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 Ibanez RGA-42htp High Performance Product Review

The Ibanez RGA-42HTP looks like aggressive, but works well for just about any style!

Ibanez guitars has you covered in just about every department of guitardome, and the RGA-42HTP keeps that reputation alive. It's got aggressive metal-esque looks, but don't be fooled into thinking this is a one-trick-pony. This awesome axe will handle any style you throw at it. With quality materials, high-profile electronics and hardware, every detail is deeply considered and designed. Scroll below to see some hi-res photos and read our review on this awesome new guitar from Ibanez!

 

Ibanez RGA-42htp High Performance Product Review

Ibanez RGA-42HTP High Performance Specs

  • Wizard III Roasted Maple neck
  • Nyatoh body
  • Jatoba fretboard w/Off-set white dot inlay
  • Jumbo frets
  • DiMarzio Covered Fusion Edge (H) neck pickup
  • DiMarzio Covered Fusion Edge (H) bridge pickup
  • Coil-tap switch
  • Double Locking tremolo bridge
  • Gold hardware
  • Luminescent side dot inlay

Ibanez RGA-42htp High Performance Product Review

Ibanez RGA-42HTP High Performance Tone

Ibanez teamed up with DiMarzio and equipped the RGA with their Fusion Edge pickups. These pups deliver a powerful and distinct sound with a crisp, cutting high end, and tight low-end for an aggressive tone. The three-way switch and coil tap maximize the tonal possibilities even further.

 

Ibanez RGA-42htp High Performance Product Review

Ibanez RGA-42HTP High Performance Feel

The RGA's C-shaped neck profile and 9.5 radius fingerboard make scale runs and chords an easy task. You'll also get narrow-tall frets, perfect for those low-end chuggs. The Floyd Rose system remains stable throughout play, and intonation was never an issue. Dive-bomb and flutter to your hearts content!

 

Ibanez RGA-42htp High Performance Product Review

Why We Like It

Despite its flashy and aggressive appearance, the Ibanez RGA-42HTP doesn't feel like a style-specific guitar. From blues to progressive, this axe delivers it all well. The smooth Jatoba fretboard makes things super-easy! 

Ibanez RGA-42htp High Performance Product Review

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Prefer this one without the Floyd Rose? Check out the Ibanez RGA-42HP, equipped with all of the same features, but with a hardtail bridge! 

Ibanez RGA-42HTP High Performance Price

$899.99 Retail at the time of this post. Pricing subject to change.

Ibanez RGA-42HTP High Performance Colors

Ibanez RGA-42HTP model is available in Laser Blue Matte.

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