Ibanez RGAT62-SBF

Electric Guitar

  • Body: Mahogany
  • 5-Piece Wizard III neck-through: Maple /walnut
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Scale: 648 mm (25.5")
  • Pickups: DiMarzio Air Norten and DiMarzio Tone Zone humbuckers
  • 1 Volume and 1 tone control
  • 5-Way switch
  • Ibanez Fix bridge
  • Colour: Shaphir Blue Flat

Further information

Colour Blue
Body Mahogany
Top None
Neck Maple, Walnut
Fretboard Jatoba
Frets 24
Scale 648 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
incl. Bag No
incl. Case No
5 customer ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.2 / 5.0
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
4 written ratings Read all reviews
Total
features
sound
quality

Great features, with lacking quality.

AlexIliadis., 13.04.2018
I received the guitar a couple of days and wanted to spend some time with it before i write a review. So after 3 days of playing at home, recording and rehearshing. Here is my opinion and experience with the guitar i received.

Pros.

Looks. 5/5. - The guitar looks wonderful, its beautiful to look at, the Jatoba wood on the neck is a very light brown nothing compared to the image, but i like it. The neck through were you can see the woods it also great, along with the green-blue to blue burst.

Finish. - 4,5/5 For the price point, its as good as it gets, a couple of spot where you can see saw dust caught under the paint. You also can spots were they paint got under the protective tape. But those are really nitpicky things you actually have to look for in order to see. For the price its good.

Feel. 5/5 - I am used to the Super wizard neck from my Ibanez ltd rg550, which is thinner, but after a couple of days my hand got used to the wizard 3, the guitar is light and comfortable to hold standing or sitting. Fully satisfied with it.

Sound. 4/5 - The dimargio's themselves sound beautiful, my only complaint is that they have quite a difference in output, so i need to adjust the gain on my interface every time i swap between pick ups while recording. Which is minor but annoying.

Electronics. 2.5/5 - Pots and switch feel super cheap, they are so easy to turn, they feel very loose . Pick up selector feels plastic. The input jack though is steady. They are usable, but definitely would upgrade them in the future.

Hardware. 4,5/5. The bridge is simply ok. And the tuners are decent. For the price you cant complain. I would definitely swap the tuners out in the future but for now they seem to do the job.

Quality Control. Here are the biggest negatives of them all, and the reason why i am considering returning the guitar. I would like to note that for most of the negatives i mention i have documented the unboxing process on a video, so i have proof about everything i say, and it is availiable to thomann. (maybe i ll put it up on youtube)

Packaging/Delivery. 1/5 The guitar arrived ok and in time (considering it was delayed 2 times by the Easter of Catholics and Orthodox). BUT

When i got the box there was a hole on the bottom side, it must have happened on the Post Office/delivery, its like someone poked it with a metal bar or some shard edge. I blame it on the post office.

Also the inner box with the guitar was not wrapped around with bubble wrap. But rather put against it on the one side and on the other it had nothing. So ,had it been that side of the box that got poked the guitar would be damaged. I blame Thomann's packaging team for that.

Quality.

Set up. 2.5/5- The action was ultra high and the intonation way off. I was told that the thomann stuff would check on the guitar and set it up before shipping. They did a poor job. Ultimately it has nothing to do with the guitar but i had to re-adjust everything.

Neck 4,5/5. - The neck had a slight back bow but its, ok. Due to the time period it spent some time in post offices, both for the Catholic and Orthodox Easter. No biggie, easy to fix and understandable.

Frets/Fretboard/Nut 1/5. - Now he is my biggest issue with it. Although the were no sharp edges on the frets. They themselves felt like sand paper. So i send some time doing bends on each string to get rid of that with natural friction.

The frets seems levels but there is a minor fretbuzz across the neck, that annoys me.

Then the nut has 2 issues. 1 its came with a scratch from a file, apparently they worker on the factory missed and instead of putting another one in place he left it there, it doesnt affect the playability but there is a deep cut/scratch from a file and you can see it.
Now considering the price i would give it a pass, but then the nut itself is too high and most likely will need to be sanded down to get it a comfortable level of playing. So the action is set up properly.

That's my review. I am in a pickle I really like the guitar and want to keep it, especially considering there wont be another batch for a month and most likely i 'll have to wait. The features are its saving grace,but some of the quality issues come down to craftmanship. I ll take this guitar to a guitar tech, and given the price he requests, i take the appropriate action.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality

Very solid guitar for the price

MaErc, 06.04.2018
Straight out of the box, the guitar looked in great shape. The finish looked great, and the strings were still in tune.

