Ibanez, the recognized ‘First in Seven, Leader in Eight’ is now the Master of Nine. After bringing a high performance 8-string within reach for every player—Ibanez now unleashes a 9-string RG that promises performance and accessibility that’s even more impressive. Factory tuning from 1st to 9th string is E/B/G/D/A/E/B/F#/C#.
The RG9QM’s Basswood body sports a dramatic Quilted Maple top, and 28 inch scale neck that opens up endless down tuning possibilities. Its Rosewood fingerboard and classic pearl dot inlays complete the look, while jumbo frets grant license for all the string bending you can bring.
As originators of the thin, fast neck, the Ultra-9 marks yet another achievement for Ibanez in establishing a new benchmark in extended-range playing ease. As a result, the RG9’s neck isn’t just playable: it’s inspiring. Proprietary QM-9 humbuckers are designed to thrive in the down tuned netherworld and deliver a full range of thick, distorted, tone textures.