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Ibanez Roadcore Series RC320 Electric Guitar   

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For the guitarist looking to distinguish themselves from the masses, Ibanez is proud to present the Roadcore Series. Representing an alternative to t...Click To Read More About This Product

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An asymmetrical, double-cutaway body with bolt-on neck and dual humbuckers.

For the guitarist looking to distinguish themselves from the masses, Ibanez is proud to present the Roadcore Series. Representing an alternative to the overexposed models of yore, the RC320 provides access to classic sounds and tones while offering options to create something unique. The Roadcore Series represents a new path to a tonal palate designed to inspire and animate creativity.

Visually, the RC320 recreates a vintage vibe with an asymmetrical, double cutaway body and dual binding. At the heart of the guitar is a mahogany body combined with a bolt-on maple neck to create a warm, balanced tone. A rosewood fingerboard with gloss neck back finish and medium frets produces a familiar, comfortable feel for players of all styles. Thru the body stringing and the Ibanez exclusive Tight-Tune bridge improves sustain and tuning stability while facilitating quick, easy string changes. Two exclusive custom-design CORE-TONE pickups with 3-way selector switch provide access to a variety of tones that are pure rock 'n' roll. The Ibanez Roadcore Series: The vehicle for those willing to take the road less traveled.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Custom-designed CORE-TONE pickups provide a warm, yet cutting sound
  • All-slab mahogany body with dual binding for a classic look and vintage vibe
  • Round-profiled neck ensures comfort, playability and a great vintage feel
  • Traditional neck joint with four screws
  • Tight-Tune bridge provides improved transfer of string vibration and better tuning stability
  • Case sold separately

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SPECIFICATIONS

Roadcore Series RC320 Electric Guitar

  • Neck type: RC maple neck
  • Body: Mahogany body
  • fretboard Rosewood fretboard with white dot inlay
  • Frets: Medium frets
  • Bridge: Tight-Tune bridge
  • Neck pickup: CORE-TONE (H)
  • Bridge pickup: CORE-TONE (H)
  • Hardware color: Chrome
  • Neck Dimensions
  • Scale: 648mm/25.5"
  • Width at Nut: 42mm
  • Width at Last Fret: 56mm
  • Thickness at 1st: 20.5mm
  • Thickness at 12th: 22.5mm
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IbanezRoadcore Series RC320 Electric Guitar
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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    (2)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Jamming (3)
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Different in a good way

By JR

from Charlottesville, VA

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ibanez Roadcore Series RC320 Electric Guitar:

      Professional reviewers have correctly pointed out that this Ibanez is quite different from that company's other solidbodies. Neck is a little bit Fender-like; fretboard isn't a flat shredder-type neck; dual humbuckers have a lot of output but aren't muddy. The middle position has some chimey Strat-like tones, and the bridge position has some Tele-esque bite, but the sound is different from those other guitars. This is the first string-through-body I've owned, and that detail makes for quite a big increase in sustain.

      Body is interesting looking and cool, IMO. Not a lightweight guitar, but substantial and well-made.

      The fact that I snagged it on MF's SDoTD makes me extra happy. Cool axe!

      (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Looks great but that's it.

      By Mongo

      from Austin

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Pick Up

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ibanez Roadcore Series RC320 Electric Guitar:

          Looks great but the sound was off. I really like Ibanez guitars, but this guitar, as cool as it looks, was a non keeper. The craftsmanship was excellent, but that's not enough.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Really nice guitar

          By David G

          from Jupiter, FL

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Ibanez Roadcore Series RC320 Electric Guitar:

            I picked up a deal on a black one. Had I waited I would have gotten the red one. Now they have another model with an all maple neck and wood and vintage look that I'm going to pickup. I have a bunch of guitars but this one feels the best. Body is the right size and the neck feels superb. Granted I don't have the biggest hands I cannot vouch for all. I get a very secure feeling when playing chords and notes unlike some of my Telecasters. The weight distribution between neck and body is perfect. I did upgrade the pickups and like the Mean P90 in the bridge. I have yet to come to the conclusion about a good neck pickup since the Mean P90 neck has some mud if the tone isn't turned all the way up and even then. The knobs are so so. Metal but look like plastic so I will change. Not really sure if I need to do any electronic upgrades but I'm suspiscous with the muddy neck. It has 2 250k pots and a .022F tone capacitator. I love this guitar in jet black even though my wife isn't thrilled about it. There's something really nice about the rosewood fretboard and vintage colored maple neck wood. My ART100 neck looks like dudu compared to this. My SG Special is more on par with this one but maybe not as long. With everyone clattering over the Telecasters this is an overlooked gem. Look for dgriffis01 on youtube to see and hear what it sounds like. It's a good guitar and it fits me perfectly.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great guitar for the money

            By geogehayduke

            from raleigh, nc

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            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Solid construction
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Needed Setup

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ibanez Roadcore Series RC320 Electric Guitar:

            got this on the stupid deal of the day, it is a solid well made guitar. sounds great, my only complaint is that it needed serious setup - but I guess that is to be expected..

            (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            I made a "Stupid Deal of the Day"

            By Dragon

            from NY, NY

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

            • Not Holding It's Value

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ibanez Roadcore Series RC320 Electric Guitar:

            I bought this on "Stupid Deal of the Day", but as it turns out I'm the Stupid one, since the price has fallen even more.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Sadly disappointed

            By KM

            from Wichita, KS

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Poor Pick Up

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ibanez Roadcore Series RC320 Electric Guitar:

              First, some love for MF: Ordered at 12:30 PM tuesday, in my hands at 10 AM wednesday.

              Good build quality and some great tones possible. Really dug the first one, but the bridge pickup just stopped working after a week.

              Second one came in, volume control inoperative, bridge pickup wires barely soldered on and fell off when GENTLY moving wires to check soldering connection.

              I've bought quite a few new Ibanez guitars and basses over the years. Quality has never been an issue. I managed to get two in a row that has me wondering... what could this line have been if it wasn't plagued with these issues?

              I went ahead and gave 2 star due to my past with Ibanez and also the "what could have been" factor. If you get one that works... they're wonderful playing and sounding guitars.

               
              5.0

              great guitar

              By dan

              from oregon

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Zero

              Best Uses

              • All Things

              Comments about Ibanez Roadcore Series RC320 Electric Guitar:

              good build quality. sound, feel, look all excellent. set-up perfectly, intonation spot on. best indonesian built guitar out of four i own. squire, g&l are similar, but the attention to detail on the rc320 is amazing. Very playable and fun. good electronics, hardware, fit and finish. peace to you

               
              5.0

              Helps my creativity

              By Part time Strummer

              from El Rio Ca.

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Ibanez Roadcore Series RC320 Electric Guitar:

              This guitar has so much going for it. The tone and feel is perfect for me. The medium weight is very well balanced. I can get some really good songs out of it. Very well crafted. Plugged through my Line 6, the variety is even greater. The only thing I was concerned with when it arrived, was that the fretboard was a little on the dry side. But I oiled it up and that was that. It came with D'Addario strings, that I am unaccustomed to, but I will be buying this strings more often. Overall a great guitar that always gets played. This one is built to play and feels very durable. I can pat myself on the back with this one. I haven't read a lot of reviews on the guitar, so I feel that I got on the ground floor with this one. Enjoy!!

               
              5.0

              Re: I made a

              By nubee

              from MD

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              Comments about Ibanez Roadcore Series RC320 Electric Guitar:

              Next time take advantage their 45-day Lowest Price Commitment policy described at http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pages/lowest-price. I did after purchasing this guitar on their SDOTD and it went on sale again at a lower price within 45 days.

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