Ibanez RG2228 - Rosewood/Black No Longer Available

8-string Solidbody Electric Guitar with Basswood Body, 5-piece Maple/Wenge Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, 2 x Humbucking Pickups, and Hard Case - Galaxy Black
Item ID: RG2228GK

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Take your tone lower with the RG2228!

The Ibanez RG2228 eight-string solidbody electric guitar is perfect when you want to expand your tonal options further than a 6- or 7-string guitar will allow. Like all RG Series guitars, the RG2228 is primed for metal with a fast 5-piece Wizard neck. The basswood body and rosewood fingerboard give a tone that's warm with a good deal of attack - perfect for everything from heavy chords to fast-shredding riffs. And with a fixed Edge III-8 bridge and active EMG 808 humbucking pickups, you'll get top-notch performance from the Ibanez RG2228 eight-string solidbody electric guitar.

Ibanez RG2228 Eight-string Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Custom 8-string humbucking pickups for articulate, aggressive tone
  • Fixed-bridge stability for low tunings
  • A tried-and-true rock machine
Custom 8-string humbucking pickups for articulate, aggressive tone

The Ibanez RG2228 is fitted with two active EMG 808 humbucking pickups. When you're deploying a low F-string, there's no use even trying a passive pickup. Designed specifically for 8-string guitars, the 808 gives you the clearest, fattest low end you've ever felt from a guitar pickup. It's this kind of tonal versatility that makes the Ibanez RG2228 ideal for metal, fusion, and most any flavor of rock.

Fixed-bridge stability for low tunings

The Ibanez RG2228 sports a fixed bridge, which means no more tuning hassles due to a floating tremolo. Your lowered tunings will be more stable, and the string tension will feel pleasantly looser. When you change tunings at the gig, you'll be ready to go without messing with the tremolo or loosening locking nuts.

A tried-and-true rock machine

The Ibanez RG Prestige Series of guitars has remained a standard in rock music for the last couple of decades, thanks in no small part to the effortless playability of its Wizard neck profile. You also get a ton of wide-ranging tone, and scorching hot looks to boot! The Ibanez RG2228 combines the best design and features of the RG Prestige series for a guitar you can count on for a lifetime.

Ibanez RG2228 Eight-string Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • RG Prestige Series eight-string guitar with optimized humbuckers and fixed bridge
  • EMG 808 active humbuckers are tuned for articulate, aggressive eight-string response
  • Double-locking, fixed Edge III-8 bridge enhances tuning stability and string tension for eight-string performance
  • Five-piece maple/wenge is stronger than one-piece necks for reliable lifetime performance
  • Wizard-8 neck profile plays fast and smooth in both rhythm and lead roles
  • Made in Japan
Rule the stage with your Ibanez RG2228!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number RG2228GK

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See also: Solidbody Guitars, Ibanez, Ibanez Solidbody Guitars