A Flamed Maple top creates a mesmerizing, shadowy aura. The gradual contour of the RGA arched body creates a smooth, comfortable surface for the right forearm across the top of the guitar. (all RGAIX models)
The RGA model enhances the iconic RG body style with an arched top that features a smoother, angled edge around the perimeter for a more comfortable feel under the picking arm.
In pursuit of the perfect Iron Label pickup, Ibanez collaborated with DiMarzio® to develop Fusion Edge, a series of pickups dedicated to the fullest expression of Iron Label's sonic character. Six, seven and eight stringed instruments each have their own requirements and each Fusion Edge pickup model is built to excel in that instrument's range. (all RGAIX/RGAIR models)
The Fusion Edge pickup series was designed to produce a modern, progressive metal sound, with clarity, power and velocity. The neck and bridge pickups are calibrated in terms of both output and tone quality to work together as well as produce distinctive individual voices. Although all of the pickups were designed for the same purpose, they are not modifications of one design. Six, seven and eight string guitars have different performance characteristics, and the pickups for these guitars were designed individually for best performance in the individual instruments.
The tight grain of Ebony provides a smooth, dense playing surface that produces a tight low-end with the quick response needed for metal.
Gotoh® Locking tuners stay in tune longer, provide improved tuning accuracy, and allow for quick, efficient string changes.
Flipping the switch chooses between a pickups full output—for a more modern voice, or a lower output— to provide a more vintage-like tone.
The legendary Super-thin, ultra-playable Nitro Wizard neck enhances playing agility and optimizes articulation.
The Gibraltar Standard II is a simple fixed bridge designed to unite with the guitar's body to provide optimal transfer of each string's vibration. A low, smooth profile design maximizes playing comfort and performance.
Hand-wound in UK, Bare Knuckle Aftermath pickups deliver accelerated bass response for tracking high-speed staccato riffing, with increased focus in the mids, and superb high-end articulation. (RGAIX6U/RGAIX7U)
Ash body / Nitro Wizard 3pc Maple/Bubinga neck / Bound Ebony fretboard / Bare Knuckle Aftermath pickups / Gibraltar Standard II bridge
Ash body / Nitro Wizard-7 3pc Maple/Bubinga neck / Bound Ebony fretboard / Bare Knuckle Aftermath pickups / Gibraltar Standard II-7 bridge
Flamed Maple top/Mahogany body / Nitro Wizard 3pc Maple/Bubinga neck / Bound Ebony fretboard / DiMarzio® Fusion Edge pickups / Gibraltar Standard II bridge
Flamed Maple top/Mahogany body / Nitro Wizard-7 3pc Maple/Bubinga neck / Bound Ebony fretboard / DiMarzio® Fusion Edge pickups / Gibraltar Standard II-7 bridge