Ibanez RG Prestige RG655 - Cobalt Blue Metallic

6-string Solidbody Electric Guitar with Basswood Body, Rosewood Fretboard, 1 Single-coil Pickup, 2 Humbucking Pickups, and Tremolo - Cobalt Blue Metallic
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Prestige Series = Premium Playability and Tonal Range

Primed for rock and metal, the Ibanez RG655 RG Prestige solidbody electric guitar sets a great foundation for technical players. The five-piece Super Wizard HP is a thin, fast neck, and feels amazingly smooth thanks to the Prestige fret-edge treatment on its 24 jumbo frets. For expressive dives and bends, the RG655's Edge tremolo bridge delivers a fast and snappy response along with outstanding tuning stability and intonation. Factor in a combination of single-coil and humbucking pickups from DiMarzio, and you've got everything you need for commanding performances with the Ibanez RG655 RG Prestige.

Super Wizard HP neck plays fast and smooth

The RG655's super-fast Super Wizard HP neck lets you execute lightning-fast runs, arpeggios, and hammer-ons with silken ease, while still providing enough substance for comfortable chording. The feel of this neck is greatly enhanced by the Prestige fret-edge treatment, an extra step Ibanez takes to ensure maximum playing comfort and long-term playability. The process essentially rounds the fret ends much more precisely than is possible by hand filing. The RG655 will feel like its neck has been lovingly played for years, right out of the factory case.

Three DiMarzio pickups cover an expansive sonic range

There's no denying the massive range of tone you can get out of an H/S/H configuration, and with the Ibanez Prestige RG655's combo of DiMarzio pickups, you're in a whole new league altogether. First, there's the DiMarzio Tone Zone at the bridge, a hot humbucker with a super-wide dynamic range. It's a perfect complement to the RG655's DiMarzio Air Norton at the neck, which is deep, warm, and remarkably clean. And smack in the middle, you've got a DiMarzio True Velvet single-coil that's clean, bright, and sweet all the way up the neck — perfect for soloing. The guitarists here at Sweetwater love this ultra-flexible pickup combination.

Top-of-the-line RG Prestige series

Ibanez's RG Prestige series is filled with top instruments — all featuring the famous RG body style, with high-quality components through and through. With the RG655, you get a well-balanced, resonant basswood body plus a lightning-fast Super Wizard HP neck, dressed with the Prestige fret-edge treatment. Factor in DiMarzio pickups (a popular after-market upgrade for many players), and the acclaimed Edge tremolo, and it's clear the RG655 is a premium instrument for serious players.

Ibanez RG655 RG Prestige 6-string Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • Distinctively sculpted, resonant, and beautifully balanced basswood RG body
  • Lightning-fast Super Wizard HP Prestige neck
  • 24 jumbo frets with an ultra-smooth feel thanks to the Prestige fret-edge treatment
  • DiMarzio Air Norton, Tone Zone, and True Velvet pickups serve up a wide range of tone
  • Edge tremolo lets you dip, dive, and warble while staying in tune
  • Hardshell case included

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape RG
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Basswood
Body Finish Polyurethane
Color Cobalt Blue Metallic
Neck Material 5-piece Maple/Wenge
Neck Shape Super Wizard HP
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Pearl Dots
Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.69"
Nut Material Locking nut
Bridge/Tailpiece Edge Tremolo
Tuners Gotoh Magnum Lock
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup DiMarzio Air Norton Humbucker
Middle Pickup DiMarzio Ture Velvet
Bridge Pickup DiMarzio Tone Zone Humbucker
Controls Volume, tone, pickup selector blade
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number RG655CBM

Customer Reviews

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One of the best prestiges

Mine is a maple top neck rg655m... The neck is unbelievable, its super fast, wisely wide, the action is too low with no buzz, notes bending is very easy and comfortable, intonnation is precise as a digital instrument. Ive had rg1550m...wasnt happy with the neck profile, much thicker than the rg655. Tone Zone and Air Norton are the best...over all this is a candy guitar to be eaten more than to be played, just amazing. I feel lucky to have it...


I had very high expectations for this guitar. But now that I've had it for a couple weeks, it's safe to say that it has exceeded those expectations. The best guitar I had before this one was a made in Mexico Stratocaster, which isn't a bad guitar at all; I still play it for certain kinds of music. But just like I had hoped for, the Japanese made Ibanez is in a whole Different league. I've also never had a locking tremolo before, but so far it's been very easy to use and very reliable. I guess I'll start at the headstock: beautiful Ibanez logo, great finish. The neck is extremely thin just like I expected. I was actually a little worried that after playing this for a while my hand would not be comfortable or be able to adjust to the neck. But so far it's perfect, and the back of the neck is so smooth. For lead guitar, the thinness of the neck immediately allowed me to play a little faster. I was not expecting that. And even for rhythm, it's comfortable. Although I suppose if you wanted to play jazz chords and bar chords for a couple hours, your hand may get tired out a little faster. The guitar is a very resonant, harmonics and pinch harmonics sound great. Out of the case, the guitar is good enough to begin recording immediately. I may decide to switch out the bridge pickup for another Dimarzio of my preference, but I can get a perfect tone with the stock pickups by adjusting the tone knob on the guitar and the EQ on my amp.The set up out of the case was pretty good, the guitar was in perfect tune of course. But I ended up adjusting the truss rod and action a bit. I actually recommend following Ibanez's guidelines in the manual that comes with the guitar. You can get the best action by making sure the truss rod is adjusted perfectly. I don't know if there are any other guitars out there that can beat this for the price.
Music background: Metal, Rock, Prog Rock, Blues, Jazz

Precision Build, Great Guitar

Super low action, no buzzing frets. Neck is the world's thinnest. Fingerboard is wide flat, and accessible. Very lightweight, comfortable guitar. Very chimey, resonant sound, very harmonic. Tremolo stays in tune well. Build quality is very high. Sweetwater setup was perfect, was in tune right out of the case. Glad I was able to get one!
Music background: Hobbyist Musician

Nice Guitar

I picked one of these up (in Cobalt Blue) a couple of months ago. After a bit of setup tweaking it plays great. The action is amazing and it's got the Ibanez trademark fast/flat neck. The fretboard is a bit wider at the upper frets than my old RG but it's not a problem, just an observation. The build quality seems quite good as I would expect on a prestige model. The plastic volume and tone knobs seemed a little cheesy so I popped on a pair of black metal dome knobs. $10 well spent.My one personal issue was the pickups. The Tone Zone was far too dark for me. Be warned that I tend to like brighter pickups with some "air" anyway (Like the Tom Anderson H2+ and the Suhr SSH+). The darker tone zone may be cool if you're doing new school chunka chunka, but just didn't work for me. After a bit of research I ordered a pair of the Dimarzio Evolutions with mixed Blue/black coils. These really brought this guitar too life and gave it a clarity that seemed to be missing before. Sucker screams now and looks really good too :-). So, really good axe for the price. Plays great. Good quality. Pups may be dark if you like old school screaming, but that's easy to fix. Get one.
Music background: Semi Pro guitar (for a few decades)

Best guitar

One of my best guitar
Music background: Heavy Metal
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Ibanez, Ibanez Solidbody Guitars