Breaking new ground, Ibanez has produced the first ever multiscale 8-string electric guitar. As the legion of converts to the “made-for-metal” Iron Label series continues to grow, Ibanez continues to work at providing new instruments for those guitarists who choose to take the road less traveled.
Ibanez Iron Label RGIF8 Multiscale 8-String Electric Guitar Features
- Ash body
- 5 piece maple/ bubinga neck
- Bound Rosewood fretboard
- EMG 909X (H) pickups
While the trapezoidal 27.2”/25.5” scale, multiscale pattern of the RGIF8 may initially seem strange or intimidating to the novice, initiates quickly take to how this design optimizes individual string tension to create a more “open” or “alive” tone that not only expands harmonic complexity, but also offers a more comfortable playing experience.
The RGIF8 features an Ash body finished in a transparent stain that allows the natural markings of the wood’s grain to emerge, creating a dark, dramatic effect. Matched with a Nitro Wizard 5-piece Maple/Bubinga neck, these diverse woods work together to create a brighter tone that brings both clarity and definition to even the deepest notes of the lower spectrum.
Working from the philosophy that playing comfort translates into speed, the RGIF8 features a spacious bound Rosewood fretboard that both enhances playing agility and optimizes articulation. Designed for both stability and sustain, the innovative Ibanez Mono-Rail bridge minimizes “cross-talk” between strings and facilitates flawless intonation. Highly responsive EMG 909X active pickups offer a beefed-up low-end and a super-tight overall distortion sound that’s both articulate and responsive.
Simply put: the RGIF8 represents the obvious, ultimate choice for guitarists ready to plumb new depths in metal and beyond.