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Solidbody 8-string Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple/Walnut Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Two Humbucking Pickups - Black

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An 8-string for Front-line Duty

With the Ibanez RGA8 solidbody 8-string electric guitar, your music gets options. Put up a monstrous wall of thick chords; launch runs that start really low; play bass lines; discover new chord voicings - the possibilities are endless. From its streamlined mahogany archtop body to its ultra-fast maple/walnut five-piece neck, the RGA8 has the tonewoods that make a guitar great. And with its CAP LZ8 active humbuckers, this axe delivers a mountain of tone. Want an 8-string built for hard-core front-line duty? Sweetwater's got your axe: the Ibanez RGA8.

Ibanez RGA8 Solidbody 8-string Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Quality tonewoods, hardware, and electronics
  • This 8-string is really comfortable to play
  • Ibanez wrote the book on production 8-string guitars
Quality tonewoods, hardware, and electronics

The Ibanez RGA8 gives you amazing tone, looks, and playability. It all starts with quality tonewoods: mahogany for the comfortable, contoured body and maple/walnut for the fast 5-piece neck. And you'll absolutely groove on the top-notch hardware and the rock-solid FX Edge III-8 bridge. But Ibanez quality extends even to the parts you don't see, like the KTS titanium rods that make the Wizard II-8 neck a model of stability. Plug in and witness the sheer power of this guitar's outstanding LZ8 active pickups. The RGA8 is a monster 8-string tone machine and a smokin' great deal.

This 8-string is really comfortable to play

There's a challenge in designing an 8-string guitar: scale length. Build it to standard scale, and the low strings get sloppy. Too long, and the instrument gets hard to play. The Ibanez RGA8 sports an ideal 27" scale that keeps your low strings tight for drop-tuned djent-style playing, while maintaining comfortable string tension that still feels like you're playing a guitar. You get smooth playability up and down the 24-fret rosewood fingerboard - perfect for lead work with lots of string bending. Whatever musical flights of fancy you dream up, you can achieve them with the Ibanez RGA8.

Ibanez wrote the book on production 8-string guitars

8-string guitars are a breed apart, and 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 RGA8 sports a 27" scale that keeps your low strings sounding nice and tight, while Ibanez's design and construction techniques contribute to the RGA8's unique, authoritative, eminently musical voice.

Ibanez RGA8 Solidbody 8-string Electric Guitar Features:
  • Comfortable, fast 5-piece maple/walnut Wizard II-8 neck with with titanium rods
  • Buttery rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and dot inlays
  • Streamlined archtop mahogany body is amazingly comfortable
  • FX Edge III-8 fixed bridge for rock-solid intonation
  • Neck pickup: CAP LZ8-N active humbucker
  • Bridge pickup: CAP LZ8-B active humbucker
Ibanez's RGA8 is your amazingly affordable ticket to 8-string guitar bliss!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number RGA8BK

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See also: Solidbody Guitars, Ibanez, Ibanez Solidbody Guitars