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||Wizard-7 5pc Maple/Wenge neck w/KTS™ TITANIUM rods|
|fretboard||Rosewood fretboard w/White dot inlay|
|fret||Jumbo frets w/Prestige fret edge treatment|
|bridge||Edge-Zero 7 tremolo bridge w/ZPS3|
|neck pickup||V77 Custom (H) neck pickup (Passive/Ceramic)|
|bridge pickup||V87 Custom (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Ceramic)|
|factory tuning||1D, 2A, 3F, 4C, 5G, 6D, 7A|
|hardware color||Cosmo black|
|case/bag||Hardshell case included|
|a : Width||48mm at NUT|
|b : Width||68mm at 24F|
|c : Thickness||19mm at 1F|
|d : Thickness||21mm at 12F|
Slim, fast and durable Wizard-7 5pc Maple/Wenge neck
Besides lightening the weight of the body, this bold horn cut provides full, comfortable access to the higher frets. The taper of these horns greatly improves player comfort at the upper end up the fretboard. These beveled edges are another of the many innovations that have come out of our relationships with Ibanez artists.
Designed for great looks and engineered to avoid the risk of coming off while you're playing. The non-slip functionality gives this collet knob accurate axis rotation and control for any player.
RGD Prestige features V77/V87 custom designed pickups for down tuning. These pickups are specially designed for capturing more low-end by regenerating a wider tonal range. Instead of losing the low-end, they output it with rich, harmonic tone.
The Edge-Zero has a sharp knife-edge for extremely accurate tremolo playing. This tremolo also uses Ibanez innovations to keep string action constant and the bridge surface smooth. The specially designed arm socket prevents unnecessary wobble from the arm while providing full control over the arm's torque.
The ZPS3 is the next stage of zero point systems. Made of lightweight Duralumin, the addition of two outer springs makes the guitar easier to tune and provides much greater tuning stability. In fact, the other strings will stay in tune even if you break a string. If you prefer a full floating tremolo setup, simply remove the stop bar.