rich menga books gear search about contact
***Secret FSR Fender guitars? Yes, they exist, and they're right here

Guitar of the week #87 - Ibanez RG450MB

Ibanez RG Series RG450MB

Not my kind of guitar, but it has a few things other guitar players would really like.

The above is an Ibanez RG Series RG450MB in yellow, and the first thing to know about it is that a guitar like this back in the '80s would have easily sold for more than double its current listed price. That alone makes this guitar such a steal because you are absolutely getting more than your money's worth.

I remember seeing guitars like this in the '80s and early '90s made by Ibanez that sold for high dollars, with a few even edging into 4-figure territory.

This RG on the other hand has every feature those old guitars did for less than half the cost and you still get all the goodies. You get the mahogany body. You get the Wizard III 24-fret neck. You get the HSH pickup configuration. You get the 15.75" fingerboard radius on a maple fingerboard. You get the double-locking tremolo system.

If there was any guitar that easily holds the title of "precision metal machine", this RG is it. I don't play metal these days, but I do recognize there are plenty of metal guitar players out there. If that's you and you want what is arguably the best bang for the buck price where a metal guitar is concerned, you want this Ibanez. I've never seen it selling for a better price.

Best ZOOM R8 tutorial book
highly rated, get recording quick!


More articles to check out

  1. Ibanez does a "Negative Antigua" finish
  2. The guitar some buy in threes because they can: Grote GT-150
  3. You're not allowed to change a brake light in a new car?
  4. Unexpected surprise, Casio F201
  5. Why the Epiphone Explorer is better than the Gibson (for now)
  6. You should surround yourself in guitar luxury
  7. Forgotten Gibson: 1983 Map Guitar
  8. Casio MTP-V003, the one everyone missed
  9. Just for the look: Peavey Solo guitar amp
  10. Spacehunter, that '80s movie when 3D was a thing