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This Ibanez RG4EXFM1 Electric Guitar's pickups and pickup placement give you the hard-edged cutting tone you want for heavy rock. With a bridge humbucker pickup, middle single coil, and neck humbucker, you'll never run out of tone options.

As heavy as it rocks, this Ibanez RG guitar is made of basswood, a comparatively lightweight wood, which makes it very comfortable for extended playing. With a good balance of highs and lows, basswood sits right between alder and mahogany in sound character. The RG guitar's flamed maple top not only adds beauty, but just a bit of extra brightness to make individual notes stand out. 24 frets offer easy playing for leads and chording and the Ibanez RG4EXFM1 has a tremolo bridge that lets you dive-bomb all night long. A locking nut helps keep you in tune.

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 and flat, fast necks, the Ibanez RG4EXFM1 guitar crunches its way to classic status.

FEATURES

Body Type: Solid
Body Wood: Basswood
Top Wood: Flamed Maple
Neck Joint: Bolt On
Neck Wood: Maple 3pc
Fretboard: Bound Rosewood
Neck Shape: U
# Frets: 24
Inlay: Sharktooth
Nut Width: 43mm
Fretboard Radius: 400mmr
Bridge: Edge III
Pickup Bridge: Ibz Inf4
Pickup Middle: Ibz Infs3
Pickup Neck: Ibz Inf3
Tuners: Die-Cast
Finish: Transparent Gloss
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IbanezRG4EXFM1 Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 37 reviews)

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My Favorite Guitar.

I just got this guitar a few days ago and it is by far the best guitar I have ever had, this thing is perfect for shredding or for a nice clean tone, the...Read complete review

I just got this guitar a few days ago and it is by far the best guitar I have ever had, this thing is perfect for shredding or for a nice clean tone, the neck is amazing Ive never felt anything like it, the Tremelo works perfectly and never goes out of tune if you set it up right, the pickups in it are suprisingly amazing. my favorite part is how strong the trust rod is. you can pull the neck back as hard as you can and it won't budge, a big(perfect for live shows), and at the cut aways it's cut down a bit so you can hit that 24th fret with no effort. the color is amazing, the girls love it, I got mine in grey. it feels really good while standing up too, most guitars I play feel weird to play standing up but this one is perfect, but over all it is an amazing guitar. it would make an awsome Holiday gift, and hey you can't go wrong with an Ibanez.

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Knife Edges Just Aren't the Best

Knife edges on tremolo bridges like on this guitar will eventually wear down, even if it's set correctly. I've had this guitar professionally set three times, and it still hasn't stayed in tune...Read complete review

Knife edges on tremolo bridges like on this guitar will eventually wear down, even if it's set correctly. I've had this guitar professionally set three times, and it still hasn't stayed in tune like it's supposed to. If it had a Zero Resistance bridge, I'd buy it though, because it sounds good. The bad tuning stability just makes it 1 star for me.

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(45 of 52 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ibanez All the Way!

By balut!

from California

Comments about Ibanez RG4EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I was amazed when I played this guitar. I knew it was the one for me, the nice transparent gloss makes it look beautiful and once I used the Edge III tremolo it was deadly and stayed in tune well! The pickups are awsome too, the middle pickups sound great with a clean tone, I'd recommend this guitar to anyone.

(34 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Favorite Guitar.

By Dustin

from Liberal KS

Comments about Ibanez RG4EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I just got this guitar a few days ago and it is by far the best guitar I have ever had, this thing is perfect for shredding or for a nice clean tone, the neck is amazing Ive never felt anything like it, the Tremelo works perfectly and never goes out of tune if you set it up right, the pickups in it are suprisingly amazing. my favorite part is how strong the trust rod is. you can pull the neck back as hard as you can and it won't budge, a big(perfect for live shows), and at the cut aways it's cut down a bit so you can hit that 24th fret with no effort. the color is amazing, the girls love it, I got mine in grey. it feels really good while standing up too, most guitars I play feel weird to play standing up but this one is perfect, but over all it is an amazing guitar. it would make an awsome Holiday gift, and hey you can't go wrong with an Ibanez.

