Ibanez RGA742FM 7 String Electric Guitar

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89 out of 100. Incorporating 30+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$500
Ibanez RGA742FM 7 String Electric Guitar

Specifications

  • Body: Mahogany with Flamed Maple top
  • Finish: Dragon Eye Burst ( Satin Urethane )
  • Bridge: Fixed Bridge
  • Pickups:Quantum Humbucker (Neck and Bridge)
  • Neck: Maple ( Wizard II-7 )
  • Scale Length: 25.5”
  • Fingerboard: Jatoba
  • Fingerboard Radius: 15.75"
  • Frets: 24 Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.889"
  • Controls: 1-volume, 1-tone
  • Pickup Selector: 5-way blade pickup switch

Gearank Recommendation

The RGA742FM appeared on our now defunct recommended list for 7-String Electric Guitars Under $500 from August 2020 until July 2021.

Overview

The RGA742FM is a fixed-bridge, dual humbucker guitar with a Mahogany body, an arched Flamed Maple top, Maple neck and Jatoba fingerboard.

On paper the specifications may be simple but the way Ibanez chose to construct the guitar is given more attention.

Having a satin finish on the neck and body gives it an upmarket, almost boutique look.

The fixed bridge is of Ibanez standard fare and the pickups are updated versions of the Ibanez Quantum pickups.

Note that the pickups may be too hot for some cleaner playing styles depending on our preferences.

If you want a great value guitar that you can enjoy stock or for future modding, the RGA742FM is a great example of being better than the sum of its parts.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best 7 String Guitars.

Demo

Video review is in Hungarian but gives you an idea of the tones

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I've been an audio engineer for 20 years specializing in rock and metal recordings, and also I play guitar and produce original music for my band and other content creators.