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RG420 is a model name which has been applied to several distinct RG series guitar models made by Ibanez since 1986. All RG420 models share some common characteristics including: RG body style, dual humbucking pickups and a double locking tremolo bridge. Differences between the models are described below.

RG420 commonly refers to one of these models:

  • The RG420 (1986–1987), made in Japan; basswood body, original Edge tremolo and Ibanez IBZ pickups
  • The RG420 (1996), made in Korea; basswood body, Lo-TRS II tremolo and Ibanez Infinity pickups
  • The RG420 (1998), made in Japan; basswood body, Lo-TRS tremolo and Ibanez Vintage pickups
  • The RG420 (2016–2017) , made in Indonesia; basswood body, Standard DL tremolo and Ibanez Quantum pickups

Other variants of the RG420 include:

  • RG420FA (1998–1999), made in Korea; basswood body w/ flamed ash top, Lo-TRS II tremolo and Ibanez Infinity pickups
  • RG420AH (1999), made in Japan; Ash body, TRS-101 tremolo, Ibanez V6F pickups
  • RG420AHL (1999), made in Japan; left-handed version of the RG420AH
  • RG420GK (2002), made in Japan; basswood body, Lo-TRS tremolo, Ibanez Vintage pickups; Roland GK compatible
  • RG420EG (2008–2010), made in Indonesia; basswood body w/ engraved top, Edge III tremolo and Ibanez Vintage pickups
  • RG420CM (2009), made in Indonesia; mahogany body w/ cinnamon wood top, Edge III tremolo and Ibanez Infinity pickups
  • RG420FB (2009–2010), made in Indonesia; basswood body w/ figured bubinga top, Edge III tremolo and Ibanez Infinity pickups
  • RG420FBZ (2011), made in Indonesia; basswood body w/ figured bubinga top, Edge Zero II tremolo and Ibanez Infinity pickups
  • SRG420FMZ (2011), made in Indonesia; mahogany body w/ flamed maple top, Edge Zero II tremolo, DiMarzio pickups, made for Shimamura
  • RG420RW (2014), made in Indonesia; mahogany body w/ rosewood top, Edge Zero II tremolo and Ibanez Infinity pickups
  • RG420RW (2015–2016), made in Indonesia; mahogany body w/ rosewood top, Standard DL tremolo and Ibanez Quantum pickups


See also

Seven string models


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