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Ibanez RGA7 7-String Electric Guitar  

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The bound mahogany body is comfortably contoured making the Ibanez RGA7 a great axe for those long sets and sessions. The Gibraltar Standard 7 bridge offers a wide range of intonation adjustments whil... Click To Read More About This Product

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The bound mahogany body is comfortably contoured making the Ibanez RGA7 a great axe for those long sets and sessions. The Gibraltar Standard 7 bridge offers a wide range of intonation adjustments while holding up to intense performances. LZ7 active humbucking pickups have the firepower and articulation necessary for drop-tune fun without the mud. Feel the blazing speed when you run your left hand down the fast and thin Wizard II-7 neck fitted with jumbo frets and inlaid with pearl dots.

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Features
  • Fully bound archtop mahogany body
  • Rosewood fretboard with jumbo frets
  • Thin Wizard II-7 bolt-on neck
  • LZ7 active humbucking pickups
  • Gibraltar Standard 7 bridge
  • Case sold separately
Specifications
    • Scale 25.5"
    • 1.88" nut width
    • 15.75" fretboard radius
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IbanezRGA7 7-String Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome Guitar

Great Guitar! It has a super fast neck and the cutaway is a great option for players that love to shred. With this guitar, not only do you get the money you payed...Read complete review

Great Guitar! It has a super fast neck and the cutaway is a great option for players that love to shred. With this guitar, not only do you get the money you payed out of it, but extra. The pickups are great, they do their job and get it done right. The only thing that could have been better with this guitar is a Edge III tremolo bridge, like the RGA72TQM, but that's just my playing style. Pros -> Fast neck for shredding and leads. -> Good pickups that get the job done, though they could be better. -> Beautiful black and shiny finish. The shine shows the arched top and thus reveals its "natural curves". -> Cheap way to get a great guitar -> Twenty Four Frets!!! -> Awesome body shape -> Light weight Cons -> Hard to restring -> Could have better pickups Overall, the guitar is great for the price, and for a guitar in general. I would defiantly recommend it and gig with it. Also, I have bumped it a lot, and it still holds the same beauty as it had when I first bought it. Their could be improvements, but it can hold its own against the best of them. Specs Neck Material:5pc Maple/ Walnut Neck Type:Wizard II-8 Body:Mahogany body Frets:24Jumbo frets Fingerboard:Rosewood Inlay:Pearl dot inlay Bridge:Fixed Edge III-8 bridge NeckPU:LZ8-N BridgePU:LZ8-B HW Color:BK Finishes:BK

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I just did not like it

Well, it looks sexy, but it's only what I liked about it. Those guys who like this guitar and say that this is a great metal guitar have never played on Schecter or...Read complete review

Well, it looks sexy, but it's only what I liked about it. Those guys who like this guitar and say that this is a great metal guitar have never played on Schecter or ESP for sure. Humbuckers? They say humbuckers are active, but come on, the sound is just poor. No better than my cheapest squier. Moreover, this bridge is just ridiculous. I don't understand why they keep producing these bridges. If they change this bridge, I may buy some Ibanez again with EMGs or other normal humbackers. Oh, I almost forgot to say about Buzzzz sounds. Yeah, it was bad. I kept this guitar for one year and then just traded in LTD H-1007 and I sighed. So, you guys who liked this guitar try Schecter and ESP and you will do the same what I did.

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(28 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar

By Bennett Hensey

from Chicago, Illinois

Comments about Ibanez RGA7 7-String Electric Guitar:

Great Guitar! It has a super fast neck and the cutaway is a great option for players that love to shred. With this guitar, not only do you get the money you payed out of it, but extra. The pickups are great, they do their job and get it done right. The only thing that could have been better with this guitar is a Edge III tremolo bridge, like the RGA72TQM, but that's just my playing style. Pros -> Fast neck for shredding and leads. -> Good pickups that get the job done, though they could be better. -> Beautiful black and shiny finish. The shine shows the arched top and thus reveals its "natural curves". -> Cheap way to get a great guitar -> Twenty Four Frets!!! -> Awesome body shape -> Light weight Cons -> Hard to restring -> Could have better pickups Overall, the guitar is great for the price, and for a guitar in general. I would defiantly recommend it and gig with it. Also, I have bumped it a lot, and it still holds the same beauty as it had when I first bought it. Their could be improvements, but it can hold its own against the best of them. Specs Neck Material:5pc Maple/ Walnut Neck Type:Wizard II-8 Body:Mahogany body Frets:24Jumbo frets Fingerboard:Rosewood Inlay:Pearl dot inlay Bridge:Fixed Edge III-8 bridge NeckPU:LZ8-N BridgePU:LZ8-B HW Color:BK Finishes:BK

