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Ibanez RG Axe Design Lab | RG8870 - Black Rutile

DiMarzio PAF, True Velvet & The Tone Zone Pickups - Lo-Pro Edge Tremolo - j.custom Super Wizard Asymmetrical Neck

Introducing the Ibanez Axe Design Lab RG8870, a meticulously crafted masterpiece designed to elevate your playing experience. Featuring a Super Wizard AS neck for exceptional comfort and effortless techniques, a Macassar Ebony fretboard for tight lows and quick response, and a chambered body for enhanced resonance, this guitar is a dream come true for metal players. With premium DiMarzio pickups, Gotoh hardware, a versatile coil-tap switch, and Gotoh Strap lock pins for added security, the RG8870 offers exceptional playability, tonal versatility, and stage-ready reliability. Unleash your creativity with the RG8870 and take your music to new heights.

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Introducing the Ibanez Axe Design Lab RG8870, a guitar that embodies the pinnacle of craftsmanship and innovation. With meticulous attention to detail and a host of premium features, this instrument is designed to elevate your playing experience to new heights.

Let's start with the Super Wizard AS 5pc Maple/Wenge neck, meticulously crafted to perfection. Its unique design features a more rounded shape towards the bass side, while maintaining the thickness of the Super Wizard profile. This asymmetrical shape not only provides a remarkably comfortable grip but also enhances natural playability, making advanced techniques like sweeping and string skipping effortless.

But that's not all - the j.custom neck takes the playing experience to another level. Equipped with 24 jumbo frets finished with the j.custom special fret edge treatment, this neck offers a super smooth and comfortable performance. The "Velvetouch" finish on the back ensures an ideal feel and easy playability, allowing your fingers to glide effortlessly along the fretboard. To further enhance playability, the Axe Design Lab RG8870 features the innovative All Access Neck Joint. This ergonomic design grants superior access to the high frets, ensuring that nothing limits your creativity and expression.

The Macassar Ebony fretboard is not only visually striking but also adds tonal excellence to the mix. Delivering tight lows and mid-range, along with a powerful attack in the highs and quick response with rich sustain, this fretboard enhances the overall sonic character of the guitar. The Axe Design Lab RG8870 boasts a carefully selected Flamed Maple top, which measures 4mm in thickness, complemented by an Alder body. The Flamed Maple top showcases stunning wood grain patterns, while the Alder body provides a well-balanced bright tone with enriched resonance and sustain. The combination of these tonewoods results in a harmonically rich and versatile sound that adapts to various musical styles.

Crafted with today's metal players in mind, the chambered body of the RG8870 offers numerous advantages. It not only reduces the overall weight of the guitar, ensuring hours of comfortable playing, but also adds just the right amount of bottom end and clarity to your sound, making each note resonate with power and definition. The deep and bevelled lower horn scoop is yet another thoughtful feature that enhances the guitar's playability. It allows for better and multidirectional access to the high frets, empowering you to explore the upper registers with ease and precision.

The tonal prowess of the RG8870 is brought to life by a trio of premium DiMarzio pickups. The PAF 36th Anniversary in the neck position produces a soft magnetic field, resulting in a sweet tone with the perfect balance between warmth and clarity. With the ability to seamlessly transition between clean and distorted tones, this pickup responds dynamically to the intensity of your pick attack. Complemented by the DiMarzio True Velvet and Tone Zone pickups, which offer depth, warmth, and rich dynamics, this combination unlocks a wide range of tonal possibilities. For added versatility, the RG8870 features a coil-tap switch, providing a range of sound and tonal variations for both pickups. This feature enables you to explore a broader sonic palette, from sparkling single-coil tones to full-bodied humbucker sounds, all at your fingertips.

The hardware on the RG8870 lives up to its exceptional reputation. Equipped with Gotoh machine heads, this guitar guarantees superior precision, a smooth feel, and excellent tuning accuracy, ensuring that your instrument stays in tune even during the most demanding performances. The legendary Lo-Pro Edge tremolo bridge takes centre stage, offering maximum playing comfort with its streamlined profile and recessed fine tuners. Its exceptional design ensures stability and smooth operation, allowing you to dive, bend, and flutter with confidence while maintaining precise tuning. With the addition of locking studs, your tuning remains rock solid, giving you the freedom to unleash your creativity without compromise.

We understand that live performances can be intense, which is why the RG8870 comes equipped with Gotoh Strap lock pins. These pins provide peace of mind, ensuring that your guitar remains secure and protected from accidental falls during energetic stage performances.

Overall, the Ibanez Axe Design Lab RG8870 is a true masterpiece that combines exquisite craftsmanship, unparalleled playability, and versatile tonal options. From its ergonomic design and premium tonewoods to its high-quality pickups and hardware, every element is carefully considered to deliver an instrument that inspires you to push the boundaries of your playing. Whether you're a professional musician or an avid enthusiast, the RG8870 is ready to accompany you on your musical journey, empowering you to create, perform, and excel.