As the crown jewel of Ibanez, the Prestige line represents the passion and pride of Japanese luthiery. These guitars, produced exclusively in Japan, have earned worldwide acclaim and respect throughout the industry for their craftsmanship, quality and innovation. Combined with the Ibanez RGD body style, this ultimate metal machine invites you to explore the depths of down tuning.
The RGD’s beveled body, contoured horn cuts, extra long 26.5” scale and ability to accurately intonate heavier string gauges, make it the perfect beast for down-tuned metal. The ultra-thin 5-piece Maple/Wenge Wizard-7 neck offers rock solid stability and lightning-fast performance. A Macassar Ebony fretboard provides a tight low end with a quick response and extreme rigidity. The fretboard is augmented with Jumbo frets dressed with the exclusive Prestige fret edge treatment. The most unique feature about this model is the material on top, Richlite, which is a durable, stable and highly sustainable material made from resin-infused paper. By using this hard material on the body top, we can get an articulated, clear tone and tight sounds for modern metal players.The 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 talented Ibanez artists. Developed in collaboration with Ibanez, the 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. The Lo-Pro Edge 7 bridge is designed for precise intonation adjustment and endless sustain. The RGD comes factory-tuned in A tuning. A hard shell case is included.
- Richlite top/African Mahogany body
- Bound Macassar Ebony fretboard w/Off-set Luminlay dot inlay
- Wizard-7 5pc Maple/Wenge neck w/KTS™ TITANIUM rods
- Jumbo frets w/Prestige fret edge treatment
- Scale : 673mm/26.5"
- Width @ Nut: 48mm
- Width @ 24th Fret: 68mm
- Thickness @ 1st Fret: 19mm
- Thickness @ 12th Fret: 21mm
- Radius : 430mm (16.93")
- DiMarzio® Fusion Edge 7 (H) neck pickup
- DiMarzio® Fusion Edge 7 (H) bridge pickup
- Lo-Pro Edge 7 tremolo bridge
- Black hardware
- Factory Tuning: 1D,2A,3F,4C,5G,6D,7A
- String Gauge: .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046/.059
- Luminlay side dots
- Hardshell case included
- Instrument Weight: 9 lbs