Ibanez RGA42TEBK (No Longer Available)
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Arched Mahogany Body, 3-piece Maple Neck, Bound Rosewood Fingerboard, Knife-edge Tremolo Tail Piece, Locking Nut and EMG Active Humbuckers - Black
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Dare to Shred with This Metal Tone Machine!The Ibanez RGA42TE solidbody electric guitar gives you the speed and performance of an RG with the comfortable curve of a modern arched top. Flat, thin, and freakishly fast, your fingers will positively fly down the RGA42TE's Wizard III neck and bound rosewood fingerboard. There's plenty of room on this 1.69" to 2.28" fretboard for pulling off wicked bends and massive chords, and thanks to the Edge Zero II bridge and locking nut, you can comfortably nail dive-bomb trem techniques without throwing off your tuning. Top it off with a tried-and-true set of EMG active humbuckers, and you're all set to shred when you pick up an Ibanez RGA42TE electric guitar!
Ibanez RGA42TE Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
Serious shredding performance starts with this super-fast Wizard III neck
One of Ibanez's fastest necks to date, the 3-piece maple Wizard III neck on the RGA42TE is an absolute pleasure to play. This slim and super-comfortable neck lets you pull off lighting-fast runs and arpeggios with ease, but still gives you the substance you need for fretting chords when you need to. From the first time you put your hands on the RGA42TE Wizard III neck, you'll know you've got a guitar that was built with performance in mind.
You just can't beat the sound of this classic pair of EMG active humbuckers
Few pickup combinations are as widely used or as universally respected as the set of EMG active humbuckers Ibanez loaded in their RGA42TE solidbody electric guitar. There's a good reason serious shredders turn to this duo: an EMG 81 at the bridge and an EMG 85 at the neck. These bad boys will push any amp past the breaking point - without relying on a pickup booster or overdrive pedal to provide the umph you need. Don't settle for less. Get true metal-standard tone with an Ibanez RGA42TE!
Edge Zero tremolo bridge gives you solid performance and stability
The RGA42TE electric guitar's Edge Zero II bridge with Zero Point System was designed by Ibanez to give you the fast tremolo response and snap you need to pull off sharp bends and flutters. The extreme stability of this knife-edge-style trem's stud lock function is also one of the many reasons it's a favorite among many of today's top shredders. If you're looking for a guitar that can stand up to long playing sessions without losing its tuning, you're going to love the RGA42TE!
Ibanez RGA42TE Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
Shred in style with this Ibanez RGA42TE solidbody electric guitar!
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Decent Mid-Level Guitar
by Thomas Cline from Richfield Springs, NYThis guitar has excellent tone due to the EMG's installed. If you play hard rock/metal, then you know these sound great. The neck is pretty fast, however you'll need a good set-up to get the string ac... read more [+]tion to your liking. It came intonated from Sweetwater, but the action was a bit high for fast lead playing. There was quite a bit of fret buzz on the A and D string from about the 5th to the 19th fret. Even though this is a lower priced guitar, it should arrive without buzzing. Decent overall guitar for a beginner to semi-advanced. close [-]
March 4, 2013
Music Background: Guitarist, Recording Engineer
Hector, Kissimmee, FL
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