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The ARZIR28 is an eight string Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2015. It was made in China as part of the metal focused Iron Label line.

Features of the ARZIR28 include a single cutaway archtop mahogany body, a set-in neck with a smooth heel and a 24-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with acrylic and abalone block inlays. Components include dual active EMG humbucking pickups with individual volume controls, a fixed bridge and tailpiece, Sure Grip III knobs and cosmo black hardware.

Similar six string (ARZIR20) and seven string (ARZIR27) models were also produced.

The ARZIR28 was discontinued after just one year in production.

Specifications

Specifications for ARZIR28
Year(s) produced: 2015
Sold in: Japan / USA / North & South America and Oceania
Made in: China
Finish(es): Black (BK)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany
Neck joint:
Set-in w/ smooth heel
Bridge:
Full Tune III fixed
Tailpiece:
Full Tune III
Hardware color:
Cosmo black w/ black Sure Grip III knobs
Neck
Neck type:
ARZ-8
Neck material:
5-piece mahogany/ walnut
Scale length:
686mm/ 27"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Acrylic/ abalone split block
Frets:
24 / medium
Machine heads:
Locking
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
EMG 808 (H) active/ alnico
Neck pickup:
EMG 808 (H) active/ alnico
Controls:
2 volume / 1 tone / 3-way toggle
String gauge (factory):
.009–.065
Factory tuning:
1D# 2A# 3F# 4C# 5G# 6D# 7A# 8F

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