The RG was developed in the 80s as the Roadstar (RG stands for Roadstar Guitar) and it soon earned a reputation as a pedal-to-the-metal shred machine. Although there are RG players in a range o genres, the metal guitarist continues to be the die-hard RG player. The 25th Anniversary RG sports a "best of" collection of features favored by RG fans.
Ibanez's RG Premium series of guitars are designed for hardworking musicians. These guitars are for players who push their instruments to the fullest every night on stage and who demand real professional quality, both functionally and visually. A constant factor within the RG series is the Edge Zero II tremolo with the Zero Point System, which allows for killer trem effects as well as total tuning stability. These trem-equipped guitars have ushered in a whole new way to play hard rock and metal and they continue to push the boundaries while standing up to the most abusive whammy bar users around. Lightning fast fretboard work is no problem with the Wizard neck, flat fingerboard, and jumbo frets. And now, Ibanez offers the RG in a look as outrageous as its sound.