Ibanez RG450DX Review – A Great Looking Guitar

David Cobb

When I hear the name Ibanez, it instantly reminds me of endless shredding crazy solos with perfect techniques, they produce excellent high-end guitars that perform like a dream and are always on top of the game. In fact, it is one of the best electric guitars out there.

Well, you can’t expect any different from a brand that provides guitars for masters like Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Paul Gilbert to name a few, these are all masters of their craft that do not settle for lesser quality guitars. The Ibanez RG450DX is no different let’s check it out.

The Ibanez RG450DX comes with the body of the Ibanez norm Super Strat that is made from the highest-quality basswood with the Stratocaster fashion pickguard, that is excellent for power chords and provides great sustain. It has the shape of the Wizard III that is known for offering lightning quick playability and instant access to the high notes. The neck of this guitar is made of maple with a rosewood fingerboard and 25 frets on top of it, 3 more than on a standard guitar, but will bring you the pleasure of achieving Satriani and Vai like tunes easily.

The necks build will take your solos to the next level right from the get-go, and I am sure that your listeners will appreciate it. Overall, I can say that the Ibanez RG450DX is attractive aesthetics and will look perfect on stage regardless of your genre. Furthermore, with its lightweight and amazing comfort, you will be amazed.

This guitar is designed for high-performance and super-fast shredding, as it has an Std. DL tremolo bridge that provides great stability and standard Ibanez diecast tuning machines on the other end of the spectrum. In terms of pickups, the Ibanez RG450DX has three Quantum pickups laid out in the HSS configuration. The neck and bridge pickups to my surprise were ceramic and the middle pickup was a genuine alnico design. They are all wired to a single volume control knob, a pickup select switch, and a tone control knob. This will be one of the most reliable guitars that you own.

When I started playing this guitar I understood why Ibanez chose the HSS pickup configuration, they wanted to provide the best of both worlds. It was capable of delivering that as it was able to deliver sturdy humbucker tones with streamlined single-coil sounds, something that is very rare in most guitars, as you have to choose one or the other. This sounded excellent and clean with plenty of punch, and I think the middle alnico pickup added the right to touch to give it liveliness and color that this guitar would have lacked if it were not for it.

It might be a little pricy, but for this guitar it is all worth it. I think you can buy the Ibanez RG450DX as a beginner and will continue to advance and advance non-stop, as you won’t outgrow it.

Ibanez RG450DX

8.8

Quality

9.0/10

Value

9.0/10

Sound

8.5/10

Pros

  • Great For Starters
  • Great Value
  • Versatile

Cons

  • None