Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label vs Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged

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Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label
Playability
78
Sound
76
Build
67
Value
74
Score
74
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    Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged
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    Playability
    75
    Sound
    72
    Build
    76
    Value
    59
    Score
    74
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    Reasons to Get
    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label over Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged

    Decorative Top
    Flamed Maple vs None
    Finished with beautiful natural wood patterns
    Frets Height
    Taller vs Shorter
    Easier to press down strings and bend them
    Type of Frets
    Jumbo vs Medium Jumbo
    You won't feel the fretboard when pressing down the strings
    Neck Joint
    Bolt-On vs Set
    Allows you to detach and swap the neck
    Neck Profile
    Nitro Wizard-9 vs Authentic 64 Medium C-Shape
    Thin neck for playing fast
    Strings
    9 vs 6
    For lower tunings
    Body Type
    Solid Body vs Semi-Hollow
    Feedback free
    Switch Positions
    5 vs 3
    More tone options
    Number of Frets
    24 vs 22
    Allows to reach higher notes
    Neck Thickness at 1st Fret
    0.85'' (21.6mm) vs 0.87'' (22.1mm)
    More comfortable open chords for small hands
    Neck Thickness at 12th Fret
    0.93'' (23.6mm) vs 0.98'' (24.9mm)
    More comfortable at higher frets for small hands
    Nut Width
    2.44'' (62mm) vs 1.693'' (43mm)
    Less likely to mute strings by accident and more space for fingerstyle
    Scale Length
    28'' (711.2mm) vs 24.75'' (628.7mm)
    Lower action and brighter natural tone
    Fretboard Radius
    37'' (939.8mm) vs 12'' (304.8mm)
    Flatter fretboard makes it easier to play single notes and bend
    Pickups Power
    Active vs Passive
    More output for heavier genres
    Value Score
    74 vs 59
    Better price/quality relationship

    Reasons to Get
    Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged over Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label

    Country of Manufacturing
    United States vs Indonesia
    Built with higher quality standards
    Release Year
    2020 vs 2019
    From a more recent year
    Type of Frets
    Medium Jumbo vs Jumbo
    You'll feel the fretboard when pressing down the strings
    Neck Profile
    Authentic 64 Medium C-Shape vs Nitro Wizard-9
    Comfortable neck that works for most people
    Strings
    6 vs 9
    For higher tunings
    Body Type
    Semi-Hollow vs Solid Body
    Lighter and allows more gain than a hollowbody
    Volume Knobs
    2 vs 1
    More volume control
    Tone Knobs
    2 vs 1
    More tone control
    Neck Thickness at 1st Fret
    0.87'' (22.1mm) vs 0.85'' (21.6mm)
    More comfortable open chords for big hands
    Neck Thickness at 12th Fret
    0.98'' (24.9mm) vs 0.93'' (23.6mm)
    More comfortable at higher frets for big hands
    Nut Width
    1.693'' (43mm) vs 2.44'' (62mm)
    Favors small hands, easier bar chords and other shapes
    Scale Length
    24.75'' (628.7mm) vs 28'' (711.2mm)
    Easier bending, shorter fret separation and warmer natural tone
    Fretboard Radius
    12'' (304.8mm) vs 37'' (939.8mm)
    More curved fretboard helpful to play chords without muting strings
    Pickups Power
    Passive vs Active
    Cleaner sound and no battery needed

    Other Key Differences
    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label vs Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged

    Bridge Pickup
    EMG 909 vs Gibson Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
    Different Bridge Pickup
    Neck Pickup
    EMG 909 vs Gibson Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted)
    Different Neck Pickup
    Body Wood
    Nyatoh vs Maple
    Different Body Wood
    Neck Wood
    Maple vs Mahogany
    Different Neck Wood
    Headstock
    4-5 vs 6
    Different Headstock
    Nut Material
    Ivory Tusq vs Nylon
    Different Nut Material

    Shared Features
    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label vs Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged

    Fretboard Wood
    Rosewood
    Same Fretboard Wood
    Pickups
    HH
    High output without hum
    Paint Finish
    Poly
    Resistant paint that ages well
    Bridge
    Fixed
    Good sustain and needs no set-up

    Common Strengths

    • High-Quality Nut
    • Top Pickup Brand
    • Expensive Wood

    Common Weaknesses

    • Pickup Alter Switch/Knob
    • Locking Tuners
    • Stays in Tune (Evertune)
    • Stainless Steel Frets
    • Compound Radius Fretboard
    • Luminescent Sidedots
    • Strap Lock
    • 21:1 Tuner Ratio

    Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged Prices

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    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label vs Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged: Which One is Better?

