What Ibanez Say:
The RGD is Ibanez's definitive metal machine. The demands of down-tuning require a precisely planned responsiveness not found in "ordinary" guitars. To guarantee the rich, hearty thickness of tone that down-tuning produces, we broadened the neck by one inch to a 26.5" scale. Longer-than standard yet not excessively long. The neck remains to be renowned as a "quick" neck for fast fretwork. Accentuated cutaways grant extremely easy access to the neck's furthest reaching notes.
Ebony produces a tight low and mid range with an iconic attack on the high end. It also features a quick response and rich sustain.
Bare Knuckle Aftermath Pickups
Hand-wound in UK, Bare Knuckle Aftermath pickups deliver accelerated bass response for tracking high-speed staccato riffing, with increased focus in the mids, and superb high-end articulation.
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.
Stainless steel frets
The stainless steel frets are known for their bright tone, and they add player-friendly features, such as long durability and a smoothness to bend on.
Tight-End R bridge
The Tight End R bridge is perfectly designed to anchor with rigidness and accuracy.
Slim, fast and durable Wizard-7 5pc Maple/Wenge neck