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#.
- BodyBody shape: Double cutawayBody type: Solid bodyBody material: Solid woodTop wood: Not applicableBody wood: BasswoodBody finish: Gloss polyurethaneOrientation: Right handedNeckShape: Wizard-9Wood: 5-piece maple/bubingaJoint: Bolt-onScale length: 28″Truss rod: StandardFinish: Gloss polyurethaneFretboardMaterial: RosewoodRadius: 37.4″Fret size: JumboNumber of frets: 24Inlays: DotNut width: 2.44″ (62mm)PickupsConfiguration: HHNeck: QM-9 (passive/ceramic)Middle: Not applicableBridge: QM-9 (passive)