The RG198QM is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1999. It essentially replaced the RG192B, which had a flamed maple top and no middle pickup.
The RG198QM features a basswood (later agathis) body with a bound quilted maple top bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include a synchronized tremolo bridge and Ibanez pickups in an HSH configuration.
The RG185G is a similar model with gold hardware and a pickguard and without the quilted maple top.
The RG198QM was available only in Japan and was discontinued after 2000.
Specifications for RG198QM
Model name: RG198QM
Year(s) produced: 1999–2000
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Korea
Finish(es): ABS (Antique Brown Sunburst) / BLS (Blue Sunburst) / SRS (Seethrough Red Sunburst)
Body type: Solid body
Body material: 1999: Basswood w/ quilted maple top w/ binding 2000: Agathis w/ quilted maple top w/ binding