The Ibanez 2017 RGIM8MH RG Iron Label Electric Guitar in Weathered Black expands the gig-ready range of models further, with this superb 8-string that is perfect for taking to the stage or studio with and laying down some monstrous riffs. As with their other ground-breaking Iron Label series of guitars, the RGIM8MH benefits from years of extensive research, deft craftsmanship, and meticulous execution. Whether you're making the leap from a 6- or 7-string model, or are a seasoned 8-string player, this model is an absolute workhorse and will provide you with a reliable performance partner.
Sleek RG Body Profile
The Ibanez RGIM8MH is shaped to the classic deep double-cutaway RG body profile, which has been a favourite amongst guitarists since its introduction over two decades ago. The slender curvature and shapely bevelled edges create a very comfortable playing feel, with a figure-hugging feel that enables you to cruise through performances. The body of the RGIM8MH is built using mahogany, a rich tonewood that produces a dense midrange energy. Though this may be an eight-string model, it retains a lightweight feel, and is perfect for those taking a step up from a guitar with fewer strings.
5-Piece Nitro Wizard Multi-Scale Neck
Ibanez are the masters of crafting strong yet ludicrously thin, lightning fast necks, and the RGIM8MH benefits from their legendary skills. The 5-piece Nitro Wizard neck is crafted from Maple and Bubinga, a pair of tonewoods that are incredibly strong but are given further reinforcement by the 5-piece design. The neck has been shaped to Ibanez's unmistakable Nitro Wizard profile, which allows you to tear through licks at lightning fast speed. The multiscale neck layout means that the angled frets match player's hands to accommodate increased speed across every string, along the entire length of the neck. Paired with the neck is a beautiful rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 24 jumbo frets that are adorned with side position inlays.
Exceptional EMG-909 Pickups
For screaming solo's through to thick rhythm, the RGIM8MH has been armed with a pair of EMG-909 humbucking pickups, one in the neck position and one in the bridge position. The pickup partnership gives all the power and aggression you could ask for, but roll back the volume switch and you will be surprised by the versatility of this blistering duo. Ibanez has fitted a 3-way pickup selector switch to allow easier access to the vast tonal library at your disposal. Tailor the sharpness of your response by attenuating the tone control to suit your playing demands.
A Mono-rail bridge works alongside the high-quality tuners to guarantee rock-solid tuning throughout each and every performance - even for the hardest of players. The awesome sustain generated by the neck, body and pickup combination is preserved with precision by the bridge, whilst intonation is assured no matter how much your rock out.
The Ibanez 2017 RGIM8MH RG Iron Label Electric Guitar in Weathered Black is an exceptional model, and would be the perfect model for players seeking a hardworking extended range model for gigging and touring.
Manufacturer Ibanez Model 2017 RGIM8MH RG Premium Electric Guitar Body Material Mahogany Neck Material 5-piece Maple/Bubinga Neck Profile Nitro Wizard Fingerboard Material Rosewood No. of Frets 24 Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail Bridge Mono-Rail Position Inlays Side Dot Pickups Neck/Bridge: EMG-909 (H) Active/Passive Passive Pickup Selection 3-Way Pickup Selection:
Position 1. Neck
Position 2. Neck and Bridge
Position 3. Bridge
Controls Master Volume Master Tone
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