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RGA420Z PRT
RGA420Z Predator's Tongue (more images) Red copyright sprite

The RGA420Z is an RGA series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2010. It is part of the handcrafted-in-Japan Prestige line.

The RGA420Z features an arched-top mahogany body with a flamed maple top bolted to a maple and walnut neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include dual covered Ibanez active humbucking pickups with an Active EQ control, an Edge Zero double locking tremolo bridge, a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RGA420Z was among the first RGA models equipped with a tremolo, along with the seven-string RGA427Z and the RGA220Z which is similar to the RGA420Z but lacks the flamed maple top.

The RGA420Z was discontinued after 2015.

Specifications

Specifications for RGA420Z
Model name: RGA420Z
Year(s) produced: 2010–2015
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): DSH (Devil's Shadow) / PRT (Predator's Tongue)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ flamed maple top w/ binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Zero w/ ZPS3
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard HP Prestige
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Barless Top-Lok
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
2010: Ibanez LoZ4-B active
2011–2015: Ibanez CAP-LZ20 active
Neck pickup:
2010: Ibanez LoZ4-N active
2011–2015: Ibanez CAP-LZ10 active
Controls:
Master volume / Active EQ knob / 3-way lever

Active EQ

Active EQ

In place of the typical tone knob, the RGA420Z has an Active EQ controlled with the Active EQ knob. This EQ allows for everything from a bass boost/treble cut to treble boost/bass cut in a sooth and natural curve.

Images

RGA420Z DSH
RGA420Z Devil's Shadow Red copyright sprite

Sources

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