Whenever someone says Ibanez RGs are only for shred and metal, we usually like to argue that they're far more versatile than that, but this RGT1220PB, despite looking extravagantly classy with the Antique Brown finish and gold hardware, happens to lean heavily into that concept. This beautiful poplar burl-topped beast of an axe cranks out hard rock tone and playability for days. The Neck-Thru construction of this guitar, which is unique for an RG, also makes it a little more synonymous with other popular metal-associated axes, whilst increasing sustain.
At the heart of the guitar is the tried-and-true Air Norton and Tone Zone DiMarzio set of pickups that Ibanez tends to use on their RGs ranging from Premium to J. Custom, and for good reason - the combination of warmth and clarity in the Air Norton neck and the power and punch of the Tone Zone can cover any genre from jazz to death metal. The mini-toggle also allows you to "Power Tap" the pickups, giving you coil-split options that really open up this guitar's versatility.
Ibanez is also really stepping up their game for the Premium series with a genuine Edge double-locking tremolo and stainless steel frets, features usually only seen on the Prestige line.
For an RG that plays effortlessly and sounds beastly with the looks to match at a highly accessible price point, give this RGT1220PB a shot!
The RG is the most recognizable and distinctive guitar in the Ibanez line. Three decades of metal have forged this high-performance machine, honing it for both speed and strength. Whether you favor a hardtail (fixed) bridge or our industry-leading locking tremolo system, the RG is a precision instrument.
"Designed to Inspire", all Ibanez Premium series are manufactured with select tone woods, high-profile electronics, hardware and dedicated skills of craftsmanship and care in details for your musical journey. The richness of sound, stunning appearance and unrivalled playability of the Ibanez Premium series will open the gate of your reservoir of inspiration.
DiMarzio® Air Norton™ / The Tone Zone® pickups
A pair of high-output DiMarzio® Air Norton™ and The Tone Zone® pickups provides a huge sound with a broad dynamic range.
Wizard III 7pc Maple/Walnut neck
Ibanez's thin, flat and fast Wizard neck is strong and sturdy and offers unlimited playability and features a two-octave 24-fret fretboard for a wide tonal range.
Jumbo Stainless Steel frets with Premium fret edge treatment
Stainless steel frets boast excellent corrosion resistance. The wide and tall fret-type offers a quick response and effortless articulation when playing chords and clear tone when playing single notes. The Premium Fret Edge Treatment offers a super smooth, comfortable performance.
Poplar Burl top / American Basswood body
The Poplar Burl top features an exotic wood grain and the American Basswood body delivers a natural and flat tone.
Ebony produces tight lows and mid range with a strong attack in the high end and features a quick response and rich sustain.
Neck-through construction provides massive sustain and playing comfort.
Edge tremolo bridge
The masterpiece Edge bridge offers exceptional tuning stability, precise intonation adjustment, and playing comfort.
dyna-MIX10 switching system with Alter Switch
The dyna-MIX 10 offers ten sound variations and can easily switch from humbucker and single coil modes with the mini switch. The power Tap mode provides a realistic single coil sound despite its two humbucker pickup layout.
Gotoh® machine heads
Gotoh® machine heads provide super precision, smooth feel, and minimal back lush.
- Body Wood: American Basswood
- Top Wood: Poplar Burl
- Finish: Antique Brown Stain Satin
- Neck Wood: 7-Piece Maple/Walnut
- Neck Shape: Wizard III
- Construction: Neck-Thru
- Radius: 15.75"
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlays: Acrylic/Abalone Split Blocks
- Frets: 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Nut Width: 1.692"
- Nut: Locking
- Bridge: Edge Locking Tremolo
- Tuners: Gotoh
- Hardware Color: Gold
- Neck Pickup: DiMarzio Air Norton Humbucker
- Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio Tone Zone Humbucker
- Controls: Volume, Tone, 5-Way Pickup Switch, Alter Switch
- Strings: D'Addario EXL120 .009-.042
- Case: Gig Bag
- Instrument Weight: 7.4 lbs