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RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar

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The Ibanez RG3EXQM1 electric guitar's humbucker pickups and pickup placement provide the hard-edged cutting tone needed for heavy rock. Since 1987, many players have selected the Ibanez RG as their we... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Ibanez RG3EXQM1 electric guitar's humbucker pickups and pickup placement provide the hard-edged cutting tone needed for heavy rock.

Since 1987, many players have selected the Ibanez RG as their weapon of choice for visiting sonic mayhem on the metal masses. With the right choice of pickups plus flat and fast necks, the RG has crunched its way to classic status. To the RG's lethal combination of features, RG Prestige models add the comfortable, rounded feel of Prestige neck finishing, drop-dead good looks and great electronics and hardware.

24 jumbo frets offer easy playing for leads and chording, and a fixed bridge design offers thru-body stringing for stronger tone and sustain. Features 2 EMG-designed humbuckers and a bolt-on 3-piece maple neck with a headstock to match the body. The quilted maple top and shark tooth inlays on a 25-1/2"-scale rosewood fingerboard give it a striking both sweet and dangerous look. 24 jumbo frets deliver insane playability for riffers and shredders alike.

FEATURES

  • String-thru basswood body
  • 3-piece maple neck
  • Wizard II neck profile
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • Rosewood fingerboard with shark tooth inlay
  • Quilted maple burst with matching headstock
  • String-thru fixed bridge
  • Designed by EMG neck pickup
  • Designed by EMG bridge pickup
  • Tone and volume controls
  • 3-way pickup switch
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IbanezRG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 37 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Killer tone-looks-feel

Can't beat the price for a guitar that looks and sounds like this one. Only negatives are the neck and headstock binding are painted and not real and the tuners don't feel as secure...Read complete review

Can't beat the price for a guitar that looks and sounds like this one. Only negatives are the neck and headstock binding are painted and not real and the tuners don't feel as secure as my Jackson did. But, when you plug this thing up into a Vox AD30VT amp it screams and growls with rich tone and SUSTAIN that doesn't quit.I researched for a long time before buying and this one kept coming back to me. If you are unsure about which guitar you want, go give this one a play...you will walk out of the store with one like I did. And it looks HOT.

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FELL APART IN THREE WEEKS!

worst money spent in my life! pickups buzz like crazy and there are more mysterious flakes of paint falling off everyday! its pickups are horrible, they squeak when my marshall volume goes past...Read complete review

worst money spent in my life! pickups buzz like crazy and there are more mysterious flakes of paint falling off everyday! its pickups are horrible, they squeak when my marshall volume goes past 2!

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(43 of 49 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Killer tone-looks-feel

By GreenHornet

from South Carolina

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar:

Can't beat the price for a guitar that looks and sounds like this one. Only negatives are the neck and headstock binding are painted and not real and the tuners don't feel as secure as my Jackson did. But, when you plug this thing up into a Vox AD30VT amp it screams and growls with rich tone and SUSTAIN that doesn't quit.I researched for a long time before buying and this one kept coming back to me. If you are unsure about which guitar you want, go give this one a play...you will walk out of the store with one like I did. And it looks HOT.

(27 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My absolute favorite guitar

By That one dude

from Tacoma, WA

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar:

I think it was in September or October of last year when i went in to guitar center and found this guitar. I had gone in there initially to try out some of the different Ibanez's just to see how they felt and sounded. I hadn't, up until then, played any Ibanez's except for a 7-string GAX and a 7-String Rg since i had been looking for a Seven String about a year ago. I went in and it immediately caught my eyes. This guitar is simply beautiful and it sounds like a beast. I plugged it in to one of the Crate Amps in the back of the store and just started shredding. I played all things ranging from slayer to hendrix and this guitar sounded amazing. The EMG active pick-ups are great. I now no longer need to have my amps distortion on to have the nice sustain and tone-wise, it is everything i could have hoped for. It's a very simple and straight forward instrument; fixed bridge, baritone neck, a volume and a tone knob. I reccomend this instrument to pretty much any guitarist who wants a quality instrument. Ibanez now owns my soul

(21 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fast And Affordable

By TeenRokr429

from Medford, OR

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar:

I got an Epi Les Paul a while ago, and after screwing it up thoroughly I returned it and reluctantly got a blue one of these. I'll get right to it: this thing kicks butt compared to it. The action is awesome and the pickups are good quality for the money. And the looks: let's just say I've caught a lot of people staring at it when I get it out. The only downside is there's a considerable amount of string buzz on mine, but you get that on most 3-400 dollar guitars anyway. It doesn't really go out of tune, either, and that's nice for playing live shows. If you get one, I promise you won't stop playing it for a long long time.

