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Ibanez RG652 Prestige RG Series Electric Guitar

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The Ibanez RG652FX Prestige is a lightweight electric guitar that features a basswood body and the incredible Ibanez Super Wizard High Performance 5-...Click To Read More About This Product

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A sleek body with a bolt-on 5-piece Wizard neck and DiMarzio pickups.

The Ibanez RG652FX Prestige is a lightweight electric guitar that features a basswood body and the incredible Ibanez Super Wizard High Performance 5-piece neck for fast and effortless shredding. The 24-fret rosewood fingerboard is dressed with dot inlays and has an ultraflat 16.92" radius that makes 2-hand tapping effortless.

The RG652FX is made in Japan and features lower profiled design Gibraltar bridge for playing comfort, and Gotoh locking tuners offer great tuning stability. This Prestige guitar features the powerful and versatile combination of the deep and warm DiMarzio Air Norton in the neck position, and the wide-range, high output DiMarzio The Tone Zone in the bridge position. With the 5-way blade selector switch, you can access to professional quality tone easily. Hard shell case included.

FEATURES
Basswood body
Super Wizard HP 5pc Maple/Walnut neck
Rosewood fretboard w/White dot inlay
Jumbo frets w/Prestige fret edge treatment
Gibraltar Standard II bridge
DiMarzio Air Norton (H) neck pu (Passive/Alnico)
DiMarzio The Tone Zone (H) bridge pu (Passive/Alnico)
Cosmo black hardware
Hardshell case included

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IbanezRG652 Prestige RG Series Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar!

By Colin D.

from Madison, WI

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez RG652 Prestige RG Series Electric Guitar:

    I've had this guitar for about a month now and it is now my favorite guitar. Let's get to the good points: hardshell case included, great looking black finish, unfinished 5 piece neck, Gotoh tuners, awe-inspiring pickups. I get pinch harmonics everywhere on this thing.

    The setup was actually quite a pain initially. The factory setup was horrible. After truss rod adjustments, bridge adjustments, intonation adjustments, wash rinse and repeat...I got a pretty flat fretboard with low action that is easy to play and very fast.

    I have gotten to record with this through my Marshall attached to my pedal board going into a Line6 GX to my computer. I recorded the lead for So Far Away by Avenged Sevenfold and it honestly sounded just like Synyster's setup. Granted, I had to tweak a lot but I got it there.

    The guitar is crisp sounding with fantastic pickups...they make my EMG's on my ESP 350MH-NT look sad, and I was happy with those. Granted, this guitar is quite a bit more expensive.

    If you're really in the market for this type of guitar and don't want flashy tremolos but rather a fixed bridge that won't let you down...look no further. I know I have years before my skill outgrows the guitar.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing guitar...love it

    By Colin D.

    from Madison, WI

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez RG652 Prestige RG Series Electric Guitar:

    I was fortunate to pick up a mint 'lightly used' version and you couldn't even tell it had been used. The hardshell case is a nice touch. I will admit, setup was quite tedious and the factory setup needed a lot of work. However, once setup was done, I started to play, and WOW.

    The pickups are rich, even when using the bridge pickups. Pinch harmonics are all over the string. Literally...I have to be careful where I hit or I get off sounds. Using the center setting gives a full-blown amazing full sound and the neck pickup tones it down a bit but still offers tonal variance. This guitar sounds good clean, it sounds good distorted...it just sounds good.

    I did a direct compare with my ESP LTD MH-350NT with EMG 81 and 85 pickups. The ESP sounded thin on the bridge pickups and couldn't meet the tonal depth of the 652 on any setting. Both used monster cables to hook to the sawitch box. EVERYTHING sounds better on this guitar. It makes my amp look sucky (a G-DEC 30) but I am having fun with my new pedal board with Korg tuner and Morley three guitar switch.

    Great guitar, great price (yes, I said it here). Just make sure to use good gear with it. You'll appreciate the difference.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Quality Guitar

    By Waffle

    from USA

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    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Pretty
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anything

      Comments about Ibanez RG652 Prestige RG Series Electric Guitar:

      Everything about this guitar is great. I have been hearing people talking about some bad factory setups. I didn't have a single problem out of the box. Just how it goes I guess. Comes with hardshell case.

      Guitar feels great. The neck is thin and fast. Very comfortable. The pickups are fantastic. They give the guitar a huge sound. Rest of the hardware is great. This guitar can really handle anything. If you are in the market for a higher end guitar, check this one out. It didn't disappoint me.

      For the price, you really do get a lot.

       
      4.0

      Awesome guitar

      By Jared

      from Richmond, VA

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ibanez RG652 Prestige RG Series Electric Guitar:

        I got this for a upgrade jamming guitar. The neck is super thin, more than I expected. I have the wizard3 on a standard ibanez, specs are 2mil thinner, but it feels a lot more than that. It doesn't take much to get used to though. The pickups are nice, I usually like a little more clarity in the bridge, but the tone zone is warm and crunchy. I'm very happy with the purchase.

         
        5.0

        As solid as it gets

        By Dan

        from Dallas

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        Pros

        • Build Quality
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Smooth Neck
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ibanez RG652 Prestige RG Series Electric Guitar:

            I have two other Prestige RGs (7 and 8 string), but wanted to go back to basics and get a hardtail 6-string. To me, Ibanez Prestige is the best value you can get for your money - sure they are expensive, but the quality is superior to Pro level Jacksons sold at comparable prices - the only thing in my experience that comes close is USA Fenders. This guitar is no exception. The build quality is impeccable and the hardware is top shelf. The neck is smooth, fretwork impeccable, and there are no flaws of any kind anywhere on the guitar. I love Ibanez Gibraltar bridges and Gotoh locking tuners - they keep the guitar in tune and the bridge is super easy to adjust. Ibanez spec sheet says this ships with 10's but I could swear the guitar came with 9's on it - which would have been my preference anyway. I play the unlikely combination of metal and classic jazz (different genres for different sides of my brain I guess), and was intending this guitar to be my metal machine. I was originally planning on replacing the pups with EMGs, but after cranking the gain on my amp I could not really see the need for that. I was pleasantly surprised by the cleans available by coil-tapping, and that sold me on keeping the passive pickups as opposed to going to EMGs - I felt I would not gain much on the high gain side, but would lose the "Fender cleans". While I prefer to play jazz on a more curved fretboard, like a Tele or my Ibby archtop, the tones on this guitar will get the job done for sure.

             
            5.0

            Absolutely stunning piece of kit

            By Adamsku

            from Macclesfield England

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            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 RG652 Prestige RG Series Electric Guitar:

              There is absolutely nothing negative to say about this guitar. The neck is the most incredible neck I've ever had the pleasure to play. It is an absolute beast and the pickups are spot on,they can handle anything.
              I can't recommend this guitar enough
              Get yourself one, you owe is yourself

               
              5.0

              Awesome guitar

              By Riplead

              from Bloomfield, NJ

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ibanez RG652 Prestige RG Series Electric Guitar:

                  I've owned tons of guitars and right now, this is my #1. I've been playing for almost 40 years, and am an old-school shredder from the 80's. I still play for fun and this guitar is certainly fun to play. The Dimarzio pickups in this guitar sound awesome through my Kemper Profiling Amplifier and it plays like butter. I love the fixed bridge for the double-stop bends. I can do them with a tremolo, but it's so much easier with a hardtail. Plus re-stringing is a breeze along with the locking tuners. I can't say enough about this guitar. Thanks Musician's Friend!

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