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This RG Premium electric guitar, the RG920QMZ, stands astride quality and affordability with a foot (bout?) planted firmly in each camp by providing a combination of moderate price, superior quality, pro features, and excellent feel and finish. The RG Premium has an American basswood center and a quilted maple top while the Wizard Premium neck is given the Premium fret edge treatment for a fast, smooth feel. USA-made DiMarzio/Ibanez humbuckers provide volcanic toneage worthy of Krakatoa and Vesuvius. The Edge Zero II bridge with the ZPS3Fe spring system returns you to "zero" ” center point ” after each use of the tremolo arm that allows radical tremolo effects with flawless tuning accuracy.

Basswood body
Basswood is a comparatively lightweight wood, which makes it very comfortable for extended playing. With a good balance of highs and lows, basswood is right in between alder and mahogany in sound character.

Includes gig bag.

Features
  • American basswood body
  • Quilted maple top
  • 5-piece maple/walnut Wizard Premium neck with premium fret edge treatment
  • Bound rosewood fretboard
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • Offset dot inlays
  • USA-made DiMarzio IBZ RG N neck humbucker
  • USA-made DiMarzio IBZ RG B bridge humbucker
  • Master tone/volume
  • 5-way pickup switch
  • Edge-Zero II tremolo with ZPS3 (Zero Point System 3 Fe)
  • Deluxe ibanez gig bag
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IbanezRG920QMZ Premium Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 24 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good pick up (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • School bands (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Professional features at an affordable price!

I have owned many Ibanez guitars over the years including one Prestige model. Th RG series feels and sounds the best for my more aggressive playing style. I purchase this guitar in the Liquid...Read complete review

I have owned many Ibanez guitars over the years including one Prestige model. Th RG series feels and sounds the best for my more aggressive playing style. I purchase this guitar in the Liquid Inferno color. It is even brighter than it looks in the picture and takes a while to get used to but the finish and quilted woods used are insane. The finish rivals American made guitars costing 3 times as much.

Many guitars when they arrive require additional setup but when this guitar arrived, the frets, action and even intonation were all perfect. This guitar as stated is well suited for the musician who plays out a lot and needs a durable guitar that will not wear out quickly. The DiMarzio humbuckers offer the perfect combination of power and clarity even at full distorted levels. I wish I could get the same guitar with a H-S-H pickup trio but Ibanez is not offering these in the USA yet. I am so pleased with this model, that I am planning on purchasing a second one of these in the Black Ice finish in the near future.

I would greatly encourage anyone who is considering the purchase of a RG series guitar to save up a few more dollars and put it in this guitar. The old saying is "You get what you pay for" - In this case, you definately get that and more!
5 position pickup selector gives a variety of sounds. Edge Zero II bridge is the best on the market.
The finish is even better than expected. The frets were perfectly manicured. Even the action was flawless.
Prestige quility at a much lower price point.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ibanez Premium

Nice workmanship and the Edge II Zero tremelo may be the best in the business today. Light weight, so comfortable but poor "chug" ability because of the basswood body. Tone...Read complete review

Nice workmanship and the Edge II Zero tremelo may be the best in the business today. Light weight, so comfortable but poor "chug" ability because of the basswood body. Tone is tight, almost "brown" on the bridge pickup. 5 tonal varieties compared to usual 3 for a 2H guitar. Biggest issue is that string height can't be adjusted close enough to the fretboard, regardless of bridge/neck adjustment, without getting dead spots or buzz. For the money, it's good but falls short compared to a well-made U.S. Guitar in the details.

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5.0

Ibanez RG920QMZ Premium is "High Voltage"

By BRIAN MEMMEL

from Milwaukee, WI

Comments about Ibanez RG920QMZ Premium Electric Guitar:

Ibanez RG920QMZ Premium Electric Guitar(High Voltage Violet) Well the wife gave me the go ahead to buy a new axe and I showed her a pic of the High Voltage Violet and I think she was more excited than I was. I've had this baby for a little under a month now and I have been playing the snot of it - still has 9's and hasn't really beeen set up yet. I have to say this is really an AWESOME axe. I have quite a few Ibanez gems (no pun intended - ok I lied :-)) and after the initial trial, it's becoming one of my favoites. Right out of the box - before my normal tweaks - it plays/feels & sounds incredible!! You get a chance to pic one of these up don't hesitate just do it. You will not be sorry.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful guitar

By Indicat

from Denver, Co.

