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Ibanez RG90BKP Prestige RG Series 9-String Electric Guitar

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Opening day, Winter NAMM 2013, The 7 and 8-string guitar forums explode with discussion about the new prototype at the Ibanez booth: The company that...Click To Read More About This Product

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A mind-blowing axe crafted in Japan for superior tone and sustain.

Opening day, Winter NAMM 2013, The 7 and 8-string guitar forums explode with discussion about the new prototype at the Ibanez booth: The company that prides itself as "The First in Seven, and the Leader In Eight" unveils a mind-blowing 9-STRING GUITAR. Fast forward one year, and sure enough, those dream weavers at Ibanez have done it: Introducing the world's first production 9-string guitar. Not only did Ibanez go big with the concept, the Prestige RG90BKP goes just as big with the execution. As the crown jewel of Ibanez, the Prestige line represents the passion and pride of Japanese luthiery.

Produced exclusively in Japan, Prestige guitars have earned worldwide acclaim and respect throughout the industry for their craftsmanship, quality, and innovation. Combine this with the classic Ibanez RG design, and you have an instrument that, in spite of its string count, represents a cornerstone of the Ibanez legacy.

The RG90BKP 9-string features a select Basswood body and super-rigid Ultra-9 neck-constructed of five, glued, solid pieces of Maple/ Wenge-to accommodate 28" scale string tension, and maintain superior tone and sustain. Electronics are driven by a pair of British handwound Bare Knuckle Canine pickups for a responsive, low-end articulation and remarkable clarity.

The original low-profile Gibraltar Standard II-9 bridge is designed for precise intonation adjustment, playing comfort, and great sustain, combined with super smooth Gotoh MG-T locking tuners for superior tuning stability. Hard shell case included. Factory tuning (from 1st to 9th) is E/B/G/D/A/E/B/F#/C#.

28" 5pc Maple/ Wenge "Ultra-9 Prestige" neck
Basswood body
Rosewood fingerboard
Jumbo frets
Bare Knuckle Canine neck pickup
Bare Knuckle Canine bridge pickup
Gibraltar Standard 9 bridge
Cosmo Black hardware
Factory String Gauges (from 1st to 9th): .009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042/.054/.075/.090
Factory Tuning (from 1st to 9th): 1E, 2B, 3G, 4D, 5A, 6E, 7B, 8F#, 9C#

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IbanezRG90BKP Prestige RG Series 9-String Electric Guitar

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Ibanez Prestige RG90BKP-ISH

By Jerome S.

from Temple, TX

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  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Ibanez RG90BKP Prestige RG Series 9-String Electric Guitar:

    This 9-string guitar is incredible! While the neck is wider, slightly thicker, and longer (28" scale) in comparison to most other guitars and basses, the RG90's neck is still slim, fast, and extremely comfortable. If you already play 8-string guitars you probably won't notice any dramatic difference. Individual string spacing on the RG90 is perfect; the strings are by no means "closer together" on the fretboard! The RG90 actually seems to weigh slightly less than my RG2228, and the exclusion of a locking-nut and FX Edge III-type bridge in favor of a simpler string-thru design with the awesome Gibralter-9 fixed bridge was highly welcoming to me. The included BareKnuckle "Canine" pickups are simply amazing for the heavy low-end and, surprisingly, work marvels for cleans as well. The RG90 is truly a well rounded behemoth of a guitar. Good luck finding another 9-string worthy to rival this Prestige model which, for the moment, is truly in a class all to its own!

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