Ibanez RG370DXL Left-Handed Electric Guitar

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Left-handed hard rockers and metal heads can now enjoy the power tones of Ibanez's RG line of guitars. This model features a Prestige neck and Edge-Pro tremolo.
The RG guitar line - the unchallenged standard in hard and heavy rock guitars -- gets a massive infusion of high tech hardware and upgrades. The classic RG550 and RG570 models (now RG1550 and RG1570) reach new levels of lethal with the addition of Prestige necks and the new Edge-Pro tremolo system. Many deluxe and standard models have been upgraded with the new Edge-Pro II tremolos. The 2003 lineup offers every kind of instrument needed by the heavy rocker: 6 and 7-string models, neck-thru and bolt-on axes, double locking and standard trems and an equally wide range of prices.

Series Features:
For over 15 years, the undisputed standard in guitars for the hard rock player.

Pickups and pickup placement provide the hard-edged cutting tone needed for heavy rock.

24 fret thin, flat and fast Wizard and Wizard II necks. Rounder Ultra necks available on RGT3120 neck-thru-body models.

Wide assortment of bridges: Hard tail, synchronized trems and the new Edge-Pro and Edge-Pro II double locking tremolo systems.

Double Edge-Pro models feature piezo elements for adding acoustic guitar tones.

Have you seen the headlines? "Guitar rock is back."
Ibanez is happy to hear it. Except at Ibanez, guitar rock never "left" - and if you're the type of player who reads Ibanez catalogs, you've been too busy playing guitar or bass to worry a whole lot about the media's take on music. However, the papers are right about one thing: there are more new guitar and bass read more guitar styles than ever before. That's why there are more different kinds of guitars and basses in the 2003 Ibanez line up. read less
* Wizard II neck -- 25.5 scale neck is 2mm thicker than the super-thin, super-flat Ibanez Wizard.

* Maple neck material

* Basswood body -- Basswood is a comparatively lightweight wood, which makes it very comfortable for extended playing. With a good balance of highs and lows, basswood is right in between alder and mahogany in sound character.

* 24 jumbo frets offer easy playing for leads and chording.

* Bound Rosewood finger board offers a strong, bright sound and an attractive appearance with a long grain.

* Edge III bridge

* IBZ INF3 (H) Neck PU

* IBZ INFS3 (S) Mid PU

* IBZ INF4 (H) Bridge PU

* Sharktooth inlay

* Black hardware
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
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Submitted April 16, 2008 by a customer from cox.net
"Best actual left hander around!"
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I expect to keep this for years. Until I can justify spending over a thousand dollars for another, this will be my only electric guitar. If it was stolen, I would definately buy another. One of the major problems to buying a lefty guitar is that you can't actually try many of them in person. Not to worry, you will be very happy with this one. If you're on the fence, pick the RG. More features, good quality, and better design than the nearest alternatives.

Sound
Even though this looks like a metal guitar, I can assure you it will play anything you can throw at it. In all honesty, a modeling amp will take you most of the way to getting a great sound in a variety of genres. While I can't say I have a recording contract or label, I can say that this guitar isn't holding me back.

Features
As an accessible guitar for those who can't afford a month's wages on equipment, this has great features. In this range, you aren't going to find a guitar with more features. The strings are locked down so you can bend the notes all day with less retuning than comparable guitars. I like the neck, as it's not too thin or too thick. You can adjust the tremolo bar to stay put or swing freely, a nice touch. My only gripe is that mine did not come with the actual bar...

Ease of Use
You can really just pick it up and play, and it's pretty simple to get it to sound like you want it with a good read more amp. Tuning is easy. Once everything's locked down you really only mess with the fine tuners. You can do it on stage even. But don't expect to do major tone changes without an allen wrench - which unless you're in only into a niche sound you won't even change it from the factory setting.

Quality
Built very well, nothing seems like a cheap shortcut in construction. Everything seems to be well engineered, capable of holding up to travel, and pretty solid. Nothing has broken, and the finish was nice and even.

Value
You aren't going to get a better left handed guitar than the RG unless you're getting closer to the 1000.00 price range. One of the main problems with lefty guitars is that many companies uses a lot of righty parts. Thankfully Ibanez gave us all flipped parts, even down to the shark tooth inlay on the frets being correct. It would have been easy to do little circles like other manufacturers and be done with it. It's a nice touch that they took the time to give us a mirror-image guitar like southpaws actually deserve.

The Wow Factor
You can't go wrong with all black. It's going to fit into any look you've got going, because it's versatile. Although it does look like a metal guitar, you can work with what's essentially a blank canvas. The sharktooth inlays look really good.

Musical Background:
hobbyist

Musical Style:
grunge, progressive, metal, blues, industrial
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