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RGA427Z DSH
RGA427Z Devil's Shadow Red copyright sprite

The RGA427Z is a seven string RGA series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2010. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The RGA427Z features a flamed maple top with natural binding on a sculpted mahogany body bolted to a maple and walnut neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include dual, covered Ibanez active humbucking pickups with an Active EQ control, an Edge Zero 7 double locking tremolo bridge with a removable ZPS tuning stabilizer and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RGA427Z was among the first RGA models equipped with a tremolo, along its six string sibling, the RGA420Z and the RGA220Z.

The RGA427Z was discontinued in 2012.

Specifications

Specifications for RGA427Z
Model name: RGA427Z
Year(s) produced: 2010–2012
Sold in: Japan / Europe / Asia / Central/South America
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Devil's Shadow (DSH)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ 3.5mm flamed maple top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Zero 7 tremolo w/ ZPS3 stabilizer
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard-7 Prestige
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ wenge
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Barless Top-Lok
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
2010–2011: Ibanez LoZ7-B active (H)
2012: Ibanez CAP-LZ27 active (H)
Neck pickup:
2010–2011: Ibanez LoZ7-N active (H)
2012: Ibanez CAP-LZ17 active (H)
Controls:
Master volume / 3-way lever / active EQ knob

Active EQ

Active EQ

In place of the typical tone knob, the RGA427Z has an Active EQ controlled with the Active EQ knob. This EQ allows for everything from a bass boost/treble cut to treble boost/bass cut in a sooth and natural curve.

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