The RG9 is an incredible instrument and will make a formidable addition to any arsenal! Taking the capabilities of an eight string one step further, this Ibanez 9-string promises performance and accessibility like no other. A 28-inch neck opens up a plethora of down tuning possibilities. The RG9 guitar has a Rosewood fingerboard with classic pearl dot inlays which complete the visuals, while the jumbo frets grant license for all the string-bending you can bring.
As the originators of the thin, fast neck, the Ultra-9 is yet another achievement for the Ibanez designers in terms of player comfort. Not only has Ibanez managed to make the RG9 quite playable, its neck-feel is immediately inspiring. The proprietary QM-9 humbuckers are designed to thrive in the down tuned netherworld and yield a whole palette of thick, distorted tone textures.
Factory String Gauges (from 1st to 9th): .009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042/.054/.075/.090
Factory Tuning (from 1st to 9th): 1E, 2B, 3G, 4D, 5A, 6E, 7B, 8F#, 9C#