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Ibanez RGT6EXFX Electric Guitar
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The Ibanez RGT6EXFX electric guitar's pickups and pickup placement provide the hard-edged cutting tone needed for heavy rock. As heavy as it rocks, t...Read More
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A legendary metal axe sharpens it's blade a bit more.
The Ibanez RGT6EXFX electric guitar's pickups and pickup placement provide the hard-edged cutting tone needed for heavy rock. As heavy as it rocks, this guitar is made of basswood, a comparatively lightweight wood, which makes it very comfortable for extended playing. With a good balance of highs and lows, basswood is right in between alder and mahogany in sound character. 24 jumbo frets offer easy playing for leads and chording, and a fixed bridge design offers thru-body stringing for stronger tone and sustain.
Since 1987, many players have selected the Ibanez RG as their weapon of choice for visiting sonic mayhem on the metal masses. With the right choice of pickups, flat and fast necks and double-locking trems on select models, the RG has divebombed and crunched its way to classic status. To the RG's lethal combination of features, RG Prestige models add the comfortable, rounded feel of Prestige neck finishing, drop-dead good looks and top-shelf electronics and hardware.
- EMG 85 (H) Neck PU
- EMG 81 (H) Bridge PU
- Basswood Body
- Wizard II (neck-thru)
- 5pc. Maple/ Walnut Neck Material
- 24 jumbo frets
- Bound rosewood fretboard
- Fixed bridge
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Most Liked Positive Review
Well, well, well!!!
Yes. This RG is classic Ibanez all the way. The hardtail is much much appreciated from this player. The neck is the Wizard II, a little meatier than the Wizard neck on my...Read complete review
Yes. This RG is classic Ibanez all the way. The hardtail is much much appreciated from this player. The neck is the Wizard II, a little meatier than the Wizard neck on my other Ibanez. It feels great ...just right! Very fast, articulate player. Much, much tone on tap. Much much 'life' in the guitar. The neck thru makes upper fret access excellent. In total, it just feels like one integrated whole. Very, very nice. This guitar should sound very good with any style of p.u. Here, we have EMG's. In an evolved, quality guitar like this, the EMG's really come to life. Now, EMG's do respond a little differently than the passive p.u.'s I'm used to playing. High gain sounds are very good here. But, the cleans aren't bad at all either. I think I still prefer the 'life' in passive p.u.s. But, I'm looking forward to getting the most out of the EMG's!!! ...This is not a criticism, but I'd have preferred mahogany body neck-thru for the added warmth and grunt I feel mahogany gives you. Then again, basswood is very toneful in itself. I'd give it a 9 for features because of the basswood, but that wouldn't be fair to the sound, tone and playability of the guitar. On it's own merits, it deserves a 10. Plus, RG's and Basswood go way back, don't they?! This guitar will sit proudly next to my Gibsons as well as an Ibanez Jem, an Rg 570 and an Ibanez SZ2020. If you're after the EMG 81/85 in a hardtail guitar, you really can't go wrong here. I really like it.
Most Liked Negative Review
Not how they used to be
I own this Ibanez. To be perfectly honest, it does not compare to my RG550 purchased in 1990.The electronic connections are junk. Straight out of the box there is static in the...Read complete review
I own this Ibanez. To be perfectly honest, it does not compare to my RG550 purchased in 1990.The electronic connections are junk. Straight out of the box there is static in the volume knob and toggle switch. The Edge Pro Tremolo doesn't hold a candle to the Floyd Rose licensed one on my RG550. Very touchy with tuning and set up after string changes.The neck feels great (as can be expected from any RG Ibanez) but I am very disappointed with the guitar over all.I wish I could get one just like my old one. It would be nice if Ibanez would put some quality into their electronics on the high end guitars. I should not have any complaints when I spend this much on a guitar.
Reviewed by 27 customers
Favorite guitar I own!
the only thing this guitar needs is locking tuners, and i wish it had coil tap, but other than that it has everything i could ask for.
Great quality the only thing I can complain abouIt is a screw that holds the little plastic part on around the neck pickup came out and I cant find it but I'm sure I can find another.It is super durable!
Paint is awesome.
This is the cheapest guitar I've ever bought, I got it for a deal, soooo no complaints about the price at all!!! I would have payed for this what some of the prestige Ibanez guitars cost.
i own it......the best thing i observe about this guitar is the connection of the body with the rodand the playing is really awesome!! i am really glad to own a masterpiece like this.....Awesome gain..if some one asks me i would suggest go for it man.....:-DAnd emg's rules!!
This guitar is awesome for metal and hard rock. EMGs sound great. Neck-thru allows access to higher frets. Price is good. Neck plays fast. If you play metal and don't want a guitar with a trem, buy this one. You will not be dissapointed.
