Ibanez RG350M review
RG350M is a guitar of great tonic versatility. Two humbuckers and single with fantastic wood combination allow you to do a lot with RG350M.
Tuning stability 6/10
It depends on whether you decide to block the tremolo or not. I can't make this particular Edge Pro III to stay in tune. With the bridge blocked the guitars stays perfectly in tune. 3-pc Wizard III neck is sufficently stable.
Acoustic sound 7/10
Nice, loud, clear and bright. Probably it's the maple neck and fingerboard which give this instrument its loud and bright tone. I'm giving it just a seven because not all of the notes sustain equally long. D note on the 7th fret on the G string dies quicker than it's neighbours or goes into trebly feedback. Tremolo springs tend to resonate from certain notes. Besides that this guitar has a surprisingly good and sweet sustain.
Electric sound 9/10
Pickups are powerful, combination of two humbuckers and a single with a 5-way switch gives enormous versatility. INF3 and INF4 humbuckers do their job and cut through the mix. One could only wish they were just a little bit less harsh in sound. You can like these pickups, you may want to change them.
Flawless, well put together, quality painting.
Typical medium price Ibanez RG neck. If you haven't played and RG, you'll like it. If you've tried more expensive models you'll find its profile a little bit less comfortable.
Table 1 Ibanez RG 350 M neck dimensions
|Width at nut||43mm|
|Width at 24th fret||58mm|
|Thickness at 1st fret||19mm|
|Thickness at 12th fret||21mm|
|Fingerboard radius||15.75" (400mm)|
Fantastic features. Powerful pickup switching system, volume & tone controls. If only the bridge could stay in tune...
Like any other RG series Ibanez RG350M is well balanced. Whether you're sitting or standing with this guitar it's always in the right position to play.
Rather heavy but within reason. The bridge itself weighs a lot. RG1550 is lighter in weight.
Price - around 320 euros new, good value for the money. If the bridge stayed in tune better it would be terrific.
- 24 jumbo frets
- 25.5" scale
- Wizard III neck, 3-pc maple, bolt-on
- Maple fingerboard
- Basswood body
- Ibanez Edge Pro III bridge
- Ibanez INF3, INFS3, INF4 pickups (HSH)
- 5-way switch
- Volume pot
- Tone pot
- Finish - Black
- Year of production - 2009
- Country of production - Indonesia