Ibanez Prestige RG752AHM 7 String Electric Guitar (Discontinued)

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$1,700
Ibanez Prestige RG752AHM 7 String Electric Guitar

Overview

It's become sort of an inside joke among ERG enthusiasts to automatically respond with "get a Prestige" to people asking for guitar recommendations. It's probably the best way to put to light the quality and craftsmanship that the Ibanez Prestige line offers. Each Ibanez Prestige instrument is handcrafted by a select team in Ibanez' Fujigen plant and carefully inspected for flaws several times over.

The RG752AHM has an ash body with a maple and wenge neck. The neck itself has a 24-fret birdseye maple fingerboard with black dot position markers and Gotoh tuners.

It also features the universally praised Lo-Pro Edge 7 double locking tremolo bridge. Rounding out the specs are two DiMarzio PAF7 humbucking pickups.

Specifications

  • Body: Ash
  • Finish: Royal Plum Burst
  • Bridge: Lo-Pro Edge 7 tremolo
  • Pickups: DiMarzio PAF 7 humbucker (Neck and Bridge)
  • Neck: Maple Wizard-7 shape)
  • Scale Length: 25.5”
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius:16.9"
  • Frets: 24 Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.889"
  • Controls: 1-volume, 1-tone
  • Pickup Selector:5-way blade pickup switch

Pros

The first thing users praise about the RG752AHM is the build quality. Aside from some reviews that mention unfortunate shipping and handling problems, the almost universal praise for the craftsmanship is probably the most commonly mentioned plus. The neck is also noted to be thin but comfortable without overbearing "shoulders" on the profile. Just enough to leverage big bends while still enabling fast playing. The pickups were noted to be an odd choice for a 7 string as many are equipped with high output pickups for metal. The RG752AHM has a pair of low output Dimarzio Paf 7 pickups which have a sparkling clean sound and an almost single-coil like distorted sound.

Cons

Others wanted more finish colors. The Prestige line is notorious for having bland finish variations compared to their lower priced siblings.

Overall

If you're looking for a 7 string that is versatile enough to play anything from sparkling cleans to the thickest sludge metal and everything in between, the RG752AHM is the guitar to get.