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Ibanez RGT42FX Electric Guitar   

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The RGT42X has a mahogany wing body and 5-piece maple/walnut neck with rosewood fretboard. Neck-thru construction means excellent response and sustai...Click To Read More About This Product

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The RGT42X has a mahogany wing body and 5-piece maple/walnut neck with rosewood fretboard. Neck-thru construction means excellent response and sustain. Ibanez INF open coil humbuckers, 3-way pickup switch.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body
  • 5-piece maple/walnut neck
  • Neck-thru construction
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 3-way pickup switch
  • Ibanez INF1 (neck) and INF2 (bridge) open-coil humbuckers
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5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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5.0

What a guitar!

By RGRULES24

from dont worry about it hahaha

I purchased the older version of this guitar about a year ago in my local music store. (the only difference between mine and this one is the that mine has sharktooth inlays, and thats about ti haha) Anywho, this guitar is a pleasure to play. The neck is smooth, flat and fast, even though the back of it is painted. The pickups need to be raised slightly out of the box, but besides that they are the best stock pickups ever. I gave the features a 4.5 rating becuse of the lack of a whammy bar, however that's not a big deal for me. I gave the quality a 4.5 because the color begins to fade on the volume and tone knobs, bridge, and the metal around the pickups. Overall this is a fantastic guitar and it's great for any musician.

 
5.0

Excellent Playability but could use some upgrades

By Mike S-rOlqh

from NJ

This is a fairly awesome guitar, although it does have some downfalls.The good points: Sounds absolutely great. Although I don't own a high end tube amp, this guitar still has some excellent sounds. The pickups give it a warm but powerful tone. They're very different from EMG's but I think they're excellent. Rhythms are never muddy and the leads sound beautiful. It also has a 5-way selector switch that switches between the two humbuckers and even between single coils and produces some great sounds. This guitar sounds beautiful both clean and distorted.It also has great playability. The neck is great, and pretty thin. Also it seems to have a wider fretboard than other guitars, making it easier to get your fingers in the right spots. Basically anything I can play on one of my other guitars, I can play easier on this one. Since it was a mahogany body, I was expecting it to be pretty heavy, its actually pretty lightweight, I guess because the neck isn't maple?The bad points: The hardware seems to be pretty sub-par. Most of the tuners are ok, but a few strings almost always go out of tune quickly. It doesn't look like they were made very consistently. The other problem is the bridge. My 5th and 6th strings always break right at the saddle. To combat this I to a file and rubbed it in the indentation to get rid of any burrs there, and tried a higher gauge string. Also, the sweat from my hand has caused the graphite colored finish on the bridge to wear off, but that's not a huge deal for me.All in all I think this is a great guitar just because of the sounds it produces and how easily it is to play. These facts definitely outweigh the quality issues. I'm planning on replacing the bridge and tuners. Part of me wants to put in new pickups and part of me doesn't want to risk losing the sounds these ones give. They're excellent for stock pickups. I'm sure if you put about 100 bucks into this guitar, you'd have the equivalent of Ibanez Prestige series

 
5.0

The perfect hardtail guitar.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Looking for Ibanez tone and playability but don't want the mess of a floyd rose? This is the best guitar you can find. Plays perfectly, has the best tone I've heard in a guitar in this price range.

 
5.0

Metal Monster

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This guitar is a true beast and is exceptionally worthy to stand by my modified BC Rich Mockingbird SX. It has a tone that shatters bones in lead and melts metal in rythym, don't take my word for it, go out and get it NOW!!!

 
5.0

My Favorite Guitar

By ColorsFade

from Lewiston, Idaho

Unbelievable guitar. Great tone, great feel. I'm selling my other Ibanez guitars and getting the quilted version of this next. I own several other Ibanez guitars, all with floating trems. I wanted a fixed bridge guitar that I could change tuning with easily. I got way more than I bargained for. I had Duncan pickups installed the day I bought it, so I can't speak for the stock PUPs. But this guitar rocks. Best guitar I own; best tone, best playability, best feel, best sustain. I'm blown away by how much better this sounds than my RG470 (with Evolutions) or my RG565. If I had to recommend an Ibanez guitar to anyone, this would be my first choice.

 
5.0

AMAZING

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I play in a death metal band, and this guitar's pickups are surprisingly crunchy, so it's just what I need. But I also play shred, and the Wizard II neck is awesome. This guitar's electronics rule, very versatile. Besides, you don't have to worry about your tremolo since there is none. It's a great metal guitar for an awesome price.

 
5.0

IbAnEz

By _____________

from USA

I was looking for a new guitar to replace my Stratocaster and many other musicians I talked to turned me to this guitar. I went in to the store to test it and I ended up buying it right on the spot. It?s a very good guitar. The neck is longer the most guitars it has 25 frets so you can hit the really high notes. It has 2 hum bucking pick-up's and it has a great tone both in clean and using effects. The neck on this guitar is very slim so it is very easy to play. This is one of the best guitars I have played. If you are interested in this guitar buy it you won't be sorry.

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