The RG450 is an RG series solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in 1990. It was made in Japan by Fujigen.
The RG450 was a more affordable alternative to the original RG550. It was sold only in Japan, but a similar model was sold as the RG350 in Europe.
The RG450 features the tilt neck joint with a metal plate. It has a basswood body bolted to a one-piece maple neck with a 22-fret maple fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include Ibanez RG4 pickups in an HSH configuration, a TRS-101 double locking tremolo bridge and a locking nut.
Differences between the RG450 and the RG550 series include the pickups, tremolo and nut. The RG4 series also has a slightly thicker neck profile and only 22 frets. A less obvious difference is that the RG4 line lacks the heavy-duty recessed barrel jack of the RG5 line, instead having a simple football-shaped jack plate.
The RG460 is a similar model with a single coil pickup in place of the RG450's neck humbucker, a rosewood fretboard and no pickguard.
This RG450 was replaced for 1992 with a new version with the same name but with numerous changes.
Specifications for RG450 (1990–1991)
Model name: RG450
Year(s) produced: 1990–1991
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): BK (Black) / BY (Burgundy) / PP (Purple Pearl) / WH (White)