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Ibanez RGA8 8-String Electric Guitar

Extend your tonal palette with this 8-string Ibanez. The RGA8 features an archtop mahogany body, 27-inch-scale Wizard II neck and LZ8 active pickups. (10) Rate and Review This Product
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Players looking for earth-shaking baritone guitar tones may not find a 6- or even 7-string guitar up to the task. Luckily for them, Ibanez has created the RGA8 -- an 8-string mahogany beast with active pickups -- to bring the low end.

Eight Strings Deep

Until 9-string guitars crack the mainstream, 8-string baritone axes like the Ibanez RGA8 let guitarists get just about as low as they can go without buying a standard bass guitar. The RGA8's bottom two strings allow for drop tunings well beyond the range of conventional guitars. The strings are draped across a slightly widened version of Ibanez's classic RG body shape, made of carved mahogany for a comfortable playing experience, whether you're standing or sitting.

A Wizard II Neck Wide Enough for the Job

It takes a special neck to handle eight strings, and the RGA8 offers players the 5-piece maple and walnut Wizard II neck. This 27-inch baritone-scale neck retains the thin profile shredders love, while offering a wider fretboard to accommodate two additional strings. Deep cutaways in the guitar's body mean players will have no trouble spreading their hands across the wide range of notes this guitar can make -- all the way up to the 24th fret. To add tuning stability, the neck is reinforced with KTS titanium rods.

Ibanez-Designed Pickups and EQ Switch

To satisfy the metal chuggers who pick up the RGA8, Ibanez developed the LZ8 pickup. The neck and bridge versions featured in this guitar feature active electronics, crafted to accurately capture the sound across all eight strings without getting a muddy low end -- even with the nastiest distortion. If you're looking to spice up your tone on the fly, try engaging the active EQ switch. This switch kicks in a +5 dB boost across the EQ spectrum and a -10 dB cut around 800 Hz. This makes for instant "scooped mid" tones preferred by many metal and hard rock rhythm players.

Features:

- 8-string design
- Mahogany archtop body
- 5-piece maple/walnut 27-inch Wizard II neck
- Rosewood fretboard
- 24 jumbo frets
- Ibanez LZ8-N active humbucker pickup (neck)
- Ibanez LZ8-B active humbucker pickup (bridge)
- Active EQ switch for instant scooped tone
- Fixed Edge III bridge

Reach a new low -- in the best way -- with the Ibanez RGA8. zZounds is an authorized dealer of Ibanez products.
Specifications
Neck Material: 5-piece Maple/ Walnut

Neck Type: Wizard II-8

Body: Mahogany body

Frets: Jumbo frets

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Inlay: Pearl dot inlay

Bridge: Fixed Edge III-8 bridge

Neck Pickup: LZ8-N

Bridge Pickup: LZ8-B

Hardware Color: Black
Ibanez Warranty 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 or factory 2nds products are not warranted. If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262

Product Description

The Ibanez RGA8 archtop guitar not only has hot curves but playability. For live performance, the RGA8's lightweight body gives players more freedom to prowl around stage. The arched top also lets players to knock down heavy riffs and power chords without hitting the RGA8 body. All told, curved beauty and great performance combine gracefully and powerfully in the Ibanez RGA8.

Features:

- Thin Wizard II neck
- Arch-topped mahogany body for tonal warmth, strong sustain and playing comfort
- Active EQ circuit with simple-to-operate on-off switch to provide pure tone free of noise
- The FX Edge III-8 bridge combines fixed bridge sustain and double-locking stability
- The LZ8 active pickups include LZ8-N (H) neck and LZ8-B (H) bridge
- RGA8's extra long scale 27-inch neck opens up even more tonal possibilities
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