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.
Nitro Wizard 3pc Maple/Purpleheart neck
Legendary Super-thin, ultra-playable neck, made by Maple/Purpleheart with road-tested durability.
Birdseye Maple fretboard
Birdseye Maple has a unique wood grain and features a well-balanced tonal character from low to high end.
DiMarzio® Fusion Edge Pickups
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.
Gibraltar Standard II Bridge
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.
Gotoh® MG-T locking machine heads
The Gotoh® MG-T locking machine heads achieve incredible tuning stability, cutting down string-changing time.
Luminescent side dot inlay
The luminescent side dot position marks make it easy for players to see fretboard position marks when performing on dark stages.