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Ibanez RG8 Electric Guitar (8-String), Black

Reach astonishing lows with the RG8. An impressive five-piece slim neck accommodates eight strings with easy playability and incredible sustain. (9) Read 8 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Ibanez RG8 Guitar Black

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Detonate Earth-Shaking Lows with the Ibanez RG8!

If you're into that ultra-low-tuned metal from guitarists like Dino Cazares from Fear Factory, then the Ibanez RG8 is for you. It doesn't get much lower than this! Your runs will be limitless, with eight strings at your disposal on this axe's wide five-piece maple/walnut neck. With a basswood body and a pair of IBZ-8 humbuckers with a five-way switch, your RG8 is ready to shake the ground. Don't be afraid to plug in and experiment with different tunings to see just how deep this baby goes.

Explore the World Eight Strings Have to Offer

The feature that stands out the most on the RG8 is the monster tonal range at your fingertips. You can tune your bottom three strings to A/E/A for those one-finger bar chords in a super low tuning. You can also use the factory tuned setting -- F/A#/D#/G#/C#/F#/A#/D# -- which goes even lower. Eight-string guitars haven't been exploited as much as standard six-string axes, so you might even find a tuning that hasn't been used often to really bring a unique sound to your playing. There are many new and seldom-used tuning options for you to explore.

Two IBZ-8 Humbuckers Bring the Tone

Your RG8 comes with a pair of IBZ-8
humbucker pickups. You get a warm and deep tone with well-defined color that stays consistent as you move from higher strings to those lower bass notes at the bottom. There's no mud or unwanted low-mid mess here. And, with a five-way switch, the RG8 offers many tonal possibilities to play and experiment with.

The RG Legacy

The Ibanez RG series continues to remain a name associated with renowned speed demons like Paul Gilbert and Dino Cazares for a reason. The notorious utility of the Wizard II neck makes the comfort and close action of the RG8 hard to surpass in the world of lightning-fast runs. Though the neck is wide to accommodate the extra strings, you'll be surprised just how comfortable a fretboard can be when your fingers touch this one for the first time.

Features:

- Five-piece maple/walnut Wizard II neck
- Basswood body and slim neck profile
- Two IBZ-8 humbuckers
- One volume and tone knob and a five-way switch
- 24 frets
- Rosewood fingerboard
- 27-inch scale neck

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- Finish: Black finish
- Neck: 5pc Maple/Walnut Wizard II-8
- Scale: 27"
- Body Material: Basswood
- Frets: Jumbo
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Inlay: Pearl dot
- Bridge: Fixed
- Neck Pickup: IBZ-8N
- Bridge Pickup: IBZ-8B

Neck Dimensions

- Scale: 685.8mm/27"
- a: Width at Nut 55mm
- b: Width at Last Fret 80mm
- c: Thickness at 1st 20mm
- d: Thickness at 12th 21.5mm
- Radius: 400mm
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 19 x 4 in
Walnut Flat
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 19 x 4 in
White
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 19 x 4 in
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

Product Description

The mysteries of the 8-string have beckoned players everywhere, but until recently such exploration was the privilege of a lucky few. Now Ibanez opens up the 8-string world. The first name in seven and the leader in eight, shocks the competition with the RG8. The RG8 features a 5-piece slim neck with incredible durability. And who else in this category offers players a 27-inch scale neck with down tuning.

Note: Factory tuned (8th to 1st) F/A#/D#/G#/C#/F#/A#/D#.
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (9 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"rg8>rga8"
Sound: The pickups aren't great, but they are still better than the rga8 pickups. You van make by with these, but swapping then would make for an improvement Feature: The flat top makes for some awesome mods. Ease of Use: The neck is as you would expect, thin and flat. Quality: The few that I have played have been great, my only complaint is the pickup routes Value: This is the best started 8 string hands down Manufacturer Support: In the past they have helped a lot The Wow Factor: $400, you can't beat that Overall: I've jammed on plenty of 8 string guitars. From Ibanez, Schecter, Esp ltd, Strictly 7, Carvin, Agile, and Dean. As of late, economy grade and low priced 8 strings have been popping up everywhere, but it seems not many makers get it right. The majority of erg players want the 7 and 8th strings to tune lower, well this requires either heavy gauged strings or a longer scale. Since most players will agree the a longer scale is more sufficient, more builders stick to a 25.5" scales. While this only has a 27" scale, it is a huge improvement over my old ltd with a 25.5". The longer scale helps with clarity and comfortability when tuned as low as I do. The quality of this guitar is actually shocking, it feels par to the rga8 with is a whopping $900! This guitar is worth every penny
Style of Music: Progressive Metal, Post-Hardcore, Jazz, Neo-Classical Metal, Ska, d'n'b. I am a guitarist and producer
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Overall: The RG8 should be the standard for all 8 string guitars. It's not just a great guitar for the price, it's a fantastic guitar on it's own merit. The build quality is great. I have the white one, and it's a nicely applied shade. Very vibrant and solid as well. The neck is very comfortable, and sturdy.. The pickups are pretty good, and with tweaking your settings, it's easy to find a good tone. The clean sound you get from these pickups is very impressive. The bridge is comfortable and does a good job of keeping notes sustained. It's just an all around great guitar that can be used for any style of music. It's got a great growl on the low end for the really heavy tones, and the lead tone is very full sounding. It's very balanced. I put a Seymour Duncan Nazgul in the bridge, and the tone is phenomenal. It stays in tune very well, and holds the low notes (I tuned the F to a low E) and it's nice and clear sounding. This guitar is the way to go, and like I said, it should be the standard for 8 string guitars.
Style of Music: Metal, Hard Rock, with the occasional '90's popular music.
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