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RG9QM BI
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The RG9QM is a nine string RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid-2014. Along with the RG90BKP Prestige, the RG9QM was the initial 9 string offering from Ibanez. It was produced in Indonesia.

The RG9QM features a quilted maple top on a basswood body bolted to a maple and bubinga Wizard-9 neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with white dot position markers and a 28" scale. Components include dual Ibanez Quantum humbucking pickups, a Gibraltar Standard II-9 fixed bridge, and a Graph Tech TUSQ nut.

For 2018 the rosewood fretboard was replaced with jatoba and a maple and bubinga neck was replaced with a maple and walnut construction.

A version without the exotic quilted maple top, the RG9, was introduced in 2015. The RG8FM is a similar eight string model with a flamed maple top.

The RG9QM was discontinued after 2018.

Specifications

Specifications for RG9QM
Year(s) produced: 2014–2018
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Black Ice (BI)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood w/ quilted maple top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Gibraltar Standard II-9 fixed
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard-9
Neck material:
2014–2017: 5-piece maple/ bubinga
2018: 5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
712mm/ 28"
Fingerboard material:
2014–2017: Rosewood
2018: Jatoba
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Quantum 9 (H) passive/ ceramic
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Quantum 9 (H) passive/ ceramic
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009–.090
Factory tuning:
1E 2B 3G 4D 5A 6E 7B 8F# 9C#

Images

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

Sources

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