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Ibanez RG5SP1 Electric Guitar

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The Ibanez RG5SP1 electric guitar from the RG series has a deep double-cutaway basswood body with a 3-piece maple neck. The Wizard II profile paves t...Click To Read More About This Product

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A dream guitar for shredders!

The Ibanez RG5SP1 electric guitar from the RG series has a deep double-cutaway basswood body with a 3-piece maple neck. The Wizard II profile paves the way for fast and effortless shredding. Aesthetic touches include an "X" inlay at the 12th fret of the 24-fret rosewood fingerboard and black hardware including the Edge III tremolo bridge, die cast tuners, and master control knobs.

Infinity Pickups
The Infinity 3 (INF3) humbucking neck pickup has a ceramic magnet and delivers dynamic tones for chording and rhythm. The Infinity 4 humbucking bridge pickup features an Alnico magnet and has a brilliant tone for lead work. Its warm sound generates good harmonics.

Edge III tremolo
The RG5SP1's 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 popularity of Ibanez RG axes has grown like a virus, thrusting it to the forefront of metal music. 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
  • Solidbody 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
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 15.75" fretboard radius
  • "X" Inlay at 12th fret
  • Edge III tremolo bridge
  • INF3 neck humbucker
  • INF4 bridge humbucker
  • Master Volume and Tone controls
  • 5-way blade pickup selector
  • Die cast tuners
  • Black hardware
  • Case sold separately
SPECIFICATIONS
  • 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"/21m
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4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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4.0

LOVE IT

By spencer9030

from Sylvania,OH

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Pros

  • Can Handle Everything
  • Many Genres

Cons

  • Frusturating Bridge

Best Uses

  • Everything

I got this guitar a year and a half ago and have used it almost EVERY single day after that. I found another one in Florida a year before that adn instantly loved its feel.I play everything from heavey metal, to worship and she plays it all beautifully. When playing clean, the switch is best in the middle, lead is best all the way down. The only reason i give this guitar four stars is the bridge. i love having the floating Edge III, but i have spent countless frusturating hours trying to set it perfectly. This is a GREAT intermediate guitar if you are willing to put the time into the bridge. Does have action, but it is not a lot. A GREAT GUITAR

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5.0

Beautiful.

By Jacob Ashcraft

from Argos, IN

I own an Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall, an Epiphone Les Paul Custom Flametop, an Ashland something or other that looks like a PRS, then this. The Ibanez is by far my favorite guitar. It's amazing for detuning. I currently have it tuned CGCFAD It's so heavy and low. I play metal and hardcore. Plays Hatebreed and the like perfectly. It's also great for regular Drop-D and standard.
The pick-ups are simply amazing. Even with the pickups being awesome I've been thinking about dropping in Seymour Duncan Mick Thomson Blackouts. Not sure yet. But this guitar is simply perfect.
The finish on this guitar is perfect, it doesn't scratch, show fingerprints, or get tacky from sweat. The pickups are amazing for heavy lows and peircing highs. The mids are sweet. Great sustain and the edge III tremelo has an awesome range while still staying in tune, the lower profile of the trem makes it easier for palm muting too.. I Just wish the bar could screw in like the floyd rose.
Very well put together, super fast neck, beautiful guitar.
We got this on sale for $350. At the time we were looking for guitars at around the $300 mark. For a time my dad and I were looking at a DEAN. It just didn't have the look I wanted but it had baker pickups. I came across this just browsing while it was $500. Showed it to my dad and he said "I'm not made of money." The next day the guitar was on sale for $350. I knew it was a sign. We bought it that day and I got it about a week later.

 
5.0

Rg5sp1

By Ben222

from Herndon VA

I have 3 guitars and this one is by far my favorite. I have had it for 6 months now, but after the first week i realized it is impossible to put down. The pick ups are amazing, the finish is wierd but cool. But the best part is the neck. It has the fastest neck of any guitar ive ever played. I have a korina explorer and i enjoy playing this guitar more. I recomend it for anyone who loves hard rock, metal and especially speed metal.

 
5.0

Ibanez RG5SP1

By Instrumguitar

from Altoona, Pa

This guitar is amazing for the price. This is my 2nd Ibanez. I also have Sz520. If you buy one take it to someone that is great at setting them up. Mine was just ok, but after having a friend set the Rg up, it became a fierce weapon of music. My neck is straight and I put 10 to 46 Blue Steel strings on it. all in all this is a great guitar. Don't care for the neck pickup but the bridge pickup just rips. Buy it you'll like it...

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2.0

Watch for lemons

By tameddragon

from Iowa

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Thinking the white coils against a black finish looked cool, I auditioned one of these at a local dealer. One of the 1st things I look for is fret buzz. The example in my hands had none on the low strings, but the high strings were practically dead up to the 6th fret. The neck was warped in a manner I've not seen in 30 years. Neck relief on the low side was close to correct, but the high side bowed in the complete opposite direction. Correctable, but not the kind of initial quality one would expect. First test failed. I didn't waste my time plugging it in. My low opinion of Ibanez continues.

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