RGT42DXFM Electric Guitar  

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The Ibanez RGR42DXFM Electric Guitar has a mahogany body and gorgeous flamed maple top. Featuring a flat, fast 5-piece maple/walnut neck and an Edge III tremolo bridge, this RG sounds great whether yo... Read More

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The Ibanez RGR42DXFM Electric Guitar has a mahogany body and gorgeous flamed maple top. Featuring a flat, fast 5-piece maple/walnut neck and an Edge III tremolo bridge, this RG sounds great whether you're crunching a heavy chord progression or divebombing your way through a killer solo.

Features
  • Mahogany body/flamed maple top
  • Ibanez IBZ INF1 humbucker (neck)
  • Ibanez IBZ INF2 humbucker (bridge)
  • Special multicolor sharktooth inlays
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IbanezRGT42DXFM Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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5.0

Good guitar, not a classic

By Andy

from San Jose, CA

Comments about Ibanez RGT42DXFM Electric Guitar:

I bought this because I wanted one guitrar with the floyd rose style trem. The guitar is really nicely done. The neck is thicker and larger than the "60's style" Les Paul necks, but not quite as chunky as the "50's style". I like both, and I like this one. The neck is through the body, and the transition a the body is VERY nice... great access to the highest registers (it's a full 2 octave neck). The frets are very large, and I find that I like that a lot. Quality is overall pretty good, but then again I would expect that because even though it's Korean made, they aren't giving this one away! The pickups, which are Ibanez INF1 & INF2, were simply NOT to my liking. You might like them fine. Too dark for me... way too dark. I replaced them with Dimarzios (Fred and PAF Pro) and I like those a lot better. The tuners and hardware all seem real good. The finish on the tuners and bridge is a grey that Ibanex calls "cosmo" or something like that, and it's pretty nice and has held up. This guitar is HEAVY, so if you like a lighter axe be forewarned. The good side is sustain is good and the tone is rich... very LP-like with the right pickups. On the down side....The trem is the Ibanez "edge III" version of the Floyd Rose. THose that have more experience with Floyd Rose type trems might like it fine, but I have to say that IMO it is a pain. First of all, the trem arm just plugs into a hole in the bridge. It's a bit of a sloppy fit in the hole and there is no way to tighten it up. In addition to the slop, when you let it go it drops to the bottom... I like it when the trem arm stays where I left it. Also, it doesn't seem as good as the few real Floyd Rose trems I've tried. The geometry is even more picky and while it stays in tune pretty well, getting it in tune in the first place is a chore. As you tune any string, the bridge geometry changes and the other strings go out. You have to learn to tune the strings in a particular sequence and also, you WILL spend a lot of time playing with the trem springs and the initial adjustment to get it right. If you need a really wide trem range, though... the Floyd style trem is the way to get it. This one will take the springs all the way to slack, and they come back in tune (assuming you got the thing tuned to start with). Of course I should mention that it's a locking trem, so most tuning is done at the bridge... tuning at the machine heads requires you to loosen three screws, which requires a hex wrench. Seems odd to me that these aren't offered with a tool-less nut lock. For this reason I usually grab something else for practicing, and this one only when I need that big trem range. My final gripe isn't really about the guitar, it's just me... I'm used to Gibson stop tailpieces and I rest my hand on them, especially when palm muting. With the Floyd style trems, you have to have a very light touch or you move the bridge and change the tuning! Overall, well made... sounds good (I changed my PUs, you may like the Ibanez ones) and plays nice. I really like the neck... hardware is nice... trem (to me) is a pain - buy this only if you really need the big trem, you get a pretty good guitar in the deal.

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5.0

One of the best

By Chris

from Anywhere I want

Comments about Ibanez RGT42DXFM Electric Guitar:

This is simply amazing! I had tried out many, many guitars (Gibsons, Epiphones, etc.) and bought this Ibanez after 6 months of research and playing. It caught my eye when I saw the beautiful finish. I got it down and played for about 10 minutes and decided I was going to get it. I play it through a Line 6 Spider III and it just sounds great.Excellent work Ibanez!

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(16 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Does everything well

By Andy

from San Jose, CA

Comments about Ibanez RGT42DXFM Electric Guitar:

It only took about three minutes to decide to buy this guitar. The through neck and cutaways are shaped to give the best access to the upper frets of any guitar I've played. This guitar has sustain for days. The pickups sound great but they are not bright - kind of a dark tone, with lots and lots of output power. Clarity is good and balance is very good. The simple adjustments work well. Pots and switch feel like good quality parts. Metal knobs - not plastic, are a nice touch. The frets are HUGE, and seem fast to me - it's a personal preference thing of course. This is my first Floyd Rose type trem. It's fun and seems to hold tune pretty well. This is a much better trem than a Strat trem and has a larger range. My other electrics are a Strat, Les Paul DC, ES-335, and a Rickenbacker 360. All these are really good - this Ibanez definitely belongs in that crowd.

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(35 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply amazing...

By ibzman

from Golden Valley, AZ

Comments about Ibanez RGT42DXFM Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar, though it was lavendar at the time, about a year and a half ago, and it has held up superbly. It sounds quite fantastic, even with the stock pickups. I had the bridge pickup replaced with a Dimarzio Evolution thinking it would make the sound way better, but to be honest, it only squeals a little better, and it sounds roughly the same. It's made of solid mahogany, so it's a bit heavier than a lot of guitars, but it still sits so comfortably against you that it doesn't really matter. It never falls out of tune. It has a double locking tremolo, and it can use it endlessly without worrying about losing your tuning. The only inconveniences about it are those you would normally expect from a floyd rose style trem, such as difficult string changes and tuning, until you get the hang of it, and if you break one string, the whole thing falls out a step or so. If you want to do alternate tunings, you need to have it set up to do so, except for maybe drop d. But besides those minor gripes, it's a fantastic guitar, and it holds up nicely, even when bumped into things. I highly recommend this, or something similar from the Ibanez line. They don't make them much better than this.

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(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great All Around

By Guitarsforeveryone

from San Antonio TX

Comments about Ibanez RGT42DXFM Electric Guitar:

Ive been playing for almost 3 years now. Ive played on many brands, Fender, BC Rich, Schecter, and this by far is my favorite of any guitar ive played on. It looks and feels great. The neck is superb. I would recommend this for any players from new to veterans.

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