I honestly could not be happier with this guitar. I've had it for 2...3...4 years now...I don't even know and I've NEVER had a problem with it and wouldn't trade it for anything. It completely took the fun out of going to guitar stores cuz I just wanna go home and play mine.So...features: Has the EMG 81/85 set (which I have in both my main guitars) which are active and VERY versatile. This guitar can do all out shred, which is what it likes to do, when it's in the bridge slot and is just as happy doing jazz chords when the switch is in the other two spots. The KILLER pickups along with the neck-through construction, 24 frets and string-through-body design earn this a 5++ in my book.Quality: Fit and finish is phenomenal. Like I said, I've had this for years and have never had any problem with it what-so-ever. Change the strings and the battery and you're good to go. 5++Value: Here's where Ibanez REALLY earns points in my book. This thing is on par (and better than in some cases) with guitars costing far more. I've always played Ibanez...started playing them for no real reason...keep playing them cuz they deserve it. Can't wait to get a couple more Ibanez!!! 5++++Overall: Flat out, plain and simple, if you like the Ibanez necks and the RGT6 fits your needs (no trem, for instance, which was a big selling point for me...one Floyd Rose is enough for me...), you will be hard pressed to find a better guitar. Period.
I've owned this guitar for about a month now and I absolutely love it. This is my third RG, first neck-thru. The quality of this baby is incredible, the looks (i got the Blue Chameleon), the feel, the sustain, the sound, it is so comfortable and light, it is flawless. The color changes from metallic blue to green to black and every shade in between depending on the angle and light. Looks so much better than those crappy stock photos. Like i mentioned before the sustain is insane compare to my other two bolt-on RGs. This is a metal weapon not intended for the faint of heart. Pair it with a Metal Muff pedal and you'll see. Highly recommended.
i have had this guitar for about 8 months now, and there is nothing that i play this guitar cant handle... i play alot of metal anything from Killswitch engage to Unearth, before i was using a Jackson guitar which is an awesome guitar, but nothing measures up to the sustain, the highs and the lows with this guitar, amazing squels, insane stomp riffs that normally sound like crap are just crystal clear, the only thing i can say that i dont like about this guitar is the finish on the neck (but thats me just being picky) but rather than that its amazing...to show its quality iam in the military and at the moment iam stationed in Greenland, were in the winter it can get down to -80 degrees... this guitar sat in the back of a mail truck for two days before i got it, after i finally got it, it felt like an ice cube... and i was scared to even plug it in fearing that i just wasted 900$... BUT THE WEATHER DIDNT PHASE THIS BAD LARRY, it is by far the best guitar i think u can buy for the style i play
I was shopping for 2 years, trying guitars from Ibanez, Schecter, Jackson, ESP/LTD, Fender, and Epiphone (didn't bother with Gibsons, they're all too expensive, you're paying mostly for the name there). Then I walked into my local shop one day, and saw this. Played it through a Marshall DSL100 half-stack. Holy cow, did this thing sound sweet! I love distortion, and the EMGs deliver! Even the clean tones were nice and crisp, which isn't exactly the norm with Marshalls. Buttery smooth fretboard, I just wish it were possible to have a satin finish on the back of the neck, but that's a non-issue, really.It took me a year to save up for this guitar (which ended up paying off; by the time I bought it, it had been reduced to $600!) And talk about stability! It sat for 3 months under my bed in it's case, and when I pulled it out, it was only slightly out of tune! Two seconds later it was ready to go. If you're looking for a guitar in the $400 to $600 price range, consider going a little outside of that for this guitar. You really don't get what you pay for with the RGT6EXFX.You get more.
First off, I've been an Ibanez fan for years (this was my 4th RG purchase). It was only a month before I found this beauty that I was contemplating having a custom guitar made, building one myself from scratch, or contacting Ibanez on my hands and knees to beg for a string-through neck-through fixed bridge RG with passive pickups. This guitar has ended my search! Now I know it's not EXACTLY what I was looking for, but for the price I am extremely satisfied. When I first picked it up, I just knew I had to have it. I would have paid double the price for this guitar (thankfully I kept my cool at the store). This has BECOME my dream guitar. I honestly would not change a thing about it. Before I plugged it into an amp, I considered switching it over to passive pickups, but once I heard it through a tube amp I realized the EMGs were meant to be in this guitar. I can get awesome metal tones from the EMGs, and the neck-through design generates great clean tones. And yes, I may be an Ibanez fanboy, but I've had several other friends who play Gibson, Dean, and Schecter say that it is a great sounding guitar and plays extremely well. If you're looking for a strong, solid, slim, satisfying, and search-ending guitar then you should put the RGT6EXFX at the top of your list!
I've owned this guitar for a year now and I absolutely love it, it quickly became my main.I got my first neckthrough guitar 15 years ago and I won't consider buying a bolt-on anymore.The EMGs are incredible and saved me the time of building and installing a preamp.I'm not a big fan of the offset dots. I'm getting more used to them, but sometimes they kinda throw me off when jumping the full length of the fretboard.
I've owned this guitar for about a year and it is definitely one of my favorites to play. Has an awesome neck thru design, emg's, a string through body, and it's black. It sounds good and plays even better. Highly recommended