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New Ibanez RGD Guitars - No More Slack Strings For Down-tuners!

Ibanez (opens in new tab) has announced some new additions to the RG series, the RGD range. According
to Tom Appleton - who kindly took our sister site MusicRadar.com (opens in new tab) through the
firm´s 2010 offerings at NAMM (video here (opens in new tab)) - the guitars have been designed
specifically to accommodate down-tuners.

Ibanez seem to have thought of everything with these guitars and they come tuned
to D as standard, but with the option to tune as low as B, without losing
playability. Other features include specially designed pickups (VK-DT Down
Tunz), Prestige Wizard necks, long neck scales (26.5-inch) and deeper cut-aways
to allow comfortable access to the higher frets.

The range will consist of four instruments of varying specifications and
price points, including a rather bestial seven stringer, the catchily-named RGD2127ZISH. Check
out the Ibanez website (opens in new tab) for more information.

Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.