RG120 review by Ibanez

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  • Sound: 6
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.2 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.4 (194 votes)
Ibanez: RG120
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Price paid: $ 129

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 6
Overall, this guitar has a very versitile sound and can play both clean and distorted sounds well. But its lower quality materials prevent it from having either a bright strat-like tone or a full, rich Les-Paul type sound, you might expect from the humbuckers. I am playing it through a Peavey Vypyr 15 amp and this makes a versitile and affordable combo for any beginner guitarist, Especially if you want to play hard rock or metal.

Overall Impression — 8
This is a fantastic beginner guitar. It is well constructed, is easy to play (even for small hands), and has a sound that can suit many styles of music. Best of all it comes at a great price. Buy this guitar to get started, and once you figure out what sound you want, get a guitar that suits that sound.

Reliability & Durability — 9
This guitar is extremely durable. Even though I take good care of my guitars I have bumped it a couple times and one time dropped it. There isn't a mark on it. The finish must be a mile thick. My only complaint is that the strap buttons don't seem to hold well. I definately recommend buying straplocks for all electric guitars, but especially for this one.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
This guitar is exactly what I expect from Ibanez; quality on a budget. The guitar was very well set-up right out of the box, and has a wonderfully low action, that makes it super easy to play. The look of the rg 120 is very clean and classy. Mine is a high gloss black which looks great under stage lights. Very nice.

Features — 8
The Ibanez rg 120 is a Japanese made solid body electric guitar. It features an agathis wood body with a 24-fret rosewood fretboard on a vary thin and fast rg "Wizard II" neck, and a basic Gibraltar bridge. The rg 120 comes equipped with two reasonbly good open coil humbucking pickups that are controlled by 1 volume knob, 1 tone knob, and a 3-way selector switch.

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