(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bang For Your Buck

By Corey Clay

from coram, New York

Comments about Ibanez RGA7 7-String Electric Guitar:

WOW! thats all i have to say.. ive been playing ibanez guitars for 5 years now and the company never ceases to amaze me.. i picked up this guitar just as a cheap back up 7 string (my other one is a rg1527M) From the moment i picked up this guitar i was impressed.. i slapped some EMG's on there and it went from my back up guitar to one of my favorite guitars i own.. the neck is super thin and fast (as usual with an ibanez) and from the moment i unboxed it, it already played great.. bottom line if you dont own this guitar already, GET IT!

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great guitar

By Agassi

from denver, co

Comments about Ibanez RGA7 7-String Electric Guitar:

wow this guitar is truely amazing. it does what it does what other 7 stringers cant. the pick ups are amazing and the guitar is great for thrashing. you can slide up and down the neck fairly easy and it gives great tone.i play on stage with this thing and it couldnt be easier to play and slide up and down on. the only other thing i can think about putting on this guitar is a Edge Pro Bridge.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Metal guitar

By Jared Breeding

from Medina,Ohio

Comments about Ibanez RGA7 7-String Electric Guitar:

This is a great metal guitar for the musician on a budget. descent price with all that metal glory

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Why have 5 or 6 strings when you can have 7?

By Matt

from Tampa, FL

Comments about Ibanez RGA7 7-String Electric Guitar:

The RGA archtop guitar not only has hot curves but playability. For live performance, its lightweight body gives players more freedom to prowl around stage. The arched top also lets players to knock down heavy riffs and power chords without hitting the guitar body. All told, curved beauty and great performance combine gracefully and powerfully in the RGA.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding.

By Taylor

from Orange County, California

Comments about Ibanez RGA7 7-String Electric Guitar:

Usually I'm a bit skeptical about Ibanez, but let me tell you, once I played a riff on this, there was no going back. If your into some heavy metal this is the guitar for you. I bought this a few weeks ago and there is nothing bad I can say about it. I even got a nice clean tone going. The pickups are amazing, the shape is comfortable and the guitar itself feels sturdy, this is a must have.

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Metal Guitar

By Krista

from Henderson, NV

Comments about Ibanez RGA7 7-String Electric Guitar:

This is a great guitar to get if you like to play Metal, due to the L27 humbucking pickups. Highly recommend.

(4 of 42 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

It's.... disappointing

By Marcus

from Fairview, North Carolina

Comments about Ibanez RGA7 7-String Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar about 3 months ago and I'm getting ready to sell it for an Epiphone Les Paul. The guitar is actually very well made. It plays very well and seems to stay in tune well. The major downside is the pickups. They are so muddy that I can barely understand what I'm playing ( for real). I don't have that much experience in the seven string realm, and with this offering I'm not that impressed. Please, if you're going to by a seven string I would highly suggest a Schecter Damien Elite 7. Better pickups and overall a better guitar.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ibanez Rga 7

By Will

from minneapolis minnesota

Comments about Ibanez RGA7 7-String Electric Guitar:

I like this guitar a lot, normally ibanez necks are too small and flat for me but this one feels a lot better. I like the stock pickups but if you're looking for a screaming amount of clear distortion tone that's used in tech-death type music i'd switch the pickups out for some EMG's or something similar. The mid-scoop switch doesn't really do much, it's a subtle difference in sound that i could've taken or left but it doesn't diminish anything for me personally. This is a light instrument, around 5 or 6 lbs. considering how thick and tough the finish is on the mahogany body that's remarkable.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Guitar.

