Ibanez RG8FM Sapphire Blue No Longer Available

8-string Solidbody Electric Guitar with Basswood Body, Flame Maple Top, Maple/Walnut Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Sapphire Blue
Item ID: RG8FMSPB

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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
Ibanez wrote the book on production 8-string guitars

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)
Forge your signature sound with the Ibanez RG8FM!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number RG8FMSPB

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See also: 8 String Electric Guitars, Ibanez, Ibanez 8-string Guitars, Ibanez Solidbody Guitars