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RG421EXL BKF
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The RG421EXL is a left-handed RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2015. It was produced in Indonesia.

The RG421EXL features a mahogany body with binding bolted to a maple Wizard III neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and white dot position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Quantum humbucking pickups and a fixed bridge.

The RG421EX is a right-handed version.

The RG421EXL was discontinued after 2017, but returned in mid-2019. For 2019 the body was replaced with meranti and the fretboard was replaced with jatoba. It was again discontinued after 2019.

Specifications

Specifications for RG421EXL
Year(s) produced: 2015–2017, 2019
Sold in: Worldwide (except USA)
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Black Flat (BKF)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2015–2017: Mahogany w/ binding
2019: Meranti w/ binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Fixed bridge
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
2019: 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:
Quantum (H) passive/ ceramic
Neck pickup:
Quantum (H) passive/ ceramic
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

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

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