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Ibanez RG655 Prestige Electric Guitar, Galaxy Black

With DiMarzio Air Norton/True Velvet/Tone Zone pickups and a rock-solid 5-piece maple/walnut Super Wizard neck, the RG655 Prestige is one impressive Ibanez. (6) Read 5 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Ibanez RG655 Prestige Galaxy Black

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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Super Wizard HP neck profile Thin, fast-feeling neck shape for maximum comfort
DiMarzio Air Norton neck pickup Deep and warm sound; hotter output
DiMarzio True Velvet middle pickup Excellent balance & clarity without sounding thin
DiMarzio Tone Zone bridge pickup Higher output, wider dynamic range

Approach Light-Speed Shredding with this RG Prestige!

The Ibanez RG Prestige series sets the bar remarkably high in the world of speed-demon guitars, with rich dark tone that cuts through well, and the unparalleled playability of Ibanez's Super Wizard High Performance neck. If you love rock or metal, and want to see just how fast you can push your lead playing skills, then this guitar is the one for you. Three DiMarzio pickups deliver dynamic tonal flexibility, and the sophisticated Edge double locking tremolo bridge keeps you in tune throughout your high bends and low dive-bombs.

An Eclectic Assemblage of Three DiMarzio Pickups

Your RG655 Prestige comes with a nice combination of three different DiMarzio pickups. At the neck, you have a warm and clean Air Norton humbucker. There's a True Velvet single-coil in the middle -- with a bright cutting tone great for lead -- and a hot-sounding Tone Zone humbucker at the bridge. Along with your tone and volume knobs is a five-way pickup selector switch, for five different pickup combination settings to choose from -- perfect for heavier rock and metal guitarists looking for that full dark tone that also cuts through nicely for lead parts. The RG655's balanced basswood body only enhances the tones this trio of pickups has to offer.

Super Wizard HP Neck

The crowning jewel of the RG655 is the Super Wizard High Performance neck. This appendage is a resounding composite of five pieces of maple and walnut, glued together for solid stability, comfort and maximum playability. If you're looking for a tool to really start pushing your shredding skills to the max, you'll instantly take advantage of how smoothly your hammer-ons, pull-offs, arpeggios, and runs will stream seamlessly across this neck's comfortable 24 jumbo frets. You'll struggle to keep your fingers off of this axe's supremely inviting and addicting feel.

Secure Edge Bridge with Double-Locking Tremolo

As you get used to playing at faster speeds, you'll notice how nicely your Prestige maintains its intonation -- thanks to the stable security of the flexible Edge bridge and its double-locking tremolo system. You'll be able to bend your strings to new heights and dive your lows lower than ever with your whammy bar -- without ever concerning yourself about losing intonation along the way. The Edge bridge also has fine tuners for each of your strings -- so making small adjustments is as convenient as could be.

Features:

- Balanced basswood RG body
- Five-piece maple/walnut Super Wizard High Performance neck
- Rosewood fretboard with 24 jumbo frets
- An Air Norton humbucker at the neck, a True Velvet single-coil in the middle, and a Tone Zone humbucker at the bridge
- Secure Edge bridge with double locking tremolo system and fine tuners
- One volume and tone knob
- Five-way pickup selector switch
- Hardshell case included

See just how metal your sound can get when you plug in your Ibanez RG655 Prestige for the first time.

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- Neck type: Super Wizard HP 5pc Maple/Walnut neck
- Body: Basswood
- Fretboard: Rosewood fretboard w/White dot inlay
- Fret: Jumbo frets w/Prestige fret edge treatment
- Bridge: Edge bridge
- Neck: DiMarzio Air Norton humbucker, Passive/Alnico
- Middle: DiMarzio True Velvet single coil, Passive/Alnico
- Bridge: DiMarzio The Tone Zone humbucker, Passive/Alnico
- Hardware color: Cosmo black
- Hardshell case: Included
- Scale: 25.5"
- Width at Nut: 43mm
- Width at Last Fret: 58mm
- Thickness at 1st: 17mm
- Thickness at 12th: 19mm
- Radius: 430mmR
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Cobalt Blue Metallic
Shipping Weight: 23 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RG655CBM
Galaxy Black
Shipping Weight: 23 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RG655GK
Blemished, Galaxy Black
Shipping Weight: 23 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RG655GK
Blemished, Cobalt Blue Metallic
Shipping Weight: 23 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RG655CBM
Ibanez Non-New Product Warranty Information Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses have a 1-year warranty on NEW instruments only for the ORIGINAL purchaser with a Sales Receipt. All used products are not under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262

Ibanez RG655 Prestige Electric Guitar

A prominent feature of the Ibanez RG655 is the exclusive Super Wizard High-Performance neck -- constructed of five, glued, solid pieces of maple/walnut for absolute rock solid stability. The DiMarzio Air Norton (neck), True Velvet (middle), and Tone Zone (bridge) pickups, along with 5-way switch, were chosen for the inspiring way they complement each other to create a wide pallet of tonal options that add fire, yet retain clarity, and improve sustain. With the classic Edge bridge: the most extreme sonic acrobatics can be fearlessly performed with confidence that the guitar will effortlessly return to perfect tuning.

