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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 RG6003FM model ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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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 RG6003FM model has a gorgeous flamed maple top over 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 Black hardware complete the list of metal appointments.

FEATURES

  • Maple "Wizard III" fast neck
  • Mahogany body/ Flamed Maple top
  • Jumbo frets, Rosewood fingerboard
  • White off-set dot inlay
  • Fixed bridge
  • Infinity 3 neck pu
  • Infinity 4 bridge pu
  • 5-way pickup selector swtich
  • Black hardware
  • Case sold separately
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IbanezRG6003FM Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (18)
  • Good feel (18)
  • Good tone (12)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (7)
  • Poor pick up (6)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (18)
  • Jamming (17)
  • Recording (7)
  • School bands (7)
  • Rock concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Novice (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

All around great guitar!

I'm surprised that nobody else has reviewed this little gem. I tried this out in-store before buying, and the pickups are highly responsive and punchy. The 5-way switch is what makes this...Read complete review

I'm surprised that nobody else has reviewed this little gem. I tried this out in-store before buying, and the pickups are highly responsive and punchy. The 5-way switch is what makes this guitar so versatile and fun to use. The neck is thin and feels super smooth. The dotted inlays are pushed to the edge of the frets which gives it a slick, professional look. The natural wood color is what caught my eye, it really stands out in the crowd. All in all, a well rounded guitar for the price. Everyone should at least have 1 in their collection.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great project guitar

I've read some reviews on this guitar and they are not misleading. The electronics in this guitar coming straight out of the box real lacked luster. Don't give up though this guitar has great...Read complete review

I've read some reviews on this guitar and they are not misleading. The electronics in this guitar coming straight out of the box real lacked luster. Don't give up though this guitar has great potential if you can drop a little extra money into it and mod it out. The wizard neck that comes on this and RG models is, well, amazing. The tuners are good and the body on this guitar is very sound as well.

I bought this guitar about 6 months ago with the whole intention to customize it and I am really impressed. I put EMG 85/81 pickups in mine and changed the pots to dual concentric/stacked pots (to control tone/volume on both pickups) and turned it into what would closely resemble a higher end RG for about $200 less than actually shelling out for the out of box higher end. This guitar is well worth the price. It's a great beginner model and with a few customizations can suit your needs.

Bottom line, get this for someone who's starting or has had some experience. If they hold onto it long enough to put some tweaks into it they will forever fall in love with this guitar.

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(22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All around great guitar!

By Esteban

from Houston, Tx

Site Member

Comments about Ibanez RG6003FM Electric Guitar:

I'm surprised that nobody else has reviewed this little gem. I tried this out in-store before buying, and the pickups are highly responsive and punchy. The 5-way switch is what makes this guitar so versatile and fun to use. The neck is thin and feels super smooth. The dotted inlays are pushed to the edge of the frets which gives it a slick, professional look. The natural wood color is what caught my eye, it really stands out in the crowd. All in all, a well rounded guitar for the price. Everyone should at least have 1 in their collection.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So much guitar for so little!

By Ryan

from Georgia

Site Member

Comments about Ibanez RG6003FM Electric Guitar:

Ibanez has been stepping up their game with these lower end RG's. Played the Trans Grey Flat one and it exceeded my expectations. Great playing neck, awesome looking Flamed Maple top, RICH MAHOGANY, offset dots, and a pretty good action that came on it. Pickups are pretty decent as well. I'm also a sucker for matte finishes. I'm more surprised at how easy it is to get one as the price it has. Plays like it's at least twice as much. I've been played for almost 7 years, but if I were to start over playing guitar, I'd go for this as my first electric guitar.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding guitar!

By Jacob

from Kansas city Missouri

Site Member

Comments about Ibanez RG6003FM Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar off the floor at my local guitar center, and I just can't stop playing it! It is amazing sounding guitar, perfect for everything I want to play. Only thing I would recommend if you get this guitar off the floor like I did, REPLACE THOSE STRINGS! I had one snap while I was playing it and it just about caught my eye. This guitar is outstanding if you are looking to buy it, great sound clean and distorted!

