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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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.


RG Series
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.

FEATURES
  • 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
  • Off-Set Dot Inlay
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4.8

(based on 27 reviews)

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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.

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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.

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3.0

Not how they used to be

By Pat-SXQdb

from Weirton, WV

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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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Buy the RGT42-mahogony

By Brook L. Larson

from West Columbia, SC

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If your looking for a true versatile metal axe with endless sustain to go check out the RGT42FM. It is a flamed maple top wizard II neck thru on a "mahogany" body- Loads of singing sustain with edge pro bridge. I have never had an axe feel more at home in my hands. If you are considering the RGT6 try the RGT42 first-if you can find one. The RGT42 just plain sings. I have played the RGT6 and in its right it is a good guitar. It just lacks the tonal punch and sustain of the RGT42 mahogany body for the same price range. Ibanez rules!

 
5.0

Custom Shop Quality

By Rod-0WqMV

from Tampa, FL

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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.

 
5.0

Best guitar I've played

By MSH Right Axe

from Anchorage, AK

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The price is right. The pickups are hot. The neck through and string through body have the best sustain when hooked up through my Marshall DSL 100w. The neck is one of the fastest I've played on, and the neck joint is scooped enough to reach all the frets very comfortably. I have played on Gibsons for about 10 years or so, and I have finally found a better guitar. You will not be disappointed.

 
4.0

Ibanez RGT6EXFX

By HammettFan902

from Colorado Springs, Colorado

This guitar was amazing! The EMGs were awesome,the action was so low you could play solos effortlessly. The pefect guitar for playing anything MetallicA! But I just wish it was a little cheaper and had a Origanal Floyd Rose

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By quadraphonic

from Stafford, TX

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I just got this guitar in the mail. I also own a Jackson SLSMG and I have to say I like the neck on this Ibanez better. This Ibanez neck is one of the fastest necks I've ever played. After I tweaked the action and intonation, I was in heaven. Make no mistake, this guitar is built for shred!! I am so happy with this purchase. Yep it has EMGs and a hard tail for me thats perfect. About the only thing I could want different is an ebony fretboard like whats on the Jackson. Both are great guitars but I really like the Wizard neck and find myself playing this guitar more than all of the others I own.

 
5.0

Wouldn't trade it for the world

By Knarkill

from LA

I'll get right to business. This Ibanez was pretty expensive(for me that is) but the way it play and feels is completely up to par. im runnin a fender 212 amp with a digitech death metal pedal an it puts out the most hardcore distortion youve ever heard. Rock on

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This guitar was great. I was planning on going in to try the Ibanez Rg1570 but ended up trying this one instead. The first thing that really caught me were its looks. The pictures on here really dont do it justice. The neck through made upper fret acess great. The action was super low and there was almost no buzz anywhere on the freatboard. Although EMG's are known for there great high gain sounds, the cleans and lower gain was excellent to. Overall a real joy to play. Planning on buying it in a few months.

 
5.0

Best guitar I ever played!

By Nodie

from Denver

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This is honestly the best guitar Ive ever played. The guitar is fairly light but extremely solid. The neck is smooth and fast and the emg's are amazing. I can switch it to the 85 on the neck for sweeps and transition back into a breakdown before switching back to the 81 and it still keeps a raw powerful tone. If you play heavy music at all get this guitar!

 
5.0

Best guitar in the shop!

By MetalHead84

from Massachusetts

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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.

 
5.0

Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

By Jad 2000

from El Paso Texas

I bought this guitar as a Christmas gift to my self and damn its the best gift Ive ever had. The tone is just outrages. You can play from Slayer and Metallica to As I Lay Dying and Underoath. The sustain on this baby goes on for years. I pluged this baby in a Mesa Triple Rectifier running through a Marshall 400 Mode Four Cab and it sounds like no other guitar can ever sound. The EMG's are awesome. The looks on this axe are gorgeous. I played a show on Saturday and I got complements on my axe. I LOVE THIS GUIATR!!! BYE it if you have the money!!!

 
5.0

Very nice!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I traded my Ibanez JEM for this model and no regrets. The EMG pickups are so responsive, it almost sings along....fantastic action and probably the most confortable guitar I have ever played. It's a nice change not using a floating tremolo. I miss the tremolo, but the fixed bridge makes it so easy to live with and also, the singing sustain could be due the fixed bridge.The finish is simple, but elegant. I have no complaints about the price considering the playability of this guitar.

 
5.0

My main baby

By Cody-H9c1e

from Alaska

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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

 
5.0

Highly Recommended

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

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.

 
5.0

This is the best thing........

By Rgt6exfx-10

from Bangladesh,dhaka

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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!!

 
5.0

Love it.

By rmp5s

from Southern California

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.

 
5.0

EXCELLENT STOP TAIL METAL GUITAR

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

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.

 
5.0

Dream Come True

By JimboLodisC

from St. Louis, MO

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!

 
5.0

Astounding

By Dwight K. Schrute

from Latrobe, PA

Everything about this guitar is amazing. The neck is without a doubt the fastest and sleekest I've ever played on. The EMGs can sound beautifully sharp or crushingly hard. The fixed bridge and tuners keep the strings in tune flawlessly and the action is breathtaking without any adjustment. Definitely worth the money and a must have if you're a serious guitarist.

 
5.0

amazing guitar

By ibanez114

from dirty jersey

this guitar is amazing; it is just about the perfect guitar when it comes to comfortability. it sounds amazing too. the neck is amazing for solos and arpeggios. the emgs sound amazing with this guitar there not like that seymour duncan crap! i have owned this guitar for over a year now and i havent wanted to touch another guitar since; i have no clue with the guy below me is saying gray fretboard? he obviously needs his eyes checked.

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