The Ibanez RGDIX7MPBSBB RGD Iron Label 7-string electric guitar's poplar burl-topped ash body creates the perfect blend of brightness, resonance, and sustain. A pair of coil tapped DiMarzio Fusion Edge 7 humbuckers yields an amazing clarity and smooth response that lends well to progressive metal. We love these pickups here at Music Experience. They sound great whether you're playing crystal clear or in high-gain heaven. Complete with a comfortable 3-piece maple/bubinga Nitro Wizard-7 neck and fast-playing bird's-eye maple fingerboard, prog metal guitarists are raving about the Ibanez RGDIX7MPBSBB RGD Iron Label 7-string electric guitar!
The Fusion Edge humbucking pickups on the RGDIX7MPB are the result of a collaboration between Ibanez and noted pickup maker DiMarzio. Designed for metal, Fusion Edge pickups deliver a powerful scooped sound with tight, compressed bass response and crisp high-end articulation — ideal for bludgeoning djent chugs and high-speed staccato riffing. The RGDIX7MPB's DiMarzio Fusion Edge pickups give you the aggressive, yet precise tone that the modern metal guitarist needs.
Ibanez began its life in 1908 as the Hoshino Gakki company in Nagoya, Japan. However, the company didn't get into the guitar business until 1929, when they started importing Salvador Ibanez guitars from Spain. In 1935, Hoshino Gakki began building Spanish acoustic guitars under the "Ibanez Salvador" name, which was later shortened to "Ibanez." Although Ibanez began manufacturing electric guitars in 1957, the company was relatively unknown in the West until the 1960s, when they started producing guitars based on American designs. By the late 1970s, Ibanez had stopped producing derivative guitars and had begun manufacturing the original designs that the company is now known for. Ibanez is also famous for their effect pedals (most notably the Tube Screamer) and guitar amplifiers.
The RGD is Ibanez's ultimate metal machine. The demands of down-tuning require a specifically designed responsiveness not found in "normal" guitars. To optimize for the rich, desirable thickness of tone that down-tuning produces, we extended the neck by one inch to a 26.5" scale. Longer-than standard yet not overly long. The neck is still considered a "fast" neck for speed soloing. Extra-deep cutaways grant comfortable access to the necks highest notes.
Legendary Super-thin, ultra-playable neck, made by Maple/Purpleheart with road-tested durability.
Birdseye Maple has a unique wood grain and features a well-balanced tonal character from low to high end.
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.
The Gibraltar Standard II is a simple fixed bridge that was designed to unify with the guitar's body and provide optimal transfer of each string's vibration. Smooth surface is designed to maximize playing comfort.
The Gotoh® MG-T locking machine heads achieve incredible tuning stability, cutting down string-changing time.
The luminescent side dot position marks make it easy for players to see fretboard position marks when performing on dark stages.
The RGDIX7MPBSBB RGD Iron Label 7-string electric guitar is a prog metal guitarist's dream come true!
|Body Shape||RGDIX Iron Label|
|Number of Strings||7|
|Body Material||Layered Ash|
|Top Material||Poplar Burl|
|Body Finish||Satin Urethane|
|Color||Surreal Blue Burst|
|Neck Material||3-piece Maple/Bubinga|
|Fingerboard Material||Bird's-eye Maple|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Luminescent Side Dots|
|Number of Frets||24, Jumbo|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||Gibraltar Standard II-7|
|Tuners||Gotoh MG-T Locking|
|Neck Pickup||DiMarzio Fusion Edge 7 Humbucker|
|Bridge Pickup||DiMarzio Fusion Edge 7 Humbucker|
|Controls||1 x volume, 3-way toggle pickup switch|
|Strings||.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046, .059|
|Manufacturer Part Number||RGDIX7MPB-SBB|