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The RG657AHM is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2018. It was a spot model produced in Japan by Fujigen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The RG657AHM features an ash body with cream binding bolted to a maple and walnut Super Wizard HP neck with a 24-fret birdseye maple fingerboard with binding and black dot position markers. Components include DiMarzio pickups with a pair of creme humbuckers (without pickup rings) flanking a single-coil, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG657MSK is a similar model with a silky oak top on a mahogany body and cosmo black hardware. The RG657PB is a related model with a poplar burl top and a rosewood fretboard. The RG657K is a related model with a basswood body with a koa top and a marbled rosewood fretboard. The RG655M is a related model with a basswood body and a pickguard.

The RG657AHM was introduced as part of the "Gold Collection" at the Gakki Fair in Japan in late 2018. It was offered in 2019 as a Prestige Dealer Exclusive model in Europe.

The RG657AHM was discontinued after 2019.

Specifications

Specifications for RG657AHM
Year(s) produced: 2018–2019
Sold in: Asia 2019 / Europe 2019 / Japan / North & South America and Oceania 2019
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Gold Flat (GDF)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Ash w/ cream binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Knob style:
Gotoh VK1-19
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Super Wizard HP
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Birdseye maple w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Black dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo (Prestige edge treatment)
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 (non-locking)
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio The Tone Zone (H) passive/ alnico
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio True Velvet (S) passive/ alnico
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H) passive/ alnico
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
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

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