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Ibanez RGT42FXQM Electric Guitar   

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The Ibanez RGT42FXQM Electric Guitar has a mahogany wing body with a quilted maple top and a 5-piece maple/walnut neck with rosewood fretboard. Neck-...Read More

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The Ibanez RGT42FXQM Electric Guitar has a mahogany wing body with a quilted maple top and a 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.

  • Mahogany wing body with quilted maple top
  • 5-piece maple/walnut neck
  • Neck-thru construction
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 3-way pickup switch
  • Ibanez open coil humbuckers (INF1 ceramic neck/INF2 alnico bridge)

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My favorite Ibanez

By ColorsFade

from Lewiston, Idaho

I bought this guitar over a year ago from a local dealer. I needed a guitar I could change tunings with in an easy fashion. I had never played a fixed bridge Ibanez before. I can tell you after a year of owning this guitar I will probably never buy a bolt-on neck guitar again. This guitar is awesome. Just the feel in my hands - unbelievable. I have owned 7 different Ibanez RG guitars over the years and none of them has played or felt like this. It's smooth as silk. The neck is thin and solid; with the neck-through construction, when you hit a chord, you will feel it from headstock to heel. The whole guitar feels alive in your hand. The string-through bridge just adds to the awesome sustain and makes it super-easy to restring. Finally, I have a guitar I can keep fresh strings on, because it's so easy to restring it. Only knock are the stock Ibanez pickups. I had my replaced with Seymore Duncans; it sounds perfect. I wish Ibanez would make more neck-through RG's because this thing is perfect.


Best guitar I've played

By Joe-UgBem

from Louisville, KY

I bought this guitar for 350 bucks at a local music store, never again will I own any other guitar brand, and I will never sell this guitar. This guitar will knock yours, your moms, your grandmas, and your neighbors socks off. The only reason I put a 4 1/2 for value is because the only way you'll make this guitar the perfect guitar, is to put in some new pick ups. But other than that, AMAZING



By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I don't think that I'll ever buy any other brand of guitar again. I owned another ibanez rg series and love it but I wanted one without the hassle of a locking tremelo. This one was it, after I recieved it, it was everything I expected and more. The playability was incredible, the finish was more beautiful than the pictures on the site. And ohhh the sustain, could go off and have a bite, I probably shouldn't even look at it or point at it.


all out knock out guitar

By Student of rock

from very far away

I bought this guitar about a month or two ago and purposely waited to gush all over this review to see if I really was sure this guitar was IT. Well it's very safe to say the only electric guitar I play now is ibanez and im a fan for life. This guitar is so well built that "american" company's would hang their head in shame because the craftsman ship is remarkable especailly for the price! The neck is smoothe as glass on this guitar and you can hit any fret no problem perfectly intonated (I only had to turn the truss rod one tiny knotch to fix the very very very faint buzz on the first fret standard thing from shipping.) The finish on these guitars is astounding in person but I believe ibanez has better pictures on their website. The stock pickups are very versatile, I went from a metal show to a jazz show the next day and both times I got compliments on my tone! If your looking for a serious instrument with out the hassle of a floyd rose this is deffinitly the right one!


An unequaled joy to play.


from Hutchinson, KS

I bought this guitar well over a year ago now. I bought it locally because it was a stunningly well finished guitar, with great features for a reasonable price. I have since decided that this guitar has ruined me. Nothing short of $1200 has played as comfortably. A Jackson Kevin Bond sig gets very close, and that's a different entire market of guitar.The action and intonation were both ideal on mine, I'm sure due to a reasonable set-up at the dealer. It's stayed in place through a couple re-strings and a ton of playing.A word on the finish. You can imagine that, with a trans finish on a vineer, you'll have a fair amount of variation in the graining and burst. I havn't seen a guitar in a shop elsewhere that's finished as deeply as mine and has the same quality of grain on the top. I have seen a few with as nice a burst, but none with as attractive a top. So it would be best to understand that not all of these guitars are created equally, but don't settle for an "off looking" guitar because some really great looking ones do exsist.The hardware is top notch on mine, as all I've seen elsewhere have shown. One flaw on mine, is one of the screws for the switch was overtightened a bit and has put a little distortion in the finish. It's not very obvious, but a clsoe look shows it. Since I intend to keep all of my guitars forever, I try to avoid flaws unless the price is adjusted accordingly or I expect to refinish the guitar some day as it wears. Otherwise the guitar has no flaws I can find.The tone, to me is pretty groovy. I might someday go with grittier pickups, but my tone and rig is still evolving, so I would have to be guessing as to what will work well for me in the future. The pups are still very clear and cut nicely when playing with others. I also hesitate to change them because of the intricate switching, and most of the pickups I have an interest in are not setup for splitting.I really must say agian that I simply can not find guitars that are as comfortable to play for me at price near this guitar. Several other Ibanez guitars in a close range are as nice and most other brands guitars that feel as good are a fiar amount more expensive.I really just simply enjoy this guitar.


Great Ax for the Price

By Dj-mlYdT

from Peoria, IL

I bought this guitar a few days ago and i was very impressed. It is totally worth every dollar. The craftsmanship on this guitar is great and it really feels like a guitar that comes at twice the price. Everything is smooth and tight, the neck is fast and has real nice response. Great solid tone and sustain. The guitar looks awesome yes, but the sound is great out of the box. The pickups are hot and do a good job through my Mesa rect/Marshall 1960a cab setup. I plan to upgrade though to Dimarzio Evo`s but you will totally get what you pay for here and more !!! Highly recommend for serious shredders.



By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Simply put, this guitar is rock solid. The paint job is awesome (pictures don?t do it justice). The only problem (as with all Ibanez guitars) is you need to replace the stock pups. I've got two other Ibanez guitars (s370 and rgt42fm) and replaced the pups in those also so it?s no biggie. Would have given it 10s across the board if it came with better pups. For $ with good pups this guitar is as good as any guitar that cost 2 to 3 times as much.



By teenage shredmaster

from Idaho Falls, ID

This guitar is amazing! It can be used for virtually any style, although it works best for rock. The sustain is incredible. Out of the box, it played great, but after about 5 minutes of adjusting, it plays like a dream! Plus, the finish is awesome. You will never find a better playing guitar for this price anywhere.

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