An 8-string with a Flame Maple Top!
With the Ibanez RG8FM solidbody 8-string electric guitar, you get options. Put up a wall of sound with huge, thick chords; launch runs that start really low; play basslines; discover new chord voicings - the possibilities are endless. With its 5-piece neck, string-through-body fixed bridge, killer flame maple top, and IBZ-8 humbuckers, this axe is built for hard-core front-line duty. The RG8FM doesn't feel like a 6-string with extra strings - it's an amazingly playable instrument unto itself. Considering an 8-string? Check out the Ibanez RG8FM.Ibanez RG8FM 8-string Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
- Ibanez wrote the book on production 8-string guitars
- IBZ-8 humbuckers deliver articulation, sustain, and tonal versatility
- A universe of tuning options lets you forge your signature sound
A breed apart, 8-string guitars can bring an otherworldly intensity to your music. To prove the point, check out Animals As Leaders to hear dueling Ibanez 8-strings, as majestically wielded by Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes. Why Ibanez? Well, the company pretty much wrote the book on production 7- and 8-string electric guitars. The Ibanez RG8FM sports an ideal 27" scale that keeps your low strings sounding nice and tight, even with dropped tunings. Ibanez's 8-string design and construction techniques (5-piece neck, string-through-body fixed bridge) contribute to the RG8FM's unique, authoritative, eminently musical voice. Take it from the Sweetwater crew - the Ibanez RG8FM will give you years of low-tuned bliss while looking great!IBZ-8 humbuckers deliver articulation, sustain, and tonal versatility
The Ibanez RG8FM is fitted with two IBZ-8 humbucking pickups. Regardless of the tuning you're employing, you get clear articulation, long sustain, and awesome tonal versatility. Designed specifically for 8-string guitars, the IBZ-8 gives you the clearest, fattest low end you've ever felt from a guitar pickup, along with sparkling highs. It's this kind of tonal versatility that makes the Ibanez RG8FM ideal for metal, fusion, and most flavors of rock.A universe of tuning options lets you forge your signature sound
There are quite a few ways to tune an 8-string guitar. The Ibanez RG8FM comes to you with a factory drop tuning of 1D#, 2A#, 3F#, 4C#, 5G#, 6D#, 7A#, 8F. Where you go from there is your business. Tune in major 3rds. Bracket your standard 6-string guitar tuning with a low B and a high G or A. The possibilities are enticing, aren't they? Ibanez's RG8FM is an affordable opportunity to forge your signature sound. Go for it.Ibanez RG8FM 8-string Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
- An 8-string you'll want to rock with!
- Comfortable, resonant basswood body
- 5-piece maple/walnut Wizard II-8 neck (27" scale)
- Rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearl dot inlays
- String-through-body fixed bridge
- Dual humbuckers: IBZ-8N (neck); IBZ-8B (bridge)