The RGD is Ibanez's ultimate metal machine. The demands of down-tuning require a specifically designed responsiveness not found in "normal" guitars. To optimize for the rich, desirable thickness of tone that down-tuning produces, we extended the neck by one inch to a 26.5" scale. Longer-than standard yet not overly long. The neck is still considered a "fast" neck for speed soloing. Extra-deep cutaways grant comfortable access to the necks highest notes.


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neck typeWizard-7 5pc Maple/Wenge neck w/KTS™ TITANIUM rods
bodyBasswood body
fretboardEbony fretboard
fretJumbo frets w/Prestige fret edge treatment
bridgeTight-End R-7 bridge
neck puBare Knuckle Aftermath 7 (H) neck pu (Passive/Alnico)
bridge puBare Knuckle Aftermath 7 (H) bridge pu (Passive/Ceramic)
factory tuning1D, 2A, 3F, 4C, 5G, 6D, 7A
hardware colorCosmo black
case/bagHardshell case included
Neck Dimensions
a : Width at Nut48mm
b : Width at Last Fret68mm
c : Thickness at 1st19mm
d : Thickness at 12th21mm


  • Available from Summer
  • String Gauge: .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046/.059

Switching System



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Bare Knuckle Pickups

Hand-wound in UK, Bare Knuckle Aftermath pickups deliver accelerated
bass response for tracking high-speed staccato riffing, with increased
focus in the mids, and superb high-end articulation.

Ebony Fretboard w/Prestige Fret Edge Treatment

The Ebony fretboard with Prestige fret edge treatment provides tight response and smooth left-hand fingering.

Gotoh® Magnum Lock Machineheads

The Magnum Lock machineheads offer incredible tuning stability.

Scoop Cut

Besides lightening the weight of the body, this bold horn cut provides full, comfortable access to the higher frets. The taper of these horns greatly improves player comfort at the upper end up the fretboard. These beveled edges are another of the many innovations that have come out of our relationships with Ibanez artists.

Tight-End R bridge

The Tight-End R bridge was designed specifically for the RG flat top. A marked improvement over the conventional fixed bridge, the Tight-End R delivers both playability and rock-solid stability. Saddles firmly locked onto the base plate maximize string vibration transmitted to the body. The smooth bridge surface protects the strumming hand no matter how aggressively you play. Simple saddle height and intonation adjustments ensure accurate set-up.

Wizard-7 Neck

Slim, fast and durable Wizard-7 5pc Maple/Wenge neck