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RG852MPB GFB
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The RG852MPB is an eight string RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2015. It is made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The RG852MPB features a poplar burl top on a basswood body bolted to a maple and wenge Ultra neck with a matching headstock and a 24-fret birdseye maple fretboard with black dot position markers. Components include a Gibraltar Standard II-8 fixed bridge, dual DiMarzio PAF 8 humbucking pickups, a Graph Tech TUSQ nut and Gotoh locking tuning machines.

A similar version with active EMG pickups, the RG852LW, was released in 2014 as was a model without the limba wood top and with the EMG pickups, the RG852.

The RG852MPB was discontinued after 2018.

Specifications

Specifications for RG852MPB
Year(s) produced: 2015–2018
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Ghost Fleet Blue Burst (GFB)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood w/ poplar burl top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Gibraltar Standard II-8 fixed
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Ultra-8 Prestige
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ wenge
Scale length:
686mm/ 27"
Fingerboard material:
Birdseye maple
Fingerboard inlays:
Black dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo (Prestige edge treatment)
Nut:
Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 MG-T locking
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio PAF 8 (H) passive/ ceramic
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio PAF 8 (H) passive/ ceramic
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009–.065
Factory tuning:
1D# 2A# 3F# 4C# 5G# 6D# 7A# 8F

Images

Additional details
HH 5-way parallel-neck
Pickup switching diagram
Controls VT5
Control layout

Sources

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