As the crown jewel of Ibanez, the Prestige line represents the passion and pride of Japanese luthiery. These guitars, produced exclusively in Japan, have earned worldwide acclaim and respect throughout the industry for their craftsmanship, quality, and innovation. Combine this with the classic Ibanez RG design and you have an instrument that truly represents a cornerstone of the Ibanez legacy.

Features:

- Super Wizard HP neck
- Basswood body
- Jumbo frets
- Rosewood fretboard
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (6 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Best Guitar I've Ever Played (Played Them All!)"
Overall: What do we expect in a high-end guitar? I think we all have high expectations for expensive and quality guitars that give us the hope to play easier and to sound better. I have owned Gibsons costing more than cars. In fact I sold an incredible Gibson (amazing guitar) and bought a fine Cadillac with the money! I've also enjoyed the company of the finest Paul Reed Smith line of guitars and all (most) of the the respected guitar companies. I can tell you I had HIGH expectations for this guitar, gladly I was not disappointed. I can say honestly as someone who has played guitar since the age of around 5 years this is the easiest and honestly (seriously) the best guitar I've ever played. I became instantly a better player as the neck is perfection for my fingers. Solos that are hard or even nearly impossible to play on Fenders and Gibsons become almost effortless. All the frets are easily accessible allowing for more tonality range and sound effects. The guitar is extremely well built and balanced. It's extremely fun to play. The stock pickups are brilliant. It will stay in tune for an entire gig! I plan to purchase all the colors in this model and switch out pickups for each one. Honestly, I love all my guitars. I've sold a lot of great guitars and regretted every one. I'm done selling my guitars. I love my Martins, Gibsons, and everything in between. While I love all those guitars my no. 1 is my Ibanez RG655. It just plays better and feels better and allows for more range of sounds than any guitar I've played, it's effortless almost for me. I've spent the last month playing this thing hours every day and haven't had this much fun in years with a new guitar. The only downside comes from the tone. This guitar sounds great with the stock pickups, very clean, very clear. However, I wasn't expecting this type of thin body guitar to sound the depth of a Les Paul Custom and honestly it doesn't have that deep resonance to it. Sure, I will try pickup variations and so forth but I'm convinced it won't have that Les Paul Custom Sound (which I love). But what guitar has that sound other than a Custom anyway? This guitar sounds fantasic and you will be able to pull off more sounds than any Les Paul or guitar of the like. Again, I love my Les Paul's but this thing makes me a better player. True, the sound and abilities are in the hands, but this guitar allows for my hands to perform better. I recommend this guitar for any style of playing. If you are into fast shred I can almost guarantee you wont find better. I'm not saying this will be "the perfect guitar" for everybody but it is for my fingers and I! Overall rating 9.9/10
Style of Music: Rock, metal, blues,classical.
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Overall: I really had no reservations about buying this guitar. I've owned Ibanez before (bass guitars and amps) so it's not my first Ibanez. But it's clearly the best I've had. My first electric guitar was a Squier. Frankly for 130 bucks, I was astonished how good it was as I was pretty much expecting a piece of junk. Far from it. Is it a 1000 dollar guitar of course not, but it only costs 130 bucks too. So in terms of guitars (as opposed to basses) I have only that to compare it to. This thing sounds killer. Very high output pickups. I know this is comparing it to the Squier, but you would think they are active. Turning the pots actually changes the tone, which is not really true on the Squier (volume on the Squier works but tone doesn't seem to do anything as far as I can tell). On this guitar, tone, even a small turn makes a difference you can hear. The frets were obviously dressed and are very very smooth. The 5 piece neck seems built like a tank. Came well set up and even in tune which I found almost impossible to believe - they were all about a half step flat. As far as that goes, changing the strings for the first time made me think I was losing my mind. I've never had a Floyd Rose before, and I didn't realize this is different but I sure found that out in a hurry. I thought something was wrong with it and was going to call to send it back. Now that I've done it a few times, it's a bit more work but it's not really that bad. And the Floyd Rose is worth the extra work in my view as it's so nice. No blemishes on the guitar, plays and sounds out of this world. I had considered a Fender American Standard, and sometimes it still crosses my mind maybe I should try one, but I compare it to the features of this, and it comes up short. And it costs more. And really the two guitars are pretty much aimed at different musical styles - the Strat would be aimed at blues, country and rock though sure it can do other genres, where this is really meant for rock, hard stuff and metal type music though it can also do other genres. Bottom line, I just want to play this one. The weight and feel are just right for me, the balance is great, no sharp pointed edges that look really cool for thrash but are uncomfortable to play (but if you play a style of music that requires growling in a demon voice you probably don't mind a little pain). I put Ernie Ball strap locks on it. Whether the guitar is worth the price of admission is up to you. It's not cheap, but I feel that I am getting my money's worth with it.
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