    After going through our comparison algorithm, the results show that both guitars scored 74 out of 100, which makes them similar in terms of quality.

    The Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged wins when it comes to build quality. On the other hand, the Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label has the upper hand when it comes to sound, playability, value for the money.

    If you got small hands, you'll probably feel more comfortable playing the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged.

    Which Guitar is Better for Beginners?

    If you're looking for your first guitar to learn how to play, the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged is the better choice.

    The Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged meets 6 out of our 8 criteria items for beginner friendliness, while the Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label meets only 4. This takes into account the type of frets, scale length, nut width, bridge type, fretboard radius, and neck profile to determine the easiest combination for new players.

    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label
    New Player Friendliness
    • Comfortable shape
    • Easy-to-use bridge
    • Tall frets
    • Comfortable neck
    • Locking tuners
    • Comfortable fretboard
    • Wide nut
    • Short scale
    Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged
    New Player Friendliness
    • Comfortable shape
    • Easy-to-use bridge
    • Tall frets
    • Wide nut
    • Short scale
    • Comfortable neck
    • Locking tuners
    • Comfortable fretboard

    Nevertheless, when it comes to choosing a guitar, you should pick the one more compatible with your personal style. Still, below we'll try you to give you our results as objectively as it's possible to help you decide.

    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label Overview

    • From Ibanez's 2019 RG series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 9 strings
    • 28"'' scale
    • 37" Fretboard Radius
    • Flamed Maple top
    • Nyatoh body
    • Maple/Walnut neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: EMG 909 (Humbucker/Active)
    • Neck pickup: EMG 909 (Humbucker/Active)
    • Gibraltar Standard II-9 bridge
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 5-way Switch
    • Nitro Wizard-9 Bolt-On neck
    • 24 Jumbo frets
    • Gotoh tuners
    • Compare Specs >

    Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged Overview

    • From Gibson's 2020 Gibson Murphy Lab Collection series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple body
    • Solid Mahogany neck
    • Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Gibson Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted) (Humbucker/Passive)
    • Neck pickup: Gibson Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted) (Humbucker/Passive)
    • ABR-1 bridge
    • 2 volume and 2 tone Bell knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Authentic 64 Medium C-Shape Set neck
    • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
    • Kluson Single Line Strip with Metal Buttons tuners
    • Compare Specs >

    Build Quality Comparison

    When it comes to build quality, we like to take into account everything used to build the guitar. This includes materials, hardware and the quality control expected depending on the country where it was built. Let's see how the Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label compares to the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged.

    Country of Origin Comparison

    The manufacturing country can tell a lot about the build quality of an instrument. The Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label was built in Indonesia while the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged was made in United States.

    Indonesia is becoming the most popular country for guitar building because they can make good instruments for a low price. Some people think that they're 'the new China' when it comes to build quality. But the truth is that Indonesian guitars are more consistent, although Chinese quality has improved a lot in the last few years.

    The United States is considered one of the best electric guitar manufacturers in the world. A guitar made in this country is supposed to have world-class quality control. Nowadays, guitars made in other countries can beat some of the ones made in the US, but most of the time, this country offers the best you can get. Of course, that comes at a price.

    Winner: Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged

    Woods Used in Both Guitars

    Maple wood pattern used for guitar building
    Maple
    Rosewood wood pattern used for guitar building
    Rosewood

    Maple is one of the most popular necks for good reasons. It is a strong wood that is relatively cheap to make and looks beautiful. The highest quality maple is the hardest that comes from North America.

    Rosewood is an almost purple-looking wood that is used mainly for fretboards since it's heavy, rare, and expensive. It's sometimes used on acoustic guitar bodies to create stronger warm tones.

    Woods Used in the Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label

    Nyatoh wood pattern used for guitar building
    Nyatoh

    Nyatoh has been replacing Mahogany for guitar building. It's fairly hard, durable, more sustentable and common than Mahogany.

    Woods Used in the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged

    Mahogany wood pattern used for guitar building
    Mahogany

    Mahogany is a fairly rare wood nowadays. It's used mostly for bodies due to its relatively lightweight. Gibson popularized it with their Les Paul guitars during their golden years, so this wood has a lot of good reputation behind it. The most expensive type comes from South America and it's still used by Gibson even today.

