Ibanez unleash new budget RG Series 8-string model. The RG8 features a 5-piece Maple/Walnut Wizard II-8 slim neck with a 27-inch scale length with down tuning. The basswood body has through-body stringing and a fixed bridge for maximum sustain while specially-designed Ibanez AH-18 and AH-28 humbucking pickups provide the grunt. The main differences with the RGA8 released in 2010 is the RGA8 has the FX EDGE lll-8 double-locking fixed bridge, LZ8-N and LZ8-B active pickups, mahogany body and is twice the price.

Ibanez RG8

Ibanez RG8

The mysteries of the 8-string have beckoned players everywhere, but until recently such exploration was the privilege of a lucky few. Now Ibanez opens up the 8-string world for the rest of us. The first name in seven and the leader in eight, shocks the competition with the RG8.

Ibanez RG8 features:
[list_arrow1]
  • 5pc Maple/Walnut Wizard II-8 neck
  • Basswood body
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Pickups: AH-18 (H) neck, AH-28 (H) bridge
  • Fixed bridge 8
  • Black hardware
  • String gauges :1st to 8th: .009/.011/.013/.016/.024/.032/.042/.054/.065)
  • Factory Tuning: 1st to 8th: (D#/A#/F#/C#/G#/D#/A#/F)
  • Colours: White, Black
  • [/list_arrow1] [separator_dots]

    Could this be 2012 Guitar of the Year? You decide…

    It’s free to vote and no registration required

    Like the RG8 and want to see it in the Hall of Fame? Rate this guitar now (click on the stars below – 1 star = don’t like, 5 stars = love it!)… at least 30 votes with over 75% average rating gets this guitar into The HOF – the Guitar Planet Hall of Fame and from there into the Guitar of the Year award.

    Vote, rate & share this guitar - it all counts towards our Guitar of the Year award
     

    One Comment

    Leave a Reply