The RG421 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2013. It essentially replaced the similar RG321MH. It is made in Indonesia.
The RG421 features a mahogany body bolted to a maple Wizard III neck with a 24-fret rosewood fretboard with white dot position markers. Components include Ibanez pickups and a fixed bridge.
An update for 2015 introduced new pickups and a one-piece neck. For 2018 the rosewood fretboard was replaced with jatoba. For 2019 the mahogany body was replaced with meranti. For 2020 the bridge was replaced with the F106.
A similar model with a quilted maple top, the RG421QM, is also available. The RG421G is a similar model with gold hardware. The RG421EX is similar but adds body and fretboard binding and has black hardware. The RG421M is a similar model with a maple fretboard which was introduced for 2017. The RG7421 is a similar seven-string model. The RG6003FM is a similar model with a flamed maple top and off-set fretboard inlays. The RG421PB is a similar model with a poplar burl top. The RG421AHM is a similar model with an ash body and a maple fretboard. The RG421MSP is a similar model with a maple fretboard.
A white finish was added for 2016. A black and white fade finish was added in 2017.
Specifications for RG421
Model name: RG421
Year(s) produced: 2013–2021
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Blackberry Sunburst (BBS) 2013–2019 / Light Violin Sunburst (LVS) 2014–2016 / Mahogany Oil (MOL) / Pearl Black Fade Metallic (PFM) 2017–2021 / White (WH) 2016–2017 / Weathered Black (WK) 2014–2016
Body type: Solid body
Body material: 2013–2018: Mahogany 2019–2021: Meranti