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Ibanez RG2228 Electric Guitar Condition 1 - Mint Galaxy Black

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SPECIFICATIONS
  • Neck: 5pc Wizard-8 Prestige neck
  • Body: Basswood
  • Frets: Jumbo
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Inlay: Pearl Dot
  • Bridge: Fixed Edge III-8
  • Pickups: EMG 808 Neck and Bridge Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell Included
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IbanezRG2228 Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

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Rocks!

Over all for Extended Range guitars this one beats them all in my honest opinion. I was originally looking to upgrade my 7 string, but wanted a longer scale. I went for it...Read complete review

Over all for Extended Range guitars this one beats them all in my honest opinion. I was originally looking to upgrade my 7 string, but wanted a longer scale. I went for it with this guitar, and it makes 8 string guitars extremely less intimidating. And I have those small hands like the guy on the BK commercial.
While some may not like the EMG's many people don't like stock pickups regardless, so I am negating that from my review. The guitar is rock solid, the titanium reinforcement, to the finish on the maple, it's a wicked machine.
Ibanez's guys who run the Prestige shop know how to build guitars. This guitars quality blows anything out of the water when it comes to the QC.
Being the one of the first product 8 strings and the fact that it is still around should show the value of these guitars. Ibanez could change so many things about that guitar, but they don't. Probably for a reason I think.

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loved the paint job

Beautiful guitar, Ibanez quality. I found the neck to be very difficult to play, but it did sound incredible. It caused me a lot of hand cramping and soreness the next day....Read complete review

Beautiful guitar, Ibanez quality. I found the neck to be very difficult to play, but it did sound incredible. It caused me a lot of hand cramping and soreness the next day. I was pretty used to this as I own a Schecter Omen 8 and I thought an Ibanez neck would be easier to play. I am however going from 6 to 8 string, which from what I have read is not the norm (most go to 7 then 8 string).The neck on the Ibanez is actually longer and a bit larger in width and depth. Though the Omen takes getting used to as the strings seem to be a lot closer together, it is easier for me to play on. At this point I will be sticking mostly to six string, but I did put a Dimarzion D Activator 8 in my Omen and it sounds pretty killer (the price of the guitar and pickup were less than a quarter of what I paid for the Ibanez). I would definitely be a solid 8 string player if only my hand could adapt physically and I would definitely recommend this guitar to anyone who knows for sure you can play 8 string. Oh yeah, the shipping to send it back was not cheap (half a hundo), but no local stores here had one to try.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Japanese Godzilla!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez RG2228 Electric Guitar:

This thing is a monster. Played my friends and knew I had to have one, forgoing all other guitars. This thing has has a sick low end that holds clarity, and its possibilities are huge, mine sounds great in Drop E standard EBEADGBE, but I would be interested in trying a high A as well. This thing doesn't actually weigh much more than my Strat, and the frets feel great. The EMGS are not my normal choice but these get the job done, and the tuning is fairly stable, though not as solid as a 6 string double lock would be. All in all, perhaps the most heavy guitar ever created, you can play a full 6 octaves with this thing making a world of sounds possible, and they all sound pretty good.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rocks!

By Nicholas Giancola

from Portland, ME

Comments about Ibanez RG2228 Electric Guitar:

Over all for Extended Range guitars this one beats them all in my honest opinion. I was originally looking to upgrade my 7 string, but wanted a longer scale. I went for it with this guitar, and it makes 8 string guitars extremely less intimidating. And I have those small hands like the guy on the BK commercial.
While some may not like the EMG's many people don't like stock pickups regardless, so I am negating that from my review. The guitar is rock solid, the titanium reinforcement, to the finish on the maple, it's a wicked machine.
Ibanez's guys who run the Prestige shop know how to build guitars. This guitars quality blows anything out of the water when it comes to the QC.
Being the one of the first product 8 strings and the fact that it is still around should show the value of these guitars. Ibanez could change so many things about that guitar, but they don't. Probably for a reason I think.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing shred stick

By a.shea66

from Cedar falls, Iowa

Comments about Ibanez RG2228 Electric Guitar:

