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The EGEN8 is a E-Gen series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2010. It is a signature model of guitarist Herman Li, known for his work primarily with the British power metal band DragonForce. The EGEN8 was produced in Indonesia.

The EGEN8 is a more affordable version of Li's original signature guitar, the EGEN18. Both models are based on the S series but feature a number of changes, including the "kung fu grip" on the upper horn.

The EGEN8 features a flamed maple top on an African mahogany body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with abalone oval position markers. Components include a special version of the Edge III double locking tremolo bridge with a screw-in tremolo arm rather than the standard push-in bar and Ibanez pickups with V7 & V8 humbuckers flanking an S1 single-coil.

For 2018 the rosewood fretboard was replaced by jatoba.

Differences from the EGEN18 include an Edge III tremolo (in place of the EGEN18's Edge Zero) and Ibanez Vintage pickups (rather than the custom DiMarzio pickups on the EGEN18). The EGEN8 also loses the scalloped upper frets of the high-end model.

The EGEN8 was discontinued after 2019.


Specifications for EGEN8
Model name: EGEN8
Year(s) produced: 2010–2019
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Platinum Blond (PLB)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
African mahogany w/ flamed maple top
Neck joint:
Edge III tremolo w/ screw-in trem arm
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Wizard III
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2010–2017: Rosewood
2018–2019: Jatoba
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone oval
24 / jumbo
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V8 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez S1 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V7 (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector / push/pull coil-split on volume
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (angled face mount)
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


Other available finishes and details
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout


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