Ibanez are innovators when it comes to crafting high-performance electric guitars, and the RG line is one of their most distinctive series. For metal lovers, Ibanez are often the go-to brand, and the RGIM7BC is built to impress. Featuring an additional string, a well-built 5-piece multi scale neck, and a sturdy Mono-Rail bridge, you have a powerful machine that looks, sounds and feels awesome.
A prominent feature of the RGIM7BC is its open double cutaway body profile, allowing for easy access to the upper registers. The body is constructed from mahogany and joined by a bocote top which has beautifully visible grains beneath the Deep Forest Burst Flat finish. The combination of bocote and mahogany contributes to a crisp, well-balanced range of tones across the frequencies, plus the 7-string guitar opens up bigger tonal possibilities.
A 5-piece maple / bubinga multi scale neck is firmly joined to the body and provides a reliable feel in the hand. Playing comfort is also enhanced thanks to the neck's multi scale Nitro Wizard-7 profile. The neck feels incredibly slim but is designed to be able to withstand the added tension of the extra strings. The multi scale neck ensures equalised string tension while offering an ergonomic playing feel. The neck is topped with a rosewood fingerboard which is home to 24 jumbo frets.
A pair of active EMG 808 humbucker pickups are fitted in the neck and bridge positions to produce a rich, harmonic range of tones. Despite the RGIM7BC having the additional 7th string, the pickups respond accurately to your playing style. Whether you're playing fast riffs or complex chords, the sound is superb regardless. The beefy humbucker tone is well-delivered thanks to the Alnico V magnets.
The controls are kept simple to make it easier to tweak your sound as and when you need to. The controls include Master Volume and Master Tone, plus a 3-way pickup switch.
The lower bout of the body is fitted with a Mono-Rail bridge which ensures the perfect string-to-string isolation for a crystal clear sound. The string spacing allows each of the seven strings to vibrate without affecting one another. Sturdy tuning machines are firmly fitted to the headstock to uphold tuning integrity with accuracy, while the Cosmo Black hardware adds a neat visual aesthetic to the body.
Manufacturer Ibanez Model RGIM7BC 7-String Electric Guitar Top Material Bocote Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Maple/Bubinga Neck Profile Nitro Wizard-7 Multi Scale Fingerboard Material Rosewood No. of Frets 24 Pickup Configuration HH Bridge/Tailpiece Mono-Rail Position Inlays None Active/Passive Passive Hardware Chrome Pickups Neck: EMG 808 Bridge: EMG 808 Controls 1x Volume 1x Tone 3-way pickup toggle switch
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