Ibanez RGDMS8 Multi-Scale Electric Guitar, 8-String

With a longer scale for deep, thick low notes, the Ibanez RGDMS8 is perfect for metal, with a fast neck and balanced string tension, even when down-tuned.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Fishman Fluence Modern pickups Ceramic bridge humbucker; Alnico neck humbucker
Wizard III neck Super-fast fretting and maximum comfort
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
Nyatoh body Warm tone similar to mahogany

The RGD is Ibanez's ultimate metal machine. The demands of down-tuning require a specifically designed responsiveness not found in "normal" guitars. To optimize for the rich, desirable thickness of tone that down-tuning produces, Ibanez extended the neck by one inch to a 26.5" scale. Longer-than standard yet not overly long. The neck is still considered a "fast" neck for speed soloing. Extra-deep cutaways grant comfortable access to the necks highest notes.

Ibanez has been creating innovations which do not only fit the unique demands of players from that period, but also eventually turn into industrial standards, such as 7 string, 8 string and Multi scale guitars. All these started from Ibanez's attitude to be "Innovative, Cutting-Edge and Pioneer". Axe Design Lab is the series fully represents this attitude.

- Wizard III 5pc Maple/Walnut neck:
Ibanez's thin, flat and fast Wizard neck is strong and sturdy and offers unlimited playability and features a two-octave 24-fret fretboard for a wide tonal range.

- Macassar Ebony fretboard:
Macassar Ebony produces tight lows and mid range along with strong attack in the highs and quick response with rich sustain.

- Jumbo frets:
Jumbo frets contribute to smooth playability, especially for single-note playing.

- Nyatoh body:
Nyatoh used as the body wood provides a rich mid-low end.

- Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Alnico / Fluence Modern Humbucker Ceramic pickups:
The Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker pickups provide an aggressive read more tone and a powerful attack without excess noise.

- Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads:
The Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads achieve incredible tuning stability, cutting down string-changing time.

- Mono-rail bridge:
Designed for both stability and sustain, the innovative Ibanez Mono-Rail bridge minimizes cross-talk between strings.

- Fishman Fluence Voicing switch on volume control (push/pull) :
The Voicing switch allows the pickups to switch from a modern, active high output sound to a crisp, clean and fluid sound.

- Coil-tap switch:
The coil tap switch adds sound and tonal variations for both pickups.
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- Neck: Wizard III 5pc Maple/Walnut
- Fretboard: Macassar Ebony
- Frets: Jumbo
- Body: Nyatoh
- Pickups: Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Alnico / Fluence Modern Humbucker Ceramic pickups
- Tuners: Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads
- Bridge: Mono-rail
- Switches: Fishman Fluence Voicing switch on volume control (push/pull), Coil-tap switch
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Clear Silver Metallic
Shipping Weight: 12.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RGDMS8CSM

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-669-8262
Web: https://www.ibanez.com/usa/support/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted February 20, 2024 by a customer from gmail.com

"Absolute beast of a guitar"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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My first 8 string multiscale and I've been waiting for this guitar to be available for over a year. It was well worth the wait. I did get another 8 string while I waited but this one definitely tops the one I bought months before. It's aggressive looking, the Fishmans are lethal, it's lighter than most 8 strings I've played, and stays in tune very well. I will say that I was disappointed when I took it out of the box. The strings were cut way too short when the factory installed them. Not even wrapped around the post once, just halfway through. I do buy new strings when I buy new guitars but still.. The post for the 8th string is too short for it to wrap around it when tuning, and the 8th string (.80) doesn't go all the way through the post hole. Besides that, it's a solid built guitar.
Sound
I was afraid that the 8th string was going to be muddy especially with 9 string pickups, but no. I have it tuned to drop F# and the 8th string is very clear and not muddy at all. It chuggs and shreds.
Features
Very versatile with only 1 knob and a bottom voicing switch.
Quality
The guitar was made well minus the string and post issue.
Value
Definitely is. I think it's worth more than the listed price.

Musical Background:

10 years playing guitar

Musical Style:

Metalcore, deathcore
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