The American Master series was an extremely limited run of instruments produced from the late ‘80s to the early ‘90s that perfectly encapsulated the core foundations of Ibanez. As such, the team opted to include a little history while naming this axe “Glen,” short for Glendale California, where Master Luthier, Tak Hosono’s shop was located at the time, and it was the place many of the originals were built. This RG is one of three American Master series reproductions built for this special Ibanez anniversary project. The LA Custom Shop incorporated key elements from the originals like neck-thru construction, a 3-piece Maple/Purpleheart neck block, Mahogany body, Rosewood fingerboard and an exquisite, half-inch-thick Flamed Maple top. These features were incorporated in order to keep the latest incarnation of the American Master series as true to the legacy of the originals as possible.