Ibanez RGIR37BFE Iron Label 8-String - Black Flat Demo

8-string Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple/Walnut Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, and 2 x Active Humbuckers - Black Flat
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Ibanez RGIR37BFE Iron Label 8-String - Black Flat
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Super-aggressive 8-string

This RGIR38BFE 8-string comes right from the core of Ibanez's Iron Label line of solidbody electric guitars, aimed at building the ultimate guitars for metal styles, and the RGIR38BFE definitely follows suit. From the two EMG 808 active humbuckers, to the incredibly fast Nitro Wizard-8 neck profile, every detail of the RGIR38BFE 8-string is designed to make thunderous high-gain passages as effortless as possible. And the RGIR38BFE 8-string's onboard kill switch opens even more options for a fast gated sound, or the ever-popular stuttering effect.

Ibanez RGIR38BFE 8-string Iron Label Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Searing tone from high-output electronics
  • The famous speed of an Ibanez Wizard neck
  • Straight-forward look
Searing tone from high-output electronics

EMG pickups have long been the reigning champions of high-output active pickups used in heavy metal music. So when Ibanez built this RGIR38BFE 8-string they knew right where to go for their firepower. The 808 in the bridge and neck positions offer a thick and full tone, perfect for distinct single-note solos and wide harmonic overtones. The onboard kill switch ups the game by offering you more ways to express your self. Sweetwater guitarists love this feature for the famous stuttering effect.

The famous speed of an Ibanez Wizard neck

When the first Ibanez Wizard necks were introduced they took the guitar world by storm. Never before had a neck allowed such fleet-fingered playing with such ease. On this RGIR38BFE 8-string you get that same profile on a 5-piece maple/walnut construction, finished in satin nitrocellulose. Not only will your fingers fly across the 24-fret rosewood fretboard, but your neck will stay ultra-stable under a wide range of environmental conditions.

Straight-forward look

The Ibanez RGIR38BFE 8-string Iron Label solidbody electric guitar looks mean. It boasts the classic sharp contours that have made the RG line a mainstay in the heavy metal world for decades. And the mahogany body's flat finish blends perfectly with the guitar's black hardware and flat-black EMG pickup covers. This guitar definitely chooses to let it's high-powered voice speak for its self. So when you want to hit the stage and let your ground-shaking music do the talking, grab your Ibanez RGIR38BFE 8-string.

Ibanez RGIR38BFE 8-string Iron Label Electric Guitar Features:
  • 8-string guitar designed for playing heavy metal
  • Two EMG active pickups give the punishing tone you're after
  • 5-piece maple/walnut Wizard neck is ultra-fast and stable
  • Mahogany body sounds huge and offers plenty of sustain
  • Gibraltar Standard II fixed bridge is comfortable and very stable
  • Onboard kill switch offers more ways of self expression
  • 24-fret rosewood fretboard
The RGIR38BFE 8-string is built for low-tuned mayhem.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape S series
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 8
Body Material Mahogany
Body Finish Satin Urethane
Color Black Flat
Neck Material 5-piece Maple/Walnut
Neck Shape Nitro Wizard 8
Radius 15.75"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Number of Frets 24, Jumbo
Scale Length 27"
Nut Width 2.165"
Nut Material Plastic
Bridge/Tailpiece Gibraltar Standard II-8
Tuners Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads
Neck Pickup EMG 808 humbucker
Bridge Pickup EMG 808 humbucker
Controls Master volume, 3-way metal pickup switch, kill switch
Strings D'Addario EXL120 .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042, .054, .065
Manufacturer Part Number RGIR38BFEBKF

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If you're thinking about it, do it.

I pondered "diving into the deep end" for months, and I'm glad I took the plunge - only thing that required tweaking are heavier strings (low "F" definitely needs to be heavier out go the box, the rest are down to personal preference); Sweetwater (led by my man Sean Geyer) handled the rest. I'm considering swapping out the EMGs for Fishman Fluence pickups, but again, it's down to personal preference - plenty of people get killer tones with the EMGs. Playability was great right out of the box, although I'm not going to lie - I've found the adjustment going to an 8 string to be like learning a new instrument, whereas a 7 string required only a bit of getting used to. Overall, I think this guitar kills it - perhaps it's too understated for some, but I find the mahogany body, 27" scale, 5 piece neck, and Gotoh locking tuners satisfy most of my wishes in an extreme metal instrument, as does Sweetwater's always exceptional service!
Music background: 30 years playing guitar and bass, with no financial gain
See also: 8 String Electric Guitars, Ibanez, Ibanez 8-string Guitars, Ibanez Solidbody Guitars