When it comes to instrument brands associated with Metal music, Ibanez is surely in everyone's list. Their reputation for taking guitar design and innovation to the extreme has long inspired some of Metal's greatest guitarists including Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Brian 'Head' Welch and more!
With that pedigree behind them, Ibanez have produced the RGD. Ibanez's ultimate metal machine.
The demands of down-tuning require a specifically designed responsiveness not found in "normal" guitars. To optimize for the rich, desirable thickness of tone that down-tuning produces, we extended the neck by one inch to a 26.5" scale. Longer-than standard yet not overly long. The neck is still considered a "fast" neck for speed soloing. Extra-deep cutaways grant comfortable access to the necks highest notes.