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2004 RG450GX WM
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The RG450GX is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2004. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The RG450GX features a basswood body bolted to a maple Wizard II neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include a double locking tremolo bridge, Ibanez pickups mounted in a pearloid pickguard with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG450LTD is a similar model with cosmo black hardware and sharktooth fretboard inlays The RG450MH is a similar model with a mahogany body, sharktooth inlays and cosmo black hardware. Two previous RG350GX models are also similar.

The RG450GX was discontinued after just a single year of production.

Specifications

Specifications for RG450GX
Year(s) produced: 2004
Sold in: USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): White Metallic (WM)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Pro tremolo
Pickguard:
White pearloid
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome (Black)
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard II
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V8 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez S1 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V7 (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
Output jack:
¼" mono (externally mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
HSH 5-way both-splits
Pickup switching diagram
Controls VT5
Control layout

Sources

  • RG450GX, Ibanez parts catalog, archived December 2009
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