This rare, Ibanez RBM1 is in near-MINT condition, plays smooth, and sounds incredible! Everything on this axe is original (with maybe the exception of the strap buttons) and all of the hardware and electronics work perfectly (total weight is approximately 6lbs 8oz).
Beyond it’s stunning looks, this specimen is a real player. In terms of tone, the RBM models are bit unique for Ibanez guitars of the early 90s. Unlike nearly all RG models, this one has a somewhat fuller neck profile and the body is made of mahogany rather than the more common basswood that was prominently used during that time. After owning many RGs and RBMs, my opinion is that the RBMs tend to sound warmer, fuller, and certainly have a bit more of a vintage sound to them. While this is partly due to the mahogany being a warmer tonewood, the RBM pickups are a bit more vintage voiced as well. The result is a unique, modern looking axe that actually has more tonal versatility than the more common RG models.
In addition to first rate playability and tone, another notable feature of this specimen is its outstanding condition! It certainly looks like it has spent the vast majority of its life in its case and has only minor signs of wear its life in its case and certainly looks that way. As with most gloss black guitars, there are some pick-like swirls here and there. Also, there is some very light oxidation on the gold hardware, a minor amount of wear on a couple of frets, and a few small marks on the body. But, that’s it. After a careful inspection, I can find no significant signs of wear at all. I’ve tried to capture these minor, cosmetic elements in the last few pics. Overall, this is probably the cleanest RBM Voyager I’ve seen since one that I saw in a secondhand shop in the early 2000s.
The original Ibanez hard shell case and the trem bar will be included with purchase. The case has some wear that is consistent with a case of this age. However, all of the latches work as intended and the case provides ample protection for the instrument. Lastly, the guitar will be expertly packed with plenty of bracing and soft filler material to ensure safe transport to its new home.
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