Up for sale, a 2022 Ibanez Prestige RG5121 in mint condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and hangtags. The crown jewel of Ibanez, the Prestige line represents the passion and pride of Japanese luthiery. These guitars, produced exclusively in Japan, have earned worldwide acclaim for their craftsmanship, quality, and innovation.
The RG5121 features an African mahogany body and a five-piece maple/wenge neck capped with a Macassar ebony fingerboard, and the guitar's natural acoustic properties benefit from the warmth of mahogany paired with the glassy articulation of maple. The guitar is loaded with its pair of Fishman Fluence Modern humbucking pickups with ceramic magnets, coupled to a three-way pickup selector switch and two-way voicing mini toggle.
Fishman Fluence pickups are free from the hum, noise and frustrating inductance issues that plague even the most coveted wire-wound pickups, revealing pure, uncorrupted and musical tone. The sound yields brutal active aggression and passive punch in the same instrument. Voicing 1 (active) delivers a crisp, searing crunch, tight bass with no mud, and an aggressive growl, while Voice 2 (passive) is an organic sound with superb distortion characteristics and excellent dynamic response. This Ibanez Prestige weighs 8lbs 3oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with slinky action, 9-42 strings, and spot-on intonation.
The five-ply maple/wenge neck has a Super Wizard High Performance profile carve, a shred-worthy D shaped with nicely rounded shoulders, fairly flat central to the carve and measuring .710" deep at the 1st fret and .795" at the 12th. The neck has Ibanez's AANJ (All Access Neck Joint) contoured, heel-less joint for effortless soloing in the higher registers, and the bound Macassar ebony fretboard boasts a 16.9" radius and flawless jumbo stainless steel fretwire. The guitar plays effortlessly up the 25 1/2" scale, with a straight neck and 43mm nut width (just fractionally wider than 1 11/16"). The headstock features Gotoh locking tuning machines which work in concert with the graphite nut, ensuring optimal tuning stability.
The electronics function flawlessly, the cosmo black hardware is clean as can be, and the Gibraltar Standard-II fixed bridge and string through body construction ensures optimal stability and sustain. The Dark Tide Blue Flat finish is like-new, and the satin-finished neck profile is flawless.
The original hardshell case, manual, and all hangtags are included.