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Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar

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The RG is the most recognizable and distinctive guitar in the Ibanez line. Three decades of metal have forged this high-performance machine, honing it for both speed and strength. This RG421 model has... 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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The RG is the most recognizable and distinctive guitar in the Ibanez line. Three decades of metal have forged this high-performance machine, honing it for both speed and strength. This RG421 model has a mahogany body and a Wizard III neck shape that offers maximum comfort and speed. Its fingerboard is rosewood with 24 jumbo frets for bigger note bends and it also comes with dual Ibanez INF pickups that are wired to a 5-way switch for a variety of coil combinations and sounds. A fixed bridge and Cosmo black hardware complete the list of hard-rockin' appointments.

Wizard III Maple neck
Ibanez's thin, flat, and fast, yet strong and sturdy, Wizard neck offers unlimited playability for demanding players, and features a two-octave 24-fret fretboard for wide tonal range.

Quantum pickups
The Quantum pickups provide accelerated bass response for exceptionally fast tracking of high-speed staccato riffing with crushing mid range and precise high-end articulation.
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  • Wizard III 3-piece Maple neck
  • Mahogany body
  • Rosewood fretboard w/White dot inlay
  • Jumbo frets
  • Fixed bridge
  • Quantum pickups
  • Cosmo black hardware
  • Case sold separately
Neck Dimensions
  • Scale: 648mm/25.5"
  • Width at Nut: 43mm
  • Width at Last Fret: 58mm
  • Thickness at 1st: 19mm
  • Thickness at 12th: 21mm
  • Radius: 400mmR
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  • Repair costs covered for up to five years from date of purchase
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IbanezRG421 Electric Guitar

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(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)


Plays like a dream

By Glen Meloy

from Austin, TX

Comments about Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar:

I've been a leisure-time player (i.e. I just play by myself at home) for over 20 years. I decided it was time to upgrade from my old cheap guitar and finally get the "nice" guitar I always wanted. I wasn't going to go crazy on a $2k Les Paul, but I was well prepared to spend $600 or more on a good guitar. After spending all day playing many different guitars (including some $1000 Gibsons and Fenders) at two different music stores, I ended up liking this cheap $300 Ibanez better than all of them. It just plays like a dream - the neck is super slim and fast, the action is low, and the body balances nicely on my knee. Plus it looks nice with its natural stained wood finish. I'm sure the sound snobs will claim it has low quality pickups etc, but it sounds fine to me. I couldn't be happier with it. I saved so much money on the guitar that I bought one of those cool Yamaha THR amps with the rest of the money.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Gorgeous guitar with sweet tones..

By 1990

from Spokane, WA

About Me Experienced


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


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar:

    Found one used at GC on line. It showed up in perfect condition. For a mahogany body guitar, she is pretty light. It was in need of a set up bad, but most guitars will need that. The quantum pickups sound pretty darn nice in this guitar. Was going to swap them out, not anymore. The bridge pickup is agressive with a nice top end that is not harsh. The neck pickup is quite smooth as well. This is my second RG hardtail and I have to say, Ibanez does a fantastic job for the price. I have played some more expensive guitars that dont hold a candle to this RG. For modern tone and a gorgeous body, this fine lady is it!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    It Delivers

    By Buzzman

    from Fairfield Texas

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer


    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Sustain


      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar:

      My first Ibanez and I'm not disappointed. My best friend is a guitar builder and had been a player for years. His preference has been Ibanez and I always like their style. After careful consideration and due diligence I landed on the 421. The bonus is that when I got ready to buy, it was on sale! SCORE! Now i'm not a pro player and have been playing a Strat Blacktop for the past year, and it's a great guitar, but something was missing. I now have the metal crunch I was looking for in a guitar. The fretboard is an adjustment from the Strat, but in two weeks, it's getting better quicker. The only thing I wish was better, was the different tones available thru switching the pickups. 5 position selector is nice, but the variance is not as noticeable in positions 1-3. 4 is nice for country and blues. 1 and 2 rock.

      (0 of 20 customers found this review helpful)


      Your paying for the wood not quality.


      from Auburn, WA

      Comments about Ibanez RG421 Electric Guitar:

      I picked this up since I don't own any Ibanez guitars. This is solid mahogany, and the wood is nice, but the quality is paint on headstock sloppy. Frets need some serious dressing. They are jumbo and really need some polishing too. The nut is about the worst I have seen on a production guitar. My high E keeps popping out. I would change it or just cut it myself, but this is going back. I have too many nice guitars to go out and spend another $1000+ to get a decent playing guitar. I have played Squire and Epi's that are built better for less. The sound I kind of like because it's so different from my other guitars. Kind of hard to describe. If you want a guitar that you can put some time and another $200 or so, go for it. If not just go get a squire or Epi.

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