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Ibanez SIX28FD Iron Label S Electric Guitar, 8-String, Natural

No ordinary 8-string, this beastly Ibanez beauty boasts a burled bubinga top, growling DiMarzio D Activator 8 pickups, and a 5-piece Nitro Wizard 8 neck. (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Bubinga top Focused, with a long sustain and clear tone
Mahogany back and sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Bound ebony fretboard Luxurious looks and focused tone
Nitro Wizard-8 neck Fast and easy-to-play neck that doesn't feel wide

Dig Deep With This Ibanez 8-String!

Eight-string guitars are still relatively unexplored in heavy metal and rock. The Ibanez SIX28FD Iron Label is your go-to axe for breaking into this fresh terrain -- a guitar that'll push your tonal spectrum to new highs and earth-shattering lows. Its bubinga-topped mahogany body resonates with heavy and dark tone perfect for metal or rock, and the slick five-piece maple/walnut Nitro Wizard neck plays as smoothly as glass. Finally, your pair of DiMarzio D Activator 8 humbuckers will keep your tone heavy and clear.

Comfortable Fit

One thing that can't be denied when you shoulder this axe is its snug fit. Your SIX28FD Iron Label's S shape will hug your body comfortably, so moving around on stage will feel as natural as it should. This axe's body won't weigh you down the way some other mahogany-bodied guitars might -- it has a slim cut and smooth curves that rest against your front like clothing. The five-piece maple/walnut Nitro Wizard neck harnesses incredible action that'll bring your shred game up to speeds you never knew were possible.

DiMarzio D Activator 8 Humbuckers: Well-defined Metal Sound

Your Iron Label sports a pair of DiMarzio D Activator 8 humbuckers that take your eight strings and project a well-rounded and well-defined sound. Eight-string guitars still haven't really found a permanent home in any genre, yet, but these two humbuckers will give you a clear, punchy tone that cuts through all the way from your biting high notes to your cavernous lows. You won't find any unwanted low-end mud with these babies -- just clear and driving rock.

5 Versatile Pickup Combination Settings

Your pair of DiMarzio D Activator 8 pickups not only provide you stable, consistently clear tone, but your pickup selector switch gives you five pickup combination settings to choose from -- neck (series), neck (parallel), neck and bridge (series), neck and bridge (single coil), and bridge (series). Move seamlessly through each setting to find the right tone to create your own sonic signature.

Experiment With What Eight Strings Can Offer

Remember that eight string guitars are still new players in the worlds of metal and rock, so you have a surplus of tunings and styles to experiment with. Your Iron Label comes with a factory tuning of 1D#, 2A#, 3F#, 4C#, 5G#, 6D#, 7A#, 8F, but you don't have to stick with this tuning. Try out A, E, A, D, G, B, E, A -- using a really small gauge string for that high A -- for a "drop A" bar feel on your bottom three strings. You can also experiment with many other tunings. Your options are endless.

Features:

- Bubinga-topped mahogany body
- Five-piece maple/walnut Nitro Wizard-8 neck
- 24 jumbo frets on a bound ebony fretboard
- Pair of DiMarzio D Activator 8 humbuckers
- Attractive abalone body and headstock binding
- Secure Gibraltar II-8 bridge
- One volume and one tone knob
- Pickup selector switch with five settings -- neck (series), neck (parallel), neck and bridge (series), neck and bridge (single coil), and bridge (series)
- Gold hardware

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Neck type: Nitro Wizard-8 5pc Maple/Walnut neck
Body: Bubinga top/Mahogany body w/Abalone body binding
Fretboard: Bound ebony fretboard
Fret: Jumbo frets
Bridge: Gibraltar Standard II-8 bridge
Neck: DiMarzio D Activator 8, Passive/Ceramic
Bridge: DiMarzio D Activator 8, Passive/Ceramic
Factory tuning: 1D#, 2A#, 3F#, 4C#, 5G#, 6D#, 7A#, 8F
Hardware color: Gold
Scale: 27"
Width at Nut: 55mm
Width at Last Fret: 80mm
Thickness at 1st: 20mm
Thickness at 12th: 21.5mm
Radius: 400mmR
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Natural
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 5 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

If Ibanez reigns supreme in the realm of high-performance guitars, it goes without saying that it stands as the ongoing deity of the seven-string. Like other Ibanez S models, the SIX28FDBG 8-string offering follows form with a comfortable body-hugging design, slim fast-playing neck, great articulation and quick response of Ebony fingerboard, and tonally matched pickups that invigorate and inspire.

Where the SIX28FDBG deviates from its Iron Label stable mates, is that it marries stripped down precision with the allure of sexy luxury appointments. The SIX28FDBG steps out on its own with a fiery burled Bubinga top/ Mahogany body, matched abalone body and headstock binding, and gold plated hardware. From there on out it's as heavy as it gets with DiMarzio D Activator 8 pickups driving the growl, and a special 5-piece Nitro Wizard 8 Neck that guarantees stability, playing comfort, and responsiveness rarely found in other eight-strings.
Customer Reviews
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Overall: My experience was totally opposite of the other review (and I have seen others displeased with the Iron Labels, seems they can be hit or miss, so I'm not dismissing their experience). Mine was built in February of 2014 and arrived from zZounds in almost flawless condition (ordered it mid-May). The frets are a little rough but not at all sprouted (the neck binding is smooth and undamaged). The clear coat over the body and headstock is sleek and flawless, the neck is smooth and the hardware is okay. The tuners keep tune very well and I'm coming from a background of double locking guitars. It is not as orangey as you see in pictures online, but a nice woody color. The pickups are very powerful, thick, and defined. I love it for high gain stuff, but psoition 4 (neck coils parallel) is very nice for cleans. The selector is a little clacky/noisy in the speaker if you aren't careful. It's almost as light as my 6-string S1XXV, too. Mine shockingly came with no setup issues, either, the action is low and there's no buzzing (maybe a little on the 8th string, but the .065 is a little too small for it imo). I love my guitar and I'm glad I got a good one :)
Style of Music: Metal and variants, ambient, electronic
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Ibanez, please buy a sander and a ruler."
Overall: This is the most horrendous guitar I have ever seen. It looks beautiful in the picture, but the second I took it out of the box, I realized this guitar is absolute garbage. The guitar is clearly not sanded properly. All the frets stick out of the sides of the neck, you can see saw and planner marks all over the guitar, the neck is sanded extremely poorly and you can feel spots that are less sanded, the finish is patchy and not even, hardware looks extremely cheap. This guitar has the build quality of my little cousins $75 strat replica, and even that has better fret work than this thing. I'm almost offended that I received a guitar like this for the price tag. This guitar is seriously worth around $100 in craftsmanship.
Style of Music: Metal, Jazz, Pop, edm, country, blues, commercial/sound track, rap, rock, classical, ect,,
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