The RG is the most recognizable and distinctive guitar in the Ibanez line. Three decades of metal have forged this high-performance machine, honing it for both speed and strength. Whether you favor a hardtail (fixed) bridge or our industry-leading locking tremolo system, the RG is a precision instrument. Made for modern metal guitarists, the RG8 features a custom 27" neck with lowered factory tuning to handle the increased string stress. IBZ-8 pickups and a Wizard II-8 neck add to the tonal possibilities of this screaming 8-string guitar.
5pc Maple/Walnut Neck
Fast, flat and slim 5pc Maple/Walnut neck.
IBZ-8 pickups feature deep and warm tone, but not muddy even in down tuning.
27" Scale neck
Extra long scale 27" neck offers clear articulation, long sustain, and opens up even more tonal possibilities with factory-set down tuning. (1D#, 2A#, 3F#, 4C#, 5G#, 6D#, 7A#, 8F)
- Factory Tuning: 1D#, 2A#, 3F#, 4C#, 5G#, 6D#, 7A#, 8F
- Black Hardware
- Wizard II-8 5 Piece Maple/Walnut neck
- IBZ-8 Pickups
- 27" Scale Neck
- Finish: Black
- Neck Type: Wizard II-8 5pc Maple/Walnut neck
- Body: Basswood body
- Fretboard: Rosewood fretboard w/White dot inlay
- Fret: Jumbo frets
- Bridge: Fixed bridge
- Neck Pickup: IBZ-8 (H) neck pu (Passive/Ceramic)
- Bridge Pickup: IBZ-8 (H) bridge pu (Passive/Ceramic)
- Hardware Color: Black
- Neck Scale: 685.8mm/27"
- Width at Nut: 55mm
- Width at Last Fret: 80mm
- Thickness at 1st Fret: 20mm
- Thickness at 12th Fret: 21.5mm
- Neck Radius: 400mmR