(20 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great guitar for the money

By yeah im that cool

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar:

This guitar is awesome! I first heard about it from a friend then went to the store to check it out. I played this and a 500 dollar Schector. The Schector wasn't even close to the awesome sound I got with this. After time you will see hairline fractures on the neck though but it doesn't affect your playing and you'll only notice them when your staring right at one.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ibanez RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar

By TheRemarkableShredster420

from Augusta, MI

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar:

I got this about 2 months ago and so far I haven't had a problem with it and i play alot of shred/speed metal and I think the EMG pickups are still sounding great but.. sad to say that im getting a new brigde so i can add a tremolo bar but other than that every thing is working as I bought it yesterday.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good, but could be better.

By 42

from Georgia

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar just a few months back and i love it. The pickups are great and sound almost just like EMG's. The neck is smooth and fast and the action is perfect. the only gripe i have is that the input jack has recently been giving me some trouble. i expected better quality from Ibanez really. none of my other instruments (3 other guitars and basses) have ever had this problem. overall this guitar is great but may need a little maintenance.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Jammin

By FairGameLG07

from Olathe, KS

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar:

I played this guitar for 2 hours before buying it. I needed a new electric and im real big on bargins. This guitar was smooth and clean without gain and sounds very good. But once i turned that crunch on it ripped through riffs like no other. The high strings dont sting, they ring with great tone, and the lows come out great with awesome sustinence growl. Great guitar for a good price

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Face Melting tone

By IkHyun-Choe

from Monticello, Iowa

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar:

I bought this for the amazing tone of EMG designed pickups mixed with the Ibanez Wizard 2 Neck. I have to say it was the best decision I have ever made. The tone is amazing for passive pickups and the neck is amazingly fast. My old PRS has nothing on this. The tone multiplied the sound i got out of my amp and it cuts through in any band situation. Make my Crate GT1200 sound amazing.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ibanez RG3EXQM1

By Mr. Ibanez

from Rochester, NY

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar a couple months ago and its pretty sweet. Its very easy to play chords, a huge improvement over my Squire Strat. The finish on this guitar is a beauty. I can get a crunchy tone with the pickup selector, but i can also get a very bluesy, mellow tone. I'm very happy with my decision to get this guitar instead of a Schecter or some other cheaper guitar.

 
5.0

Super guitar for little money

By Dave Peterson

from Lexington, KY

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar:

I recently purchased the Ibanez RG3EXQM through Guitar Center and am extremely happy with the guitar. I bought it as a backup for my beloved Parker Fly Deluxe and am blown away with the remarkable quality and playability- especially considering the low cost. Fit and finish are really good. Sound is pretty good too for stock pickups. This guitar feautures a beautiful REAL maple top- amazing for the price. Of course the finish is not as flawless as my Parker, but the guitar costs WAY less! After adjusting the intonation and action, the guitar plays every bit as well as my Parker. It was set up decently out of the box, but with a little work it is now perfect. Simple design, great sound, low cost, built to last. What more can you ask for? I play mainly fusion, funk, and shred- this is perfect.

 
5.0

I Can't Believe It's This Cheap!

By TexasRocker731

from Lubbock, TX

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar:

I recently purchased the Ibanez RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar, from my local Guitar Center as a back up guitar for my Les Paul. After playing the very first time, I decided to make it my primary guitar and use my Les Paul as my secondary. The EMG designed pickups combined with the fast, 24 fret neck make it extremely playable and I soon discovered that my rock and heavy metal solos came much easier to me. I could not be more pleased with this guitar. And hey, who doesn?t love a quilt top?

 
4.0

Walk In, Walk Out

By Steve

from NJ

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar:

I stopped by GC on Labor Day to check out their deals. I just wanted to look and maybe get some cables and strings. Walked by the wall of guitars and saw the Ibanez RG3EX1 (mine has a dark red flame quilt top) and took it off the wall and played it for about half an hour. I own a couple other guitars, including my own custom RG. For the $, the RG3EX1 is a GREAT DEAL! Great neck, 24 frets, sharktooth inlays, creme binding, and the Ibanez EMG's (designed by EMG). I tried about 5 other guitars out, one of them was another RG_EX, but it had a floating trem and wasn't looking for another trem. The guitar was even setup very nicely. The IBZ EMG's can be bright or dark, perfect for heavy stuff. I'll probably put some official EMG's in down the road, no rush to change anything. The guitar plays and sounds better than most of the other guitars I tried out.