By Nick

from Denver, Colorado

Comments about Ibanez RGA7 7-String Electric Guitar:

This guitar is simply amazing. Anything from the very light weight of it to the playability to the quality of the pickups racks up major points in my opinion. I use this up on stage and it has been nothing but a dream in my hands. I recommend this to everyone who wants comfortability and a unique sounding range of notes.

(1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Thought about it

By Baff

from Baycliff, tx

Comments about Ibanez RGA7 7-String Electric Guitar:

I considered this guitar when I decided to buy an electric. Played it in the store several times. One of the things that kept me from choosing this one was the color choices. The weight and feel were all good though and I was looking for a guitar that did not feel too big or heavy. I like Ibanez for this reason. The sound was good. I just did not like the color or shape.

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great if you like Ibanez necks

By Luke

from Minneapolis, MN

Comments about Ibanez RGA7 7-String Electric Guitar:

For me, guitars are really about the feeling of the neck. If I can't get used to the neck of a guitar, it doesn't matter how good the pickups are and how good looking the guitar is, I just won't enjoy playing it. This is the case here, at least for me. I can't get used to the neck. I have played other ibanez guitars, and if you like some of their rga and s series guitars, this will be a great guitar for you. I just can't get used to the thinness of the neck. THe pickups are pretty decent sounding for stock, although replacing them would probably not be a bad idea if you wanted that metal tone from active pickups. All in all, if you like ibanez necks, this is a great value for a guitar in the 7 string category, a category in which you have a pretty limited amount of choices.

 
4.0

Ibanez RGA 7-string

By J.R.

from Springfield, Oregon

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • excellent sustain, good articulation
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming

Comments about Ibanez RGA7 7-String Electric Guitar:

I previously owned an Ibanez 7-string but it was built with that junk basswood with poor sustain and articulation. Typical of that type of construction. I got rid of it. This one is mahogany with a figured maple top (pretty) and has quite remarkable sustain - also typical of that construction. The tone is unusual - some might call it muddy but I'd call it "creamy" through my Marshalls. Doesn't sound like any of my other guitars. Have owned it only for a day but am liking it. I still need to learn how to do a 7-string justice and that's still a work in progress. Have to run the low "B" a little flat though to get the Marshall "chug" without annoying overtones, hence the "4." Clean sounds are decent too. You can do everything you do with a six string on a 7 string - it just opens up new options. The neck is fast - good feel. Solid construction and once I set up the bridge (it wasn't even close) the intonation is quite good up and down the neck. Plus I got it used and dirt cheap. Too bad Ibanez no longer makes the RGA series (so I'm told). All the Ibanez guitars I've played built of basswood, including a very pretty Premium model I once owned, have been good clean but leave much to be desired for depth, sustain and articulation through a high gain amp. They should go back to using decent wood.

 
2.0

I just did not like it

By ILIA SANASHVILI

from Somerville, NJ

Comments about Ibanez RGA7 7-String Electric Guitar:

Well, it looks sexy, but it's only what I liked about it. Those guys who like this guitar and say that this is a great metal guitar have never played on Schecter or ESP for sure. Humbuckers? They say humbuckers are active, but come on, the sound is just poor. No better than my cheapest squier. Moreover, this bridge is just ridiculous. I don't understand why they keep producing these bridges. If they change this bridge, I may buy some Ibanez again with EMGs or other normal humbackers. Oh, I almost forgot to say about Buzzzz sounds. Yeah, it was bad. I kept this guitar for one year and then just traded in LTD H-1007 and I sighed. So, you guys who liked this guitar try Schecter and ESP and you will do the same what I did.

 
3.0

On the fence

By Greg

from Benton Harbor, mi

Comments about Ibanez RGA7 7-String Electric Guitar:

I am in love with the archt. and the neck is amazing and it is very light considering. That is all the good I can say about it, The pickups are horrible and evidently the switch (mid-scoop) is in case to want to add more mud to mud. The worse thing about this guitar is the dang brick of a bridge that they put on this thing, it feels awkward and very much in the way. If you play metal and do alot of palm muting along with fast galloping picking this thing definitely wasn't build with that in mind. It isn't ergonomic at all. I replaced the pickups with EMG707TW which corrected the sound of this guitar and now it has amazing tone but I haven't found a fix for the bridge. I wish ibanez offered an alternative for this.

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