Ibanez RG Series RG450DX - Starlight Blue

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 1 Single-coil Pickup, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Starlight Blue
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Ibanez RG Series RG450DX - Starlight Blue image 1
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Tear It Up with a Genuine RG

The Ibanez RG450DX solidbody electric guitar is purpose-built for high-speed, low-drag shredding! It all starts with the RG body style, which is primed for players with attitude. The RG450DX also gives you a fast-playing 3-piece maple Wizard III neck and a resonant, well-balanced mahogany body. You'll love how this guitar feels as soon as you pick it up. And it sports two hot humbuckers plus a single-coil in the middle - perfect for rock, blues, and metal. Get your hands on an Ibanez RG450DX solidbody electric guitar and prepare to shred!

Ibanez RG450DX Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Classic RG performance
  • Big tonal range
Classic RG performance

The Ibanez RG series of guitars has remained a standard in rock music for the last couple of decades, thanks to the effortless playability of its Wizard III neck. Switching between aggressive rhythm playing and wild lead lines is effortless on this slim-profile neck. The guitarists here at Sweetwater love the feel and playability of the Ibanez's RG guitars. You will, too!

Big tonal range

With two humbucking pickups and one single-coil plus 5-way switching, you'll be able to shape your tone any way you like on the RG450DX. Although it will forever be known as a rock guitar, the RG450DX's fast playability and tonal variety make it a great guitar for almost any style.

Ibanez RG450DX Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Classic Ibanez RG playability and looks at a value-packed price
  • Fast 3-piece maple Wizard III neck lets you set your own shredding speed limit
  • Dual humbucking pickups plus a single-coil give you a wide tonal range to play with
  • DL tremolo bridge lets you play expressively with exceptional tuning stability
  • An iconic rock guitar, but with playability that's perfect for blues and jazz, too
Rock like you mean it with the Ibanez RG450DX!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape RG
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Body Finish Urethane
Color Starlight Blue
Neck Material 3-pc Maple
Neck Shape Wizard III
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 15.7" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Sharktooth
Number of Frets 24, jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.693"
Nut Material Locking nut
Bridge/Tailpiece DL Tremolo Bridge
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup Quantum 3 Humbucker
Middle Pickup Quantum S3 Single-coil
Bridge Pickup Quantum 4 Humbucker
Controls Master volume, master tone, 5-way pickup selector
Strings (.009-.042)
Manufacturer Part Number RG450DXSLB

Customer Reviews

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The picture does not do this guitar justice! It is a beauty! It was playable right out of the box. I may replace the pickups someday, but not necessary, just a preference.
Music background: Novice

Killer axe for a killer price!

Just bought this Ibanez 450DX and Im really impressed how Ibanez has picked up their game. This axe is killer to play, and I dig the color - very cool! The trem really impressed me as there are a lot of lousy trems on guitars at this price, but this trem is great. It does not go out of tune after some serious wanging! Now the INF pickups, some guitar players have commented that the INF pickups don't have any thump, I beg to differ these pickups sound great, and across the 5-way switch each tone is distinct, and no major volume drop-off. The neck is fab, fat, wide, thin and just built to shred: badass! All in all in my opinion, this the best guitar at this price for this kind of model period. There is none better: you get the best of all worlds, and unlike Gibson's Les Paul Standard which is expensive, the Ibanez RG Standard is just as good or in some opinions better: its the RG Standard. And the MC100 case is fab tool, perfect fit, no slack, its plush and excellent price 100l, you definitely want the case if you buy this guitar. I told Ibanez the RG Standard only needs more cool colors in its range, but don't change nothing!
Music background: Pro musician keeping to real!

Great guitar at this price

Played pretty nice right out of the box. Setting intonation for my strings and adding a TB4 bridge pickup to it was all I needed to put this into rotation with my other stage guitars. I really like the metal flake blue finish and so do my band mates! This one's a keeper for sure. Thinking about snagging another one before they become hard to find.
Music background: Have played guitar and other things for 35 years.
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Ibanez, Ibanez Solidbody Guitars