Guitars & Basses

Ibanez RGDIX7MPB Iron Label, Surreal Blue Burst

The RGD is 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, Ibanez 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.




Neck type

Nitro Wizard-7 RGD

Neck material

3-piece maple/ purpleheart

Fingerboard material

Birdseye maple



Bridge pickup

DiMarzio Fusion Edge 7 (H) passive/ ceramic

Neck pickup

DiMarzio Fusion Edge 7 (H) passive/ ceramic

String gauge


Factory tuning

1D 2A 3F 4C 5G 6D 7A



Ibanez is one of the first Japanese musical instrument companies to gain a significant foothold in import guitar sales in the United States and Europe, as well as the first brand of guitars to mass-produce the seven-string guitar and eight-string guitar. The company has an impressive lineup of products ranging from instruments to pedals and accessories, and have recently raised standards and eyebrows with the new AZ Series, which Josh Smith described as the best superstrat he’s played in a long time.