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Ibanez RG450DX Electric Guitar White  (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

An affordable rocker with a basswood body, Wizard neck and tremolo 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 RG450DX model has a basswood 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 triple Ibanez INF pickups that are wired to a 5-way switch for a variety of coil combinations and sounds. An Edge-Zero tremolo 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.

Edge-Zero II Tremolo
Lower profile designed tremolo for playing comfort, and stud lock function for stable tuning.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Neck type: Wizard III Maple neck
  • Body: Mahogany body
  • Fretboard: Bound Rosewood fretboard w/Sharktooth inlay
  • Fret: Jumbo frets
  • Bridge: Std. DL tremolo bridge
  • Neck pickup: Quantum (H) neck pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
  • Middle pickup: Quantum (S) mid pickup (Passive/Alnico)
  • Bridge pickup: Quantum (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
  • Hardware color: Cosmo black
  • Case sold separately

Take it up a notch or two without spending too much. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

RG450DX 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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IbanezRG450DX Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (9)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best axe for under 800.00

Let's start by getting the con's out of the way first, since I can't really think of to many. The only real complaint that I have is the stock pickups. They're o.k. but...Read complete review

Let's start by getting the con's out of the way first, since I can't really think of to many. The only real complaint that I have is the stock pickups. They're o.k. but once I threw in a set of Dimarzio D Activators, this guitar didn't just come alive, it became a monster. I love this axe. The look is amazing, the neck is worth every penny alone. I stick to Ibanez guitars for their wizard necks, you can't beat them. I highly recommend this guitar for anyone, whether it's your first axe or if you perform live or record, just invest in ordering some great pups to go with it and you'll have an axe you'll never want to put down. I've owned Japanese made Ibanez RG's (including the PGM301), Jacksons, etc. and this one is my second favorite I've ever owned. My absolute favorite was an original Japanese RG I bought like 15 years ago, it had a reverse headstock and it is by far the most solid, but this one is quickly becoming my favorite.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beautiful Guitar

Knocked off a star from the 4 it should have gotten because I had to return it. There was a problem with the magnetic poles in the pick ups. One pole stuck out so...Read complete review

Knocked off a star from the 4 it should have gotten because I had to return it. There was a problem with the magnetic poles in the pick ups. One pole stuck out so far that when I lowered the action it would dampen the string. I chose a different guitar upon return, but this was nothing to do with Musician's Friend simply a factory defect. I would like to say they could probably open and inspect guitars they sell, maybe even set them up in a basic kind of way.

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(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best axe for under 800.00

By ancientmariner

from Alaska

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez RG450DX Electric Guitar:

    Let's start by getting the con's out of the way first, since I can't really think of to many. The only real complaint that I have is the stock pickups. They're o.k. but once I threw in a set of Dimarzio D Activators, this guitar didn't just come alive, it became a monster. I love this axe. The look is amazing, the neck is worth every penny alone. I stick to Ibanez guitars for their wizard necks, you can't beat them. I highly recommend this guitar for anyone, whether it's your first axe or if you perform live or record, just invest in ordering some great pups to go with it and you'll have an axe you'll never want to put down. I've owned Japanese made Ibanez RG's (including the PGM301), Jacksons, etc. and this one is my second favorite I've ever owned. My absolute favorite was an original Japanese RG I bought like 15 years ago, it had a reverse headstock and it is by far the most solid, but this one is quickly becoming my favorite.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar for the Price

    By Jake

    from North Dakota

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Looks great

    Cons

    • Pickups could be better

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ibanez RG450DX Electric Guitar:

      This is a really great guitar for the price. I got this a few years ago and it is still one of my main guitars. The neck has got a really great, fast feel to it. The only thing is that the pickups could be better, but for the price they are decent. Check out this guitar in action: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb418tm1HfcGbV_06xTwXMQ

      (4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Lacking quality Control

      By Dan

      from Florida

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Firewood

      Comments about Ibanez RG450DX Electric Guitar:

