Ibanez RG652AHM-NGB Prestige

Electric Guitar

  • Prestige Series
  • Body: Ash
  • 5-Piece Super Wizard HP neck: Maple / Walnut
  • Fretboard: Birdseye maple
  • Fretboard binding
  • 24 Jumbo frets with Prestige fret edge treatment
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Fretboard radius: 430 mm
  • Pickups: 2 DiMarzio Air Norton- and The Tone Zone humbuckers
  • Edge tremolo
  • Gotoh machine heads
  • Cosmo black hardware
  • Colour: Nebula Green Burst
  • Incl. hardshell case and multitool

Further Information

Colour Green
Body Ash
Top None
Neck Maple, Walnut
Fretboard Maple
Frets 24
Scale 648 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo FR-Style
incl. Bag No
incl. Case Yes
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The best guitar I have ever played, period.
GoWithTheFloat, 30.03.2018
I have played guitar for about ten years and have gone through various models and goals with my playing. I have own/borrowed several guitars for band rehearsal, gigs (between 10 to 500 people) or just for practicing to see what i like. I am very picky, and have a hard time settling for a specific type of guitar that feels "off" in the slightest way and therefore switch a lot. Then I bought this.

The quality of this guitar is what first impressed me. Everything from the tuning stability, to the knobs are all crafted with care. I normally get sweaty hands during a gig, and the knobs and five-way switch are all extremely easy to grip and use regardless. One downside I can find is the trem bar, which can be quite difficult to put in, and sometimes becomes a bit clunky or rough to turn and therefore can be in the way when using the controls below it if your playing requires fast volume swelling or something similar. All of the options with the switch are very useful. I play many genres of music and none of the sounds this guitar can create have disappointed me so far. This thing can make everything soft blues to extreme metal sound good!

But most importantly, it feels like nothing else I've ever played. The thickness and scale of the neck, the fret height and the smooth transition from string to bridge all together makes playing this guitar as easy as spreading butter over some toast. Your hand can just slide up and down the neck without effort, yet it feels firm when you pluck a single note or try a large bend. It has incredible sustain, and it is very easy to reach all over the fretboard. It is also very light and flat, which certainly helps when playing longer gigs as other guitars can become quite heavy.

In conclusion, this is the best guitar I've ever owned. It is of an extremely high quality built by professionals, sounds very good with extreme versatility, and feels like an extension of your own mind while playing. The only downside I might have is the trem bar, which of course is not required to be put in, or I just perceive it my way because i like to strum quite near the bridge pickup. I recommend this guitar for everyone from professional musicians to beginners, and look forward to playing it effortlessly for many years to come.
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Very good i love it!
Rokguitarist, 15.02.2019
Amaizing!!!Very good guitar!!!
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Lechi89, 02.05.2018
Die Ibanez RG652AHM-NGB Prestige ist meine zweite Gitarre, nachdem ich bei meiner Strat, die mich von Beginn an begleitet hat, langsam an ihre klanglichen Grenzen gelangt bin.

1. Aussehen, Verarbeitung und Bespielbarkeit

Die RG652AHM in Nebular Green Burst ist optisch echt eine Wucht und auch technisch ein Universaltalent (dazu später mehr). Die Verarbeitung ist durchweg tadellos, so wie man es bei einem japanischen Instrument dieser Preisklasse erwarten darf. Der augenscheinlich unbehandelte Hals liegt sehr gut in der Hand und bietet ein erstklassiges Spielgefühl. Insbesondere die Halsrückseite ist sehr geschmeidig und lässt schnelle und sichere Lagenwechsel zu. Sehr angenehm ist auch der gerundete Übergang vom Korpus zum Hals, da auch die letzten Bünde so noch erreicht werden können.

