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The RGMS8 is an eight string RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2018. It is made in Indonesia.

The RGMS8 is a multi scale model featuring fanned frets with a 27.2" (692mm) scale length at the eighth string and a 25.5" (628mm) scale length at the first string. The equalized string tension this design allows contributes to a more "alive" tone while the fanned fret layout provides an ergonomic platform for the player's hand as it moves up and down the neck facilitating speed and comfort.

In addition to the multi scale design the RGMS8 features a mahogany body bolted to a maple and walnut neck with a 24-fret jatoba fingerboard with split offset white dot position markers. Components include a Mono-rail fixed bridge and dual Array-7 MS humbucking pickups.

For 2019 the mahogany body with replaced with nyatoh.

The RGMS7 is a similar seven string model.

Specifications

Specifications for RGMS8
Model name: RGMS8
Year(s) produced: 2018–2021
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Black (BK)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2018: Mahogany
2019–2021: Nyatoh
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Mono-rail fixed
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard III-8 Multi Scale
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
692mm/ 27.2" – 648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Jatoba
Fingerboard inlays:
Split offset white dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Black plastic
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Array-8 MS bridge (H) passive/ ceramic
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Array-8 MS neck (H) passive/ ceramic
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way lever pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042/.059/.080
Factory tuning:
1D# 2A# 3F# 4C# 5G# 6D# 7A# 8F

Images

Additional details
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Pickup switching
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Controls layout
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Rear of body

Video

Sources

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