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Ibanez RGIR28FE Iron Label Electric Guitar, 8-String

With EMG 808 pickups, a Nitro Wizard-8 neck, and a sweet killswitch, the Ibanez RGIR28FE Iron Label is an 8-string guitar made for the heavy-metal shredder. (2) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Basswood body Big, warm midrange tones
EMG 808 pickups Punchy and defined tone
Nitro Wizard-8 neck Fast and easy-to-play neck that doesn't feel wide
Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish Lets guitar age naturally without impeding tone
How do you make a heavy metal guitar even more raw? Add a string. Already got seven strings? Try eight. With the Ibanez RGIR28FE Iron Label electric guitar, one of the best metal machines on the market gets a bit lower, with a mind-blowing 8th string. Throw in a solid basswood body, EMG active humbuckers, and you've found the recipe for one wicked axe.

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Heavy Metal Heritage

Ibanez RG electric guitars have decades of heavy metal street cred. If you're looking to crack some skulls at your next head-banger, try adding the raw depth of an eighth string to your scales. Dual EMG 808 humbucking pickups -- the first production 8-string pickups ever made -- add that rich fullness to riffs that metalheads crave. In addition to the standard volume knob and 3-way selector switch, the RGIR28FE is equipped with a kill switch that's not only useful for taming a runaway effects loop, but can be utilized for a stunning strobe-like effect too.

One Heck of a Neck

Designing a 27" scale neck for an 8-string electric guitar is no simple task, but that's exactly what Ibanez has achieved with the Nitro Wizard-8 five-piece maple and walnut neck. While understandably wider than your typical lesser-stringed model, the RGIR28FE's neck is thin and sports a large 15.75" fingerboard radius so it's comfortable to play, despite its size in the upper octave. It's also got a sleek polyurethane finish to reduce friction as you're blazing up and down eight strings of glory. And it's reinforced with a titanium truss rod, so can pitch-bend with a brick and it won't bend the neck -- though of course you'd never do that to your 24 unmarked jumbo frets and rosewood fingerboard.

Features:

- Eight-string electric guitar
- Dual EMG 808 humbucking pickups
- Contoured RG-style basswood body
- Five-piece Nitro Wizard-8 maple and walnut neck with polyurethane finish and titanium truss rod
- 27" scale rosewood fingerboard with 24 unmarked jumbo frets and 15.75" radius
- Volume knob, 3-way pickup selector switch, and kill switch
- Gibraltar Standard-8 bridge
- Traditional RG-style floating tremolo
- String gauge: .009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042/.054/.055

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- Neck Type: Nitro Wizard-8 5pc Maple/Walnut neck
- Body: Basswood body
- Fretboard: Rosewood fretboard
- Fret: Jumbo frets
- Bridge: Gibraltar Standard II-8 bridge
- Neck pu: EMG 808 (H) neck pu (Active/Alnico)
- Bridge pu: EMG 808 (H) bridge pu (Active/Alnico)
- Hardware Color: Cosmo black
- Kill Switch
- String Gauge: .009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042/.054/.065
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 17 x 4 in
White
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 18 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 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 RGIR28FE Iron Label Electric Guitar is designed for heavy metal guitarists who desire eight string beef. With a basic design of the RG series, Ibanez applied their expertise as leaders in 8-string guitar luthiery, modded and tweaked their way to building the perfect 8-string metal machine. A basswood body, rosewood fingerboard and classic pearl dot inlays complete the visuals, and the jumbo frets grant license for all the string-bending you can bring.

As the originators of the thin, fast neck, Ibanez equips the RGIR28FE Iron Label with the Nitro Wizard-8 neck which reaches a higher level in terms of player comfort. The increased mass that eight strings require has been ingeniously shaped to feel as natural as possible to the six-string trained player.

The EMG 808 pickups in both bridge and neck positions are a favorite in the 8-string world for their well-earned reputation of producing amazingly layered textures of distortion. And the performance enhancing killswitch puts you in command of a head-turning strobe effect. With the purposefully Spartan Iron Label, you won't find a feature here that doesn't contribute directly to waking the dead.
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "First 8 string"
Overall: So this was my first 8 string. I am currently making payments on this beauty. It came extremely fast 2 days tops. When first saw it I was in love the feel of the neck so smooth and flat, the ease of the fretboard and feel of the body. its a little on the heavy side compared to other 8 strings ive played. Im switching the pickups my opinion to muddy.
Style of Music: Progressive metal and jazz
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