The arched top allows for added comfort while playing the guitar.
The RGD features a 26.5" scale which allows for lower than standard guitar tuning while retaining standard string tension without use of thicker gauge strings.
Hoshino Gakki also had semi-acoustic, nylon- and steel-stringed acoustic guitars manufactured under the Ibanez name.
Most Ibanez guitars were made by the Fuji Gen guitar factory in Japan up until the mid- to late 1980s, and from then on Ibanez guitars have also been made in other Asian countries such as Korea, China, and Indonesia.
Built by some of the most skilled luthiers Ibanez has to offer, they "represent every advance in design and technology Ibanez has developed over the last 20 years".
They feature aftermarket pickups (Seymour Duncan Jazz & Custom 5 in the 6 string model and Di Marzio PAF-7 pickups in the 7 string model,) 5 piece maple/wenge necks with Titanium reinforcement rods, ebony fingerboard with a tree of life fret board inlay, and Edge Zero tremolo systems.
The Greco versions were sold in Japan and the Ibanez versions were sold outside Japan.The Antoria guitar brand was managed by JT Coppock Leeds Ltd England.CSL was a brand name managed by Charles Summerfield Ltd England.As of 2017 The Hoshino Gakki company began in 1908 as the musical instrument sales division of the Hoshino Shoten, a bookstore chain.
Hoshino Gakki decided in 1935 to make Spanish-style acoustic guitars, at first using the "Ibanez Salvador" brand name in honor of Spanish luthier Salvador Ibáñez, and later simply "Ibanez".It also features an extra deep scoop cut on the lower horn for easy high fret access.