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For the 2010 model, see RGA72QM (2010).
RGA72QM TLB 2011
RGA72QM Transparent Lavender Burst (2011) (more images) Red copyright sprite

The RGA72QM is an RGA series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2011. It replaced the 2010 model with several changes.

The RGA72QM features a mahogany body with an arched quilted maple top mated to a titanium-reinforced set-in maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with special inlay at the 12th fret. Components include dual, covered Ibanez active CAP-LZ humbucking pickups and a fixed bridge. A special feature is the active EQ switch which activates a mid-cut.

For 2011, the RGA72QM was updated with a new set of pickups and an updated body with deeper scoops on the cutout horns. The Wizard II neck was replaced by the Wizard III. In addition the sharks fin/ wave inlays were replaced by a pearl inlay on the 12th fret.

Similar models are the RGA72TQM which has a double locking tremolo bridge and the RGA72QME with EMG pickups. Similar seven-string (RGA7QM) and eight-string (RGA8QM) were also offered. A more affordable model is the RGA42FM with a bolt-on neck and flamed maple top.

The RGA72QM was discontinued after 2012.

Specifications

Specifications for RGA72QM (2011–2012)
Name: RGA72QM (2011–2012)
Years: 2011–2012
Areas: Worldwide
Made in: Indonesia
Finishes: TGB (Transparent Gray Burst) / TLB (Transparent Lavender Burst)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ quilted maple top w/ binding
Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gibraltar Standard fixed
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard III w/ KTS Titanium rod
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Inlays:
Offset pearl dots at 12th fret
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Electronics
PU Config:
HH
Bridge PU:
Ibanez CAP-LZ20 active
Neck PU:
Ibanez CAP-LZ10 active
Controls:
Master volume / Active EQ toggle / 3-way lever

Active EQ

Active EQ Toggle

The RGA72QM features an Active EQ controlled with an on/ off toggle switch. This EQ allows a bass/treble boost while cutting mid frequencies.

Images

RGA72QM TGB 2011
RGA72QM Transparent Gray Burst Red copyright sprite

Sources

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