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The RG3180 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1997. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as one of the first models in the Prestige line, after the RG3070 from the previous year and along with the RG3120.

The RG3180 features a flamed maple top with natural binding on a mahogany body bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot position markers and a "Prestige" plaque at the 24th fret. Components include DiMarzio pickups with two humbuckers flanking a single-coil, a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG3120 is a related model without the middle single-coil pickup. The RG4080 is a similar model with a quilted maple top and different pickups. The RG3270 is a similar model which was offered a few years later in Japan only.

The RG3180 was discontinued after just one year.

Specifications

Specifications for RG3180
Model name: RG3180
Year(s) produced: 1997
Sold in: Europe
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Royal Violet (RV)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ flamed maple top w/ binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Powder cosmo
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot w/ Prestige inlay on 24th
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Super 3 (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio Blue Velvet (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio FRED (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector

Images

Additional details
RG3180 inlay.jpg
Prestige logo (24 fret)
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Control layout
HSH 5-way both-splits.png
Pickup switching


Video

1997 Ibanez Prestige RG3180-RV ( Review by "Essex Recording Studios" )


Sources

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