Trusted musician and artist reviews for Ibanez RG7421PB-CNF Claro-Walnut 7-String Electric Guitar
Based on 2 Reviews and 2 Ratings
Absolutely brilliant 7 string for the price!
This guitar cost around £300GBP, which to be honest, for a guitar, doesn't seem like much; you'd expect £300 maybe to get you an instrument, with quality at the very bottom of the middle price scale, or near the top of the budget, probably not to be deemed a high quality object, yet this doesn't seem to be the case with this.
Flawless bolt on construction, allows for uninterrupted fret access, to the higher notes on what is a ridiculously comfortable neck; The hardware is sturdy, and keeping tuning is as good as it gets, for a non-locking hardtail guitar; two crystal clear humbuckers, master vol, and tone, and a five way selector provide a variety of flavours, from a full on powerful bridge humbucker, to a stratty coil tapped neck single, all the way to a once again fairly stratty bridge (Though with the tone knob you can go more into tele territory) single tone. All this tonal versatility means that whatever I want to with the seventh string, be it slap, or djent, I can do it, but also that it can function as a regular guitar, when the seventh string is not being utilised.
In terms of issues there are very little: slight issues on the fretwork, that are practically unnoticeable, and the neck is only a one piece, and feels a little bare, though that's probably because I'm used to my glossy jazzmaster one.
Aesthetically it's perfectly as expected, a lovely finished mahogany top. In the future I might swap the pickups, for some dimarzios (Probably Ionizers) but other than that its fine, and the setup when I received it was great, with low action, and decent strings.
Overall excellent value for money, and a beautiful machine, with a clear versatile sound, and of course that extra string for all manner of fun fun fun...