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The RG198QM is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1999. It essentially replaced the RG192B, which had a flamed maple top and no middle pickup.

The RG198QM features a basswood (later agathis) body with a bound quilted maple top bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include a synchronized tremolo bridge and Ibanez pickups in an HSH configuration.

The RG185G is a similar model with gold hardware and a pickguard and without the quilted maple top.

The RG198QM was available only in Japan and was discontinued after 2000.


Specifications for RG198QM
Model name: RG198QM
Year(s) produced: 1999–2000
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Korea
Finish(es): ABS (Antique Brown Sunburst) / BLS (Blue Sunburst) / SRS (Seethrough Red Sunburst)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
1999: Basswood w/ quilted maple top w/ binding
2000: Agathis w/ quilted maple top w/ binding
Neck joint:
1999: Standard tremolo
2000: VFT2 tremolo
Hardware color:
Neck type:
1999: RG II
2000: Wizard III
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
24 / jumbo
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez HR2
Middle pickup:
Ibanez T6M
Neck pickup:
Ibanez HF2
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector


Other available finishes
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Seethrough Red Sunburst
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Antique Brown Sunburst


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