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Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar Blackberry Sunburst

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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. This RG421 model has... Click To Read More About This Product

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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. This RG421 model has a mahogany body and a Wizard III neck shape that offers maximum comfort and speed. Its fingerboard is rosewood with 24 jumbo frets for bigger note bends and it also comes with dual Ibanez INF pickups that are wired to a 5-way switch for a variety of coil combinations and sounds. A fixed bridge and Cosmo black hardware complete the list of hard-rockin' appointments.

Wizard III Maple neck
Ibanez's thin, flat, and fast, yet strong and sturdy, Wizard neck offers unlimited playability for demanding players, and features a two-octave 24-fret fretboard for wide tonal range.

Quantum pickups
The Quantum pickups provide accelerated bass response for exceptionally fast tracking of high-speed staccato riffing with crushing mid range and precise high-end articulation.
Case sold separately.

Features
  • Wizard III 3-piece Maple neck
  • Mahogany body
  • Rosewood fretboard w/White dot inlay
  • Jumbo frets
  • Fixed bridge
  • Quantum pickups
  • Cosmo black hardware
  • Case sold separately
Specifications
  • Neck Dimensions
    Scale: 648mm/25.5"
    Width at Nut: 43mm
    Width at Last Fret: 58mm
    Thickness at 1st: 19mm
    Thickness at 12th: 21mm
    Radius: 400mmR
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IbanezRG421 Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (9)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good tone (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Satisfaction Achieved

I needed a budget guitar and boy, does Ibanez deliver as usual. Feels comfortable, no set up required, string thru provides rich sustain. Really, the best guitar I've found in this price...Read complete review

I needed a budget guitar and boy, does Ibanez deliver as usual. Feels comfortable, no set up required, string thru provides rich sustain. Really, the best guitar I've found in this price range. I'm putting locking tuners and a DiMarzio Crunch Lab in and I can't wait to hear it roar. The only downside is intact the stock pickups, otherwise a great guitar especially for the small price. I'm happy I made this purchase as I needed to keep it cheap but didn't want junk and this is perfect. I'm pleased to find an instrument this cheap that can easily produce the aggressive music I write as well as rock, blues, jazz, progressive... I would highly recommend to any player novice to advanced that needed to keep a budget.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Your paying for the wood not quality.

I picked this up since I don't own any Ibanez guitars. This is solid mahogany, and the wood is nice, but the quality is paint on headstock sloppy. Frets need some serious...Read complete review

I picked this up since I don't own any Ibanez guitars. This is solid mahogany, and the wood is nice, but the quality is paint on headstock sloppy. Frets need some serious dressing. They are jumbo and really need some polishing too. The nut is about the worst I have seen on a production guitar. My high E keeps popping out. I would change it or just cut it myself, but this is going back. I have too many nice guitars to go out and spend another $1000+ to get a decent playing guitar. I have played Squire and Epi's that are built better for less. The sound I kind of like because it's so different from my other guitars. Kind of hard to describe. If you want a guitar that you can put some time and another $200 or so, go for it. If not just go get a squire or Epi.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gorgeous guitar with sweet tones..

By 1990

from Spokane, WA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar:

    Found one used at GC on line. It showed up in perfect condition. For a mahogany body guitar, she is pretty light. It was in need of a set up bad, but most guitars will need that. The quantum pickups sound pretty darn nice in this guitar. Was going to swap them out, not anymore. The bridge pickup is agressive with a nice top end that is not harsh. The neck pickup is quite smooth as well. This is my second RG hardtail and I have to say, Ibanez does a fantastic job for the price. I have played some more expensive guitars that dont hold a candle to this RG. For modern tone and a gorgeous body, this fine lady is it!

     
    4.0

    It Delivers

    By Buzzman

    from Fairfield Texas

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Sustain

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar:

      My first Ibanez and I'm not disappointed. My best friend is a guitar builder and had been a player for years. His preference has been Ibanez and I always like their style. After careful consideration and due diligence I landed on the 421. The bonus is that when I got ready to buy, it was on sale! SCORE! Now i'm not a pro player and have been playing a Strat Blacktop for the past year, and it's a great guitar, but something was missing. I now have the metal crunch I was looking for in a guitar. The fretboard is an adjustment from the Strat, but in two weeks, it's getting better quicker. The only thing I wish was better, was the different tones available thru switching the pickups. 5 position selector is nice, but the variance is not as noticeable in positions 1-3. 4 is nice for country and blues. 1 and 2 rock.

      (2 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Do not buy this guitar

      By Garrett

      from Nevada

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Low price
      • Pain Looks Ok For Price

      Cons

      • Trust Rod Needs Adjustmen
      • Very High Action
      • Very Sharpppp Fretssss

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar:

        You will have to spend some money to set up the guitar!

