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For the earlier RGA42FM, see RGA42FM (2009–2012).
2017 RGA42FM BLF
RGA42FM Blue Lagoon Burst Flat (more images) Red copyright sprite

The RGA42FM is an RGA series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2017. It is produced in Indonesia.

The RGA42FM features a sculpted flamed maple top on a mahogany body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with offset dot position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Quantum passive humbucking pickups and a hard-tail bridge.

For 2018 the rosewood fretboard was replaced with jatoba. For 2019 the mahogany body was replaced with meranti. For 2020 the bridge was replaced with the F106.

The RGA42FML is a left-handed version. The RGA742FM is a similar seven-string model. The RGA42EX is a similar model without the flame maple top. The RGAR42MFMT is a related model with a tremolo, a reverse headstock and a maple fretboard.

An earlier model with the same name which was discontinued in 2012 had active pickups.

Specifications

Specifications for RGA42FM
Model name: RGA42FM (2017–2020)
Year(s) produced: 2017–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Blue Lagoon Burst Flat (BLF) / Dragon Eye Burst Flat (DEF) / Transparent Gray Flat (TGF) 2020 / Transparent Purple Burst Flat (TLF) 2018–2019
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2017–2018: Mahogany w/ flamed maple top w/ binding
2019–2020: Meranti w/ flamed maple top w/ binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
2017–2019: Fixed bridge
2020: F106 fixed (10.5mm string spacing)
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard III
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Jatoba
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset white dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Black plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Quantum (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Quantum (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046 (D'Addario EXL110)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2017 RGA42FM DEF
Dragon Eye Burst Flat
2020 RGA42FM TGF 1P 06
Transparent Gray Flat
2018 RGA42FM TLF 1P 05
Transparent Purple Burst Flat
HH 5-way parallel-neck
Pickup switching
Controls VT5
Control layout

Sources

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