(21 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By Schain

from PA

Comments about Ibanez RG4EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar about a year ago, and i have to say by far this is probably my personal favorite guitar iv ever played. I love everything about this guitar. The neck is amazing. Its incredibly smooth. The variety of tones you can get out of this guitar is outstanding. I love the finish too, its beautiful. The best feature overall on the guitar though has to be how well it stays in tune once u get it just right. I wail like all hell on the strings and bend the Whammy as far as it will go and back again and its still perfectly in tune. My only problem with this guitar would have to be the middle pickup. It buzzes a little bit, but its no real big deal. Overall, i love this guitar. Its my main axe and will be for quite a while. i would definitely replace it if ever stolen.

(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the best guitars I've ever owned.

By Tyler Metal

from Puyallup, WA

Comments about Ibanez RG4EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I've been collecting guitars for a while now. Mainly for different sounds and styles when recording. I went in to Guitar Center this past May, browsing. I came across this guitar. I've always trusted Ibanez so I picked it up and plugged in, and let me tell you; This guitar has a sweet tone. It doesn't matter what channel you have it on, it sounds terrific! Anything from Deathcore to Jump Blues sounds great on this guitar! And In 4 months, it still sounds beautifully!

(14 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

a good buy

By Dan

from illinois

Comments about Ibanez RG4EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I love the guitar. I thought about buying the RG5EX1 but fell for the beautiful finish and chrome hardware of this one. I got it in the transparent blue and let me tell you the top veneer is just awesome. Totally worth the extra 80 bucks or so over the EX1, as they are otherwise the same guitar. The neck plays great and is very easy to move up and down the fretboard with speed. The bridge isn't floyd rose licensed, but I have nothing to complain about it so far. Stays in tune well once you set up right and the fine tuners work great. Only problem I've had so far is slight fret buzz on the low E string, but you can't hear it through the amp at all. However, I am going to find a way to get fixed anyway. The pick ups are not the best sounding I've played, but for the money I expected that, and I plan on replacing the bridge pick up when I get some more cash in my pocket. An overall wonderful guitar for the price.

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One for all and all for one

By Egobruiser

from Matthews, NC

Comments about Ibanez RG4EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

This guitar is great. Honestly a better system for the price you cannot find. the whammy bar keeps a constant sustain and seems to take any and all abuse humanly possible. so if your doing metal its fast, the center pick up has a good zone similar to a telecaster. the register is high enough that you can keep a decent sustain. if you want a prestige ibanez save the money get this and some di marzio's or EMG's and you'll be running one killer instrument

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Beautiful. Just Beautiful.

By Jaydn Miguel

from Belleville, IL

Comments about Ibanez RG4EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I have to say that this guitar may be the most pleasing to the eyes of any in this price range. Whether in Transparent Blue or Grey Burst, it is simply beautiful to look at. I have this one in Grey and the quilted maple one in blue. Other than the looks of it, they're exactly the same. They felt decent with the stock setup, and felt even better after a full fret level, recrown and polish! The pickups I switched out, because, frankly, they sound muddy and have very little dynamics. I threw in some Dimarzios and it sounds like a dream. An Air Norton in the neck, an Area '61 in the middle and an Air Zone in the bridge. But I like the versatility of the 5-way switch. To sum it all up, it's definitely worth your time and investment. It does a lot for being a metal guitar. Play on, all.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT QUALITY AND TONE

By Findel

from El Paso Texas

Comments about Ibanez RG4EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

Been wanting a new guitar for about a year, and after lots of searching I went for this one, and I'm really happy I did, Cleans are amazing, and the five switch toggle just gives you a whole lot of options, and for distortion it has a very good tone, pick ups are a little weak, but they'll do the work, and for the Edge III tremolo, I don't know why it has that awful reputation, I've been messing around with it all week, and it stays in tune perfectly... BTW: My guitar was correctly set, and the action was awesome

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Guitar Is Awesome!

By Sidvicious1

from Aurora, Colorado

Comments about Ibanez RG4EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I was browsing Guitar Center's guitar collection and I happened to stumble upon this guitar. I thought it looked great, but when I plugged it in, I was blown away! This guitar has the greatest sound and tone qulity. The tremolo stays in tune perfectly and the neck is thin and very smooth, so shredding is no problem! I walked into Guitar Centr the next day and bought it. I would recommend this guitar to anyone!

