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      Ibanez RG8 8-String Electric Guitar (H88559)
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An exceptional value with its string-through design, fixed bridge and slim Wizard II-8 neck.

The RG8 Electric Guitar brings Ibanez 8-String research and design to a price point that's hard to resist. It features all of the advantages of the Ibanez RG series including the famous slim, fast, and ultra-playable Wizard neck. Its basswood body has through-body stringing and a fixed bridge for maximum sustain while specially-designed Ibanez AH-18 and AH-28 humbucking pickups evenly reproduce all of the wide frequencies of which this 8-string is capable. If you've been on the lookout for a reliable and affordable 8-string, here it is.

Case sold separately.

Ibanez RG8 8-String Electric Guitar Features:

  • 5pc Maple/Walnut Wizard II-8 neck
    Basswood body
    Rosewood fingerboard
    Pickups: AH-18 (H) neck, AH-28 (H) bridge
    Fixed bridge 8
    Black hardware
    String gauges :1st to 8th: .009/.011/.013/.016/.024/.032/.042/.054/.065)
    Factory Tuning: 1st to 8th: (D#/A#/F#/C#/G#/D#/A#/F)
    Case sold separately




Ibanez RG8 8-String Electric Guitar

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  • AMAZING GUITAR! AMAZING PRICE!

    As reviewed by Chris Waters on 12/11/2012

    I just recently bought this guitar. I had seen it on GC's website having always loved Ibanez I wanted to try it. It has amazing tone quality for the price and it is a very comfortable guitar to play. I would much rather have this 8 string than others because of the price and I have noticed it plays much better than the more expensive ones from any brand. It holds tuning very well. I am a shredder so I wanted the larger scale to play from. It keeps tune when you bend the string. It comes out of the box ready for live performance and studio work. It is a high quality guitar for a very good price. The cut out is great for playing in the higher region and the contoured heel makes it easier to play in the higher frets. It has a very smooth thin neck. The neck isn't a monstrous gargantuan thing like others that I have played, it's very comfortable. This guitar is worth every penny.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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  • Ibby RG8, Not even the Pickups advertised.

    As reviewed by Drew Peck on 10/18/2013

    I bought an Ibanez RG8 a few months back as a late birthday present to myself since I had been playing 7 strings for a while I wanted to dive into 8. Anyways, I love the way the guitar plays and feels. With the wide but slim Wizard II neck, it's easy scaling up and down the fret board. My only concern with this guitar is the pickups. Now, I usually don't like Ibby stock pickups anyways, but this one lowered the bar even more. It's not even an Ibanez pickup. It's not an AH-18 and an AH-28 like it says here on Guitarcenter, it's not an IBZ 8 like it says on the Ibanez website. It's a Cort EVL Bass pickup. I saw some controversy going on about it on facebook and looked into myself with online searched and even taking the spring cushion off my neck pickup and it still had the Cort label "EVL 25B 5ST" Honestly, I love the guitar. The pickup bugs me since there's no high end really and the low end is muddy and unclear.Even more so that it's a BASS pickup (not even a guitar pickup) and not the pickups advertised on any website. My only recommendation is replace the pickups and it's and great guitar

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • Ibanez RG8

    As reviewed by Jason Hyde on 12/10/2012

    I had been considering picking one up but had hoped to play it first. Luckily I came across one at my local GC last week, and I was very impressed with what this guitar has to offer considering its price tag. The neck was not a tree trunk as some cheaper 7 and 8 strings are known for, but instead is was very comfortable and extremely playable. The pickups were also surprisingly good, and handled the lower range quite well. Not as well as the Dimarzio D-Activators on my Schecter, mind you, but again, considering the price tag I would say they held their own. If I were to get one I would likely grab a white one as it seems so many extended range production guitars today are only offered in black, and the option of white is a nice touch on the part of Ibanez. Overall I would recommend this to anyone looking to venture into 8-string territory, especially as a low-cost first-time entry into that realm.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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