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The RG450LTD is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2001. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The RG450LTD features a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with sharktooth position markers. Components include a double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut, Ibanez pickups with V7 & V8 humbuckers flanking an S1 single-coil. The bridge was originally a Lo-TRS, but was changed to an Edge Pro from 2003.

The RGR450LTD is a similar model with a reverse headstock. The RG450AH is a similar model with an ash body and dot position markers. The RG450MH is a similar model with a mahogany body. The RG450GX is a related model which was introduced in 2004.

The RG450LTD was discontinued after 2004.

Specifications

Specifications for RG450LTD
Model name: RG450LTD
Year(s) produced: 2001–2004
Sold in: USA (perhaps others)
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black Cherry (BC) / Cosmic Blue (CB) 2001 / Dark Adriatic Blue (DAB) / Galaxy Black (GK) 2003–2004 / Silver Sand (SD) / New Penny (NP) 2001
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
2001–2002: Lo-TRS tremolo
2003–2004: Edge Pro tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Pickguard:
Mirror
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard II
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Sharktooth
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 pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
Cosmic Blue
2002 RG450LTD DAB.jpg
Dark Adriatic Blue
2003 RG450LTD GK.jpg
Galaxy Black
2002 RG450LTD SD.jpg
Silver Sand
New Penny
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout
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Sources

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