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RG8420QD NT
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The RG8420QD is a RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2015. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the high end J Custom line.

The RG8420QD features a AAAAA quilted maple top on an African mahogany body bolted to a titanium-reinforced maple and walnut RG J Custom Super Wizard neck with Velvetouch treatment and a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with flame maple binding and abalone and pearloid Tree of Life vine inlays. Components include dual Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups, a Lo Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge, recessed Easy Access control knobs and Gotoh tuning machines. Controls consist of master volume and tone knobs, a 3-way toggle pickups selector (with a layout similar to the John Petrucci model) and one tri-sound toggle for each pickup which activate humbucking, parallel or coil-split pickup functionality.

The RG8420ZD is a related model with a flamed maple top, a different bridge and no tri-sound switches.

The RG8420QD was discontinued after 2015.

Specifications

Specifications for RG8420QD
Model name: RG8420QD
Year(s) produced: 2015
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Natural (NT)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Two-piece 40mm African mahogany body w/ 4mm AAAAA quilted maple top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
RG J Custom Super Wizard
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut w/ KTS titanium rods
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Selected rosewood w/ flamed maple binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone Tree of Life
Frets:
24 / jumbo (J. Custom treatment)
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Seymour Duncan Custom 5 (TB-14) (H)
Neck pickup:
Seymour Duncan Jazz Model (SH-2) (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way toggle / 2 Tri-sound switches
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042 D'Addario NYXL0942 (round wound)

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