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The RG421EX is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2015. It is manufactured in Indonesia.

The RG421EX features a mahogany body with black and white multi binding attached to a maple Wizard III neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and white dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Quantum humbucking pickups and a fixed bridge.

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.

The RG421 is very similar except that it lacks the body and fretboard binding and features cosmo black rather than black hardware. Another similar model with a quilted maple top, the RG421QM, is also available.

The RG421EXL is a left-handed version.

Specifications

Specifications for RG421EX
Year(s) produced: 2015–2020
Sold in: Worldwide (except USA)
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Black Flat (BKF)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2015–2018: Mahogany w/ binding
2019: Meranti w/ binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
2015–2019: Fixed bridge
2020: F106 fixed (10.5mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard III
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2015–2017: Rosewood w/ binding
2018: Jatoba w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Black plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Quantum (H) passive/ ceramic
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Quantum (H) passive/ ceramic
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046 (D'Addario EXL110)

Images

Additional details
HH 5-way parallel-neck
Pickup switching diagram
Controls VT5
Control layout

Sources

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