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Ibanez S8 Series 8-String Electric Guitar  

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The cutting-edge of Ibanez design, the S series continues to be a marvel of form and function. Its signature body shape - sculpted, lightweight, and ...Read More

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A sleek mahogany body, rock-solid neck and special Ibanez humbuckers.

The cutting-edge of Ibanez design, the S series continues to be a marvel of form and function. Its signature body shape - sculpted, lightweight, and mahogany - is stronger and more musically responsive than guitars weighing twice as much. The S series is still a rock 'n' roll version of a quick, graceful, and potentially lethal weapon.

This S8 model has a mahogany body and a Wizard II-8 neck that offers maximum comfort and speed. Its fingerboard is rosewood with 24 jumbo frets for effortless note bends. It also comes with dual Ibanez IBZ-8 pickups that are wired to a 5-way switch for a variety of coil combinations and sounds. A Gilbralter standard-8 bridge and black hardware complete the list of hard-rockin' appointments.

5-piece Maple/Walnut Neck
Fast, flat and slim 5-piece Maple/Walnut neck, with KTS Titanium Reinforcement rods within.

Gibraltar Standard-8 bridge
The Gibraltar Standard is a simple fixed bridge that was designed to adhere firmly to the guitar body and make good transfer of the string vibrations. It is also incredibly smooth for maximum playing comfort.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • 8-string model
  • Wizard II-8 5-piece maple/walnut neck with KTS TITANIUM rods
  • Mahogany body
  • Rosewood fretboard with white dot inlay
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Gibraltar Standard-8 bridge
  • IBZ-8 (H) neck pickup
  • IBZ-8 (H) bridge pickup
  • Factory tuning 1D#, 2A#, 3F#, 4C#, 5G#, 6D#, 7A#, 8F
  • Black hardware
  • Case sold separately

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SPECIFICATIONS

S8 Series 8-String Electric Guitar

  • Neck Dimensions
  • Scale 685.8mm/27"
  • Width at Nut: 55mm
  • Width at Last Fret: 80mm
  • Thickness at 1st: 20mm
  • Thickness at 12th: 21.5mm
  • Radius: 400mmR
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IbanezS8 Series 8-String Electric Guitar
 
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4.0

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By dguitarman92

from Norfolk, Virginia

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Pros

  • Beautiful Reflections
  • Good Feel
  • Slim Neck
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Ibanez S8 Series 8-String Electric Guitar:

Hands down, best guitar I own at the moment. Aside that it's my very first 8 string from owning 6&7 string guitars, this one easily beats them. Tone quality however, is not the best and would definitely need a pickup swap.

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4.0

Great Guitar! Bad Pickups

By BaronVonBadguy

from TX

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

    Comments about Ibanez S8 Series 8-String Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is fantastic to play on. I don't usually like this flat of a neck, but I don't usually play 8 strings. For the 8 string, the flatter neck profile works AMAZINGLY well. I highly recommend this guitar, but if you get it, I highly recommend spending a little extra money to replace the electronics, especially the pickups, which are just not very good. I always recommend lace alumitones or deathbars nowadays. I am also planning on replacing the stock tuners because I love sperzel locking tuners, not that I've really had a problem with the stock ones. The stock bridge is surprisingly good, but if I can, I'm going to get graphite saddles for it, although that is just plain personal preference. Also, an upgrade I recommend on ALL bolt-on guitars is to get threaded inserts installed in the neck. This simple upgrade tightens the coupling of the neck to the body making the entire instrument resonate much more. A bolt-on neck guitar with this mod will actually resonate better than either a set-neck guitar or a neck-thru guitar because the coupling is tightened more than a glued-in neck can allow. Glue in the neck joint will always stifle a little bit of the tone, but some people prefer that sound, I guess.

    Bottom line: Buy this guitar and upgrade it. It will be worth it.

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