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great project guitar

By Renholio

from Nashville

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

    Comments about Ibanez RG6003FM Electric Guitar:

    I've read some reviews on this guitar and they are not misleading. The electronics in this guitar coming straight out of the box real lacked luster. Don't give up though this guitar has great potential if you can drop a little extra money into it and mod it out. The wizard neck that comes on this and RG models is, well, amazing. The tuners are good and the body on this guitar is very sound as well.

    I bought this guitar about 6 months ago with the whole intention to customize it and I am really impressed. I put EMG 85/81 pickups in mine and changed the pots to dual concentric/stacked pots (to control tone/volume on both pickups) and turned it into what would closely resemble a higher end RG for about $200 less than actually shelling out for the out of box higher end. This guitar is well worth the price. It's a great beginner model and with a few customizations can suit your needs.

    Bottom line, get this for someone who's starting or has had some experience. If they hold onto it long enough to put some tweaks into it they will forever fall in love with this guitar.

    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Exceeds Expectations

    By Willy

    from Sacramento, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Craftsmanship
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Light as a Feather

    Cons

    • Tuning

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands

    Comments about Ibanez RG6003FM Electric Guitar:

    I saw an Ibanez RG on sale at my local GC and went in for a try. I did not expect the guitar to feel so well made and for it to sound so well. The neck is very comfortable and flat, and the thing is around like 5 lbs, making it easy to walk with. Has strat like qualities with that thick humbucker tone. I recommend this guitar to any experienced player or beginner. This gitar also sounds great with a delay pedal :) The pickups could use some work however, but it is still a good guitar.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Electric Guitar for Heavy Metal!!!

    By El Diablo Ramone

    from Oklahoma city

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    Pros

    • Awesome Sound
    • Beautiful finish
    • Great Intonement
    • Light Weight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Heavy Metal
      • Logic Studio

      Comments about Ibanez RG6003FM Electric Guitar:

      i went to the center here in Oklahoma City. i picked up this guitar on a trade in on some old gear i had. originally i was looking to get an Iron Label series from Ibanez, but i didn't quite have enough in trade in value for it. so i opted for this one. it has an amazing sound. i took it home, plugged it in to logic studio, and recorded some heavy metal rhythm guitar riffs. awesome! this is really a different experience playing this guitar, as my background is classical and flamenco guitar. i still have to get use to using a guitar pick. PS the guy at the front deask really went out of his way to get me a great deal. he deserves a raise ;-)
      i tried to upload a photo i took last night but the web page goes to a blank screen.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice guitar.

      By Peg Leg

      from New York

      Pros

      • Great for metal
      • Great For Rock
      • Its Reasonably Sexy
      • Nice Clean And Distorted
      • Thin Neck
      • Very Comfy To Play

      Cons

      • Not for beginners
      • Pick-ups Could Be Better

      Best Uses

      • Metal
      • Practice
      • Rock
      • Shredding

      Comments about Ibanez RG6003FM Electric Guitar:

      I think this guitar really is great. It's probably one of the most comfortable guitars you'll ever play. Very nice.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Absolutely Amazing

      By Jam an

      from rockford ill

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Ibanez RG6003FM Electric Guitar:

        I bought this off the floor at guitar center and cannot put it down it is by far my favorite guitar to date!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Buy it,Play it,Love it!!!

        By ShaneO

        from Orlando fl.

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Ibanez RG6003FM Electric Guitar:

          I have been playing for 20+ years and have high end jacksons, usa,les pauls and esp custom guitars but never had a fixed bridge or ibanez,thought it was kinda silly to go from a $3000 guitar to a $300 guitar,but im in love with this RG,the fixed bridge and the flat finish make it very easy to clean and not nearly as much maintenance as a floyd rose!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I like it.

          By Potsie

          from Charlotte, NC

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Ibanez RG6003FM Electric Guitar:

            This is a nice guitar. The neck feels great and is very playable. I bought the transparent blue finish and it looks great.

