The RGDMS8 Multi Scale 8-String is Ibanez's ultimate metal machine. The demands of down-tuning require a specifically designed responsiveness not found in ”normal” guitars. To optimize for the rich, desirable thickness of tone that down-tuning produces, Ibanez extended the neck by one inch to a 26.5” scale. Longer-than standard yet not overly long. The neck is still considered a ”fast” neck for speed soloing. Extra-deep cutaways grant comfortable access to the necks highest notes.
Ibanez has been creating innovations which do not only fit the unique demands of players from that period, but also eventually turn into industrial standards, such as 7 string, 8 string and Multi scale guitars. All these started from our attitude to be “Innovative, Cutting-Edge and Pioneer”. Axe Design Lab is the series fully represents this attitude.
Wizard III 5-Piece Maple/Walnut neck:
Ibanez's thin, flat and fast Wizard neck is strong and sturdy and offers unlimited playability and features a two-octave 24-fret fretboard for a wide tonal range.
Macassar Ebony fretboard:
Macassar Ebony produces tight lows and mid range along with strong attack in the highs and quick response with rich sustain.
Jumbo frets contribute to smooth playability, especially for single-note playing.
Nyatoh used as the body wood provides a rich mid-low end.
Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Alnico / Fluence Modern Humbucker Ceramic pickups:
The Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker pickups provide an aggressive tone and a powerful attack without excess noise.
Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads:
The Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads achieve incredible tuning stability, cutting down string-changing time.
Designed for both stability and sustain, the innovative Ibanez Mono-Rail bridge minimizes cross-talk between strings
Fishman Fluence Voicing switch on volume control (push/pull) :
The Voicing switch allows the pickups to switch from a modern, active high output sound to a crisp, clean and fluid sound.
The coil tap switch adds sound and tonal variations for both pickups.