The Ibanez RG657MSK RG Prestige solidbody electric guitar was created to be a supremely playable, great-sounding guitar. The mahogany RG body is topped with silky oak for an evocative look, and you'll love the feel of the fast, 5-piece maple/walnut Super Wizard HP neck. The RG657MSK RG Prestige uses DiMarzio Tone Zone and Air Norton humbuckers to push your amp for crunchy rhythms and hot leads. Get your hands on the RG657MSK RG Prestige, and find out how far it can take your playing.
The Ibanez Wizard necks are thin, built-for-speed, enabling effortless playability and comfort. The RG657MSK RG Prestige takes that design to the next level with its 5-piece maple/walnut Super Wizard HP neck. You'll be able to execute lightning-fast runs, arpeggios, and hammer-ons with ease. Capping the Super Wizard neck is a bound 24-fret birdseye maple fretboard, loaded with jumbo frets that are perfect for big note bends.
The original (not to mention legendary) Ibanez Edge locking tremolo system is back on this RG657MSK RG Prestige. Though there are different variations on this system, the original Edge, introduced in 1986, is still one of the most desired designs, being used by guitar virtuosos such as Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. You'll gain complete pitch control, while resting assured your tuning will always remain rock solid.
There's no denying the massive range of tone you can get out of an H/S/H configuration, and with the Ibanez Prestige RG657MSK's combo of DiMarzio pickups, you're in a whole new league altogether. First, there's the DiMarzio Tone Zone at the bridge — a hot humbucker with a super-wide dynamic range. It's a perfect complement to the RG657MSK's DiMarzio Air Norton at the neck, which is deep, warm, and remarkably clean. And smack in the middle, you've got a DiMarzio True Velvet single-coil that's clean, bright, and sweet all the way up the neck — perfect for soloing. The guitarists here at Music Experience love this ultra-flexible pickup combination.
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. There are three principles behind our new Ibanez Prestige line: Precision, Performance, and Playability. The combination of high-tech manufacturing techniques with old-world Japanese craftsmanship, true innovation in design and construction, and the incorporation of ideas and suggestions from musicians from around the world are the cornerstones of the Prestige production process.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Top Material||Silky Oak|
|Body Finish||Gloss Urethane|
|Neck Material||5-piece maple/walnut|
|Neck Shape||Wizard HP|
|Fingerboard Material||Birdseye Maple|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Black dots|
|Number of Frets||24|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||Ibanez Edge locking tremolo|
|Tuners||Ibanez machine heads|
|Neck Pickup||Air Norton Humbucker|
|Middle Pickup||True Velvet Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Tone Zone Humbucker|
|Controls||1 x volume, 1 x tone, 5-way blade pickup switch|
|Strings||D'Addario EXL110+ .010-.048|
|Manufacturer Part Number||RG657MSK-STB|