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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.
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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.