    Winner: Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged.

    Nut Material

    If you want your guitar to stay in tune and sound good, you need a well cut nut. Nut quality can be inconsistent even when comparing two copies of the same guitar model. The best way to make sure you're nut will be well done is by getting a nut made by an expert company like TUSQ or Micarta.

    The Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label has a Ivory Tusq nut. Ivory used to be considered the best material for guitar nuts due to its beauty, durability, and the rich harmonics and sustain you could get from a guitar with it. However, the way to obtain it is simply unethical. Enter TUSQ ivory nuts, which are made synthetically to imitate ivory. Technically, it's better than ivory because it is consistent piece-to-piece, while natural materials can vary a lot, even if they're made from the same.

    On the other hand, the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged comes with a Nylon nut. It used to be one of the highest quality materials for nuts (and still is), but it's rare to find nowadays because it's hard to work with. It's a very resistant material with very low friction, so it will keep the guitar in tune and will last for a long time

    Winner: Tie.

    Fret Material

    Most guitar fret wire is made of nickel silver. This material eventually wears down after a lot of use and most guitars end up needing a complete fret replacement. However, some expensive guitars come with stainless steel frets. This is what you should aim for if you can afford it.

    Unfortunately, none of these guitars come with stainless steel frets.

    Winner: Tie.

    Bridge

    The perfect bridge for you will depend on your playstyle because they all have advantages and disadvantages. However, some bridges are more expensive—like Floyd Roses and Evertunes—and thus add more value to a guitar.

    Both guitars come with a similar bridge: Fixed. It's a simple bridge that is very beginner-friendly since it doesn't require any set-up. You can swap strings easily. It might also give more sustain since it doesn't have complex moving parts that make the strings lose vibration. However, it doesn't have the same versatility as a tremolo bridge.

    Since we need to be objective, the most expensive type of bridge will be the winner of this section. In the end, this doesn't matter if you're not going to use the bridge for its original purpose, so choose the bridge that fits your playing style better.

    Winner: Tie.

    Tuners

    Both these guitars come with regular tuners. The Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label's are Gotoh while the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged's are Kluson Single Line Strip with Metal Buttons

    Winner: Tie.

    Neck Joint

    Contrary to popular belief, the difference in sustain and tone that some neck joints give to an electric guitar is simply unperceivable—if they're all well built. However, some of them do have advantages over the others.

    The Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label has a Bolt-On neck joint. This neck is joined to the body by 4 bolts that you can simply unscrew. This allows you to replace the neck or take it off for travel. It's the most common and cheapest way to build a guitar.

    On the other hand, the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged comes with Set neck joint. This neck is tightly glued to the body. They give you the least versatility because you can't swap them for a neck that fits your hand better if you want to, unlike bolt-on necks. Some people think this gives more resonance and sustain, but there's no real difference if the bolt-on joint is well built.

    Winner: Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label.

    Here is the list of features that were considered when choosing the winner in the Features subcategory:

    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label
    • Expensive Wood
    • Ivory Tusq Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Stainless Steel Frets
    • Locking Tuners
    • High-Quality-Standards Country
    • Neck-Through Build
    • Compound Radius Fretboard
    • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
    • Weight Relief
    • Tremolo
    • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • Strap Lock
    • Luminescent Inlay
    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Stainless Steel Frets
    • Locking Tuners
    • High-Quality Nut
    • Neck-Through Build
    • Compound Radius Fretboard
    • Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
    • Tremolo
    • 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • Strap Lock
    • Luminescent Inlay

    Final Build Quality Scores

    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label
    Quality of materials 76
    Features 50
    Quality Control 75
    Build Quality 67
    Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged
    Quality of materials 74
    Features 55
    Quality Control 100
    Build Quality 76

    Sound Quality Comparison

    Determining which guitar sounds better objectively is a difficult task since not everybody will love the same pickups. However, we still can take a look at the instrument specifications to determine how versatile, how much sustain, and the tuning stability it might have. Let's see now how both these guitars compare to each other when it comes to sound quality.

    Pickup Configuration

    Both guitars have an HH pickup configuration. Double Humbucker (HH) is the choice for people who want a fuller, more round sound with tons of mids and lows. Humbuckers also get rid of the hum noise that plague single-coil pickups. They can work out for almost any genre going from Djent to even Jazz.

