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Ibanez releases “Affordable Eight” – the new RG8

 

Wow, 8-strings are all the rage these days. From the amazing Tosin Abasi clinic we covered last week, to the latest announcement from Ibanez Guitars on the latest member to join their 8-string family:

The RG Fixed series brings you the world’s premier metal axe, with the simplicity and sustain of a
Gibraltar Standard bridge. These RG Fixed models can take and dish out whatever vicious pounding
they get, and are as stable as a rock. RG Fixed models represent the answer to many players’
desires: the in-your-face sound of an RG without the double-locking hassle.

MODEL: RG8 NEW

FINISH: BLACK

SPECS

Neck Material: 5pc Maple/ Walnut
Neck Type: Wizard II-8 (27″)
Body: Basswood body
Frets: Jumbo frets
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Inlay: Pearl dot inlay
Bridge: Fixed bridge 8
NeckPU: IBZ-8N
BridgePU: IBZ-8B
HW Color: BK
Finishes: BK, WH
FEATURES   (click to enlarge)

Fast, flat and thin 5pc Wizard II-8 Maple/Walnut neck, with KTS™ Titanium Reinforcement rods within.
IBZ-8 pickups feature deep and warm tone, but not muddy even in down tuning.
Extra long scale 27″ neck offers clear articulation, long sustain, and opens up even more tonal possibilities with factory-set down tuning. (1D#, 2A#, 3F#, 4C#, 5G#, 6D#, 7A#, 8F)
RG FIXED SERIES BASICS

  • The world’s premier metal axe, with the simplicity and sustain of a fixed bridge
  • Slim, fast, and ultra-playable Wizard necks
  • Gibraltar Standard bridge offers smooth playing comfort and maximum string vibration transfer
  • Through-body stringing increases sustain
CASES   CLICK TO ENLARGE

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RG1008C GTR CASE RG 8 STRING
FINISHES  (click to view)

RG8BK
BLACK
RG8WH
WHITE
NECK DIMENSIONS

Scale/Length 685.8mm/27″
a: Width at Nut 55mm
b: Width Last Fret 80mm
c: Thickness 1st Fret 20mm
d: Thickness 12th Fret 21.5mm
Radius 400mm
PICKUPS

Bridge Pickup
Name: IBZ-8B
Model No: IBZ-8B
Construction: Humbucking
Magnet: Ceramic
Description: The tone is deep and more bite, but not muddy even in down tuning.
Neck Pickup
Name: IBZ-8N
Model No: IBZ-8N
Construction: Humbucking
Magnet: Ceramic
Description: The tone is deep and warm, but not muddy even in down tuning.
SWITCHING SYSTEM


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