            It has a fixed bridge and that helps keep it in tune. I don't think the tuners would be up to the task if it had a tremolo.

            The pick ups are good, not great. They are set up with a 5 way selector and it gives a wide variety of sounds, including a split humbucker that sounds a bit like a tele. There is a diagram on the Ibanez website that shows all the possible configurations.

            I've had no problems with buzz etc because it was set up already at GC.

            Don't complain about stuff like fret buzz. Have your guitars set up, or learn to do it yourself. Youtube is full of videos to show you how.

            (1 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            I wouldn't buy this product

            By Jack

            from Cherry Hill

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

            • Flat Sound
            • Fret Buzz
            • Poor Pick Up

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • School Bands

            Comments about Ibanez RG6003FM Electric Guitar:

            This guitar would be good for a beginner but someone like me it is just too cheap.

             
            5.0

            Great little combo

            By Jack

            from Syracuse

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Ibanez RG6003FM Electric Guitar:

              Great combo amp for the price

               
              5.0

              Ibanez has found the balance between quality and price

              By Preston

              from Mississippi

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Great Quality
              • Great Value

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz
              • Poor Pick Up

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Ibanez RG6003FM Electric Guitar:

              Firstly, I am a novice guitar player who learned chords on an acoustic. I bought this guitar to teach myself how to play electric guitar. This is a guitar that has much potential if you mod it, but out of the box, it is a very good quality, decent sounding guitar. This guitar does have fret buzz, but it just needs a proper setup. The sound is pretty good for a guitar of this quality. You're paying for a great beginners guitar and/or the basis for a high end instrument. You could save several hundred dollars by upgrading this instead of paying for a high end one. With upgrades, this guitar would be gold.

               
              3.0

              Okay. Not great

              By Chris

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz
              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ibanez RG6003FM Electric Guitar:

                I played about 12 guitars in the store yesterday. New, used, etc. Trying to work with a budget of 200-400 bucks. I even considered another RG going for 500, but I decided this played just as well.

                In the store the guitar didn't have a ton of fret buzz and the action was decent. Meaning it was to spec at about 2.5mm with some fret buzz.

                I took it home and played with it a while and was very excited to have a mahogany guitar with a maple cap. I figured in some months I'd throw a Duncan Distortion and Duncan Jazz in the neck and this would be awesome.

                The guitar sounds good for what it is and everything. Nothing to worry about there.

                I did change the strings since the one's it came with were on there since 2016. Ibanez says that the factory strings were 9-42 (but other time they say they could be 10-46, so who knows) I put Ernie Ball Hybrids on it.

                Right after that the fret buzzing was ridiculous. The G string buzzed on every string. I tuned the guitar to Eb in the store and did the same when I got home. Every guitar in the store and in my price range needed a fret level because they all had fairly straight necks and medium/factory action and lots of Buzz.

                After the change in string tension with the new strings I adjusted the truss rod to make the neck straight.and adjusted the action to rid myself of the fret buzz. Eventually the action got high enough where it had exceeded being acceptable. Worse than that a straight neck caused buzzing on open strings A and G.

                Basically, the Ibanez Gio I had back in 2007 had high action, zero fret buzz and wasn't listed at 350.00. This one had high action, plus fret buzz. I wasn't interested in seeing how high the action needed to be before the fret buzz was gone.

                I've watched so many youtube videos of people shredding on hundred dollar guitars saying they played great. This has never been my experience. They always talk about how amazing the Cort Factory in Indonesia is, but honestly it's a Gio with a nicer look.

                 
                4.0

                Good for the price

                By N

                from IN

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel

                Cons

                • Fret Buzz

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Ibanez RG6003FM Electric Guitar:

                I've been playing for 3 months and have been targeting Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold as practice material. I have a 14 year old Squier Affinity Strat (which was untouched, kept in great condition, new set of strings, and recently straightened neck) that I've been playing on, been using it up until the Ibanez. For a beginner getting into the genre mentioned above, it's a good temporary introduction for the $.