    Pickups Quality

    Both guitars come with very good pickups from at least one of the specialized brands in the market. With pickups like these, you probably won't need an upgrade anytime soon.

    However, the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged has a slight sound quality advantage when taking into account other factors like the type of pickups, magnet, position, etc.

    You can purchase similar pickups to the Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label's and use them on any guitar:

    The Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label's pickups are Active while the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged's are Passive.

    Passive pickups are what most guitars use. These have a normal output that works well for most genres. However, Active pickups are the preferred choice of heavy metal players because they offer extra output thanks to their 9v battery, which results in a heavier, more distorted sound. Bear in mind that achieving a completely clean tone with them won't be easy. So if you want to also use clean tones, you might want to avoid Active pickups.

    Winner: Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged.

    Versatility Comparison

    Some guitars offer you more ways to explore your creativity than others. Below you'll find how both guitars compare when it comes to versatility.

    Switch Options

    The Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label gives you 5 switch options while the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged gives you 3. This means that the Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label gives you more options to find the right pickup combination for the type of sound you want to achieve

    None of them come with some kind of coil split or pickup mod option. This makes both lacking in terms of versatility.

    They both share the following switching options:

    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label and Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged pickups switch selector and push knobs diagram
    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label and Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged's switch options

    When evaluating versatility, we also take into consideration bridge and neck joint type, number of frets, switch options, amount of pickups and more.

    Winner: Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label.

    Final Sound Quality Scores

    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label
    Pickups 85
    Sustain 90
    Versatility 58
    Tuning Stability 70
    Sound 76
    Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged
    Pickups 90
    Sustain 75
    Versatility 54
    Tuning Stability 70
    Sound 72

    Playability Comparison

    Let's now compare the playability of both guitars. Bear in mind that the guitar will feel different depending on your hand size and play style. That's why you should always test a guitar before buying it. But if you can't or want a second opinion on it, we can still take a look at each of the important measurements of the guitar for you. This way, we can predict how easy a guitar is to play, or how different it will feel compared to the other.

    Remember that, even though the difference might seem small, every inch counts when we're comparing guitars. Any variation can completely change how comfortable a guitar feels in your hands.

    Nut Width Comparison

    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label Nut Width
    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label Nut Width
    Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged Nut Width
    Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged Nut Width

    The nut width will affect the separation between strings at the nut. In this comparison, the Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label has the wider nut with 62mm (2.44'') vs 43mm (1.693''). This is a 19mm (0.747'') difference

    This means that it will be more difficult to do bar chords on the Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label, especially closer to the nut. However, it's also easier to play without muting strings accidently. This favors people with big hands.

    Scale Length Comparison

    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label's Scale Length
    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label's Scale Length
    Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged's Scale Length
    Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged's Scale Length

    The scale length is one of the things that influences playability the most. This is the distance between the nut and the bridge and will affect everything from low action allowance, difficulty to perform bends, fret separation, and even tone.

    The Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label has the longest scale: 28". The Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged is only 24.75" long. This is a 3.25'' (82.6mm) scale length difference.

    This longer scale means that the strings need more tension to get in tune. This is good if you want to avoid fret buzz, which can happen when the strings are too loose and touch the frets while vibrating. This is especially important when playing in lower tunings. This will also let you reduce the gap between fretboard and strings (low action) to make them easier to press down. However, this higher tension will also make it harder to perform bends and vibratos as the strings will feel stiffer.

    This also means that the frets have a longer separation between each other, so this will make it harder for people with smaller hands when playing some chord positions.

    Another characteristic of a longer scale is that it makes the guitar sound 'snappier' or brighter. This is due to the extra separation between harmonics and overtones produced by the tension. This influences tone more than any other factor (except the pickups).

    Lastly, remember that you can also affect the tension of the strings by changing your string gauge. You can use a thicker gauge for more tension and a lighter one for less tension.

    Neck Profile Comparison

    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label Neck Profile
    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label's neck profile
    Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged Neck Profile
    Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged's neck profile

    No single neck shape is better than others. However, most people tend to prefer a thinner necks because it doesn't get in their way when playing fast and most hand sizes can adapt to it pretty well. However, some people still prefer thicker necks for a better grip, especially if they have big hands.

    In this case, both guitars have different neck shapes:

    The Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label has a Wizard type of neck. This is thinner than most C-type necks. It won't get in your way if you want to play fast solos. It's not as slim as 'Super Wizard' necks, so it might fit you better if you don't like ultra-thin necks.

