Ibanez has some pretty kickass new Axe Design Lab guitars, and we need ’em. Well at least when they hit the market – right now all we can do is window shop.
The RG8870 features a Super Wizard 5-piece Maple/Wenge neck with a Macassar Ebony fretboard, Alder body with AAA Flamed Maple, and a Lo-Pro Edge bridge. The RG8870 comes loaded with a DiMarzio PAF 36th Anniversary in the neck, DiMarzio True Velvet™ in the middle, and a DiMarzio The Tone Zone in the bridge.
Then there’s the monstrous 9-string RG9PB. This beast offers a Wizard-9 5-piece Maple/Walnut neck with a Macassar Ebony fretboard, a Poplar Burl top with a Nyatoh body, and a Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker Alnico 9 in the neck with a Ceramic 9 in the bridge. Perfect for all your incredibly low-tuned djent needs.
The RGA622XH comes in both Black and White finishes, both offering a Wizard HP 5-piece Maple/Walnut neck with Bound Macassar Ebony fretboards, as well as African Mahogany bodies. Both come with Lo-Pro Edge bridges, a DiMarzio Air Norton S pickup in the neck, and a DiMarzio The Tone Zone in the bridge.
The RGDMS8 is an 8-string fanned-fret monster with a Wizard III-8 for Multi Scale 5-piece Maple/Walnut neck, Macassar Ebony fretboard, and a Nyatoh body. The RGDMS8 offers Fishman Fluence Modern Humbuckers in the neck and bridge, and is tuned down a half step to F standard.
And finally, there’s the fan-fret 6-string SML721. The SML721 comes in a Rose Gold Chameleon finish with a Wizard 5-piece Maple/Walnut neck, Rosewood fretboard, and Jumbo JESCAR EVOgold frets. The guitar features a Nyatoh body with two Q58 pickups and all-Gold hardware.