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RG450 is a model name which has been applied to several distinct RG series guitar models. Features common to all these RG450 variants include the RG body, pickguard-mounted pickups in an HSH (humbucker, single coil, humbucker) configuration and a double locking tremolo bridge. The RG450 is a slightly less-expensive variant of the iconic RG550.

RG450 commonly refers to one of these models:

  • RG450 (1986); made in Japan, rounded-edge Roadstar body style, Edge tremolo, Ibanez IBZ/Super 7F pickups, square heel neck joint, black pickguard, rosewood fretboard
  • RG450 (1990–1991); made in Japan, TRS-101 tremolo, RG4 (custom) pickups, tilt neck joint, black pickguard, maple fretboard.
  • RG450 (1992–1993); made in Japan, Edge tremolo, V1/S1/V2 pickups, square heel neck joint, black pickguard, rosewood fretboard.
  • RG450 (1994–1995); made in Korea, Lo-TRS II tremolo, Infinity pickups, All-access neck joint, black pickguard, maple fretboard.
  • RG450 (2009); made in Japan, sold only in China, similar to the RG1450.

Other variants of the RG450 include:

  • RG450DX (1994–1997); made in Korea, triangle (1994–95) or sharktooth (1996–97) position markers, mirror or pearloid pickguard (depending on finish)
  • RG450AH (1999–2002); ash body, mirror pickguard and dot position markers
  • RGR450LTD (2001–2002); reversed headstock, mirror pickguard and Sharktooth inlays
  • RG450LTD (2001–2003); made in Japan, mirror pickguard, Lo-TRS or Edge Pro tremolo, Sharktooth inlays
  • RG450LTD1 (2000); made in Japan, Lo-TRS tremolo, color-matched pickguard and dot inlays
  • RG450MH (2004); made in Japan, mahogany body, white pearloid pickguard
  • RG450GX (2004); gold hardware
  • RG1450 (2010–2013); made in Japan for the Prestige line, dot position markers
  • RG450MDXZS (2011); maple fretboard, V7/S1/V8 pickups, black pickguard and color-matched sharktooth position markers
  • SRG450QMZD (2012); made in Indonesia, bound quilted maple top, Edge Zero II tremolo, Seymour Duncan pickups, Shimamura spot model
  • RG450M (2013-2015); maple fretboard, black pickguard and dot position markers
  • RG450DX (2013–2014); rosewood fretboard, pearloid pickguard, Edge III tremolo, Infinity pickups, Sharktooth inlays
  • RG450DXB (2013–2014); rosewood fretboard, pearloid pickguard, black hardware, Edge III tremolo, Infinity pickups, Sharktooth inlays
  • RG450DXBL (2013–2014); left-handed version of the RG450DXB (2013–2014)
  • RG450EX (2015–2016); rosewood fretboard, zebra pickups, black pickguard and dot position markers
  • RG450DX (2015–2020); rosewood (later jatoba) fretboard, pearloid pickguard, Std. DL tremolo, Quantum pickups, Sharktooth inlays
  • RG450DXB (2015–2020); rosewood (later jatoba) fretboard, pearloid pickguard, black hardware, Std. DL tremolo, Quantum pickups, Sharktooth inlays
  • RG450DXBL (2015–2019); left-handed version of the RG450DXB
  • RG450MB (2016–2020); maple fretboard, black pickguard and dot position markers
  • RG450EXB (2019); jatoba fretboard, black pickguard, black hardware, Std. DL tremolo, Quantum pickups, Sharktooth inlays


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