Ibanez RG450DX Electric Guitar Review 2021

 Ibanez has been one of the most renowned and popular guitar makers across the world and the RG series has been the brandā€™s top series for a long time now. Their unparalleled efforts dedicated to design and craftsmanship has got them a place in every guitaristā€™s kit or at least the wish list. Below are some convincing features for the RG series and the particular piece

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Features of Ibanez RG450DX Electric Guitar

Looks and build:

The Ibanez RG450DX guitar is comprised of a basswood body that will help your notes and power chords easily ring out as long as you need them to. The neck is made of maple, with a rosewood fingerboard. The shape itself is the patented Wizard III, which has come to be absolutely renowned for its ability to help you play as fast as you possibly can

The Ibanez RG450DX is what some players call a “Superstrat”.Its body style is reminiscent of a Stratocaster, but its unique pickup configuration makes it better suited to rock and similar genres. This electric guitar has a double-cutaway body that gives you incredible fret access for playing leads.

The back Material of the guitar is made of select Mahogany Wood with a smooth gloss finish in Starlight Blue colour. Whereas the top and neck Material is made of Maple wood for a reason. Maple is dense and hard enough to resist warping, and it also imparts clarity to your playing. Although recent guitars are being told, have started replacing mahogany and rosewood with Meranti and Jatoba. The fretboard is made of bound jatoba with Sharktooth inlay for fretboard positional marking and twenty four jumbo frets making it easy to play and bend

Size and Dimensions:

The Ibanez RG450DX weighs around 16.42 pounds. The total length of the guitar is 41.5 inches consisting of a body length of 17.25 inches and a depth of 3.5 inches while the length of the scale of 25.5 inches 

Sound and feel:

The patented wizard neck is sturdy and provides unlimited playability and provides a range of two octaves from its 24 fretted fretboard thus allowing a wide tonal range.

The guitar has a smooth finish overall with no hard edges at the neck thus enhancing the feel of the guitar. The designs were specially made from expert luthiers and engineers to give maximum playability and comfort for the user while keeping in mind that no compromise was made on sound and tonal range 


There are three Quantum pickups: passive ceramic humbucker pickups in the bridge and neck and a passive alnico S pickup in the middle. You can change to either of the three or even in between thanks to the five-way selector switch.

Comprising of a white pickguard, two knobs, and a pickup switch, also have an alternative locking tuner, and it works by holding the strings still in their slots on the nut. Ibanez tuners combined with the locking nut, hold a tune fairly well.

 This guitar has a quite thin neck with larger frets which makes it easier to bend the note by pushing the string towards the edge of the neck while fretting or when performing a riff, lick or a solo

It has two humbucker pickups with a single coil in between them and a locking bridge. The knob style used in this guitar is the Knurled metal dome along with 43mm locking nuts. String gauge used in the factory product is D’Addario EXL120 with dimension 009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042 


No extra equipment or case provided. maybe some cables, a warranty card and an operating manual

Ibanez RG450DX Pros and Cons


  • Humbucking and single coil pickups along with a selector switch make the guitarĀ  extremely tonally versatile
  • The patented Slim Wizard III neck is incredibly fast and comfortable to play
  • DL tremolo bridge expands playing options, and it stays in tune
  • Aesthetically pleasing Starlight Blue finish and shark tooth inlays make it stand out on stage or even a group of peers
  • Comes with a Warranty cardĀ 


  • In some cases, reviews have mentioned minor quality control issues
  • It will need a setup and adjusted intonation for the first time around. While itā€™s a regular thing for regulars it can prove problematic to a beginnerĀ 

Final Review:

Best guitar at this price range. Excellent build and playability and provides a large variety of tonal selection range. Suitable for beginners with its lightweight body and thin neck and professionals due to its remarkable quality sound and tonal range gives the ability to play different kinds of genre. The price of the product is beyond justified after taking a look at all the features the RG450DX provides. Definitely top recommend