The ultimate metal machine, the RGD70ALNB 7-string pushes guitarists to new, lesser-explored territory. The demands of down-tuning require a specifically designed responsiveness not found in ”normal” guitars. To optimize for the rich, desirable thickness of tone that down-tuning produces, we extended the neck by one inch to a 26.5” scale. Longer-than standard yet not overly long. The neck is still considered a ”fast” neck for speed soloing. Extra-deep cutaways grant comfortable access to the necks highest notes.
Nitro Wizard 5-Piece Panga Panga/Walnut neck
The Super-thin and ultra-playable Nitro Wizard 5-piece Panga Panga/Walnut neck substantially increases sustain.
Macassar Ebony fretboard
Macassar Ebony produces tight lows and mid range along with strong attack in the highs and quick response with rich sustain.
Jumbo Sub Zero treated frets
Sub Zero treated frets can stand up against the hardest riffing and string-bending.
Nyatoh used as the body wood provides a rich mid-low end.
DiMarzio Fusion Edge pickups
Through close collaboration between Ibanez and DiMarzio,® Fusion Edge pickups have been engineered to produce a powerful, distinctive tone with a crisp, cutting high end, and a tight, compressed bottom end, minus any muddy mid-range.
Gotoh machine heads
Gotoh machine heads provide super precision, smooth feel, and minimal back lush.
Edge-Zero II tremolo with Zero Point System
The Edge Zero II bridge design features a lower profile tremolo for playing comfort and stud lock function for stable tuning. In addtion, the zero point system provides much greater tuning stability.
The coil tap switch adds sound and tonal variations for both pickups.
Schaller S-Locks strap lock pins
Indestructible Schaller S-Locks don't fail, even under the toughest conditions on stage.
26.5 inch scale
Its extra long 26.5” scale and ability to accurately intonate heavier string gauges, make it the perfect beast for down-tuned metal.