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Ibanez RG2228 Prestige 8-String Electric Guitar (with Case)

This 8-string beast boasts a 5-piece Wizard-8 Prestige neck with extra-long 27" scale, a rosewood fretboard with jumbo frets, and a pair of EMG 808 pickups. (29) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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The Ibanez RG2228GK prestige guitar is equipped with an all-new 8-string version of the EFX bridge which combines fixed bridge sustain with the double-locking stability needed for extreme metal styles. Hot EMG 808 pickups, a very stable neck and the over the top (and bottom) extended range of this guitar allow you to play the heaviest of heavy riffs and solo to new heights!

These are the machines of the gods... with drop dead good looks, sonic lethality and the devastating power and control of a precision double-locking trem. RG Prestige guitars feature flawless Japanese craftsmanship, the finest materials and each is axe perfectly matched with just the right choice of DiMarzio(R), Duncan(R), EMG(R), or IBZ(TM) pickups.

Features:

- The ultimate in the ultimate metal guitars
- Fast, flat and thin Wizard necks with Prestige finishing for supreme comfort
- Gotoh precision tuning machines
- Includes deluxe Prestige case

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- Neck: 5-piece Wizard-8 Prestige neck
- Neck Type: Wizard-8 Prestige (27 in.)
- Body: Basswood body
- Frets: Jumbo frets
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Inlay: Pearl Dot
- Bridge: Fixed Edge III-8 bridge
- Neck Pickup: EMG 808
- Bridge Pickup: EMG 808
- Hardware color: CK
Ibanez Non-New Product Warranty Information Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses have a 1-year warranty on NEW instruments only for the ORIGINAL purchaser with a Sales Receipt. All used products are not under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262
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5 out of 5 (29 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Amazing guitar!!!!!!!!"
Sound: This guitar can stand out in almost any style of music. The emg pickups sound awesome and capture the sound of each string. Because the pickups are active there is a little bit of feedback, but nothing to worry about because you cant hear it when playing. Feature: The 8 string beast came with a beautiful hardshell case. The locking tremelo is awesome and will keep the guitar in tune for days, even with the most brutal riffs. This guitar also is not to heavy for it's size. Playability is excellent and the electronics along with the pickups as i said sound awesome. Ease of Use: This guitar makes it easy to transfer from even a 6 string model. Although i went from a 6 string to the 8 string, i would suggest that you play a 7 string first to get a feel for the extra strings. Quality: The guitar came ready to play. There were no adjustments that i had to make. This guitar would also stand tall on the road. You could throw this guitar at a brick wall and it would still keep it's tone. Value: Not many companies produce 8 strings, but the value for this one in my opinion is excellent. although you would expect a floyd rose for the price, this guitar keeps its tuning. (This guitar will not go out of tune!) Manufacturer Support: Never worked with them. The Wow Factor: After i played this guitar at my local dealer i had to have it. Overall: This guitar overall is great not so much for beginners but for guitarists looking for a challenge. It looks and sounds awesome, and is suitable for any genre of music. 8 strings.....WHAT ELSE COULD YOU WANT!!!!!!!!
Style of Music: hard rock, metal, alternative.
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Sound: The EMG pickups do a fantastic job, very hot and conver the full range of all 8 strings very well Feature: Other than the 8 strings and the Active EMG pickups, not really much additional. Does have locking nut, but not really needed without a tremelo bridge. Comes with the really nice RG case. Ease of Use: It is best to go from a 7-string to the 8-string. I was able to take advantage of the 8th string within a few minutes. Plays very smooth. Quality: I was very impressed with the quality. I have not held a Japanese made instrument in years. The quality is better than a lot of the American made instruments. It came out of the box setup and ready to play (other than tuning). Value: For the great quality and the fact there are only two companies that are mass producing 8-strings, it is a very good value. I have guitars I have paid twice as much for that are no where near the quality. The Wow Factor: Must have for the serious guitarist. Overall: This will easily be one of the top guitars in my collection for years. I play Bass and Guitar, with this I can get a lot of the Bass I need and rythm, lead guitar also.
Style of Music: Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, Bluegrass
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