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Ibanez RG5EX1 Left-Handed Electric Guitar  

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The left-handed Ibanez RG5EX1 electric guitar has a basswood body with a bound 24-fret, 3-piece Wizard II neck for fast and effortless shredding. Aes...Read More

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A dream guitar for southpaws shredders!

The left-handed Ibanez RG5EX1 electric guitar has a basswood body with a bound 24-fret, 3-piece Wizard II neck for fast and effortless shredding. Aesthetic touches include sharktooth fingerboard inlays and black hardware.

Infinity Pickups
The Infinity 3 (INF3) humbucking pickup has a ceramic magnet and delivers dynamic tones for chording and rhythm. The Infinity Single 3 (INFS3) is a single-coil pickup with an Alcico magnet and has a traditional-sound with the higher output demanded by modern music. It is designed to work with the humbuckers in the split position. The Infinity 4 is a humbucking pickup with an Alnico magnet and has a brilliant tone for lead work. It's warm and generates good harmonics.

Edge III tremolo
The Edge III tremolo has lower profile fine tuners for better palm comfort and provides strength and extraordinary tuning stability even under the most demanding playing conditions. The diabolical, double-locking Edge III bridge lets you get into radical tremolo territory while retaining total tuning stability.

For two decades, the legion of Ibanez RG warriors has grown like a virus, thrusting the RG guitar to the head of the metal pack. The Ibanez RG's fast, flat necks, rabid pickups, and double-locking tremolos deliver demonically charged sounds that go far beyond the world of mere mortals.

FEATURES
  • Solid Body Left-handed Double Cutaway
  • Basswood Body
  • 3-piece Bolt-on Maple Neck
  • 25.5" Scale Length
  • Wizard II Neck Profile
  • 1.69" Nut Width
  • 24 Jumbo Frets
  • Bound Rosewood Fretboard
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Sharktooth Fretboard Inlays
  • Edge III Bridge
  • INF3 Bridge Pickup
  • INFS3 Middle Pickup
  • INF4 Neck Pickup
  • Master Volume, Master Tone Controls
  • 5-Way Blade Pickup Selector
  • Die Cast Tuners
  • Black Hardware
  • Case Not Included

A guitar that evens the playing field for lefties!

SPECIFICATIONS

RG5EX1 Left-Handed Electric Guitar

  • Wizard II Neck Dimensions:
  • Scale/Length: 25.5"/648mm
  • Fretboard Radius: 15.75"/400mm
  • Width at Nut: 1.69"/43mm
  • Width Last Fret: 2.20"/56mm
  • Thickness 1st Fret: 0.74"/19mm
  • Thickness 12th Fret: 0.82"/21mm
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IbanezRG5EX1 Left-Handed Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ibanez RG5EX1L

Comments about Ibanez RG5EX1 Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

I don't particularly like reverse headstocks, But with this guitar, I can get used to that!
I'm VERY happy with this guitar! The Ibanez RG5EX1L was flawless. The Edge III trem stays in tune no matter how hard you ride the bar! An extremely well built and reasonably priced guitar that has an incredibly fast neck. I highly recommend it! THIS is why I buy, and will continue to buy from Musicians Friend!

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I now am an Ibanez lover

By Lennybg

from Québec

Comments about Ibanez RG5EX1 Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

Ibanez really did a nice job. This guitar has everything: sweet tone, super fast neck, awesome tremolo system and of course a sexy look. Once you tuned it, you can do anything with the tremolo and it will stay in tune forever. Mine has Seymour Duncan Invaders picks-ups and I plug it into a Vox Tonelab ST. Its awesome!! I used to play with a Squier and this changed everything. I love Strats and this everything but a Strat, but it made me love playoing guitar even more. It's been hard for me to find an affordable and awesome left-handed guitar. This was THE deal. This only thing I would wish for would be: a maple neck, a tremolo bar that locks and a Marshall JCM-2000 amp (but this has nothing to do with the guitar).So here is my conclusion: This guitar is THE best left-handed guitar you can find for around 400$. The quality I have for the price I paid made me a happy musician.Thank you Ibanez. Seriously.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Lee-yGcvl

from Rochester NY

Comments about Ibanez RG5EX1 Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

I mainly got this guitar as a back up guitar but then when I picked it up I new it was much more than a back up IT ROCKS HIGHLY recomended

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ibanez RG5EX1 Left hand guitar

By Johnny-2SsOZ

from Alexandria, LA

Comments about Ibanez RG5EX1 Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

It has been a long time since I played guitar and I always have wanted a good Ibanez. This guitar sounds great and combined with my Line 6 Spider 4, it has a pretty limitless range of playability. This guitar has met and exceeded every expectation I had when ordering and I encourage lefties to give it a whirl. Also, I didn't think I'd like the flat finish but the pic does it no justice. It's a beautiful guitar and I have yet to see a fingerprint on it. I love the flat finish and color!

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(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Eh...Pretty Good

By VKLefty

from IL

Comments about Ibanez RG5EX1 Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

Well, I'll start off by saying that I just might have gotten a lemon, but you tell me. First, I got this guitar in the mail and loved it. But...the screws that locked down the tremolo were stripped.....so I called up MF and sent it back and got a new one. Oh joy, these screws were stripped too. So, instead of waiting another 2 weeks I went to the hardware store, bought new screws, made new threads in the nut, and good as new! The tremolo now works perfectly, even though I probably voided the warranty. Next up, pickups. The single coil hums like no other, and the bridge pickup kind of echoes when you stop playing. I also gave it a beautiful custom paint job(since gray is kinda of plain). The action=perfect(even though I did have to adjust for fret buzz once), Neck=thin(to my liking), finish is great. Overall, I do really do like this guitar a lot besides all my problems. It plays great, go get it if you're a lefty, but be ready for some fixes/mods.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Impressed with my new lefty Ibanez

By Benjamin Dover

from Bahgdad, Ca.

Comments about Ibanez RG5EX1 Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

My last review wasnt published so here i go again, very rare when you get a guitar in the mail that it is even ready to play set up wise, I stretched out the strings for a few days,locked the tremolo lock,fine tuned and it was ready to go, aside from my 1976 les paul custom, this is An excellent lefty Ibanez, perfect neck, stock pick ups sound good to me for now,This the best deal on the market for this price range...Im absolutely stoked with my purchase, since this was the last one til later this summer,I rocked this guitar through my new roland micro cube today,Micro cubes kill! what a great amp, got sore fingers to prove it, u never want to stop playing...I stop only for food.Thanks Ibanez for building a quality lefty! Rock on Butchie!

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply great

By Lefty-EDD

from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Comments about Ibanez RG5EX1 Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

First of all, I'm glad to be the first one to write a thing about this guitar. This guitar is amazingly great. It plays smooth and the action on the fretboard is perfect. I Only had to raise the bridge a little to set a perfect action on the strings. The neck is very comfortable and fast. I would recommend this guitar to any lefty who's trying to save some money. Overall construction is good and the wood they used to built it gives lots os sustain. The only thing I will take care are the picKups. They sound good , but replacing them with Dimarzio's will make may guitar sound even sweeter, clearer and better. Thanks IBANEZ for taking care of us.

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