If you're new to Ibanez, the RG series is the first port of call on your list, offering the most recognisable and distinctive design in their catalogue. First designed as a more affordable version of the Steve Vai designed JEM Guitar, the RG line has been developed over 3 decades to the truly modern guitar you see here today.
The RG series now has 5 different variants. You're looking at the RG Prestige which is underpinned by 3 principles: Precision, Performance and Playability. To get this guitar playing at its best, the guys at Ibanez asked for insights and suggestions from musicians around the world to create a guitar that you just cant put down. With the RG655 You're looking at the latest manufacturing and design innovations with years of experience in Japanese craftsmanship.
The cobalt finish on this guitar has a dark and striking shade of blue. Not only gracing the body, this metallic colour continues to the headstock, nicely contrasted by black hardware and the white Ibanez logo. The cobalt blue is an awesome finish and suits the serious guitarists wanting a cooler look, compared to the more flamboyant types that will go for something like the Firestorm Orange.
Loaded with Awesome Gear
With the RG prestige, you're not going to want to settle for any old hardware. Its a good thing then that this firey guitar is loaded with fantastic gear to get your feel and your sound just right! get ready for ultimate speed and dexterity thanks to the ultra thin Super Wizard HP neck. Perfect if you're a shredder and super comfortable if you have a smaller hand span.
To get your signature sound, your blessed with a dastardly trio of passive Dimarzio pickups, the Air Norton, True Velvet and the Tone Zone. With 2 Humbuckers and 1 single coil, you can switch between a variety of tones thanks to the 5 way pickup selector and responsive tone knob. Each pickup has been specifically chosen as it works well in its chosen position and blends nicely with the rest of the group. Full humbucking grunt or a lighter single coil mix? It's all there at your fingertips.
Tremolo can add another distinctive flavour to your playing and can vary tremendously in style and application. Once you get the knack they are fantastically good fun. The Firestorm has been fitted with the now legendary, original Edge Tremolo Bridge that guitarists love thanks to its great dexterity and performance whilst staying bang in tune.
The Cobalt Blue RG Prestige is a no-nonsense precision instrument for the descerning player.
- neck type Super Wizard HP 5pc Maple/Walnut neck
- body Basswood body
- fretboard Rosewood fretboard w/White dot inlay
- fret Jumbo frets w/Prestige fret edge treatment
- bridge Edge bridge
- neck pu DiMarzio® Air Norton™ (H) neck pu (Passive/Alnico)
- middle pu DiMarzio® True Velvet™ (S) mid pu (Passive/Alnico)
- bridge pu DiMarzio® The Tone Zone® (H) bridge pu (Passive/Alnico)
- hardware color Cosmo black