Ibanez RGD Series Electric Guitars
Ibanez describes the RGD as their "ultimate metal machine," and that's a pretty bold claim to make - but looking through the lineup in this section, it's plain to see they didn't make it lightly. Designed to handle the unique demands of down-tuning, Ibanez RGD Series electric guitars are built with a focus on responsiveness. They've extended the neck by an inch to give these instruments a 26.5-inch scale that's long enough to optimize for down-tuned richness, but not so long as to get in the way of your shredding solos. Even the cutaways on the RGD models are optimized for metal, with added depth that makes it easier to hit the highest notes on the neck.
Of course, Ibanez wouldn't be Ibanez without extended range, and most of the RGD Series guitars are 7-string models. If you do prefer six strings, however, they haven't left you out - just take a look at the Ibanez Iron Label RGD Series RGDIX6MPB Electric Guitar. It's hard to miss, especially with that surreal blue burst paint job (which you can also get under 7 strings in the RGDIX7MPB model). Can't live without your tremolo arm? Then check out the Ibanez RGD2127Z Prestige 7-String Electric Guitar, which ships with an Edge Zero 7 tremolo onboard.
All of the Ibanez RGD Series electric guitars come with pickups that - like the neck and body they're attached to - are designed for down-tuning. Whether they're DiMarzio Fusion Edge or V77 and V87 Customs depends on the model, so if you have a preference, look into each guitar's stats to find the one that's perfect for you. Or if you'd prefer to slap on your own favorite pickups, that's always an option as well! Your guitar is your own and it needs to be right for the way you play it... and as long as that includes some down-tuned face-melting goodness, you're in the right place to get started.