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The RGTHRG1 is a limited edition RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2005. It is part of the H. R. Giger series with body covered in a graphic print of a portion of Giger's painting NY City XIX.

The RGTHRG1 features neck-through-body construction with mahogany body wings attached to a maple and walnut neck. The neck has a 24-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with wedge sharktooth position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Infinity humbucking pickups, an Edge Pro II double locking tremolo bridge and a locking nut.

The RGT42DX is a similar model withouth the Giger graphic.

The RGTHRG1 was one of the initial products of the collaboration between Ibanez and Giger, along with the Iceman-bodied ICHRG2. Both models were revealed at the 2005 Winter NAMM show.[1] A second wave of Giger models got released at 2006 Winter NAMM show comprising the SHRG1Z and the RGTHRG2. The series concluded with the RGHRG1 in 2008.

The RGTHRG1 was produced only in 2005.

Specifications for RGTHRG1
Model name: RGTHRG1
Year(s) produced: 2005
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Korea
Finish(es): "NY City XIX" special graphic
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany wings
Neck joint:
Edge Pro II tremolo
Hardware color:
Powder cosmo
Neck type:
Wizard II
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Black pearloid Sharktooth
24 / jumbo
Top-Lok III
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez INF2 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez INF1 (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


Additional details
RGTHRG1 Body.jpg
Front of body
RGTHRG1 Back.jpg
Rear of body
RGTHRG1 Headstock.jpg
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2005 Ibanez RGTHRG1


  1. H.R. Giger Signature Series Ibanez guitars unveiled, Ibanez USA (website), archived February 2006.