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If you play metal or fusion on a 7-string, Ibanez has designed a guitar just for you. Optimized for heavier music styles, the RG Iron Label RGIXL7-BKF executes every note with precision and power.
This solidbody electric handles down tuning like a champ, thanks to its longer 27″ scale length. The fast Nitro Wizard-7 XL neck plays beautifully, while the instrument’s deep cutaways give you unrestricted access to the upper registers. The RGIXL7’s DiMarzio Fusion Edge-7 pickups deliver powerful, responsive scooped tone with tight, compressed bass response and crisp high-end bite, while the Gibraltar Standard II-7 bridge provides rock-solid intonation and massive sustain. The Ibanez RG Iron Label RGIXL7 is a progressive guitarist’s dream come true.
Nitro Wizard-7 XL neck
The 3-piece maple/purpleheart neck on the RGIXL7 features Ibanez’s Nitro Wizard-7 XL neck profile, which gives you effortless access to this guitar’s entire range. And the generous 27″ scale length handles lowered tunings with ease. In fact, the Iron Label RGIXL7 comes from the factory tuned down a whole step, from A to D. The Ibanez Iron Label RGIXL7 is a great entry point into the world of seven-string guitars.
Fusion Edge-7 humbuckers: made for metal
The Fusion Edge-7 humbucking pickups on the Iron Label RGIXL7 are the result of a collaboration between Ibanez and noted pickup maker DiMarzio. Designed for metal, Fusion Edge pickups deliver a powerful scooped sound with tight, compressed bass response and crisp high-end articulation – ideal for bludgeoning djent chugs and high-speed staccato riffing. The RGIXL7’s DiMarzio Fusion Edge pickups give you the aggressive yet precise tone that the modern metal guitarist needs.
Ibanez: a brief history
Ibanez began its life in 1908 as the Hoshino Gakki company in Nagoya, Japan. However, the company didn’t get into the guitar business until 1929, when they started importing Salvador Ibanez guitars from Spain. In 1935, Hoshino Gakki began building Spanish acoustic guitars under the “Ibanez Salvador” name, which was later shortened to “Ibanez.” Although Ibanez began manufacturing electric guitars in 1957, the company was relatively unknown in the West until the 1960s, when they started producing guitars based on American designs. By the late 1970s, Ibanez had stopped producing derivative guitars and had begun manufacturing the original designs that the company is now known for. Ibanez is also famous for their effect pedals (most notably the Tube Screamer) and guitar amplifiers.
- 7-string guitar with longer 27″ scale length to accommodate lowered tunings
- Nitro Wizard-7 XL neck plays fast and smooth, with luminescent side dot inlays for better visibility on stage
- DiMarzio Fusion Edge-7 humbucking pickups deliver metal-ready tone
- Gibraltar Standard II-7 bridge for superior intonation and sustain
- Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads for maximum tuning stability
- Body Type: Solidbody
- Body Shape: Iron Label
- Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
- Number of Strings: 7
- Body Material: Nyatoh
- Body Finish: Satin Polyurethane
- Color: Black
- Neck Material: 3-Piece Maple/Purpleheart
- Neck Shape: Nitro Wizard-7 XL
- Radius: 15.7″
- Fingerboard Material: Ebony
- Number of Frets: 24, Jumbo
- Scale Length: 27″
- Nut Width: 1.889″
- Nut Material: Plastic
- Bridge/Tailpiece: Gibraltar Standard II-7
- Tuners: Gotoh MG-T Locking
- Neck Pickup: DiMarzio Fusion Edge-7 Humbucker
- Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio Fusion Edge-7 Humbucker
- Controls: 1 x master volume, 1 x coil-tap switch, 3-way blade pickup switch
- Strings: .010-.059