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Killer looks, great shredder

By Kevin

from Austin, TX

Comments about Ibanez RG4EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I�ۡ���m more of a LP than a strat driver, but was looking for a 24 fret guitar to do some serious shredding on lighter strings with a whammy bar. Like many others, I noticed the striking blue finish of this guitar on the rack in GC and tried it out. The wizard neck is truly amazingly fast and smooth to play. You will notice that licks just naturally want to be played faster on this guitar. Legato licks will just roll off your fingers, and those arps just seem so much easier to play. Needless to say, the guitar came home with me and I continue to enjoy it. I have been playing this guitar for a couple of years now and it is still my favorite shredder. Feel like playing some Hendrix or even just jam out some 80�ۡ���s hair rock? This ax will deliver. The stock pups do okay, although I can imagine that you could get some more out of this ax with a hotter set. I think they are pretty hot already, as the neck humbucker 1NF4 gets a lot of harmonics and crunch. Even just banging away some power chords sound great. The only complaint I have about this ax is the edge III tremolo. These things are tricky beast and if you�ۡ���re not used to dealing with these things, get smart about the proper to way to change strings and keep this thing working correctly. I invested a lot of time playing around with getting the right set up between the back spring tension and the tuners to keep the correct pivot position. After doing some dive bombs and hard pulls, the guitar just never got back into the correct tuning. I began spending more time playing around with the adjustments than playing the guitar I was just about to give up on the whole idea of the whammy bar when I read about a product called the Tremstopper. The value of this device is that you have options to free float, dive bomb (down stroke only) or completely lock the whammy bar. It consists of an arm that attaches to the tremolo block and the guitar body in the tremolo cavity. I installed this device and set if for the down stroke only and it works great. The other benefit is that you can do some serious string pulls with the down stroke locked setting and there is no blurring of the string pull. This blurring results when the tremolo springs allows some flex in the string tension that counters your string pull. This device costs around $50 and is an easy install. I don�ۡ���t fault this guitar for the whammy bar issue, as this is an endemic issue of all guitars with whammy bars. The nut locking systems of the Floyd Rose/Edge devices is a big improvement over the old whammy bars that just stretched your strings across the nut and tuners. Not much chance of that staying in tune. However, the Floyd Rose/Edge systems do require a lot of tweaking to keep the proper balance of the pivot and keep the guitar in tune. I read that even pros like Steve Vai have built some special devices to address the issue of the Floyd Rose/Edge tuning problem. Anyway, this is a cool guitar and definitely will meet the urge to shred. In addition, it has got killer looks and is a very solid built ax.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

RG all the way

By Kevin Winston

from orland park, Ilinois

Comments about Ibanez RG4EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

this is by far, the greatest guitar i have. it was the first one i actually saved up for and im extremely happy with it. it has great sustain, amazing tuning with the edge 3 tremolo system, great tone, and just an overal great guitar. its a little on the heavy side but i like it. as long as you have the trem set rite, you can play it doing divebombs and lifts and everything nonstop with out it going outta tune. overall, this is such an amazing guitar and id reccomend it to anyone!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best I could find for the price!

By ThanosLeroy

from Portland, Or

Comments about Ibanez RG4EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I spent over a month after finding thid guitar trying to find something comparable at a better price... Not gonna happen. This guitar is increbible. I was playing a Ibanez GAX70 before I bought this and the difference is like day and night. As an intermediate guitar player this was a bit more than I can fully use but the complexity and playability of the instrument will help anyone get a LOT better. Make sure you understand the hardware on the guitar before you buy!!!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Guitar I Own!

By Slash Jr.

from Okeene,Ok

Comments about Ibanez RG4EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

This is downright the best guitar I own.Not because of the looks just how it plays.The neck is not fully rounded so it's easier to play barre chords.You get 5 presets to choose from and the 2 humbuckers and 1 single coil give you a lot of sound to choose from and it plays really easy through any amp of your choice.The locking tremelo system may look complicated but it really isn't.Once you get it one time you'll come to love this guitar.The system really helps too because on some guitars that have tremelo's get out of tune when you use it but this one doesn't, it's stayed in tune for me at least 3-4 weeks and still goin!So buy this guitar you've got nothin to loose!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very solid guitar

By Scott

from Phoenix

Comments about Ibanez RG4EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

This guitar is very, very good for the pricing. The body is pretty light, doesn't give my leg problems while sitting and is comfortable standing up. The neck is paper thin, fast, and has very easy access to the upper frets. The tremelo is solid for what I've experienced, doesn't need to be re-tuned too often. A little bit of buzzing now and then, but sometimes it just needs to be tightened. The pickups are decent, have decent sustain, good clarity on both distorted and clean settings. The single coil buzzes. I plan on replacing them with some DiMarzio's eventually. Overall, very versatile guitar. I can play Skynyrd, and I can play Van Halen on the same axe.

