The Ibanez 2017 RG970WQMZ RG Premium electric guitar in black ice burst finish delivers everything we've come to expect from Ibanez: solid construction, graceful and elegant design, rich tonality, and incredible versatility. The beautiful quilted maple top adds a distinguished aesthetic to this model, making it a fantastic model for professionals and amateurs alike.
The sleek double-cutaway body profile has been ergonomically designed with smooth curves that allow the RG970WQMZ to rest snugly against the body during performances for the most comfortable playing position possible. The body has been crafted using a carefully balanced combination of an American Basswood for the back, coupled with a quilted maple. The lightweight combination of the woods belies the impressive tonal onslaught produced, delivering everything from a guttural roar to crisp highs.
Ibanez know a thing or two about crafting exceptional necks - gaining invaluable experience through collaborations with some of the world's finest players including Joe Satriani and Steve Vai -, and the RG970WQMZ benefits from this expertise. The 5-piece wenge/bubinga neck is peerless with regard to its playability, articulation, and ability to produce miles of sustain. If you're looking for a neck that enables you to play at lightning fast speeds, and rewards precision with exquisite articulation, then you'll love the Wizard profile. Guaranteeing efficiency of movement, executing advanced techniques such as arpeggios, delightfully fast legato, and multi-finger tapping is much less cumbersome.
Married to the neck is a delightful bound rosewood fingerboard, home to 24-jumbo frets at your disposal that have been treated to Ibanez's premium fret edge treatment. Mother of Pearl offset dot position inlays guide your path.
The RG970WQMZ is fitted with a trio of IBZ pickups. You don't have to be a neo-classical shredder for these pickups to compliment your style - they respond beautifully to anything and everything from jazz to funk to metal to country. Control over the pickups comes in the form of a five-way pickup selector, with master volume and tone pots to make life simple. However, don't let the simplicity of the electronics setup fool you, as the rich complexity of the tonewoods' timbre is translated with the utmost transparency by the awesome pickups.
Fitted to the body is an Edge Zero II locking tremolo with ZPS3Fe Zero Point System. What this means is that string tension can be adjusted with your finger on the back of the guitar without having to use a hex wrench. Performing deep dives, wailing highs or subtle vibrato is easy thanks to the smooth and responsive feel.
Manufacturer Ibanez Model RG970WQMZ RG Premium Electric Guitar Top Material Quilted Maple Body Material American Basswood Neck Material Wenge/Bubinga Fingerboard Material Bound Rosewood Pickup Configuration HSH Bridge Locking Tremolo Neck Profile Wizard 5-piece No. of Frets 24 Position Inlays Offset Dot Active/Passive Passive Bridge/Tailpiece Edge Zero II Pickups Neck: IBZ-N Humbucker Middle: IBZ-S Single-Coil Bridge: IBZ-B Humbucker Controls Master Volume Master Tone Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Centre Pickup Position 3. Centre Pickup Position 4. Neck and Centre Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup Finish Black Ice Burst
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