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Ibanez RG2228 Electric Guitar  

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    These are the machines of the gods, with drop dead good looks, sonic lethality and the devastating power and control of a precision double-locking trem. RG Prestige guitars feature flawless Japanese craftsmanship, the finest materials and each is axe perfectly matched with just the right choice of DiMarzio, Duncan, EMG, or IBZ pickups.


     

    RG2228 Electric Guitar 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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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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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    (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    loved the paint job

    By Dave

    from South Carolina

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    Pros

    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Hard to play

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez RG2228 Electric Guitar:

    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

    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.

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    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    superman axe

    By russ-tfuny

    from orangeburge

    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

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    (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

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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.

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    (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

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Not Bad

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Ibanez RG2228 Electric Guitar:

    I played this bad boy at a local sam ash last weekend. Some idiot tried changing the tunings on it so it was all messed up after a quick adjustment i was tearin it up. It, for me, was a little hard to get used to with the neck being as fat as it was. This is definitely a guitar for the more experimental and progressive crowds. Overall I gave it a 4 average only because joe schmoe can't just pick this up and fly, it's not a guitar for everyone but it is definitely fun once you get the hang of it.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My second 8 string, and my new fav!

    By JJ Björnsson

    from Solebury, PA

    Comments about Ibanez RG2228 Electric Guitar:

    Having jumped to 8 string guitars via my Schecter C-8 Blackjack, I wanted to get a longer scale 8 string. This guitar is fantastic! The 27" scale Prestige neck is perfect for my hands. The EMGs could be a bit less sterile, but outboard tweaks ease this issue. Unlike most, I got into 8 strings in order to have both a low B and high A string; I buy my .007 specially made high A strings from octave4plus. Try this axe before you buy, but I know you will buy it!

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    (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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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    HUGENESS!

    By warning

    from Sidney, Ohio

    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!

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