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The RG750 is a solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1987. It was originally part of the Roadstar II series which evolved into the RG series.

The RG750 features a basswood body bolted to a maple Wizard neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and sharktooth position markers. Pickups are IBZ/USA models made by DiMarzio with a pair of F2 humbuckers flanking a C1 noiseless, stacked single-coil mounted in a black pickguard. Other components include a double locking tremolo bridge and Gotoh tuning machines.

During its production run, several changes were made to the RG750. For 1990 the neck pickup was changed to an F4 and finishes with color-matched headstocks were introduced. In 1991 the middle pickup was changed to a C2. Finally, 1992 models got the Lo-Pro Edge tremolo.

The RG750L is a left-handed version which was produced in very small numbers. The RG550 is a similar model with different pickups and fretboard inlays and without fretboard binding.

Paul Gilbert has used and still uses an orange RG750, modded with varying pickups, fixed bridge and dinosaur stickers.[1]

The RG750 was discontinued after 1992. In 1994 a similar looking model was introduced as the RG550LTD. The RG550DX introduced in 2019 as part of the Genesis Collection is visually very similar to this model.

Specifications

Specifications for RG750
Model name: RG750
Year(s) produced: 1988–1992
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Candy Apple (CA) 1992 / Five Alarm Red (FA) 1988–1989 / Lipstick Red (LR) 1988–1989 / Purple Neon (PN) 1990 / Ruby Red (RR) 1990–1991 / Violet Pearl (VP) 1988–1989 / White (WH)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
Bridge:
1988–1991: Edge tremolo
1992: Lo-Pro Edge tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Pickguard:
Black
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Sharktooth
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
IBZ/USA F2 (H)
Middle pickup:
1988–1990: IBZ/USA C2 (S)
1991–1992: IBZ/USA C3 (S)
Neck pickup:
1988–1989: IBZ/USA F2 (H)
1990–1992: IBZ/USA F4 (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (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
RG750 BK.jpg
Black
RG750 CA 92.jpg
Candy Apple
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Five Alarm (Red)
1988 RG750 LR.png
Lipstick Red
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Purple Neon
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Ruby Red
1989 RG750 WH.png
White
HSH 5-way both-splits.png
Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout

Sources

  1. Paul Gilbert Dino RG750, YouTube.com, accessed November 2018
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