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Ibanez RGA series RGAR42MFMT Electric Guitar Flat Blue Lagoon Burst

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If Ibanez can lay claim to the title of being the strongest name in Metal guitars, then the RGA is the model this reputation was built on. Every inch of this classic screams speed, fury, and expressio... 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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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

If Ibanez can lay claim to the title of being the strongest name in Metal guitars, then the RGA is the model this reputation was built on. Every inch of this classic screams speed, fury, and expression.

The RGAR42MFMT features a mahogany body with stunning flamed maple top and the legendary thin, Wizard III maple neck, revered for both its playing comfort and unparalleled speed. A Maple fretboard and reversed headstock round out the visuals. Proprietary Quantum pickups for a focused, vintage meets modern, vibe and you’ve got a guitar that’s every inch a pure metal machine. Case sold separately.

Features

  • Made-for-metal body design
  • Stunning maple top
  • Fast-playing Wizard III neck
  • Versatile Quantum humbuckers with 5-way switch
  • Rock-stable, double-locking tremolo
Specifications
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Laminatead
  • Top wood: Flamed Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Wizard III
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 15.75 in.
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Quantum (H)
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Quantum (H)
  • Brand: Ibanez
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Switchable, neck humbucker in parallel position 2
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: Yes, position 4
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle double locking
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Black
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Top wood
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Indonesia
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IbanezRGA series RGAR42MFMT Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)

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5.0

Fantastic guitar!

By Marb

from Little Rock, AR

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ibanez RGA series RGAR42MFMT Electric Guitar:

      I've had my eye on these for a while now but decided to pick one up after Christmas and I'm very glad I did. I play many different types of music and while the stock pickups aren't perfect, they are pretty darn good. Dialed back a little the neck will give a nice warm clean tone while the out of phase produces a nice strum oriented sound.The bridge is hot but not to brittle, compared to the old INF stock pickups these are fantastic, almost as good as the old S series.

      The reason I purchased though was for the neck (can always replace pickups right?). The unfinished / satin neck feels amazingly smooth. The maple fretboard (yes, from mine it looks to be truly a maple fretboard on a maple neck, not 1 solid piece of maple - this is a good thing IMHO) is as smooth as glass and the frets on the one they pulled out of the box for me at the store a perfect. All are very smooth, no rough spots and the edges look exactly like the "rolled" edges on my premium JEM.

      I've been playing my single cut guitars a lot the past year but I simply can't seem to put this one down. I was initially concerned with the trem. I love the original Edge and the Low Pro but had some bad experiences with a mid priced Ibanez about 4 years ago. This one, it's still called the Edge III, works great so far. A little string stretching, minor trem adjustment and its stayed in tune with a lot of playing for over a week.

      If you want a great mid priced guitar with good stock pickups that stays in tune, pick this up. You will love the neck. If you think you need to spend twice as much to get a great feeling maple fretboard, you don't.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Has become my favorite! Great feel, great tones, looks great

      By Randy

      from Fort Worth, Texas

      About Me Novice

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Ibanez RGA series RGAR42MFMT Electric Guitar:

        I've only been playing about a year... but I am taking it very seriously. I started with a cheapo "kit" guitar and quickly moved to a Schecter Demon 6FR. I've loved the Demon since day 1. Since then I've bought and/or traded for the following: Schecter Hellraiser Solo II, EVH Wolfgang Standard, Fender Showmaster, Ibanez Artcore, Schecter Banshee Extreme, and an Epiphone Les Paul Standard.

        Here is what I can tell you: This Ibanez RGAR42MFMT has quickly become my favorite of all! The tones are FANTASTIC (5 position switch provides 5 unique tones). I play through a Kustom HV30 tube amp - and I can get everything I need from Metallica tone to great cleans and everything in between with this setup and this guitar.

        So compared to everything else I've owned, this one gives me the most range of tones - and I *really* like them, and this one is the most comfortable to play - it's very light weight and shaped to play! Oh, and it has the best sustain of all my guitars. And... most importantly for me: ZERO fret buzz with low action. I bought the guitar off the wall at GC, so I am not sure if they had it set up or what - but it was set up perfectly off the wall. Every other guitar I have/had has at least some fret buzz, but this one has zero.

        So to make a short story long: This is my favorite guitar because it has great tones, feels great, looks great, and has zero fret buzz. One last thing, I actually like the Ibanez locking tremolo better than a Floyd Rose because the fine tuners have more play room (they are "taller"). The Schecter Demon 6FR is a pretty close 2nd place, for many of the same reasons (but it has fret buzz, but not through the amp, if I bang the strings to hard) and the neck on the Schecter has a slight gloss on the back which sometimes makes it a little sticky. The Ibanez neck is smooth as butter. I guess I'd say this Ibanez beats out the Demon 6 by just a little bit in every category - except perhaps the looks, where I'd give the Schecter a slight edge.

         
        5.0

        My new favorite!!

        By Chris

        from earth

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Ibanez RGA series RGAR42MFMT Electric Guitar:

          This guitar is a must have. It's light weight, it sounds amazing, and it looks beautiful. Thanks to the double locking on this guitar, you will be able to play and not get out of tune.

           
          5.0

          Just got it fantastic guitar play this through a Katana 100

          By Eddie

          from Florida

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • smoking sound since it's ash you can play anythi
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Ibanez RGA series RGAR42MFMT Electric Guitar:

            Beautiful guitar almost like their top end models great tone

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