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Portal: RG series
Code: RG
Period: 1987–2020 (1979; 1983–2020 including the Roadstar/Roadster series)
Total models: 1,141
Related: American Master series / EX series / Roadstar II series / RGA series / RGD series / RT series / RX series / USA Custom series
Signature models: APEX series / Andy Timmons series / JEM series / John Petrucci series / K7 series / Matt Bachand series / Mick Thomson series / Paul Gilbert series / Universe series
More about the RG series


The RG series is a line of solid body electric guitars produced by Hoshino Gakki and sold under the Ibanez brand. They are among the best-selling hard rock and metal guitars ever produced.

The iconic RG body is an off-set double cutaway design similar to a Fender Stratocaster but with thinner, pointier "horns" and less rounded edges. This basic body style came to be known as the "Superstrat". The second primary feature of the RG are the ultra-thin, flat necks with flatter double-octave (24-fret) fingerboards. The third key feature of many RG models is the Floyd Rose-style floating, double locking tremolo bridge (particularly the revered Edge and Lo-Pro Edge tremolos on the higher-end models), although hard-tail RGs are also produced.

The inaugural RG model was the RG550, which was unleashed in 1987. The RG550 was a less-expensive derivative of Steve Vai's original Ibanez Signature model, the JEM777. The RG550 lacked some of the JEM's showier features like the monkey grip and the lion's claw tremolo routing, as well as the custom DiMarzio pickups, but it retained much of the JEM's playability, starting with the Edge tremolo and slinky Wizard neck.

RG originally stood for Roadstar Guitar; the original RG models were part of the Roadstar II series. The Roadstar name was dropped around 1992, with the series henceforth simply known as RGs. (more...)

RG models by year

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2020 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
AT100CL SB.gif
AT100CL (Andy Timmons)
AT10P SB.jpg
AT10P (Andy Timmons)
2019 LHM1 TGG 1P 01.png
LHM1 (Luke Hoskin)
M8M.png
M8M (Meshuggah)
M80M WK.png
M80M (Meshuggah)
2017 PGMM31 WH 2Y 01.png
PGMM31 miKro (Paul Gilbert)
2019 PGMM21 MGN 2Y 01.png
PGMM21 miKro (Paul Gilbert)
2020 PGMM11 JB 5A 01.png
PGMM11 miKro (Paul Gilbert)new
J. Custom line (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
Genesis collection (Go to page)
J-Line (Go to page)
Premium line (Go to page)
Axion Label line (Go to page)
Iron Label line (Go to page)
Standard line
GIO line (Go to page)


2019 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
APEX20.jpg
APEX20 (James "Munky" Shaffer)
APEX200.jpg
APEX200 (James "Munky" Shaffer)
AT10P SB.jpg
AT10P (Andy Timmons)
AT100CL SB.gif
AT100CL (Andy Timmons)
2019 LHM1 TGG 1P 01.png
LHM1 (Luke Hoskin)new
M80M WK.png
M80M (Meshuggah)
M8M.png
M8M (Meshuggah)
2019 PGM333 00 01.png
PGM333 (Paul Gilbert)new
2017 PGMM31 WH 2Y 01.png
PGMM31 miKro (Paul Gilbert)
2019 PGMM21 MGN 2Y 01.png
PGMM21 miKro (Paul Gilbert)new
J. Custom line (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
Genesis collection (Go to page)
Premium line (Go to page)
Iron Label line (Go to page)
Standard line
GIO line (Go to page)


2018 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
APEX20.jpg
APEX20 (James "Munky" Shaffer)
APEX200.jpg
APEX200 (James "Munky" Shaffer)
AT10P SB.jpg
AT10P (Andy Timmons)
AT100CL SB.gif
AT100CL (Andy Timmons)
M80M WK.png
M80M (Meshuggah)
M8M.png
M8M (Meshuggah)
2016 MSM1 1P 01.png
MSM1 (Marco Sfogli)
2017 PGMM31 WH 2Y 01.png
PGMM31 miKro (Paul Gilbert)
J. Custom line (Go to page)
Prestige Uppercut line (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
Genesis collection (Go to page)
Premium line (Go to page)
Iron Label line (Go to page)
Standard line
GIO line (Go to page)