(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST GUITAR I HAVE ON MY POSESSION

By JHON GALICIA

from CALIFORNIA

Comments about Ibanez RG4EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I GOT THIS GUITAR FROM PASADENA GUITAR CENTER I BOUGHT IT JUST FOR JUST... I COLLECT GUITARS CAUSE IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD WHEN IM AT HOME LOOKING AT THEM AND ONE BY ONE PLAYING IT IM A GUITARIST FOR 15 YEARS NOW I PLAY BASS GUITARS ACOUSTIC GUITARS AND ELECTRIC GUITARS ... BUT WHEN I GOT MY HANDS ON THIS IBANEZ RG4XFM1 IT FEELS LIKE I DONT WANNA PLAY TO SOME OF MY GUITARS NOT TO MENTION . SOME ARE VERY HIGH ON TONE AND SOME OF IT DOES'NT HAVE AS GOOD AS THE RG4EX NECK FEELS...ITS MY NO. 1 GUITAR NOW ... IF YOU GUYS ON A BUDGET AND NEED A MID CLASS GUITAR THIS IS EXACTLY FOR YOU ITS VERY GOOD ON ACOUSTIC SIMULATOR AND ON METAL TOO

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING

By Zach Flores

from Reno, NV

Comments about Ibanez RG4EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar for my birthday in November 08. It was my fourth electric guitar and it by far blew away every guitar I own. It is affordable and I recommend for any beginner or intermediate player. Sometimes the hammerons and pulloffs are a little rough but overall its a really amazing guitar.

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ibanez RG4

By Ibanez could do better

from Texas

Comments about Ibanez RG4EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

i have had this thing for around 6 months, the good: amazing looks, nice tremolo system, thin neck. the bad: sustain doesnt last too long, pickups are allright but not the best, tremolo isnt a floyd rose but it works, middle pickup isnt worth putting in it. overall this is a good guitar but you could probably get something better from schecter.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Super Guitar...For a Super Price

By Cuauhtemoc

from Obregon,Sonora,Mexico

Comments about Ibanez RG4EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar like mor than a week ago and in the little time i have with it I am amazed with the sound it has also the guitar is beautiful I bought the transparent blue option in San Bernardino CA guitar center and is one of the best buys i made in my life.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

FAVORITE GUITAR. BUY

By Imbo

from GC, NY

Comments about Ibanez RG4EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

i have owned this guitar for several months and all i can say is....WOW!!!!! i was looking at the kh esps when i stumbled upon this beauty. The bridge almost NEVER goes out of tune and the neck pickup is absolutely glorious. i own a gibson sg which i use for all around playing but nowe ialmost always place this. the neck is flat so i can shred like never before. bottom line BUY THIS BEGINNER OR PRO!!!!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Love of My Life!

By Axavier J

from eugene oregon

Comments about Ibanez RG4EXFM1 Electric Guitar:

This guitar is by far the most Comfortable, Flow-able, Beautiful, Crisp Clean Guitar I've ever laid hands on! I've had mine a Little over a year now play it everyday and I'm still finding amazing sounds I've never heard before. I haven't found anything this guitar can't play. Melodic, Harmonic, Symphonic, Metal, Rock, Jazz, Classical, Blues, Country the list could go on forever! You can get some very Deep Clean and Crisp Blues as well as Heavy Harmonic Metal. Love the Pickups! So that being said. The best way I can describe this guitar is;Vibratious, Crisp, Clean, Deep, Hard, Heavy, Dreamy, Aquatic, Spacey, and just plain Gorgeous! The only thing that is Kind of a Pain is changing the strings and setting it up right. It took me forever the first time to get it balanced the way I wanted! But Once you get it set perfect.. Let just say.. HEAVEN ON SIX STRINGS. Stays in tune even on the most malicious of Dive Bombs. I may at some point change 1 or 2 of the Pickups out most likely wont though Seeming how the Ones that are in already sound amazing! All in all This RG Blew all the expectations I had for a guitar clean out of the Water! I got the Dark Blue Aqua One. I named her Luna Because every-time I play her she sends me to the moon Illuminates the very waters of my soul . Yes!

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