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Ibanez RG655 Prestige RG Series Electric Guitar  

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The Ibanez RG655 Prestige is a lightweight electric guitar that features a basswood body and the incredible Ibanez Super Wizard 5-piece neck for fast and effortless shredding. The 24-fret rosewood fin... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Ibanez RG655 Prestige is a lightweight electric guitar that features a basswood body and the incredible Ibanez Super Wizard 5-piece neck for fast and effortless shredding. The 24-fret rosewood fingerboard is dressed with dot inlays and has an ultraflat 16.92" radius that makes two-hand tapping effortless.

The RG655 guitar's Ibanez Edge bridge features stud lock function, it offers tight tone, and good tuning stability allowing you to perform the most radical of trem effects with flawless tuning accuracy.

Ibanez includes a hardshell case with the RG655 Prestige electric.

Features
  • Comfortable basswood body
  • Super-fast Super Wizard 5-piece neck
  • 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with ultraflat 16.92" radius
  • Ibanez Edge bridge with stud lock function
  • Includes hardshell case
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IbanezRG655 Prestige RG Series Electric Guitar
 
4.1

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Solid electronics (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great guitar!

I am very pleased with this guitar. I have been playing USA made Jackson guitars for over 20 years and I still do. I thought I would try something a little different and decided...Read complete review

I am very pleased with this guitar. I have been playing USA made Jackson guitars for over 20 years and I still do. I thought I would try something a little different and decided to purchase the RG655. I am really impressed and a little surprised at how much I love the feel of this neck. It is very thin and very wide. I didn't think the neck would feel this wide to me since I play the Jacksons, but it is consideralby wider than my other guitars and I really like it. It seems very easy to play with the wider string spacing and the thin neck and flat radius. The finish is flawless and beautiful, the trem feels really smooth, and I like the sound of the DiMarzios quite a bit. It also comes with a very nice hard case. Overall, I think this is a great guitar for the price, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a fast playing electric guitar with a locking trem. One note, when I went to set up the guitar to my liking, I was frustrated that I couldn't lower the action at the bridge because the studs would not lower. I then looked at the owner's manual and found out the trem features a "stud lock" feature. I had to use the little allen wrench to loosen the stud lock inside the bridge stud and then I could lower the bridge to where I wanted it. Just wanted to give a future owner a heads up on how to adjust the trem. If you are reading this review and are considering buying this guitar, I say get it, you won't be disappointed!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bought and returned

It's all down to personal opinion. It is a great guitar. I personally don't like the pickups. They sound muted to me. But that is an easy swap out. My main complaint...Read complete review

It's all down to personal opinion. It is a great guitar. I personally don't like the pickups. They sound muted to me. But that is an easy swap out. My main complaint was the string tension and neck width. I play with 9-42's. Those are very light and yet they felt like 10's on this guitar. No amount of spring adjustments or saddle adjustments or truss rid adjustments allowed me to get the super low, easy, buzz free play that I am used to on Ibanez guitars. That being said, a professional setup that addressed in possible fret issues may have helped and maybe used springs would have fet better to me. I am used to playing old Jems. Also, and it may all be in my head, but it feels like IBanez necks have got wider recently. I have been playing for over thirty years and mostly on Ibanez. I am pretty good at setting up guitars with trems. I think this guitar could be top notch for many players if you swap out the pick ups. For me personally, the neck did not agrre with my hands or playing style. I hope this blathering helped somebody. Best advice is to play it for yourself and decide. Quality is typical Ibanez which is pretty darn good.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Impressive Playability

By Mark

from San Antonio, TX

Pros

  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ibanez RG655 Prestige RG Series Electric Guitar:

