Ibanez RG8 8 String Electric Guitar

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The mysteries of the 8-string has beckoned players everywhere, but until recently such exploration was the privilege of a lucky few. Now the Ibanez RG8 8-String Electric Guitar provides professional quality at an amazing price. Featuring a durable 5-piece slim neck for a comfortable feel and playing experience, this guitar offers players a 27 inch scale neck with down tuning.

IBZ-8 pickups
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)

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 RG8 8-String Electric Guitar Specifications
  • Neck: 5-piece Maple/Walnut Wizard II-8
  • Scale: 27 inch
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Frets: Jumbo
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Inlay: White dot
  • Bridge: Fixed
  • Neck Pickup:IBZ-8 (H) neck pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
  • Bridge Pickup: IBZ-8 (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
  • Factory tuned: 1D#, 2A#, 3F#, 4C#, 5G#, 6D#, 7A#, 8F
  • String Gauge: .009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042/.054/.065

Customer Reviews

Brian Duncan Submitted: 10/23/2018
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My first time buying from AMS and exactly what I was looking for. I am so glad I found an affordable online store for the gear I am looking for.
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ADB Submitted: 7/21/2018
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Good quality guitar but is not for me.
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This guitar is solid and well made but the neck did not seem comfortable for me. I have never been a fan of thin profile necks, which may be suitable for lead playing but not too much for rhythm. This problem is more noticeable in 7 and 8 string guitars. Fretting the added lower strings seems easier on a modern c-style neck. This is for my hand type and may be very different for you. Also, the pickups are very weak and do not give justice to the potential of this instrument, but swapping out pickups is very common practice for any level of guitar. Positives of this guitar are fit, finish, and construction; a great price that allows you to upgrade it later on, and is light in weight and good looking.
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Maddesthatter Submitted: 10/27/2017
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RG8 is great!
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I love this guitar! So amazing to play & the pickups sound very good too. Great for metal. Fantastic price. Thanks to Ibanez & AMS.
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Connor Sperry Submitted: 8/22/2017
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Great guitar
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Love this guitar. Worth every cent. Plays great and sounds great. The neck is phenomenal.
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jerry g Submitted: 8/7/2017
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good price break on blemished RG8
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I was concerned about blemished model but price was good so I went for it. The high e edge of fret board between nut and first fret was a little roughed up. The string ferals in body were a little out of alignment (c#). The walnut strips in neck are a little leaning to one side. Other than that, the guitar set up quick with just string height and pickup adjust. Plays very nice and workmanship is not bad other than what i mentioned...
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Dennis Swain Submitted: 2/5/2017
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Play,s Great
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For the price can't be beat I am very happy with this guitar AMS thank's again
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Metalhead Submitted: 1/22/2014
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Fantastic Guitar
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This is not only the best value around for an 8-string, but it surpasses guitars beyond this price range. A lot of review say "best for the money," but it's not just that. It's a great guitar on its own merit. This is a guitar that should be the standard for 8-string guitars.
The build quality is excellent. The neck is constructed very solidly. The guitar as a whole isn't overly heavy, but it's got enough weight to it so that it doesn't feel cheap either. The stock bridge is very sturdy and nice to play on, and even for stock tuners, this guitar doesn't go out of tune while playing.
The neck is where this guitar excels. It's very comfortable and very fast. Ibanez really knows what they're doing with their Wizard necks. The fret edges weren't even sharp, which is a huge plus for anything even remotely close to this price range. The extended scale really makes the low strings stay defined. I tune down to a low E, and you can hear every note. The body is as comfortable and easy to play on as you'd expect from an RG.
The overall tone of the guitar is bright and with it being a basswood body, the pickups get to do a lot of the talking. It holds tones very well, and even the stock pickups held their own. The neck pickup is great for leads and has a perfect clean sound. The bridge pickup handles the low notes well enough. I did switch it out for a Seymour Duncan Nazgul, and it really brings out the growl from the low end. This guitar really handles the low tuning well.
It's a basic white finish, but it's very thick and looks very nice in person. Even around the pickup routes where some guitars will show a little unevenness with the polyurethane, on this one it's very minimalistic, if at all.
The value far exceeds anything else that any other guitar manufacturer has made. This can be basically marketed as an "Iron Label" without the aftermarket pickups and the Gibraltar bridge. Very worthwhile.
The playability is superb. The neck feels great, the bridge holds the notes well, and the overall out of the box setup was very playable. Everyone has their own preferences, but for a factory setup and light string gauges, it held a tone very well. Overall a great guitar.
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from United States Submitted: 10/29/2013
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Kevin Submitted: 9/30/2013
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Good Starting Point
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This is a good cheap guitar if you are looking into your first 8 sting guitar. For the price its hard to beat. Very few large name companies are using extended scale guitars, so this is a nice fit, if you're looking for that.
The quality is good. It seems to be built very sturdy and the paint seems like it will last.
Its a heavy guitar. Its the heaviest guitar I own and I own a few. The neck is very flat and very fast. It needed a slight bit of sanding to make it super smooth. One volume and one tone with a 3 way slider switch. Kinda hard to screw up.
The tone is very dark. The pickups sound nice for individual strings but with using power chords down low you lose a lot of definition. The highs are also very thin. I will replace these pickups. In this price range however, I don't know of a single guitar that I wouldn't change the pickups in.
The satin finish on the neck needs a slight bit of sanding. At least mind did. The paint seems very thick to me. I doubt if it will chip or crack easy.
IN this price range, it would be impossible for me to beat this guitar. I wanted a longer scale guitar. I wanted an eight string. Not to mention the neck on this thing is fantastic after a slight sanding. The pickups are not acceptable, but then again in this price range that is normal.
Tuning was close and innotation was off only on two strings. Out of the box it was fine for most people. After I sanded the neck some and put my preferred strings on it, I have no complaints.
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matty from nashville, tn, us Submitted: 4/2/2013
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Great 8 String for the Price
This is a top notch guitar. It's studio worthy and road ready.
I've had mine for 3 years now and it's never let me down. When I first purchased mine they were also double the price...for $400 there's no reason every 8 string player shouldn't own one.
Your general opinion of this product.
great guitar - there are somethings to change - the pickup and midscoop circuitry must go.
The neck is fast and the scale length is perfect once you get used to it. It's hard to go back to a pencil thin, short 6 string after a year or two on this.
The only thing you'll ever want to do with this guitar is change out the pickups. I put an EMG808 in the bridge, dumped the mid scoop circutry and the other pickup. It works great as a 1 pickup 1 volume guitar.
gloss black. looks...black.
ready to play out of the box. change the strings and set the action to the player - but its friendly out of the box.
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