    The Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged, on the other hand, has a C neck. This is what you'll find in most modern guitars. Most people feel like the thickness of a C neck is simply the less intrusive one for playing fast, while at the same time allowing you to grab the neck easily for resting if you want to.

    Fretboard Radius Comparison

    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label Fingerboard Radius
    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label's Fingerboard radius
    Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged Fingerboard Radius
    Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged's Fingerboard radius

    Most electric guitar fretboards are not flat; they usually have a curve or arc across their width. A curved fretboard will make it easier to perform chords without muting strings, while a flatter one will make it easier to play single notes, which is good for bending and soloing in general. The best fretboards have a compound radius that varies across the fingerboard, but they're not common since they take a lot more work to build.

    In this case, the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged's fingerboard radius is smaller by a 25'' difference, which means it's more curved than the Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label's. This extra arc will make playing chords easier in this model. You won't be as likely to mute the strings, especially if you have big hands. However, playing single notes and bending will be easier on the Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label.

    Hand Size Comfortability

    Everyone has a different hand size, and that's why it's recommended to try a guitar before buying, even if others tell you that it's comfortable to play. However, we can know whether a guitar favors small or large hands just by knowing its exact measurements.

    And after taking into account the scale length, nut width, neck profile and fretboard radius, we can conclude that the Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label favors large hands more than the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged.

    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label:
    Big Hands
    Balance
    Small hands
    Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged:
    Big Hands
    Balance
    Small hands

    Fret Size Comparison

    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label Frets Size
    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label's Frets Size
    Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged Frets Size
    Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged's Frets Size

    The Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label has Jumbo frets, which should be taller than the Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged's Medium Jumbo frets.

    Some people prefer taller frets because they result in more sustain since the strings get pressed cleanly without interference from the fretboard. However, if they're too tall—like Jumbo frets—, you might change the pitch of the strings accidentally if you press too hard because you won't be touching the fretboard with your fingers. This is also why some guitarists with a heavy grip prefer smaller frets. They like to feel the fingerboard to avoid pressing down too hard and getting out of pitch.

    Final Playability Scores

    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label
    Bending & Vibrato Ease 85
    Chord Playability 60
    Solo Playability 90
    Playability 78
    Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged
    Bending & Vibrato Ease 85
    Chord Playability 70
    Solo Playability 70
    Playability 75

    Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label vs Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged Specs Comparison

    General Ibanez RGIR9FME Iron Label Gibson 1964 Trini Lopez Standard Ebony Ultra Light Aged
    Brand: Ibanez Gibson
    Year: 2019 2020
    Configuration: HH HH
    Strings: 9 6
    Made in: Indonesia United States
    Series: RG Gibson Murphy Lab Collection
    Colors: Blue Burst Black
    Left-Handed Version: No No
    Body
    Top Contour Flamed Maple
    Type: Solid Body Semi-Hollow
    Body Material: Nyatoh 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
    Bridge: Gibraltar Standard II-9 ABR-1
    Neck
    Neck Joint: Bolt-On Set
    Tuners: Gotoh Kluson Single Line Strip with Metal Buttons
    Fretboard: Rosewood Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
    Neck Material: Maple/Walnut Solid Mahogany
    Decoration: White Dot Split Diamond Cellulose Nitrate
    Scale Size: 28" 24.75"
    Shape: Nitro Wizard-9 Authentic 64 Medium C-Shape
    Thickness: 1st Fret: 0.85'' (21.6mm) - 12th Fret: 0.93'' (23.6mm) 1st Fret: 0.87'' (22.1mm) - 12th Fret: 0.98'' (24.9mm)
    Frets: 24 Jumbo 22 Medium Jumbo
    Fretboard Radius: 37" 12"
    Nut: Ivory Tusq Nylon
    Nut Width: 62mm (2.44'') 43mm (1.693'')
    Electronics
    Switch: 5 Way 3 Way
    Knobs: Dome Bell
    Pickup Mods: None None
    Volume Controls: 1 2
    Tone Controls: 1 2
    Bridge Pickup: EMG 909 (Humbucker / Active) Gibson Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted) (Humbucker / Passive)
    Middle Pickup:
    Neck Pickup: EMG 909 (Humbucker / Active) Gibson Custombucker Alnico 3 (Unpotted) (Humbucker / Passive)