With all the crazy shifting cold and warm, dry and wet weather we've had lately, I don't see how that was possible, but there it is. Didn't have to touch a thing. Maybe I just got lucky with this one, maybe they're all like mine, idk, but this was my experience with the best practice guitar I've ever owned. My only 2 complaints are 1. the pickup mounting rings and bridge should have been the typical bright chrome instead of this slightly darker chrome and 2. the 5 selections on the switch aren't to my liking, but that's the same with any 5-way switch with hums. I like split coils, not taps, and I never use both hums together.

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