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very Nice

        By Garrett

        from Nevada

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Low Price For What U Get
        • No Problems At All
        • Real Nice Neck
        • very light

        Cons

        • Strings Need Lowering

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar:

          I want to make sure you know that the guitar is darker than the picture here shows.... The red is much darker and the ends of the guitar are almost blackish red...

          Still very very nice, but you are not getting a bright red guitar!

          Very nice though!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Satisfaction Achieved

          By SamBryce

          from Port Huron, MI

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fast neck
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Intonation
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Pick Up

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar:

          I needed a budget guitar and boy, does Ibanez deliver as usual. Feels comfortable, no set up required, string thru provides rich sustain. Really, the best guitar I've found in this price range. I'm putting locking tuners and a DiMarzio Crunch Lab in and I can't wait to hear it roar. The only downside is intact the stock pickups, otherwise a great guitar especially for the small price. I'm happy I made this purchase as I needed to keep it cheap but didn't want junk and this is perfect. I'm pleased to find an instrument this cheap that can easily produce the aggressive music I write as well as rock, blues, jazz, progressive... I would highly recommend to any player novice to advanced that needed to keep a budget.

           
          5.0

          Love it

          By Big Tiny

          from Swamp Land Florida

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Mahogany Body
          • Wizard Iii 3-piece Maple

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar:

            I bought this mainly for the Mahogany Body. At the price this is offered that is a good deal. Also, the neck is fantastic and so is the paint job. Its a real eye catcher for sure.

            The pups are not bad, but I will be changing mine out for something with better tone. The action was off so if you don't know how to set one up you might want to pay a Luther to set it up. It was playable, the action was off a bit.

            Its well worth the price for the body and neck alone. If you wanted to create a guitar this is the perfect one to buy for the body and neck, then you can add the pups and other upgrades you want to make this beauty really shine.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Solid right out of the box

            By Snow27surf

            from Cleveland Ohio

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Made in indonesia

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar:

            Made in Indonesia. They seem to be getting better. Body and neck seem to be quality wood but are not one solid piece. both are four pieces of wood. they are made nicely. nice finish. straight. nice fret work. pick ups sound great for stock. They are keepers for now. The hardware is solid Quality Ibanez. I think this is the best Ibanez for the money. I think that any less expensive Ibanez would be disappointing, Save your Money for this one. The mahogany oil body is awesome. you can feel every chord resonate in it. paint is not good! I would love to see a model like this with a bound neck and some fancier inlays. maybe a Jem Mahogany. Hello Ibanez?!I absolutely recommend this guitar. alternate tunings go easy.it came with decent strings and triple boxed.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Plays like a dream

            By Glen Meloy

            from Austin, TX

            Comments about Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar:

            I've been a leisure-time player (i.e. I just play by myself at home) for over 20 years. I decided it was time to upgrade from my old cheap guitar and finally get the "nice" guitar I always wanted. I wasn't going to go crazy on a $2k Les Paul, but I was well prepared to spend $600 or more on a good guitar. After spending all day playing many different guitars (including some $1000 Gibsons and Fenders) at two different music stores, I ended up liking this cheap $300 Ibanez better than all of them. It just plays like a dream - the neck is super slim and fast, the action is low, and the body balances nicely on my knee. Plus it looks nice with its natural stained wood finish. I'm sure the sound snobs will claim it has low quality pickups etc, but it sounds fine to me. I couldn't be happier with it. I saved so much money on the guitar that I bought one of those cool Yamaha THR amps with the rest of the money.

            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Ibanez RG421

            By John

            from Nashua, NH

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar:

            I have this model with the Edge 3 tremolo and I have to say for the money you really cant beat these guitars! I bought mine condition 1 from MF and when I got it I made some minor adjustments to the tremolo and off I went. I did replace the bridge pick up with a Dimarzio Tone Zone, not that the pick ups were bad but I just wanted something with a bit more kick and tone. Keep up the work Ibanez and thank you MF!

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great workhorse guitar

            By Elvis

            from Austin

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

            • Poor Pick Up

            Best Uses

            • Customizing
            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar:

            These guitars are the perfect fix-em-up guitar. They come with decent tuners and hardware, are super easy to set up (no tremolo mess) and are basically designed to be customized. I would recommend ordering a set of pickups alongside this guitar and installing them before you do anything else, because the stock pickups are always poor. That's okay, though, because it gives you the perfect chance to really get the sound you're looking for.

            The only thing I wish they'd have is a larger, easier to work with control cavity. I'll be breaking out the router on this one.

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