Unbelievable Value Is Understating It 

The RG range has been around for a long time, serving players from beginner level all the way to virtuoso’s who in turn inspire whole new generations of players. 

Like all good guitar companies Ibanez have continually updated the RG specs to accommodate payers needs and the world around us. The RG421HPFM features many of these upgrades and also some woods traditionally found on more exotic guitars.

The body is Nyatoh, used as a responsible alternative to traditional mahogany yet almost indistinguishable in appearance and tone. Featuring a full flame maple top, it’s clear no costs were cut to provide the warm yet cutting tones this combination excels at. 

Another high end addition to this guitar is a roasted maple neck which many pro-players are adopting today due to the ease of playing and tactful feel, this comes in a wizard 3 neck shape tuned for fast playing. 

The 24 fret fingerboard adorning this beautiful neck is Jatoba, another responsibly sourced wood this time from the rosewood family. Unlike other rosewood alternatives this example maintains the darker appearance of traditional rosewood helping the player feel more at home.

Down to the hardware, we have two DiMarzio’s, an Air Norton™ in the neck and The Tone Zone® in the bridge position. Both pickups can be coil tapped via a switch on the front body giving 6 possible pickup configurations, enough for even the most demanding of players.

All told a guitar like this could fetch a very high street value yet they retail at amazingly great value prices. Considering a guitar like this will excel at anything from jazz to shred metal and everything in between it’s very safe to say guitarists have the world at their fingertips in today’s market.

RG421HPFM technical specifications

Manufacturer Ibanez
Series High Performance
Made In Indonesia
GTIN 14 04549763229649
Manufacturer Part Number RG421HPFM-BRG, RG421HPFM
Serial Number I191108688
Colour Black
Lefty/Right Handed Left Handed, Right Handed
Body Type Chambered
Body Shape Family Other
Top Material Family Ash
Body Material Family Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
Fretboard Material Family Brownwood
Neck Material Family Birch
String Number 6
Number of Frets 17
Pickup Configuration H
Pickup Brand Aguilar
Active Pickup? No, Yes
Tremolo Yes, No
Tremolo Brand Aria
Left-Friendly? Yes, No

RG421HPFM reviews & comparison videos

RG421HPFM reviews & comparison

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