Prestige delivers

Up for review today is the immaculate Ibanez RG3727Fz-BHL, a European Market guitar imported exclusively to SweetWater Sound in the States. This guitar is an absolute stunner out of the box, the finish is unreal, the natural binding is SUCH an excellent accent to the guitar, and the chocolate colored natural finish on the back demands your full attention when in the presence of this object of power.

all the – small things

No matter what pickup configuration you’re used to, you’ll find a wide array of tones available from the DiMarzio PAF-7 passive pickups, with a smooth rosewood fretboard that beckons you to explore every possibility. The Edge Zero-7 tremolo will hold the strings in tune no matter how often you dump the bar and with the Zero system engaged you definitely won’t have any issues with tuning stability.

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The Wizard-7 neck is the perfect medium for the artist to meet with this beautiful instrument, the Prestige fret edge treatment ensures your enjoyment right out of the box, and the silver inlay dots look really sleek against this otherwise dark colored guitar. The mahogany body really gets you a warm dark tone that’s great for heavy genres or any realm of music where you want a nice full tone. Just holding the guitar you’ll find yourself inspired to play. The overall “Prestige” production of this guitar is nothing short of amazing.

but wait! there’s more! 

This model comes with the “Barless Top-Lok”, designed so that you don’t need a retainer bar to retain string tension, it also holds the correct angle for the strings without needing one. This guitar also uses “Collet Knobs”, which look and feel great. The non-slip functionality gives this collet knob accurate axis rotation and control. Don’t forget the “locking” tremolo socket that keeps it in place and keeps it from wobbling. All being very useful and practical, but subtle accents to this already classy guitar.

I’m beyond satisfied with this guitar, the sound, the feel, the looks, everything about it is awesome. For example, owning my RG752 with the same Wizard-7 neck as this guitar, it feels just as different as it feels the same, giving it it’s very own character. The Edge tremolo system is an excellent choice for maximum tuning stability and does the job well. The only bad thing I can say about this guitar is how much it cost! Giving how well it plays and how nice it looks though, and the cross market rarity, I can understand and live with the price tag.  You may have guessed but I highly recommend this guitar to any avid Ibanez lovers or anyone looking to step into a new realm of quality and up their axe collection, this guitar is a keep for sure, as always thank you so much for reading and I hope this information was helpful! Make sure to check back for more material!

Tech Specs(Taken from Sweetwater’s website):

BODY TYPE Solidbody
BODY SHAPE RG
LEFT-/RIGHT-HANDED Right-handed
NUMBER OF STRINGS 7
BODY MATERIAL Mahogany
TOP MATERIAL Flamed Maple
BODY FINISH Urethane
COLOR Black Haze
NECK MATERIAL Maple
NECK SHAPE Wizard 7
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL Rosewood
FINGERBOARD INLAY White mother of pearl dot inlay
NUMBER OF FRETS 24
SCALE LENGTH 25.5″
NUT WIDTH 1.889″
NUT MATERIAL Locking nut
BRIDGE/TAILPIECE Edge-Zero 7 bridge w/ZPS3
NUMBER OF PICKUPS 2
NECK PICKUP DiMarzio PAF 7
BRIDGE PICKUP DiMarzio PAF 7
CONTROLS 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 5-way blade pickup switch

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