Review:Ibanez RGR320EX

December 5th, 2008 by Andres Gallo



There are lots of guitars in the market, but I have to say that most of them are very dull and plain looking. With the said I have to say this is one guitar which has one of the coolest paintjobs I have ever seen.

Appearance aside, this guitar has a really well done wood work. The neck is impressive especially at that price. I have to say it is one of the fastest, smoothest and fastest necks I have played on. The body is also extremely comfortable, and very balanced. Everything about the construction seems very carefully done. The only issue I have about the construction is the metal used in the screws for the locking nut. The metal is very weak and will likely lose the shape for the allen key.


The most important aspect aside from playability is the sound of course. I think the guitar sounds very good, but the clean does not sound too great, and on distortion can sound somewhat harsh. Most guitars suffer this at this price range, but everything else about this guitar is so perfect, it just hurts to see it suffer this (or more accurately hear it suffer this). I love a really clinical, yet warm clean. The sound is good enough for the price, but it could be better. A pickup change could be the needed solution for this guitar. It sounds decent, but it misses a lot of soul and life. The sound is very dry.


Here this instrument scores really high. It plays extremely well. It feels like an instrument many times its price. The neck is extremely comfortable, and fast that it is amazing at the price range. Some people may feel weird with the thin and flat feel of the neck. I however, find it to be very versatile for all kinds of techniques. What I mean by that is some techniques really benefit from the added string spacing, and the thinner neck also requires less of a grip, which makes everything smoother and quicker.


I have had this guitar for about a year, and everything about it has held up perfectly. With that said reliability is not an issue, unless you plan to abuse the tremolo system, which can wear out with abuse.

Customer Support

Virtually non-existant. It took me a lot of work to find a way in which to communicate Ibanez. It turns out you actually call a completely different company.

One Response to “Review:Ibanez RGR320EX”

  1. aj Says:

    agree totally. With the exception of the Edge, pain in the !@# to tune. Eventually had to give it to a shop to tune the thing. Other than that, plays great.
    Plus I love the ‘roadrage’ black.

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