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Ibanez Mikro RGM55 2014

Figure I'd post a review of a guitar that wasnt very popular and discontinued after just a year. The Ibanez Mikro RGM55 is a 22.75" scale guitar that is slightly longer than the Gio Mikro's and made in Indonesia. It's sort of shrunken Ibanez 321(Korean made hard tail), meet the DX series shark fin inlay. But also thrown in Dimarzio Tone zone Bridge, and Air Norton Neck, as the stock pickups.

The fit and finish is like the other Korean made Ibanez I've owned the years. All parts fit together very tight, as in the tolerances are very good. But the neck dressing could be improved alot, some of the edges stickout like barb wire. The 3 piece neck is joined vertically instead of cross sectioned like my Wizard necks. Electronics is very good, but it's a waste on a short scaled un-intonable beast.

Being a shorted scale guitar, the intonation issues are now exaggerated(as in bad). Playing open chords on this thing sounds like a backtrack to a Nine Inch Nail/Rob Zombie movie. The neck is wide enough to play clean and fast, except for the sharp prizon wires ends that slow down a clean getaway. Single notes however can be played with ease, paganinni stretch or any gaps u can imagine covering is now in reach. It's all smiles until you have to resolve to a chord.

Over all this is a very odd execution on part of Ibanez. With the intonation issues of a short scale, unless there is a pitch correction pickup, The 2 Dimarzio's are totally wasted here. Being only 2 inchs shorter than a full sized model, it really isnt that portable either. But this thing rare like a unicorn, I have never seen one for sale. So if your looking for an expensive student guitar, or look like a rock star but sound like pigs getting slaughtered, this is the guitar for you.
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