The RGD is Ibanez's ultimate metal machine. The demands of down-tuning require a specifically designed responsiveness not found in "normal" guitars. To optimize for the rich, desirable thickness of tone that down-tuning produces, we extended the neck by one inch to a 26.5" scale. Longer-than standard yet not overly long. The neck is still considered a "fast" neck for speed soloing. Extra-deep cutaways grant comfortable access to the necks highest notes.
|neck type||Nitro Wizard 3pc Maple/Bubinga neck|
|body||Poplar Burl top/Ash & Mahogany layered body|
|bridge||Gibraltar Standard II bridge|
|neck pickup||DiMarzio® Fusion Edge (H) neck pickup (Passive/Ceramic)|
|bridge pickup||DiMarzio® Fusion Edge (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Ceramic)|
|factory tuning||1D, 2A, 3F, 4C, 5G, 6D|
|a : Width||43mm at NUT|
|b : Width||58mm at 24F|
|c : Thickness||19mm at 1F|
|d : Thickness||21mm at 12F|
Legendary Super-thin, ultra-playable neck with road-tested durability.
The tight grain of Ebony provides a smooth, dense playing surface that produces a tight low-end with the quick response needed for metal.
Through close collaboration between Ibanez and DiMarzio®-Fusion Edge pickups have been engineered to produce a powerful, distinctive tone with a crisp, cutting high end, and a tight, compressed bottom end, minus any muddy mid-range.
The Gibraltar Standard II is a simple fixed bridge that was designed to unify with the guitar's body and provide optimal transfer of each string's vibration. Smooth surface is designed to maximize playing comfort.
The Gotoh® MG-T locking machine heads achieve incredible tuning stability, cutting down string-changing time.