      I have a Japanese made Sabre Series that I have been playing for over 20 years which I love. I decided it was finally time to add new Ibanez to the lineup and I chose the Prestige RG655. It took a little getting used to. At first I found myself always going back to my Sabre Series but after I finally decided to give this instrument a fair chance and spent some time on it I have really began to appreciate the playability of this instrument. Its all about the neck. It has an extremely smooth finish on the backside and the action is impressive. Its a little wider than I'm used to but it was easy to adapt. Now when I go back to my old Sabre Series its easy to see what makes this Prestige special. This is a guitar that is designed to be a shredder and it begs to be played that way. As with any guitar the only way to know if you will like it is to play it. Give this instrument a try and decide for yourself.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Bought and returned

      By Nobody

      from California

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Pickups sound muted

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ibanez RG655 Prestige RG Series Electric Guitar:

          It's all down to personal opinion. It is a great guitar. I personally don't like the pickups. They sound muted to me. But that is an easy swap out. My main complaint was the string tension and neck width. I play with 9-42's. Those are very light and yet they felt like 10's on this guitar. No amount of spring adjustments or saddle adjustments or truss rid adjustments allowed me to get the super low, easy, buzz free play that I am used to on Ibanez guitars. That being said, a professional setup that addressed in possible fret issues may have helped and maybe used springs would have fet better to me. I am used to playing old Jems. Also, and it may all be in my head, but it feels like IBanez necks have got wider recently. I have been playing for over thirty years and mostly on Ibanez. I am pretty good at setting up guitars with trems. I think this guitar could be top notch for many players if you swap out the pick ups. For me personally, the neck did not agrre with my hands or playing style. I hope this blathering helped somebody. Best advice is to play it for yourself and decide. Quality is typical Ibanez which is pretty darn good.

          (0 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          did not like it at all

          By chico

          from forrest city,ar

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

            Cons

            • not good

            Best Uses

            • not good

            Comments about Ibanez RG655 Prestige RG Series Electric Guitar:

            pickups had awful tone.
            impossible to change a string.
            strings always break
            and the action was way to tight!with 11 gauge strings!
            had to take it to a dealer and get it tuned one step down and swighted to 10 guage strings costing me 50 bukcs!

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lots of bang for the buck

            By Milli Vanilli

            from Chicago IL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ibanez RG655 Prestige RG Series Electric Guitar:

              Very nice guitar. Arrived in new condition as expected. Case is surprisingly nice as well. It played nice right out of the box, but after a quick setup to my own preference I was on my way (lower action, tweak the truss, lower the pickups). Wide flat neck, the trem does a nice job and has a very smooth action. A little fret buzz after my setup, but I play with very low action so suppose that is to be expected. Nice that they add a multi-tool for the setups. The pickups are pretty hot and modern sounding. A little too hot for me, but an easy change should I decide to go that route. Upper fret access is fantastic, virtually no heel in the way. It is a very light guitar, also very versatile with the HSH pickup configuration. For this price, it is tough to beat...

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              One of my favorite guitars

              By M.

              from Westminster, MA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts

                Comments about Ibanez RG655 Prestige RG Series Electric Guitar:

                When I found myself asked to join a new band, I wound up in the market for a new guitar. The usual guitar I typically play is the Giger edition from 2008 and since the new band would be tuning differently, I didn't feel like dealing with re-tuning a Floyd Rose bridge whenever I needed to play with the new band. I was expecting a few upgrades to my older Giger edition Prestige, but I was really pleased with the changes they've made to this guitar... granted it can't match the aesthetic of the carved Giger, but in all the other ways I think this new Prestige edition exceeds my expectations. When I read another reviewer state the con of the tone being dark with the Tone Zones, I was even more sold on my purchase. I'm primarily playing Black/Death Metal in this project so that is exactly the kind of tone I'm looking for. The new Prestige with these pick-ups certainly delivers that, it felt like we were a whole new band when I added this guitar into the mix! The other major difference against my earlier Prestige model is the thinness of the neck. The other guitarist I work with doesn't like it, because it's way too thin for him, but I really love it. It makes fret work so much faster and it's quite a difference switching between the two guitars and I kind of wish my Giger neck had the same specs. I think Ibanez has hit it's limit on thin for me though, if they tried to shave their neck's down any more than this I would probably find it a hindrance to play, but with this edition, I think it's perfect. I love everything about this guitar and I really can't wait to record our next album with it. I've recorded albums with my earlier Prestige, so I expect this one to perform similarly. In concert I think this Prestige works wonderfully, I get no electronic noise between amplifier and the guitar. In fact, I ended up no longer needing to use a Noise Gate live, because there was no feedback between my amp and guitar. I was really surprised at that, but I won't complain at all.