I recently got this guitar and was immediatley blown away. The neck is by far the most surprising peice on this instrument. it feels great. oddly enough, i find it more comfortable than my ibanez s series 6 string. It is really a peice of art. I was also surprised by the sign. it has a pretty typically good metal soun with the emg's, obviously, but they really shine on the clean chanel. a little pricey, but if your thinking of getting it, i would totally suggest it

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

superman axe

By russ-tfuny

from orangeburge

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Comments about Ibanez RG2228 Electric Guitar:

this is the best 8 string i have ever played if you wont a really heavy sound out of tis guitar well you got it this 8 string really puts out its above all one of the best guitars i have ever played so i recomend you get one

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Extreme

By Kurtis Maximus

from Barstow, CA

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Comments about Ibanez RG2228 Electric Guitar:

When I first saw this guitar in an ad in Guitar World, I really didn't think much of it. Well a few months back, I got an Ibanez Seven String. It was one of the older models with the licenced floyd. I put thich strings on it and dropped the tuning. I loved it, and I had so much more range. I saw the 8 String in Guitar Center, so I picked it up. I thought the neck was going to be to big, even for my long fingers. I was really wrong. It almost looks unplayable, but that couldn't be farther from the truth. I gave it all 5 Stars because I like not having to constantly tune down, the thin neck is something I'd like to call Shredworthy, and Im into some brutal music. This guitar is for me. I might understand if you dont like seven/eight string guitars, or you dont like thin necks, if this is the case, no need to review it.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

metal masterpiece

By Nuo-ySxg.

from Yonkers,NY

Comments about Ibanez RG2228 Electric Guitar:

I've owned it for a year and it is by far my favorite guitar. The neck is 27" which translates to incredible clarity even when tearing it up on the 8th string(I even tune down a whole step from standard). I own a schecter hellraiser 7 string and a parker fly deluxe both of which I don't even bother with anymore. They can never deliver that "rubber band" type of heavy distortion that this guitar can produce.The tone holds up well when playing high leads. It's somewhat sterile sounding but in a way that rewards tight and clean shredding. The guitar itself is lightweight which I like. It's awesome. I would say that you should know what the deal is about 8 strings before you buy one; once you're serious about making the jump look no further than the RG2228

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

HUGENESS!

By warning

from Sidney, Ohio

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Comments about Ibanez RG2228 Electric Guitar:

So i've owned this guitar for a few months now and it is, hands down, the best guitar i've ever owned! I own at least 8 guitars, and this one takes the cake. Someone told me it's unnecessary, but it's only unnecessary if you don't know what you're doing. The neck feels great...but it is a Prestige Ibanez. I gave it a 4.5 on quality only because the paints seems to chip easy...as is the case with any ibabez i've used, and i own 2 ibanez 7's also. The only thing that I would like to have seen different was maybe a longer scale, like a 30" or so. But that's purely preference, as i like my string tension VERY tight. This guitar is simply amazing!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for Metal

By Jon-h4C6c

from Bradent Florida

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Comments about Ibanez RG2228 Electric Guitar:

This is a brutal guitar! Plays absolutely wonderfully but before purchasing one I would attempt to play standing or a lil while before making the final decision. The neck is pretty wide and flat, which gives some peoples hands *like mine* cramps badly. Overall quality is amazing, the EMG pickups are great for metal, only downside was the neck.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

F# and Drop E Brutality

By John-nIDbe

from PA

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Comments about Ibanez RG2228 Electric Guitar:

Awesome guitar, this guitar will handle any tuning you can think of. The locking nut/bridge is ingenius; I've been waiting for a locking fixed bridge forever. The only reason I gave it a 4.5 on features is that the EMGs are a bit boomy in the low end; I wish they tightened them up more. They tighten up nicely with a boost/OD pedal in front of the amp though. Overall an easy jump from 7 strings to 8, pricey but worth it.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible 8 string

By Vengeance937

from Dayton, Ohio

Comments about Ibanez RG2228 Electric Guitar:

I've owned three 8 string guitars before an this Ibanez blows most of them out of the water by far. Playability is great for metal and neo classical. Only guitar I've ever used that out performs it is my Schecter Avenger 8 string that cost nearly twice as much. So for value the Ibanez rg2228 is the best 8 string out there for it playability its the second best.

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