Looking for new musical expanses to explore? Ibanez, a leader in the world of guitars with more than six strings, has thrown down the proverbial gauntlet. After creating an affordable, high-performance 8-string for players who heard the siren call of that instrument's musical mysteries, Ibanez now offers a 9-string RG with just as much performance promises and accessibility.
The RG9 has a beautiful quilted maple-as-midnight finish cloaking its basswood body, and its rosewood fingerboard with classic pearl dot inlays completes the visuals. The RG9's 28" neck opens up a plethora of down-tuning possibilities. 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 only has Ibanez managed to make the RG9 quite playable, but its neck-feel is also 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#.
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Basswood
Body finish: Gloss polyurethane
Orientation: Right handed
Wood: 5-piece maple/bubinga
Scale length: 28"
Truss rod: Standard
Finish: Gloss polyurethane
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: Parallel
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 5-way
Coil tap or split: Coil split
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Ibanez 9-saddle
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Die-cast
Color: Black chrome
Number of strings: 9-string
Special features: Versatile electronics
Case: Sold separately
Country of origin: Indonesia
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I have mostly 6 string guitars, but have recently dabbled with 7 string and 8 string guitars that I have acquired. I purchased this on a whim, mostly to say that I actually own one, but it turned out to be a fantastic purchase. The neck is suprisingly very comfortable to play on and the low C# is beyond low, but pushes through the mix well. I play mostly doom metal and black metal and I think this was a smart purchase for sure. If you haven't already, get your hands on one.
Ibanez RG Series RG9 9-string Electric Guitar Black