 
5.0

Ibanez 3EXQM1

By livewire29

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar:

This axe rocks! I picked this one over a more expensive Ibanez Iceman that the guy showed me. I just liked the sound and feel of this guitar more. This one has great action and the EMG-designed pickups can sound really heavy at times, yet soft and peaceful at others. Great for just about any style! Plus, its quilted maple top (mine is red) is perfect for the "totally bad" look. The only reason I gave it a 4.5 on features is that I sometimes wish it had a tremelo, but I'll live. Overall, a high quality axe for a very cheap price. I totally love this new axe and can't put it down. The craftsmanship in making it is excellent as well. I'm glad that I own an Ibanez. Worth all of the money!

 
5.0

Best Bang For The Buck

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar:

Sweet guitar. Its neck is slim and it had the right "feel" to it. It was love at first sight (gotta love the quilt maple top). Only dissappointments were the pickups, but swap 'em out with DiMarzios or SD's and you'll have the perfect guitar.

 
5.0

Beautiful

By Midget Man

from Indep., MO

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar:

I had been looking at guitars for awhile after my BC Rich I have owned for over 20 years started buzzing really bad. Easy fix I am sure but I had a few extra bucks and decided to buy another axe. All the reviews on this guitar were great and I really liked the look so I called guitar center and they had it in stock. I went in and tested it out on a Line 6 amp and it sounded decent so I bought it and took it home. I play it through a Crate amp and the sound of this guitar almost brings me to tears. The CRUNCH, the SUSTAIN, the HARMONICS. Blows my ol BC Rich out of the water, and I would have never thought I would say that because of my love for BC Rich. If you are considering buying this guitar, I would definitely recommend it.

 
5.0

Ibanez RG3EXQM1

By Ibanez Lover

from Illinois

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar a couple of days ago,and I love it..It plays well and sounds great the EMG pickups sound very good.The one i bought has the honey burst quilted top and the finish is perfect..The Wizard 2 neck is fast and easy to play.I tested alot of guitars t this price range and it stood out hands down.Thank you Guitar Center

 
5.0

Pretty AND Wicked

By hotlayout

from Okemos, MI

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar:

Picked one of RG3EXQM1's in Honey. It is WAY prettier than the pics you see here. The neck P/U is sensational. The bridge is just a bit thin sounding for my tastes. Playability is excellent but there is a bit of roughness to the edges of the frets as well as the screws in the bridge. I guess I expect that in this price range and will take some emery paper to them. I changed strings and set the action down A LOT from the original set-up. This is really a nice axe. The sound quality of the two forward switch positions is thick and sweet with a nice edge distortion. I like the sound as is but may switch out the bridge P/U. Love the neck. Wide and flatter than either my Tele or LP. I bought it for the looks (and just for something new) but love it for the sound and playability.

 
5.0

Ibanez RG3EXQM1

By Cody

from who knows

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar:

I was at my local Guitar Center about 3 weeks ago. I tryed many guitars but 3 of them i played for a long time This one a Jackson and a B.C.Rich. This guitar and the jackson were very similar but the B.C.Rich was the best at a heavy metal guitar. The B.C.Rich was there brand new mockingbird. It was set up perfect and it Screamed through the line 6 spider III amp. So if you want a heavy metal guitar go to the B.C.Rich guitars.

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By staticman164

from MA

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar:

I've always disliked Ibanez because of the sound and style it played until I found this guitar! I fell in love with it! Awesome sound! Heavy and clean with the EMG Pickups!! Smooth neck so you can change chords quickly. I now love Ibanez. Amazing guitar for a great price!

 
5.0

great deal

By mr waffles

from georgia

Comments about Ibanez RG3EXQM1 Quilted Maple Top Electric Guitar:

i played this guitar at Guitar Center. in the end i bought an epiphone explorer, which i regret. this guitar is very very nice. the pickups were hot and the neck was fast. the action was perfect. i chose the epiphone because of the look, but i think im gonna take it back and get this instead.

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