The only glaring issues that I could find are:
- There are a few small nicks on the neck and the body, these are barely visible and look like dust particles. (This might have been travel damage, but I felt like it was worth mentioning)
- The knobs seem to be at slightly different heights, about a mm of difference.
- The strings aren't perfectly aligned with the humbuckers, they seem to be slightly skewed.

However, a few mistakes of that caliber are to be expected of a low to mid-range guitar like this. The positives outweigh the negatives for sure:
- The DiMarzio humbuckers have a nice, fat tone which is perfectly suited for heavy genres of music, and also provide a nice, warm sound on clean.
- The neck is very thin and plays insanely quickly. The Ibanez Wizard neck definitely does its job well.
- The guitar is neck-thru, and upper fret access is as easy as it can be. You'll have no problems doing shred licks at the 24th fret.

Overall, this is a very solid guitar for the price, and it seems to have been through quite a solid QC. I would recommend it to any guitarist looking for an affordable upgrade.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Colour: Blue
Ibanez RGAT62-SBF
(5)
Ibanez RGAT62-SBF

Electric Guitar Body: Mahogany, 5-Piece Wizard III neck-through: Maple /walnut, Fretboard: Jatoba, 24 Jumbo frets, Nut width: 43 mm, Scale: 648 mm (25.5"), Pickups: DiMarzio Air Norten and DiMarzio...

  • Colour: Blue
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple, Walnut
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • incl. Bag: No
  • incl. Case: No
Ibanez RGAT62-TGF
(2)
Ibanez RGAT62-TGF

Electric Guitar Mahogany body, 5-piece maple / walnut neck-through, Jatoba fretboard, Wizard III neck profile, 24 Jumbo frets, Nut width: 43 mm, Scale: 648 mm (25.5"), Pickups: DiMarzio Air Norton...

  • Colour: Grey
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple, Walnut
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: HH
  • Tremolo: None
  • incl. Bag: No
  • incl. Case: No
€498 £442.97
Free shipping incl. VAT

The price in GBP is a guideline price only!

In stock within about one week
In stock within about one week

This item is expected back in stock soon and can then be shipped immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Live Broadcast from our Departments
Our sales team will be happy to demonstrate any piece of equipment you want to see live from our store.
Visit department
Live Broadcast from our Departments
You have almost reached our store!
1. Browser
is compatible

This service is compatible with most web browsers. Should you encounter difficulties, you might try changing to Firefox or Chrome.

2. Mikrophone
no connection

In order for our representative to be able to hear you, you must have a microphone that your browser can access.

3. Security
is compatible

During your consultation we can hear you but not see you.

Live Broadcast from our Departments
What is this?
Using our Live Video Consulting service, you can visit our departments live and have us demonstrate any piece of equipment you want to see. You are perfectly free to ask questions of our representatives or give them instructions. And don't worry: we can hear, but not see you.
How can I use it?
Live Video Consulting is available for selected products. Whenever a sales representative is available, an icon which allows you to make us of the service will appear on the product page
How does that work?
You require a PC or Mac with a microphone and an up-to-date browser. It's best to use the current version of either Chrome or Firefox. Before initiating the connection, your browser will ask your permission to access your microphone.
Possible problems
We are still in the testing phase with this system, and our representatives are still finding out how to give you the best possible experience. Therefore, it may happen that we do not understand you (please speak clearly in either German or English only), that equipment is being tried out by other customers temporarily, or that there are problems with the connection. Please do not hesitate to give us feedback whenever anything like this happens, so that we may learn from this and improve our service.
Share this product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Online guides
E-Guitars
E-Guitars
Electric guitars are ten a penny and nowadays there are at least as many models and makers to choose from.
Guitar Setups
Guitar Setups
The range of available guitars and amps has never been greater than it is today, and a huge variety of sounds are easily accessible.
Online guides
E-Guitars
E-Guitars
Electric guitars are ten a penny and nowadays there are at least as many models and makers to choose from.
Online guides
Guitar Setups
Guitar Setups
The range of available guitars and amps has never been greater than it is today, and a huge variety of sounds are easily accessible.
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
Offers include 20% British VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Shipping costs to the U.K. are 10 EUR (approx. £7), free shipping on orders above 149 EUR. Please click here for international Shipping Costs and Delivery Times. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
Native Instruments Traktor S4 MK3 BluGuitar Amp1 Mercury Edition Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A49 Dreadbox Erebus V3 Nux B3 microphone wireless system Roland VT-4 Zoom H3-VR M-Audio M-Track 8x4M Behringer NX3000 Behringer MX882 V2 the t.racks DSP 206 XVive U3 Microphone Wireless System
(3)
Recommended
Native Instruments Traktor S4 MK3

