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Portal: RG series
Code: RG
Period: 1992–2017 (1979–2017, including the Roadstar/Roadster series)
Total models: 864
Related: American Master series / EX series / RGA series / RGD series / RGT series / RT series / RX series / USA Custom series
Signature models: APEX series / Andy Timmons series / JEM series / John Petrucci series / K7 series / Matt Bachand series / Mick Thomson series / Paul Gilbert series / Universe series
More about the RG series


The RG series is a line of solid body electric guitars produced by Hoshino Gakki and sold under the Ibanez brand. They are among the best-selling hard rock and metal guitars ever produced.

The iconic RG body is an off-set double cutaway design similar to a Fender Stratocaster but with thinner, pointier "horns" and less rounded edges. This basic body style came to be known as the "Superstrat". The second primary feature of the RG are the ultra-thin, flat necks with flatter double-octave (24-fret) fingerboards. The third key feature of many RG models is the Floyd Rose-style floating, double locking tremolo bridge (particularly the revered Edge and Lo-Pro Edge tremolos on the higher-end models), although hard-tail RGs are also produced.

The inaugural RG model was the RG550, which was unleashed in 1987. The RG550 was a less-expensive derivative of Steve Vai's original Ibanez Signature model, the JEM777. The RG550 lacked some of the JEM's showier features like the monkey grip and the lion's claw tremolo routing, as well as the custom DiMarzio pickups, but it retained much of the JEM's playability, starting with the Edge tremolo and slinky Wizard neck.

RG originally stood for Roadstar Guitar; the original RG models were part of the Roadstar series. The Roadstar name was dropped around 1992, with the series henceforth simply known as RGs. (more...)

RG models by year

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2017 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
APEX20
APEX20 (James "Munky" Shaffer)
APEX200
APEX200 (James "Munky" Shaffer)
M80M WK
M80M (Meshuggah)
M8M
M8M (Meshuggah)
2016 MSM1 1P 01
MSM1 (Marco Sfogli)
MTM20 WH
MTM20 (Mick Thompson)
PGM80P NT
PGM80P (Paul Gilbert)
2017 PGMM31 WH 2Y 01
PGMM31 [miKro] (Paul Gilbert)New-32199 640
TAM100 zoom
TAM100 (Tosin Abasi)
Ibanez Guitar Development Center (Go to page)
J. Custom line (Go to page)
Prestige Uppercut line (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
Premium line (Go to page)
Iron Label line (Go to page)
Standard line
GIO line (Go to page)


2016 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
APEX20
APEX20 (James "Munky" Shaffer)
APEX200
APEX200 (James "Munky" Shaffer)
M80M WK
M80M (Meshuggah)
M8M
M8M (Meshuggah)
2016 MSM1 1P 01
MSM1 (Marco Sfogli)New-32199 640
MTM20 WH
MTM20 (Mick Thompson)
2016 MTM1 BK
MTM1 (Mick Thompson)
PGM80P NT
PGM80P (Paul Gilbert)
TAM10
TAM10 (Tosin Abasi)
TAM100 zoom
TAM100 (Tosin Abasi)
J. Custom line (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
Premium line (Go to page)
Iron Label line (Go to page)
Standard line
GIO line (Go to page)


2015 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
APEX20
APEX20 (James "Munky" Shaffer)
APEX200
APEX200 (James "Munky" Shaffer)
M8M
M8M (Meshuggah)
M80M WK
M80M (Meshuggah)
2016 MTM1 BK
MTM1 (Mick Thompson)New-32199 640
MTM20 WH
MTM20 (Mick Thompson)
PGM80P NT
PGM80P (Paul Gilbert)New-32199 640
TAM10
TAM10 (Tosin Abasi)
TAM100 zoom
TAM100 (Tosin Abasi)
J. Custom line (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
Premium line (Go to page)
Iron Label line (Go to page)
Standard line
GIO line (Go to page)


2014 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
APEX20
APEX20 (James "Munky" Shaffer)
APEX200
APEX200 (James "Munky" Shaffer)New-32199 640
M8M
M8M (Meshuggah)
M80M WK
M80M (Meshuggah)New-32199 640
MTM20 WH
MTM20 (Mick Thompson)New-32199 640
TAM10
TAM10 (Tosin Abasi)New-32199 640
TAM100 zoom
TAM100 (Tosin Abasi)
J. Custom line (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
Premium line (Go to page)
Iron Label line (Go to page)
Standard line
GIO line (Go to page)


2013 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
APEX100 TFB
APEX100 (Munky)
APEX2 GSF
APEX2 (Munky)
M8M
M8M (Meshuggah)
2012 RGH57 ZB
RGH57 (Cesareo )
TAM100 zoom
TAM100 (Tosin Abasi)New-32199 640
J. Custom line (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
Genesis Collection (Go to page)
2013 RG550 DY
RG550 (Genesis Collection)New-32199 640
2013 RG570 JB
RG570 (Genesis Collection)New-32199 640
2013 RG670AH NTF
RG670AH (Genesis collection)New-32199 640
2013 RG670MH NTF
RG670MH (Genesis collection)New-32199 640
Premium line (Go to page)