2017 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
APEX20.jpg
APEX20 (James "Munky" Shaffer)
APEX200.jpg
APEX200 (James "Munky" Shaffer)
AT10P SB.jpg
AT10P (Andy Timmons)
AT10RP CLW.jpg
AT10RP (Andy Timmons)
AT100CL SB.gif
AT100CL (Andy Timmons)
2017 RGH57II SGG.jpg
RGH57II (Cesareo)new
M80M WK.png
M80M (Meshuggah)
M8M.png
M8M (Meshuggah)
2016 MSM1 1P 01.png
MSM1 (Marco Sfogli)
PGM80P NT.jpg
PGM80P (Paul Gilbert)
2017 PGMM31 WH 2Y 01.png
PGMM31 miKro (Paul Gilbert)new
TAM100 zoom.jpg
TAM100 (Tosin Abasi)
Ibanez Guitar Development Center (Go to page)
J. Custom line (Go to page)
Prestige Uppercut line (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
Genesis collection (Go to page)
Premium line (Go to page)
Iron Label line (Go to page)
Standard line
GIO line (Go to page)


2016 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
APEX20.jpg
APEX20 (James "Munky" Shaffer)
APEX200.jpg
APEX200 (James "Munky" Shaffer)
M80M WK.png
M80M (Meshuggah)
M8M.png
M8M (Meshuggah)
2016 MSM1 1P 01.png
MSM1 (Marco Sfogli)new
MTM20 WH.jpg
MTM20 (Mick Thompson)
2016 MTM1 BK.jpg
MTM1 (Mick Thompson)
PGM80P NT.jpg
PGM80P (Paul Gilbert)
TAM10.png
TAM10 (Tosin Abasi)
TAM100 zoom.jpg
TAM100 (Tosin Abasi)
J. Custom line (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
Premium line (Go to page)
Iron Label line (Go to page)
Standard line
GIO line (Go to page)


2015 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
APEX20.jpg
APEX20 (James "Munky" Shaffer)
APEX200.jpg
APEX200 (James "Munky" Shaffer)
M8M.png
M8M (Meshuggah)
M80M WK.png
M80M (Meshuggah)
2016 MTM1 BK.jpg
MTM1 (Mick Thompson)new
MTM20 WH.jpg
MTM20 (Mick Thompson)
PGM80P NT.jpg
PGM80P (Paul Gilbert)new
TAM10.png
TAM10 (Tosin Abasi)
TAM100 zoom.jpg
TAM100 (Tosin Abasi)
J. Custom line (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
Premium line (Go to page)
Iron Label line (Go to page)
Standard line
GIO line (Go to page)


2014 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
APEX20.jpg
APEX20 (James "Munky" Shaffer)
APEX200.jpg
APEX200 (James "Munky" Shaffer)new
M8M.png
M8M (Meshuggah)
M80M WK.png
M80M (Meshuggah)new
MTM20 WH.jpg
MTM20 (Mick Thompson)new
TAM10.png
TAM10 (Tosin Abasi)new
TAM100 zoom.jpg
TAM100 (Tosin Abasi)
J. Custom line (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
Premium line (Go to page)
Iron Label line (Go to page)
Standard line
GIO line (Go to page)


2013 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
APEX100 TFB.jpg
APEX100 (Munky)
APEX2 GSF.gif
APEX2 (Munky)
M8M.png
M8M (Meshuggah)
2012 RGH57 ZB.png
RGH57 (Cesareo)
TAM100 zoom.jpg
TAM100 (Tosin Abasi)new
J. Custom line (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
Genesis Collection (Go to page)
2013 RG550 DY.png
RG550 (Genesis Collection)new
2013 RG570 JB.png
RG570 (Genesis Collection)new
2013 RG670AH NTF.png
RG670AH (Genesis collection)new
2013 RG670MH NTF.png
RG670MH (Genesis collection)new
Premium line (Go to page)
Iron Label line (Go to page)
Standard line
GIO line (Go to page)


2012 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
APEX100 TFB.jpg
APEX100 (James "Munky" Shaffer)
APEX2 GSF.gif
APEX2 (James "Munky" Shaffer)
M8M.png
M8M (Meshuggah)new
PGM3 WH.gif
PGM3 (Paul Gilbert)
2012 RGH57 ZB.png
RGH57 (Cesareo)new
J Custom line (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
Premium line (Go to page)