RG7321 review by Ibanez

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 7
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 8.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.7 (192 votes)
Ibanez: RG7321

Price paid: C$ 436.26

Purchased from: Tom Lee Music Store

Sound — 9
It's suits mostly metal music but can also be used for hard rock music. I use my RG7321 with a Vox amp (also good with Marshall but a Vox is a killer if you ask me), effects depends on the user I use a Boss Metal. It also gives a rich heavy sound and a very good clean sound too. This guitar sounds great for shredding, harmonics, and of course... heavy riffs.

Overall Impression — 10
Overall Impression, a great guitar to play for those looking for a change in music, style, and even instrument. The price is really affordable. I have been playing it for a month now and it just sound massive. If this were to get stolen. I would probably get a new one or get another type of 7 stringed guitar (for example the new Ibanez Apex 1 oe 2 which costs huge sums of money though). I love everything about it but I'm not quite sure about it's durability though, well I guess I have to found out myself.

Reliability & Durability — 9
I haven't played it Live yet but I have played it with my friends in some little jams. It's has a massive sound so it can cheer a moshpit. The hardware looks like it will last because of it's good finish. I suggest you change the strings though once a year sometimes the 7th string becomes floppy (if your using a hard pick)

Action, Fit & Finish — 7
This guitar was set-up pretty fair. You can adjust the pickups if you want to have a better Live sound though and there's absolutely no flaws what'soever. The strings are originally tuned to BEADGbe but when I bought mine it's already in a low A tuning (probably one of the staff tuned it) it's strings can be tuned to A or B

Features — 9
It's neck type is 5pc Wizard II-7 Maple/Walnut, Basswood body, Jumbo Frets, 7 String Fixed Bridge, It's neck and bridge pickups are AH7's (humbuckers), with passive electronics, Black finish, RG body. Simple but an effective weapon of metal music. it's features are really amazing but the pickups are quite good If you ask me.

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    Can someone tell me how big the differential in quality are between an Indonesian and an japanese-made one?!
    japanese 1 more expensive. btw whitechapel uses these and jacksons and esps. but mainly these u can see it in the new guitar world mag. under the deathcore article.
    also i need help on deciding on a 7 string. i have played this one and love it but i also want to play the shecter damien 7 or an esp ltd sc-207. out of these which one is better also which one has the thinnest neck. thanks
    MUSICFIEND21 wrote: also i need help on deciding on a 7 string. i have played this one and love it but i also want to play the shecter damien 7 or an esp ltd sc-207. out of these which one is better also which one has the thinnest neck. thanks
    I least i love the Schecter Damien. It stood between the RG 7321 and the Schecter, and i chose the Ibanez, because of its (a bit) thinner neck. But the Schecter i awesome aswell
    thanks. just 1 more question which one sound better cause i hear the ibanez has really crappy pickups.
    well i should re say this, i mean compared 2 the shecter this thing has really crappy pickups but idk i havent played another 7 string 2 compare it 2, sorry for the confusion
    first off, it is my opinion that ibanez makes the most precise and versatile instruments on the market. i bought this guitar and soon after installed an emg 81-7 in the bridge and a 60-7 in the neck. ive played a load of guitars in my day before i decided on this ERG, and i will never buy anything but Ibanez. i never understood why everyone jumped on the SG/Strat/Tele/LesPaul guitar band wagon? ive played my fair share of each and i feel that they are all equally worthless and heavy guitars with a tone that i feel "blows". this of course is just my opinion.
    I would agree but i also like differnt kinds of music and if i need a tele to get a country sound the by god i will buy 1. but on the other hand when i need a crusing metal sound i try differnt brands of guitars, so i don't limit myself to just one brand.part of being a musician is to keep an open mind
    im not much a country man myself, but i can respect a guy who plays it
    to model_15 thank you. you seem to be a very open minded metalhead. which is so rare these days.
    hey i got a question. i want a 7 string so i can play some trivium and dream theater and shit. so if i do get one will i stay be able to play 6 string songs comfortably, or will it be harder or uncomfortable?
    ^ of course there are some adjustments (due to neck size) but i reckon it would not be a difficult task switching 6-7 string. hope i can buy one, so i can play this dying soul.hehe.
    What is the neck fitting on this guitar? Bolt-on / Set-neck or Neck-through???