Ibanez EGEN8 Herman Li Electric Guitar

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The Ibanez EGEN8 Herman Li Electric Guitar features a smashing Edge III bridge/tremolo design which provides even more stability and strength under the most demanding playing conditions. Now in gold hardware for Herman’s EGEN8! The EGEN8 pickup force is ready and able for a wide range of sound and attack: V7 (H) neck, S1 (S) mid, and V8 (H) bridge. EGEN8’s jatoba fretboard and special Abalone oval inlays. The special scalloped hand grip on the top horn of the EGEN8, modeled from Herman’s actual right hand!

When DragonForce guitarist Herman Li wanted a guitar that could handle his otherworldly technique and musicality, both he and Ibanez knew it would take time to get everything just right. It took three years. But they did get it right. The Ibanez E-Gen is played by Li exactly as it is, live on stage, in the studio, right off the shelf without any modifications.

The new Edge III Tremolo is similar in construction and feel to the original Edge locking trem; however, it also features lower profile fine-tuners inspired by the Lo-PRO Edge and massive new-design saddles. The Edge III features two screws in the arm pocket, which allow easy adjustment of the arm height and torque. In the last two decades, no other guitar maker besides Ibanez has done so much to advance the art and science of the tremolo. The Edge III represents the next phase in locking tremolos.

Ibanez EGEN8 Features:

  • EGEN 24-fret neck
  • Mahogany body with flamed maple top
  • Special upper horn grip and deeper lower cutaway
  • Low-profile middle pickup for extreme picking
  • 5-way EGEN pickup switching system
  • Gold hardware
Ibanez EGEN8 Controls:

Ibanez EGEN8 Controls 

Ibanez M100C Case Ibanez M100C Style Case
To protect and transport your guitar, Ibanez recommends the optional M100C Style Electric Guitar Case (#IBA M100C).


CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
warning WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  215-638-8670 Warranty:  Electric Guitars & Basses: 1 Year.
Acoustic Guitars: Limited Lifetime (1 year on electronics & tuners).
Amplifiers: 5 Years (1 year on speakers)
Pedals: 5 Years

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Ibanez EGEN8 Specifications:
  • Neck Material: 3 piece Maple
  • Neck Type: EGEN
  • Neck Dimensions:
    • Scale/Length: 648mm/25.5 inches
    • Width at Nut: 43mm
    • Width Last Fret: 56mm
    • Thickness 1st Fret: 19mm
    • Thickness 12th Fret: 21mm
    • Radius: 400mm
  • Body: Mahogany body/ Flamed Maple top
  • Frets: Jumbo frets
  • Fingerboard: Jatoba
  • Inlay: Abalone Oval inlay
  • Bridge: Edge III bridge
  • Neck Pickup: Vintage 7
    • Model No: V7
    • Construction: Humbucking
    • Magnet: Ceramic
    • Description: Tight, but bright. Very dynamic for chording and rhythm
  • Middle Pickup : Single1
    • Model No: S1
    • Construction: Single Coil
    • Magnet: Alnico
    • Description: Traditional-sounding yet high output single coil with Alnico-5 polepieces for even string output. Designed to work with humbuckers in the split position
  • Bridge Pickup: Vintage 8
    • Model No:V8
    • Construction: Humbucking
    • Magnet: Alnico
    • Description: Warm yet articulate lead pickup with enhanced overtones. Good harmonics without excessive brightness.
  • Hardware Color: Gold
  • Optional Case: #IBA M100C

Customer Reviews

casey Submitted: 6/5/2018
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Good, versatile guitar
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Been playing classic guitars and wanted a faster lighter type for a change. Love that this is a fast Ibanez but has a classy, non glammy look. The light weight and split coils give it a very bright, fender tone if needed but the humbuckers are high gain if you want to use distortion. I liked the tremolo and works fine. it is built in the guitar and doesn't get in the way. I did not like that the frets were a bit sharp on the neck sides but I filed it easy enough. for 900 it should have smoother filing and better set up. But easy to fix. I play hard rock, classic rock, twangy Cash tunes and this does it all. and its light and super easy to bend those high notes. Keeper
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Scott B. Submitted: 5/11/2018
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Like a gorgeous dumb blonde - Nice to look at, but don't try to interact
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Used to own it - The trem is crap made out of garbage metal.. I've had a half dozen S Series guitars, and although this was prettiest to look at I couldn't wait to trade this back in. Wouldn't stay in tune if you touched the tremolo.
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Quentin Hunter, bookslvem@yahoo.com Submitted: 12/8/2015
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not what the video described
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the video mentions that frets 21 thru 24 are scalloped for fast tapping, the guitar i received didn't have this type of fret board.the edges under the back covers were very rough and frayed. the tremolo bar was very, very hard to engage into the tremolo. the frets are advertised as jumbo, i don't know the ibanez standard for fret size but i have another guitar with jumbo frets and the ibanez doesn't come close. all in all, its a good guitar, just don't watch the video or you will be somewhat disappointed. perhaps Mr. Herman Li would be interested in the difference? after all, it has his name on it. i sure would.
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DAVE SCHMINKE, PHD from YORK, PA AND LONDON UK, wwallace6969@aol.com Submitted: 3/13/2013
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GREAT GUIT FOR THE MONEY
SEEMS WELL MADE, LIKE OTHER IBS I OWN. I MAY REPLACE THE PICKUPS WHICH ARE GOOD FRO THE MONEY,BUT I LIKE THE BETTER PICK UPS OUT THERE. IT PLAYS VERY FAST AND WAS GOOD RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX
TO SOON TO TELL
Your general opinion of this product.
DECENT PURCHASE. GOOD ACTION ON THE NECK; IT'S PLENTY FAST
FEELS VERY LIGHT, WHICH IT IS!
PICK UPS ARE DECENT BUT I AY REPLACE THEM. I FOUND YOU CAN GET ALESS TINNY SOUND, MORE BLUESISH BY CUTTING BACK WITH THE TONE KNOB AND CUTTING BACK ON THE BASS CONTROL ON YOUR AMP...IN MY CASE A 1980 MARSHALL 50 WATT
FINISH IS EXCEPTIONAL
SURPRISED. ACTION OUT OF THE BOX WAS GREAT. THEY SET THE STRING LEVELS QUITE WELL.
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AJ Khalfani from Upper Marlboro Submitted: 10/14/2011
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any style you want to play this Guitar will perform
quality is great, no problems so far.
Stays in tune no matter what I do to it. I have Strats, Teles, Gibsons and the Ibanez EGEN8 Herman Li just blows them away on reliability when I need it.
Your general opinion of this product.
The Ibanez EGEN8 Herman Li Electric Guitar is lightweight with lots of punch.
Fast neck,Lightweight, All controls are easy to reach.
Pickups can do whatever you need them to do. Therefore, allowing you to perform at a high level.
The finish is fine. Hoping the the gold highlights don't dull over time.
Action perfect out of the box, usually I have to adjust the action and pickups but this guitar was perfect. Including tuning, perfect 440 out of the box. A first for me.
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STEVIE COZZO from STATEN ISLAND,NY Submitted: 3/14/2010
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God's Best
Herman Lee put his life and rep on the line for three years what does that tell you???
Your general opinion of this product.
What does your Faith tell you?
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