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RG657K KB
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The RG657K is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2016. It is part of the higher end, Japanese-made Prestige line.

The RG657K features a basswood body with an Australian blackwood top with binding bolted to a maple and walnut Super Wizard HP neck with a 24-fret marbled rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components included DiMarzio pickups in a humbucker/ single-coil/ humbucker arrangement mounted directly to the body, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG657PB is a similar model with a mahogany body with a poplar burl top. The RG657MSK is a related model with a mahogany body with a silky oak top and a maple fretboard.

The RG657K was offered only in Asia and Australia.

Specifications

Specifications for RG657K
Model name: RG657K
Year(s) produced: 2016
Sold in: Asia and Australia
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): KB (Koa Brown)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood w/ Australian blackwood top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Super Wizard HP
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Fingerboard material:
Marbled rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo (Prestige edge treatment)
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 (non-locking)
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio The Tone Zone (H) passive/ alnico
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio True Velvet (S) passive/ alnico
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H) passive/ alnico
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042

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