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The '''RG450DX''' is an [[RG series]] solid body electric guitar model introduced by [[Ibanez]] in 2013.
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The '''RG450DX''' is an [[RG series]] solid body electric guitar model introduced by [[Ibanez]] in 2013. A previous model [[RG450DX (1994–1997)|with the same name]] had been produced in the mid-1990s.
   
Notable features include a Wizard III neck and a rosewood fretboard with sharktooth inlay and binding. Other features include Ibanez pickups and a double-locking tremolo bridge.
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This RG450DX features a basswood body bolted to a three-piece maple Wizard II neck with a 24-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with sharktooth position markers. Components include Ibanez Infinity pickups in an HSH configuration, an Edge Zero II [[double locking tremolo]] bridge and a locking nut.
   
From 2013, the Edge Zero II does not come with the usual [[ZPS3]] anymore on non-Prestige models. It is replaced by a conventional 3 springs/claw setup. The RG450DX was significantly changed for 2015 with two new finishes and numerous component changes.
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From 2013, the Edge Zero II no longer includes the [[ZPS3]] zero-point system on non-Prestige models. It is replaced by a conventional 3 springs/claw setup.
   
A left-handed model is also available, the [[RG450DXBL]]. Similar models are the [[RG450DXB]] (white finish with the same pearloid pickguard), the [[RG470DXB]] (no pickguard) and the [[RG450M]] (maple fretboard).
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The [[RG450DXBL (2013–2014)|RG450DXBL]] is a left-handed version. Similar models are the [[RG450DXB (2013–2014)|RG450DXB]] (black hardware and a white finish), the [[RG470DXB]] (no pickguard and black hardware) and the [[RG450M]] (maple fretboard).
   
The [[RG450DXB]] is a similar model with black hardware and the [[RG450EX]] is similar except it has white dot fingerboard inlays.
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This version of the RG450DX was replaced for 2015 by [[RG450DX|another model with the same name]], but with significantly different specs.
   
 
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| series = RG series
 
| series = RG series
 
| subseries =
 
| subseries =
| year = 2013–2016
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| year = 2013–2014
 
| area = Japan / USA
 
| area = Japan / USA
 
| made = Indonesia
 
| made = Indonesia
| colors = BK (Black) ''(2013–2014)'' / DVM (Deep Violet Metallic) ''(2015)'' / SLB (Starlight Blue) ''(2015–2016)''
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| colors = BK (Black)
 
| bodytype = Solid body
 
| bodytype = Solid body
| matbody = ''2013–2014'': Basswood<br/>''2015–2016'': Mahogany
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| matbody = Basswood
| matneck = ''2013–2014'': {{3pm}}<br/>''2015–2016'': {{1pm}}
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| matneck = {{3pm}}
| matfb = Rosewood with binding
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| matfb = Rosewood w/ binding
 
| nj = [[AANJ]]
 
| nj = [[AANJ]]
 
| neck = [[Wizard III]]
 
| neck = [[Wizard III]]
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| nut = [[Barless Top-Lok]]
 
| frets = 24 / jumbo
 
| frets = 24 / jumbo
| bridge = ''2013–2014'': [[Edge Zero II]] tremolo<br/>''2015–2016'': [[Std. DL]] tremolo
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| bridge = [[Edge Zero II]] tremolo
| hw = ''2013–2014'': Black<br/>''2015–2016'': Cosmo black
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| hw = Cosmo black
 
| pucon = HSH
 
| pucon = HSH
| puneck = ''2013–2014'': [[Infinity 3|INF3]] (H)<br/>''2015–2016'': [[Quantum pickups|Quantum]] (H) ''passive/ ceramic''
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| puneck = [[Infinity 3|Ibanez INF3]] (H)
| pumid = ''2013–2014'': [[Infinity Single 3|INFS3]] (S)<br/>''2015–2016'': [[Quantum pickups|Quantum]] (S) ''passive/ alnico''
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| pumid = [[Infinity Single 3|Ibanez INFS3]] (S)
| pubridge = ''2013–2014'': [[Infinity 4|INF4]] (H)<br/>''2015–2016'': [[Quantum pickups|Quantum]] (H) ''passive/ ceramic''
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| pubridge = [[Infinity 4|Ibanez INF4]] (H)
 
| control = {{VT5}}
 
| control = {{VT5}}
 
| inlay = [[Sharktooth]]
 
| inlay = [[Sharktooth]]
 
| pg = White pearloid
 
| pg = White pearloid
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== Images ==
 
{{Imagegallery
 
| models
 
| title = Other available finishes
 
| RG450DX DVM.jpg | Deep Violet Metallic
 
| RG450DX SLB.jpg | Starlight Blue
 
 
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* [[2014 USA catalog]] ([http://www.ibanez.com/anniversary/expansion.php?cat_id=411&now=8 page 16])
 
* [[2014 USA catalog]] ([http://www.ibanez.com/anniversary/expansion.php?cat_id=411&now=8 page 16])
 
* [[2014 Japan catalog]] ([http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary_j/expansion.php?cat_id=66&now=11 page 23])
 
* [[2014 Japan catalog]] ([http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary_j/expansion.php?cat_id=66&now=11 page 23])
* [[2015 USA catalog]] ([http://www.ibanez.com/anniversary/expansion.php?cat_id=414&now=9 page 19])
 
* ''[https://web.archive.org/web/20150610061216/http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/u_eg_page15.php?year=2015&cat_id=1&series_id=1&data_id=179&color=CL01 RG450DX (product page)]'', Ibanez Japan website, archived June 2015.
 
   
 
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[[Category:2014 models]]
 
[[Category:2014 models]]
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[[Category:2016 models]]
 
 
[[Category:Discontinued guitar models]]
 
[[Category:Discontinued guitar models]]

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For other models in the RG450 lineage, see RG450 (disambiguation).
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The RG450DX is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2013. A previous model with the same name had been produced in the mid-1990s.

This RG450DX features a basswood body bolted to a three-piece maple Wizard II neck with a 24-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with sharktooth position markers. Components include Ibanez Infinity pickups in an HSH configuration, an Edge Zero II double locking tremolo bridge and a locking nut.

From 2013, the Edge Zero II no longer includes the ZPS3 zero-point system on non-Prestige models. It is replaced by a conventional 3 springs/claw setup.

The RG450DXBL is a left-handed version. Similar models are the RG450DXB (black hardware and a white finish), the RG470DXB (no pickguard and black hardware) and the RG450M (maple fretboard).

This version of the RG450DX was replaced for 2015 by another model with the same name, but with significantly different specs.

Specifications Edit

Specifications for RG450DX (2013–2014)
Model name: RG450DX
Year(s) produced: 2013–2014
Sold in: Japan / USA
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): BK (Black)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Zero II tremolo
Pickguard:
White pearloid
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard III
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Sharktooth
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Barless Top-Lok
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez INF4 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez INFS3 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez INF3 (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Sources Edit

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