The Ibanez RG is a modern classic, with its sharp and elegant aesthetics catching the eyes of many hard rockers and metallers since as far back as the late 80s. The RG652BG-NTF Prestige is the epitome of a perfect RG, with a raft of premium high-end features and a gorgeous look. Trust us, this instrument is a shredder's paradise!
The RG has always been a high-performance guitar, built to offer optimal playability. The RG652BG-NTF is no exception, constructed of an African Mahogany body that will deliver a rich and full-bodied sound, thanks to its deep tonal qualities. Adorned with a stunning Sapele Burl top, this instrument screams high-end quality and "prestige" levels of craftsmanship.
A bolt-on 5pc Maple/Walnut neck will provide a snappy response with plenty of mid-range projection, perfect for complex riffs or solos that need loads of cut in frantic mixes. The notoriously thin Super Wizard neck profile will make fast passages a breeze to play; fitted with jumbo frets to offer you an awesome feel that will allow brilliant note control. With the Prestige fret edge treatment, your left hand can glide up and down the fretboard super-smoothly and without hindrance.
Electronics and Hardware
This high-end instrument is powered by a pair of ultra-versatile DiMarzio pickups; the classic Air Norton (neck) and Tone Zone (bridge) combination. Giving you lots of saturation and top-end clarity with distortion, these pickups are perfect for anything from blues to thrash metal. They're certainly not one-trick ponies though, as with clean settings these pickups are vibrant and articulate-sounding, ideal for playing chords or angelic arpeggios with.
A double-locking Edge tremolo system offers incredible tuning stability, no matter how extreme your divebombs or flutters might be. With all hardware appointments finished in an elegant gold, this high-quality instrument is made for only the most serious of players!
Here's what Ibanez say about the RG652BG-NTF Prestige in Natural Flat:
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.
Super Wizard HP Neck
The neck for shredders - 17mm thickness at 1st fret and 19mm at the 12th.
Edge Tremolo Bridge
The masterpiece Edge bridge offers exceptional tuning stability, precise intonation adjustment, and playing comfort.
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.
- Neck type: Super Wizard HP 5pc Maple/Walnut neck
- Body: Sapele Burl top/African Mahogany body
- Fretboard: Bound Rosewood fretboard w/White dot inlay
- Frets: Jumbo frets w/Prestige fret edge treatment
- Bridge: Edge tremolo bridge
- Neck pickup: DiMarzio® Air Norton™ (H) neck pickup (Passive/Alnico)
- Bridge pickup: DiMarzio® The Tone Zone® (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Alnico)
- Hardware colour: Gold
- Case/bag: Hardshell case included