      First let me say that I did NOT buy this from Musicians Friend.
      My 2016 RG450DXB did arrive new in the box. Upon opening it, I noticed that 4 of the the pick guard screws were screwed in at an angle and I mean a hard 45 degree angle. They were no where near being flush with the pick guard. The joy of owning a new guitar turned to anger and frustration. There is no way to fix this w/o filling and re-drilling holes. Then I noticed the cavity under the trem. There were several rough spots in the corners that were not smoothed out and just painted over. It looks horrible. I am extremely disappointed in Ibanez. There is no way this should get past quality control. I have tried to contact Ibanez directly via email, facebook and twitter. After 2 weeks I have heard nothing back from them. It has really turned me off to Ibanez. Its not worth returning it due to shipping and restocking fees. For what its worth it does play and sound great but the joy of owning it is lost.

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Lot of Guitar for Minimal $$

      By Captjak

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Ibanez RG450DX Electric Guitar:

        You really can't beat what you get for the money from Ibanez. I had one years ago and frankly missed it. When this guitar became available I couldn't resist. The pickups are pretty hot but not too loud with nice tone. A guitar like this is never going to sound as warm as a LP or Tele but it sound's great. And good luck getting such nice action on either of those two other guitars...

        (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        THis is a great guitar

        By andy 123

        from corvallis,Or.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Ibanez RG450DX Electric Guitar:

          good very good

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Beautiful Guitar

          By Ben

          from Rome

          About Me Novice

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Looks good

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ibanez RG450DX Electric Guitar:

            Knocked off a star from the 4 it should have gotten because I had to return it. There was a problem with the magnetic poles in the pick ups. One pole stuck out so far that when I lowered the action it would dampen the string. I chose a different guitar upon return, but this was nothing to do with Musician's Friend simply a factory defect. I would like to say they could probably open and inspect guitars they sell, maybe even set them up in a basic kind of way.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            ibanez rg450

            By the

            from belcourt nd

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Ibanez RG450DX Electric Guitar:

              This guitar is better than I thought it be I just wish I had the blue one too

              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GREAT

              By LADYS 671

              from HAGATNA, GUAM

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Shipment Arrived On Time
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • Everything Is Great
              • Nothing To Complain About

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ibanez RG450DX Electric Guitar:

                ORDER WAS RECEIVED IN A TIMELY MANNER AND WE WILL MOST DEFINITELY ORDER AGAIN.

                 
                4.0

                Beautiful on the Eyes, Made my ears bleed

                By xxIceColdxx

                from Concordia, KS

                About Me Novice

                See all my reviews

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel

                Cons

                • Flat Sound
                • Poor Pick Up

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ibanez RG450DX Electric Guitar:

                  First off I rarely write reviews but I wanted to express my thoughts on this guitar in the hopes it helps someone else. I've been looking at this guitar for about 6 months now on Musicians Friend. I don't have a guitar shop very close so hearing this isn't an option, but I finally pulled the trigger and ordered it. I love the feel of the guitar. Holding it, the look of it and the feel of the neck is awesome. I have an Epiphone SG special and the neck on this feels awesome. Smooth and comfortable for someone with small hands (and fat fingers). I was a bit displeased with the finish of the paint on the edge of the fretboard but it's a 400 guitar not a 4000 even though for me 400 is a bunch. I had issues with the bridge and getting the guitar to stay in tune but thats not why I returned it. And in fact I consider my issues with staying in tune to my lack of experience with a tremolo bridge. Now the bridge did feel smooth and stable. The reason I returned it was because of the pickups. They sounded so horrible. I wish I could describe in great detail how bad they where but actually the best sound I got out of the guitar was out of the single coil in the middle. I love the hambuckers in my SG and was hoping these where similar but with more growl or crunch. They are the opposite. Now yes I could've installed new pickups but it's a brand new guitar and my 180 SG still has stock pickups in it and it sounds so much better. My advise is listen to it. Find one somewhere and play it before you buy it. Musicians Friend is very nice to deal with. And it's a nice guitar, but the pickups at least for me don't sound like 400 pickups.

                  Just as a reference I played this through the only amp I have and thats a Marshall MG10CF

                   
                  5.0

                  good guitar

                  By LP

                  from Florida

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  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 RG450DX Electric Guitar:

                    good tailpiece, stays in tune

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