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/Purpleheart neck|
|body||Flamed Maple top/Ash middle/Mahogany back layered body|
|fretboard||Ebony fretboard w/White split off-set dot inlay|
|neck pickup||Fishman® Fluence Modern Humbucker Ceramic (H) neck pickup (Active/Ceramic)|
|bridge pickup||Fishman® Fluence Modern Humbucker Ceramic (H) bridge pickup (Active/Ceramic)|
|Scale :||679.6mm/26.7" - 648mm/25.5"|
|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.
Equalized tension helps to create a more "alive", open tone. But the design also improves player comfort. The multi scale construction ergonomically coordinates with the way a player's hand angles as it moves up and down the neck, facilitating quick, comfortable playing action.
The Mono-Rail bridge delivers the ultimate in string-to-string isolation, meaning that each string vibrates optimally without be affected by the others.
The luminescent side dot position marks make it easy for players to see fretboard position marks when performing on dark stages.