Looking for new musical expanses to explore? The recognized "First in Seven, Leader in Eight" has thrown down the proverbial gauntlet. After having brought a high-performance 8-string into the range of affordability for every player who heard the siren call of that instrument's musical mysteries, here comes a 9-string RG that promises performance and accessibility no less awesome.
With adark finish on its basswood body, a 28 neck opens up a plethora of downtuning possibilities. Its rosewood fingerboard with classic pearl dot inlays complete the visuals, and the jumbo frets grant license for all the string-bending you can bring.
As the originators of the thin, fast neck, the Ultra-9 is yet another achievement for the Ibanez designers in terms of player comfort. Not has Ibanez managed to make the RG9 quite playable, its neck-feel is immediately inspiring.
The proprietary QM-9 humbuckers are designed to thrive in the down tuned netherworld and yield a whole palette of thick, distorted tone textures. Factory tuning from 1st to 9th string is E/B/G/D/A/E/B/F#/C#.
The RG is the most recognizable and distinctive guitar in the Ibanez line. Three decades of metal have forged this high-performance machine, honing it for both speed and strength.
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Basswood
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: Wizard-9
Neck wood: Maple 5-piece
Scale length: 28"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fret size: Jumbo
Number of frets: 24
Nut width: 2.44" (62mm)
Neck: QM-9 (passive/ceramic)
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: QM-9 (passive/ceramic)
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Switchable
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: 5-way switch with coil splitting
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 5-way
Coil tap or split: Coil split
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Gibraltar 9-saddle
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed
Color: Black chrome
Number of strings: 9-string
Special features: Versatile electronics
Case: Sold separately
Country of origin: Indonesia
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Great guitar, especially if you also play bass. The pickups are surprisingly good, even more so when you consider how much Bareknuckle replacements cost. The bridge is a beast. The 28" scale is perfect for using short-scale bass strings for the lowest two gauges. The neck is ultra-smooth and comfortable, though a tad meaty perhaps. The pickup selector provides everything you'd expect plus an awesome dual-single coil setting for slapping and tapping. Better have a comfortable strap for this monster!
Ibanez RG Series RG9 9-string Electric Guitar Black