Ibanez EGEN18 Herman Li Signature - Dragon's Blood

Solidbody Electric Guitar, Signature, with Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Maple/Walnut Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 1 Single-coil Pickup, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Dragon's Blood
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Your Chance to Play Shred Master Herman Li's Guitar!

The Ibanez EGEN18 signature solidbody electric guitar lets you play the same axe used by virtuoso shredder Herman Li! The DragonForce guitarist is a spellbinding player whose technique, speed, and creativity require a guitar that's up to the task. Ibanez teamed up with Herman to create the EGEN18, which includes a thin mahogany body/flame maple top, an ultra-fast 5-piece neck, and scalloped frets on the neck's highest reaches. You even get Herman's distinctive upper-horn grip! This monster axe also sports two custom humbuckers and a high-powered, low-profile middle pickup. You get huge tones and plenty of them from the EGEN18!

Ibanez EGEN18 Signature Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Play the same guitar Herman Li plays
  • An instrument fit for the ultimate shredder
  • Made from only the good stuff
  • Get your hands on this distinctive axe
Play the same guitar Herman Li plays

When DragonForce guitarist Herman Li wanted a guitar that could handle his otherworldly technique and musicality, both he and Ibanez knew it would take time to get everything just right. It took three years - but they certainly did get it right. The Ibanez EGEN18 is played by Li exactly as it is, live on stage, in the studio, right off the shelf without any modifications.

An instrument fit for the ultimate shredder

DragonForce has enjoyed a great deal of popularity recently because their song "Through the Fire and Flames" is the song used for the most difficult level of Guitar Hero. That's a high compliment, indeed - and a testament to Herman Li's mindblowing speed and technique. When you're as good as this guy, you need a precision tool that's perfectly suited to shred mercilessly. That's what the EGEN18 gives you.

Made from only the good stuff

The EGEN18 features a thin mahogany body topped with an amazing-looking flame maple top. Its 5-piece maple/walnut neck is super comfortable, and it's topped by a rosewood fingerboard that's scalloped from the 21st to 24th frets. You also get premium hardware, including an Edge-Zero trem bridge with a stronger arm action (preferred by Herman). Between a pair of DiMarzio HLM Herman Li signature pickups lies a high-powered, low-profile middle pickup that won't interfere with picking.

Get your hands on this distinctive axe

What most becomes a shred king? How about an axe you'll recognize a mile away. The EGEN18 features a deep lower cutaway for maximum fret access, while the upper horn has a special grip carved to fit Herman's hand. It's definitely a distinctive look. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer and grab an EGEN18 for yourself!

Ibanez EGEN18 Signature Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • The very guitar legendary player Herman Li plays onstage and in the studio
  • Resonant mahogany body comes topped with gorgeous flame maple
  • 5-piece maple/walnut neck delivers fast action and epic sustain
  • Edge-Zero bridge offers massive bend range with impressive tuning stability
  • DiMarzio HLM Herman Li signature pickups deliver high-gain performance
The Ibanez EGEN18 puts Herman Li's shred tool of choice in your grasp!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape EGEN
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Flamed maple top
Color Dragon's Blood
Neck Material 5-piece maple/walnut, bolt-on
Neck Shape C
Radius 16.9"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Abalone oval inlay
Number of Frets 24, Jumbo (scalloped 21-24)
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.693
Nut Material Locking nut
Bridge/Tailpiece Edge Zero locking adjustable vibrato bridge/tailpiece
Tuners Standard tuners
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup DiMarzio HLM-N humbucker
Middle Pickup DiMarzio HLM-S single-coil
Bridge Pickup DiMarzio HLM-B humbucker
Controls 1 x volume (push/pull 5 additional pickup configurations), 1 x tone, 5-way blade pickup switch
Strings 9-46
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number EGEN18DRG

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