This RG450DX features a mahogany body with a one-piece maple Wizard III neck with a 24-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with sharktooth position markers. Components include Ibanez Quantum pickups mounted in a white pearloid pickguard with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil, a standard double locking tremolo bridge, a locking nut and Ibanez tuning machines. For 2015, however, the black (BK) finish guitars still came equipped with Infinity pickups and the Edge Zero II tremolo.
For 2018 the rosewood fretboard was replaced with jatoba. For 2019 the mahogany body was replaced with meranti.
The RG450DXBL is a left-handed version. Similar models are the RG450DXB (black hardware and white finish) and the RG450EX (black pickguard and white dot fingerboard inlays). The Steve Vai signatureJEMJR is essentially the same guitar with some additional body routing and different fretboard inlays.
Specifications for RG450DX
Model name: RG450DX (2015–2020)
Year(s) produced: 2015–2020
Sold in: USA
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Black (BK) 2015 / Deep Violet Metallic (DVM) 2015 / Starlight Blue (SLB)
Body type: Solid body
Body material: 2015–2018: Mahogany 2019–2020: Meranti