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The RGA42 is an RGA series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2009. It was one of the first non-Prestige RGA models.

Features include an arch-topped mahogany body with contrast binding bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include dual Ibanez active humbucking pickups and a hard-tail bridge. A special feature is the active EQ switch which activates a mid-cut.

For 2011, an updated body shape with deeper scoop cuts on the horns was introduced along with a new set of pickups and the new Wizard III neck.

The RGA42FM is a similar model with a flamed maple top. In 2010, a similar model with a tremolo was introduced as the RGA42T. The RGA42E is a related model with EMG pickups. Similar seven-string (RGA7) and eight-string (RGA8) models were also offered.

The RGA42 was discontinued after 2013.


Specifications for RGA42
Model name: RGA42
Year(s) produced: 2009–2013
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): BK (Black)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ white binding
Neck joint:
Gibraltar Standard fixed
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
2009–2010: Wizard II
2011–2013: Wizard III
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
24 / jumbo
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
2009–2010: Ibanez LoZ3-B active
2011–2013: Ibanez CAP-LZ20 active
Neck pickup:
2009–2010: Ibanez LoZ3-N active
2011–2013: Ibanez CAP-LZ10 active
Master volume / Active EQ toggle / 3-way lever

Active EQ

Active EQ Toggle

The RGA42 features an Active EQ controlled with an on/off toggle switch. This EQ allows a bass/treble boost while cuttings mid frequencies.


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