4-Channel DJ controller and audio interface HAPTIC DRIVE: motorised jog wheels with haptic feedback for a new way of mixing, RGB LED ring around each jogwheel for visual feedback, High-resolution colour displays, Deck FX & Mixer FX, Pro mixer...

to the product
€849
(2)
Recommended
BluGuitar Amp1 Mercury Edition

BluGuitar Amp1 Mercury Edition; hybrid amplifier head for electric guitar; versatile, fully analogue amplifier in a pedal format, adjustable boost, reverb, three integrated footswitches, speaker simulation for recording applications, new Nanotube valve power amplifier, PowerSoak Attenuator; 4 channel; power: 100...

to the product
€699
(3)
Recommended
Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A49

Compact Controller Keyboard Newly developed semi-weighted keyboard with 49 keys, OLED display, 8 Touch-sensitive dials, Pitch and Mod Wheels, 4D push encoders, Smart play, Machine integration, Control of Logic ProX, Ableton Live, Garage Band, Cubase and Nuendo, Power supply...

to the product
€179
Recommended
Dreadbox Erebus V3

Analogue Desktop Synthesizer Fully analogue, two-part paraphone synth, 3 Oscillators, 2 Oscillators with individual glide, 12 dB Resonance multimode filter (LP and HP), 2 envelopes (1xADSR and 1xADSR for AMP), Lo-Fi echo, White noise noise generator, LFO, Clock generator,...

to the product
€499
(2)
Recommended
Nux B3 microphone wireless system

Wireless Transmission System 2.4 GHz plug-on system for dynamic microphones, Ready-to-use set of transmitter and receiver, 2.4 GHz band suitable for worldwide license-free operation, 32-Bit / 48 kHz high-resolution audio quality, 6 Channels, Range: Up to 30 m, Latency...

to the product
€177
Recommended
Roland VT-4

Roland VT-4; Voice Transformer; desktop effects processor for vocal effects; intuitive and creative handling via sliders, knobs and buttons; Vocoder-, Pitch-Shifting-, Harmonizer- effects and more; adjustable reverb effects; 8 user settings storable; up to 6 hours of battery operation (4x...

to the product
€239
Recommended
Zoom H3-VR

Multi-Channel Mobile Recorder Allows easy creation of spatial audio recordings, Recording and processing of 360 ° audio material for VR, AR and mixed reality content, 4 Integrated microphones in Ambisonics arrangement, 3 Recording modes: Ambisonics, Stereo Binaural or Standard...

to the product
€359
Recommended
M-Audio M-Track 8x4M

USB Audio Interface High-quality converters with 24-bit / 192 kHz resolution, Hi-Speed ​​USB-C connection, Direct monitoring, Central large volume control, +48V Phantom power for channels 1-4, 4x Microphone / line input (XLR / TRS combo socket), 2x Instrument input...

to the product
€309
(3)
Recommended
Behringer NX3000

Power Amplifier Lightweight 2-channel Class D amplifier, Power: 2x 900 W at 4 Ωs, 2x 1500 W at 2 Ωs, Inputs: Jack and XLR, Outputs: Speaker Twist, Integrated crossover, Integrated limiter, Mains, signal and limit LEDs, Design: 19" /...

to the product
€179
Recommended
Behringer MX882 V2

Behringer MX882 V2, 8-channel splitter / mixer, 8 in / 2 out line mixer and 2 in / 8 out line splitter, each channel can operate independently in mixer or splitter mode, usable as 6 in / 6 out level...

to the product
€79
Recommended
the t.racks DSP 206

Digital Speaker Management System 2x XLR Inputs, 6x XLR Outputs, 96 kHz Sampling rate, 32-bit DSP, 24-bit AD/DA converter, USB and RS232/485 interface, Ethernet-interface, Design: 19" / 1 RU

to the product
€288
(5)
Recommended
XVive U3 Microphone Wireless System

Digital Wireless Microphone Transceiver System Works without battery or mains power, For use with dynamic microphones, Integrated rechargeable lithium battery, Range up to 20 m / 70 ft (without obstacles), Frequency bandwidth: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, Latency: <5...

to the product
€199
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.

Please leave a comment. Please enter your e-mail address.