                After going to GC and picking up the RG6003 it felt and sounded great through the $650 amp I was plugged into. However, at home without the background noise I really began to notice the buzzing frets on some of the notes, but what really caught my attention was the buzzing from the nut. It's persistent, especially when you tune down to drop D. When using headphones from the amp you can't hear buzzing through the amp and it sounds great, but can still feel it in my hand and through the headphones if I don't want the volume on 11. In addition, if you're expecting the staining on the front of the guitar to look identical to the one shown in the GC photo (flat sapphire blue), lower your expectations. The middle is pretty much spot on. But the fade into a darker blue on the perimeter looks like it was spray painted and sanded by a novice like me. Not a smooth transition, just light middle and then a spray paint looking dark blue around the edges. Not a big deal for me, but for those who think otherwise there you go.

                Don't get me wrong as a novice it's a world of difference compared to the Squier and I couldn't be happier with the electronics, wizard neck, tuning pegs, and guitar in general. When I came home with it I retuned, started playing, looked up and 4 hours had passed.
                Several other reviewers mentioned the pickups were lackluster, others were fine with them. I can't definitively say because I haven't been playing long enough, but compared to the Squire it's a world of difference for the better in terms of getting a heavier sound. Duh, humbuckers.

                 
                3.0

                Slightly disappointing

                By MarkoPolo

                from Iowa

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Good Feel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Ibanez RG6003FM Electric Guitar:

                    Honestly, was slightly disappointed. The maple top on the guitar I received is not nearly as configured as the one shown in the picture. Mine looks super bland, and the black "flame" is hardly visible. The matte finish is pretty boring. The neck feels great, like most RGs! However, the frets are not stainless, came pretty rough, and already showing some wear. The guitar stay in tune great, however.
                    The pickups shown in the picture look like true INF3 and INF4 pickups. I have played these in the past and they sound great. However, the ones I received in my guitar lack the INF text, don't sound that great, and feel cheaply built. I will probably swap these out sometime in the future.
                    Honestly, I would recommend saving up another $100 or so and getting the next higher model. I love Ibanez's and didn't have HUGE expectations for something in this price range, but this is really reminiscent of a GIO budget model, and I kind of wish I didn't buy it.

                     
                    4.0

                    Loving this little beast

                    By Rohan Stan the Jelly Man

                    from Saugus ma

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Lightweight
                    • Low action
                    • Smooth fret edges
                    • Solid Electronics
                    • Well balanced

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Ibanez RG6003FM Electric Guitar:

                      Loving this more and more every time I pick it up. Super smooth neck, ultra lightweight and gorgeous. The flame is just beautiful on mine and symmetrical. Only reason I docked it one star is the neck pickup could be a little deeper sounding.

                       
                      5.0

                      Best all around ibanez experience

                      By Adam88

                      from Las vegas n.v

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good cleans
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                      • Poor Pick Up

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts

                      Comments about Ibanez RG6003FM Electric Guitar:

                      This guitar is good all around . there are things that could be better but over all its a grate guitar and for the price you will not find a better ( New) ibanez for it .the pick ups do have a bit of noise to them but vary light compression will take care of that lol .

                       
                      1.0

                      Never Again.

                      By Robert

                      from undisclosed

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Ibanez RG6003FM Electric Guitar:

                      Unreal....Guitar showed up Scratched and missing parts, volume know does not work right..This Guitar has been used..Guitar Center selling used guitars for the New price. Go to Sweetwater......

                       
                      2.0

                      I would't buy this again

                      By Jake

                      from Kansas City, MO

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel

                      Cons

                      • Flat Sound
                      • Fret Buzz
                      • Poor Pick Up
                      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Ibanez RG6003FM Electric Guitar:

                      It has been a great guitar but, it isn't the best made guitar. The pickups suck, I swapped them out with some invaders. Also the wood is extremely soft, scratches, dents and notches show up with out a problem. I replaced the strap buttons with strap locks and after my first 2 show the strap button ripped straight out of the guitar. Overall it's a good guitar for beginners but if you want to be active do NOT buy this guitar.

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