                (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Dissapointed.

                By Ed

                from Soap Lake, WA

                Comments about Ibanez RG655 Prestige RG Series Electric Guitar:

                Mine was born in April 2015. I bought this guitar THINKING it would be compartable to my 92' RG570. Not even close. I play my IRG20 Iron Label more just cus of overall playablity and feel. IT should not be this way.

                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Not just for metal

                By Jcddfd2

                from Sevierville TN

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gigs
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Ibanez RG655 Prestige RG Series Electric Guitar:

                  I bought this because of hand and shoulder issues . After playing it for a week I'm really digging it. I thought that the humbucker hi gain stuff would be good but was surprised how much I liked the middle and in between sounds . It has enough spank with clean tones. This is a great do all guitar not just for metal.

                  (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Ibanez I've Ever Played

                  By BrianJ

                  from Wesley Chapel Florida

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Shredding

                    Comments about Ibanez RG655 Prestige RG Series Electric Guitar:

                    If you're looking at this Ibanez then you already know what you want, I've played Ibanez guitars for 15 years and this is by far the best you can buy for this price point.. Dimarzio Tone Zone, Air Norton and True Velvet are made for this guitar it seems..

                    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great guitar!

                    By TS

                    from Fargo, ND

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Ibanez RG655 Prestige RG Series Electric Guitar:

                        I am very pleased with this guitar. I have been playing USA made Jackson guitars for over 20 years and I still do. I thought I would try something a little different and decided to purchase the RG655. I am really impressed and a little surprised at how much I love the feel of this neck. It is very thin and very wide. I didn't think the neck would feel this wide to me since I play the Jacksons, but it is consideralby wider than my other guitars and I really like it. It seems very easy to play with the wider string spacing and the thin neck and flat radius. The finish is flawless and beautiful, the trem feels really smooth, and I like the sound of the DiMarzios quite a bit. It also comes with a very nice hard case. Overall, I think this is a great guitar for the price, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a fast playing electric guitar with a locking trem. One note, when I went to set up the guitar to my liking, I was frustrated that I couldn't lower the action at the bridge because the studs would not lower. I then looked at the owner's manual and found out the trem features a "stud lock" feature. I had to use the little allen wrench to loosen the stud lock inside the bridge stud and then I could lower the bridge to where I wanted it. Just wanted to give a future owner a heads up on how to adjust the trem. If you are reading this review and are considering buying this guitar, I say get it, you won't be disappointed!

                        (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Good with one reservation...

                        By Boogie2

                        from Dallas tx

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Solid Build Quality

                        Cons

                        • Dark Pickups
                        • Flat Sound

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Rock Concerts

                        Comments about Ibanez RG655 Prestige RG Series Electric Guitar:

                        I bought the Cobalt blue model. It came with NO setup. The action was terrible but since MF doesn't perform setups on the guitars they sell, it was not unexpected. After an evening tweaking the neck, action, and intonation, all is well. It plays great. It's a typical Ibanez neck, very thin, flat and fast. I really like the Edge trem. I forgot how smooth it was. Top notch.

                        The only downside I see is the pickups. I know a lot of folks like the Dimarzio "Tone Zone" but it's not my style. I like I bridge pickup with a bit of "air", that has some highs and will cut through in a mix. The Tone zone is very dark with little to offer in the way of highs. I've ordered a Dimarzio Evolution set that should be more in line with my taste.

                        So, it's a nice guitar if you like dark pickups. If not, plan on spending some more cash to correct the issue. I'd recommend it with that reservation.

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