2. Mechanik, Pickups und Klang

Die Gotoh-Locking-Tuner und die Edge-Tremolo-Bridge machen dieses Instrument absolut stimmstabil. Ich spiele täglich mindestens ein bis zwei Stunden und muss höchstens einmal pro Woche nachstimmen - selbst wenn das Vibrato benutzt wird, bleibt die Stimmung erhalten.
Die DiMarzio-Pickups haben ordentlich Dampf und Sustain - genau das, wonach ich gesucht habe. Mir persönlich gefällt der Klang sehr gut; mittenbetont am Steg und etwas heller am Hals. Die Schaltvarianten sind ebenfalls interessant: (1) nur Steg, (2) Steg und Hals, wobei jeweils nur die innere Spule aktiv ist (klingt wie zwei Singlecoils), (3) Steg- und Hals-Humbucker, ?fett? und mittenbetont, (4) nur Hals, wobei beide Spulen parallel abgenommen werden und (5) nur Hals. Insbesondere Position vier hat sich sehr schnell als mein Favorit für cleane Sounds bewährt - der Klang kommt dem eines Singlecoil sehr nahe. Für Overdrive und Distortion würde ich diese Position nicht empfehlen, da sie weniger Output hat, als wenn z.B. der Hals-Humbucker in Reihe aktiv ist (Pos. 5).
Auf der Produktseite dieses Instruments sind bislang noch keine Soundbeispiele verfügbar, allerdings finden sich adäquate Soundbeispiele beim Modell mit fester Brücke (Ibanez RG652AHMFX-NGB). Die Klangbeispiele geben den tatsächlichen Sound auch recht gut wieder - inwieweit das Vibratosystem den Klang allerdings beeinflusst, kann ich nicht einschätzen.

3. Lieferung

Trotz Lieferverzögerungen und mehrmaligem Verschieben des Lieferdatums konnte Thomann die Lieferung doch noch früher als erwartet auf den Weg bringen - klasse! Das Instrument kam perfekt eingestellt - oktavrein über 24 Bünde - bei mir an und konnte nach kurzem Nachstimmen sofort gespielt werden. Ibanez liefert auch ein Hardcase mit Polsterung sowie ein praktisches Multitool mit allen Werkzeugen, die für die Einstellung des Instruments benötigt werden, mit.

4. Mein Fazit:

Das Warten und Sparen hat sich auf jeden Fall gelohnt. Diese Gitarre macht einfach nur Spaß und hat definitiv Suchtpotential. Optisch und klanglich hat mich dieses Instrument von Anfang an begeistert und trotz deutlicher Metal-Gene überzeugt die Gitarre durch ihre Vielseitigkeit.
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Palinarus, 07.05.2020
Après 10 ans de pratique, j'ai décidé de m'acheter une guitare plus luxueuse que mon Ibanez SA260FM (modèle 2008). Je voulais également une guitare fabriquée en Europe ou au Japon, avec une peinture laissant voir le bois.
En bref, La série Prestige d'Ibanez répondait à toutes mes attentes: Ergonomique, micros de bonne facture (dimarzio) et finition vraiment correcte.
La RG652AHM reste légère pour une RG, du fait de son corps en frêne. Le manche est une autoroute.

Le vibrato edge est exceptionnel. J'ai tenté de désaccorder la guitare en enchaînant des dive-bombs, en tirant dessus... Rien. Je n'ai jamais eu de guitare en mains à la stabilité d'accordage aussi impressionnante. De plus, aucune arête ne vient gêner la main droite.

Pour parler du son, c'est très subjectif. Je n'ai que deux amplis: un Vox VT30 vieux de 10 ans et un Yamaha THR10X. Si je compare cette RG à mon SA260 (dont j'ai changé le micro chevalet pour un SD Alnico II Pro), la RG est largement gagnante en terme de dynamique et de "richesse" sonore. Les deux micros peuvent être splittés, et chaque position du sélecteur a une grande influence sur le son. En jouant avec le volume, on peut obtenir une grande variété de tonalités sans même toucher à l'ampli.

Niveau finition, je ne trouve à redire sur cette guitare qu'une seule chose: la découpe de l'un des cache-électronique pourrait être un poil plus précise car un léger jeu est visible. Pas gênant, mais je l'ai remarqué.
Pour le reste, impeccable. C'est une guitare très agréable à regarder et à jouer. C'est l'Ibanez Prestige la moins chère de la gamme, et elle vaut vraiment le coup!
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