Unbelievable Value Is Understating It 

The RG range has been around for a long time. In other words, it has been serving players from beginner level and also all the way to virtuoso’s. Ibanez RG421HPFM will inspire whole new generations of players.

New Upgrades

Like all good guitar companies, Ibanez has continually updated the RG specs to accommodate players’ needs.
For instance, RG421HPFM features many of these upgrades and also some woods traditionally found on more exotic guitars.

The body

The body of Ibanez RG421HPFM is Nyatoh.

It is a responsible alternative to traditional mahogany. However, 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.

For instance, another high-end addition to this guitar is a roasted maple neck which many pro-players are adopting today.  It is because of the ease of playing and tactful feel.

This comes in a wizard 3 neck shape tuned for fast playing.

The fingerboard

The 24 fret fingerboard adorning this beautiful neck is Jatoba. In addition, it is 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.


The hardware

Down to the Ibanez RG421HPFM hardware. We have two DiMarzio’s,


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.

Conclusion – what is our opinion about Ibanez RG421HPFM?

In conclusion, all told a guitar like Ibanez RG421HPFM 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.

To sum up, 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
Left/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
Pickup Active/Passive Active, Passive
Tremolo Yes, No
Tremolo Brand Aria
Left-Friendly? Yes, No

RG421HPFM reviews & comparison videos

RG421HPFM reviews & comparison

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