Call & Save Coupon: Limited Time Offer

MF MD HG Backstage Pass Free Shipping 02-23-17
Ibanez Logo
Product J05387

Ibanez RG421QM RG Series Electric Guitar   

  • Write a Review

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

We're sorry-this item is unavailable.

Find a similar product below or contact our experts for a recommendation of great alternatives. Call us at 800-449-9128.

Customers Also Viewed:
OVERVIEW

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 sultry Sapphire Blue Quilted Maple top, the RG421QM 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.


Join the league of great guitarists who depend on Ibanez. Order yours today.

Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
IbanezRG421QM RG Series Electric Guitar
 
3.7

(based on 3 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Reviewed by 3 customers

Displaying reviews 1-3

Back to top

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hit the road!

By RockU2Death5150

from Moorhead, MN

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Ibanez RG421QM RG Series Electric Guitar:

    In creating a review for this instrument, you must take into consideration the price point. This isn't meant to be the top line of Ibanez. This is a good guitar to take out on the road. I have great success with this instrument playing every single weekend for a long time. The pick-ups are more than adequate for most rock music, even some country and blues! Again, they are not top-of-the-line by any means, but they can easily get the job done. And look at the beautiful finish! Ha! The main joy in this guitar comes from the way it feels. Such a great neck and the body screams pure tone. I have heard comments about quality control issues in this line, but I have had no problems with similar guitars. Overall, a great instrument at a great price that you can take on the road with no worries.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Everything you need, nothing you don't.

    By techdeathplayer

    from Cincinnati OH

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez RG421QM RG Series Electric Guitar:

    I got this guitar intending to fix it up as a project and I can say it doesn't disappoint. Metal pick up rings were a cool feature and the pick ups themselves were okay. You'll need to replace them if you intend to do any serious recording though. They're also passive, so for most of you that's a bad thing, though I'm a passive fan myself.

    Fixed bridge is good or bad depending on if you want it or not. I hate vibrato bars so it's good for me. The feel is great, the thin neck is a godsend for someone who use to play a 5 string bass, and the bridge is real comfy when doing palm muted stuff.

    The frets were a little scratchy when bending, which is easy to fix but is still dumb when I've had seven string guitars for the exact same price and no problems like that. One final note; the finish is BEAUTIFUL, the picture does no do it justice at all. I usually sticker up my guitars and with this one I wouldn't dare, just too pretty.

    If you're a beginner looking for a first guitar or an experienced player whose just broke like me, the RG is definitely the way to go. Did I mention it was pretty?

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Too many QC issues.

    By A Guitar Player

    from NC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ibanez RG421QM RG Series Electric Guitar:

      I've owned and played Ibanez guitars for 30 years and I always thought they built a quality guitar whether it was their low end or high end models. I wanted a hard tail so I decided to give the RG421 a whirl, it was a mistake. I received my first one and out of the box I noticed quality control issues and poor craftsmanship. The tone knob was pressed into the top of the guitar leaving a nice relatively deep circular scratch pattern beneath it and it had a few very noticeable blemishes elsewhere. Back it went. I got my second one and again the tone knob was pressed into the top of the guitar leaving a nice relatively deep circular scratch pattern beneath it along with some scratches across the top of the guitar and a chip in the fretboard by the B string 2nd fret. On top of that it looked like the G string and B string slots on the nut were filled with baking soda and glue. The G string slot was as wide as the A string slot and somebody filled it. Back it went. Trying to make a long story short, I went with a RG421QM to replace the RG421. The RG421QM had similar QC issues as well, low cut or poorly cut nuts (open string buzzing on two guitars after a proper setup), multiple high frets, intonation issues on the Low E and A (especially with Ernie Ball strings), and a faulty tone knob (it would cut out).

      So I tried two RG421 models and two RG421QM models, all of them had issues that in my experience is unacceptable for a new guitar, even in this price range. I can deal with a few high frets, a minor blemish, etc..but when you have multiple issues with each guitar that's a deal breaker for me. I have never in my life returned a guitar until I got the RG421 and RG421QM. I'm not a novice by any means when it comes to setting up a guitar. These may have just been a bad batch, I don't know, and maybe some people don't mind having these issues or may want to turn it into a repair "project" or wouldn't care, I did care and I wasn't looking for a "project". Also, good luck getting a tech at "authorized" service center to cover all of this stuff under warranty. What they say they'll cover and what they actually will are two different things.

      I added a star to my review because the Wizard III neck has a very nice feel and the stock pickups are decent. That coupled with the price and the hard tail are the reasons why I tried sticking with this model.

      MF were great to deal with across the board and in the end I wound up going with a Fender. Ibanez needs to get the QC in their Indonesia factory in check.

      Displaying reviews 1-3

      Back to top

      See All Ibanez Solid Body Electric Guitars
      Ship To: US Flag
      You are changing the Ship-To country.

      Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.