As the legion of converts to Iron Label, the made-for-metal guitar series, continues to grow, the Ibanez continues tap the seismic underworld for inspiration. With the 7-string RGIT27FE they may have struck sonic gold. Working from the chassis of their famous RG, they have unified body and neck, via Neck-Thru construction, thus achieving mind-boggling sustain.
The RGIT27FE’s Ash Wing body is the perfect combination — substantial, yet comfortable. The 7pc Maple/ Walnut thru constructed neck feature jumbo frets and an Ebony fingerboard that not only provides optimal articulation, but enhances playing speed as well. Working from the philosophy that player comfort translates to speed, the original innovators of the fast neck have surpassed themselves with their latest Nitro Wizard neck design.
And no matter what your signal chain, the paired EMG 707s in the neck position and the bridge guarantees a thick, complex distortion from which to carve your signature sound. The reliable Gibraltar II-7 sits at the lowest possible height, out of way of the picking hand. The performance enhancing kill switch puts you in command of a head-turning strobe effect. With the purposefully Spartan Iron Label, you won’t find a feature here that doesn’t contribute directly to waking the dead.