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ibanez RG920QMZ Premium Electric Guitar:

      I researched the hell out of these guitars before I ordered one. I ordered it sight unseen and could not be happier with it. I got the red one and it is just gorgeous. I love Ibanez guitars and this is my favorite out of 6 that I have owned over 23 years of playing. The stock pups are just fine for me. Fretwork is flawless. If you like the RG's chances are you will love this guitar. I'm starting to sound like a paid spokesman or something here (which I'm not) so I'll shut up now. As a side note, the guitar arrived with a minor factory imperfection. I called Musicians Friend and another guitar arrived the next day! UNDER 24 hours! Excellent guitar, excellent customer service.

       
      4.0

      Great guitar but fret work could

      By Freoguitar

      from Perth, Australia

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Fret Work
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Ibanez RG920QMZ Premium Electric Guitar:

      Love the guitar but shoddy frets cost me a lot to rectify. If you are lucky to get one with even frets, then you are on a winner.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlpimmD_cHE
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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar for metal or heavy music

      By JASON LUND

      from sioux falls, sd

      Comments about Ibanez RG920QMZ Premium Electric Guitar:

      Ok, this review is only for playing metal or other heavy music. I can't imagine anyone would look at this guitar to play blues or any clean guitar- there are much better choices than this for those styles. That being said, this guitar can sound perfectly fine when you do need to clean it up. I got a cobalt blue one, and it looks fantastic. I have an S5470 prestige and while its not quite in the same league as that guitar, it definitely is in the same league as the RG3550 prestige that is 700-800 more. Ok, yes the neck is not quite the same as a prestige neck, but I found for chunky rhythm playing that the slightly thicker neck works really well on the RG body. The fit and finish are flawless, and while it is a veneer quilt top, it looks great. The pickups are perfectly fine- only a slight loss of output compared to my dimebucker equipped s5470 prestige. Disregarding the price this is an awesome guitar for heavy styles, and when you factor in price it might be one of the best values out there. It honestly beats my esp horizon II, MIJ first edition RG, and any usa schecter or jackson I've played. I would put it at a tie with the RG 3550 prestige. If you want a better ibanez rg you're gonna have to buy the $3500 j-custom. Try one out, I'm sure you'll agree if you play metal.

       
      5.0

      best guitar for the best price

      By Ricky

      from Puerto Rico

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Great Hardware
      • Great Sounding
      • Quality guitar
      • Versaltile

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Ibanez RG920QMZ Premium Electric Guitar:

        Ver good guitar ti blow away my expectations. I play guitar forma almost ten
        Years and it is the best i've played. Perfect setup. Just a little bit of tuning and played like 5 hours.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Almost a Perfect Guitar.

        By Esp1000

        from Hartford, CT

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Great For Any Style
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Ibanez RG920QMZ Premium Electric Guitar:

          Awesome guitar....good for any style of play. Feels like a guitar that should cost twice as much. Comfortable, easy to play, sound quality and set up ready for live or studio right out of the box. Can't go wrong with this guitar.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Outstanding!

          By Bill Neighbours

          from Chelsea, AL

          Comments about Ibanez RG920QMZ Premium Electric Guitar:

          I just bought this guitar and it is my first Ibanez product. The workmanship is outstanding, better than any guitar I have seen at three times the price. The wood top is almost perfectly book matched. The attention to detail in the fret dressing is the best that I have seen. The action, whammy bar are perfect. What is amazing is the five pickup combinations. I have not experienced sounds like this from any electric. It makes playing a lot of fun as you can come up with some wild sounds. Study the neck and fretboard closely, it is amazing what they did. I'm not going to tell you, just go into the store and look! I know that this is a rock machine, but I could not be happier. I am 61 years old and it is a great product for all ages and styles.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wicked Guitar!

          By Shawnders

          from Herkimer NY

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ibanez RG920QMZ Premium Electric Guitar:

              I got this guitar in the mail a couple days ago and i cant put the thing down! The fret work is just amazing and it sounds great. This guitar feels and sounds A LOT like the John Petrucci Ibanez models. Only thing i dont like is the pick ups, going to be switching the stock ones with Dimarzio Crunch Lab/Liquifier. Happy Playing!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Guitar

              By Matthew Japalucci

              from Undisclosed

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Ibanez RG920QMZ Premium Electric Guitar:

                I would definitely recommend this guitar to anyone who's looking for a great sound with a smooth action. This guitar has it all.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                I wanted to like this guitar so bad

                By CG42

                from Newark, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Good Feel

                Cons

                • Flat Sound
                • Fret Buzz

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ibanez RG920QMZ Premium Electric Guitar:

                  In a nutshell--Great looking guitar with great neck but fret buzz was a deal killer. Even after pro set up and heavier strings it still was a problem. Also, pickups too hot for warm clean sounds. To sell this as a jack of all trades working mans guitar is missleading. If all you play is high gain metal and you dont mind the stiff trem it might be good.

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