As the crown jewel of Ibanez, the Prestige line represents the passion and pride of Japanese luthiery. These guitars, produced exclusively in Japan, have earned worldwide acclaim and respect throughout the industry for their craftsmanship, quality and innovation.
Combined with the Ibanez RGD body style, this ultimate metal machine invites you to explore the depths of down tuning. The RGD’s beveled body, contoured horn cuts, extra long 26.5” scale and ability to accurately intonate heavier string gauges, make it the perfect beast for down-tuned metal.
The ultra-thin 5-piece Maple/Wenge Wizard-7 neck offers rock solid stability and lightning-fast performance. A Macassar Ebony fretboard provides a tight low end with a quick response and extreme rigidity. The fretboard is augmented with Jumbo frets dressed with the exclusive Prestige fret edge treatment.
The most unique feature about this model is the material on top, Richlite, which is a durable, stable and highly sustainable material made from resin-infused paper. By using this hard material on the body top, we can get an articulated, clear tone and tight sounds for modern metal players.
The bold horn cut provides full, comfortable access to the higher frets. The taper of these horns greatly improves player comfort at the upper end up the fretboard. These beveled edges are another of the many innovations that have come out of our relationships with talented Ibanez artists.
Developed in collaboration with Ibanez, the 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 Lo-Pro Edge 7 bridge is designed for precise intonation adjustment and endless sustain. The RGD comes factory-tuned in A tuning. A hard shell case is included.
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. 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.
Macassar Ebony produces a tight low and mid range with an iconic attack on the high end. It also features a quick response and rich sustain.
Slim, fast and durable Wizard-7 5pc Maple/Wenge neck finished with a smooth curve.
The Luminlay side dot position marks make it easy for players to see fretboard position marks when performing on dark stages.
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Bound Macassar Ebony
Off-set Luminlay Dots
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Lo-Pro Edge 7 Locking Tremolo
Gotoh Machine Heads
DiMarzio Fusion Edge 7 Humbucker
DiMarzio Fusion Edge 7 Humbucker
1 x master volume, 3-way toggle pickup switch
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