The Ibanez 2016 RGDIX6MPB model is part of the highly regarded RGD series. However, it boasts some unique appointments and a build unlike its close relatives. There are still some instantly recognisable RG series features on hand, including deep double cutaways for superior upper neck access, and bevelled edges to create a comfortable playing position for the picking hand. These are now accompanied by a longer 26.5-inch scale length along the neck to optimise sustain - great for soaring leads and thunderous rhythm chops. To top it all off, a dazzling Surreal Blue Burst finish gives this beauty a striking aesthetic that commands attention.
Exotic tonewood partnership
As mentioned, the RGDIX6MPB model has a very different body construction to that of its peers. This particular Iron Label guitar has a Poplar Burl top which offers a comfortable, lightweight feel as well as having a striking pattern. This exotic wood top sits just above the natural, layered ash body, giving the RGDIX6MPB an alluring, boutique feel. The pairing of these tonewoods project a full-bodied sound output with a wealth of varying tones at your fingertips.
Nitro Wizard neck profile
A special feature of the RGDIX6MPB Iron Label guitar is its extra-long scale neck measuring in at 26.5 inches, which as noted above improves sustain by allowing the strings a greater distance to resonate more freely. The neck is constructed out of a maple/bubinga partnership, and shaped to the ultra-slim Nitro Wizard profile. RGD series guitars allow you to experiment with a wide range of different tunings, and offer an incredibly thick tone when using drop tunings, perfect for slab-like rock riffs and lightning-fast metal licks.
Married to the neck is a birdseye maple fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets that are free of adornments for an elegant yet understated finish. The cutaway horns in the body enable an easy reach to the upper frets, giving your fingers complete freedom of movement across the two-octave range.
DiMarzio Fusion Edge pickups
To amplify the RGDIX6MPB electric guitar, Ibanez have fitted it with DiMarzio Fusion Edge humbucking pickups, which were the brainchild of both Ibanez and DiMarzio. These are the chosen pickups for the RGDIX6MPB Iron Label because of their ability to produce a myriad of articulate tones while also ensuring a smooth response at all levels.
Hardware and finish
The RGDIX6MPB is fitted with a Gibraltar Standard II bridge which creates a seamless connection between the strings and body to optimise intonation and sustain. You can rest assured that once in position, you can hammer the strings as hard as you wish and your tone will remain preserved with precision.
The headstock is equipped with Gotoh locking machine head tuners, upholding tuning integrity for each string. Black hardware offers a contrast against the light maple neck and sub-layer of the body, combined with the Surreal Blue Burst finish.
The Ibanez RGDIX6MPB Iron Label Electric Guitar is an awesome new model for 2016, which has an appearance and playing feel of a boutique model. Endowed with premium appointments, this beauty is an absolute steal this price.
Manufacturer Ibanez Model RGDIX6MPB Iron Label Electric Guitar Top Material Poplar Burl Body Material Ash Neck Material 3-piece Maple/Bubinga Fingerboard Material Birdseye Maple Number of Strings 6 Neck Profile Nitro Wizard Number of Frets 24 Scale Length 26.5 inches Pickups (Neck and Bridge) DiMarzio Fusion Edge Bridge Gibraltar Standard II hardtail bridge
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