Thunderous Metal Tone Plus Lightning-fast Playability
Today's metal and progressive guitarists rely on the tonal range of a well-crafted 8-string when producing bellowing brutal sounds tuned to Drop Z. The Ibanez Standard RG80F Electric Guitar is another fantastic entry into the world of extended range guitars, pairing highly praised humbuckers with a fast-playing feel to create a roaring machine designed to sonically punish. Fishman Fluence Modern humbuckers in the bridge and neck deliver a metallic tone while canceling out unwanted noise, with an additional voicing for each pickup accessible via a mini-toggle switch. The RG80F’s meranti body adds excellent resonance to the guitar, with a bolt-on 5-piece maple/walnut neck delivering exceptional speed and comfort thanks to the Wizard II-8 profile. Playing up and down the rosewood fingerboard feels silky to the touch, and the F108 hardtail bridge provides rock-solid tuning stability. With construction and sonic potential this good, the Ibanez Standard RG80F Electric Guitar is a must-have for your instrument arsenal.
Aggressive Fluence humbuckers with no hum
A highly sought-after pickup for many of today’s most aggressive metal and rock guitarists, Fishman’s Fluence Modern Ceramic humbuckers unleash fiery power when paired with the RG80F. Throw everything from deep, guttural chugs to searing solos at the Fluence Modern humbuckers, and you will quickly see that they can handle any aggressive situation — and with no unwanted noise and hum issues. You’ll also love Fishman’s acclaimed voicing system, which captures the best of crunchy, tight active pickups and natural, dynamic passive pickups in one humbucker.
Speedy, comfortable fingerboard and neck
You can tell a lot about a guitar when you first pick it up. Almost immediately, you’ll feel the sleekness of the RG80F's 5-piece maple and walnut neck, which is snappy and speedy courtesy of the magical Wizard II-8 profile. Intricate sweeps, two-handed taps, and more are easily achieved with the rosewood fingerboard, which is soft to the touch and ready for some seriously fast fretting.
Enjoy the benefits of the F108 hardtail bridge
Sure, it's fun to pull off huge dive-bombs with a tremolo bridge. However, many guitarists here at Sweetwater prefer the stability of a hardtail bridge. You can abuse your strings with aggressive picking and strumming, and you'll stay in tune much better than with a tremolo bridge. You can bend to your heart's content without having to worry about knocking other strings out of tune. If you're a player who prefers dependable tuning stability, you'll love the RG80F’s hardtail bridge.
Ibanez Standard RG80F Electric Guitar Features:
- Resonant meranti body
- Fast-playing 5-piece maple/walnut neck with Wizard II-8 profile
- Seriously comfortable rosewood fingerboard
- Dual-voice Fluence Modern active pickups unearth hard rock high gain to modern molten metal
- Ibanez F108 hardtail bridge increases tuning stability
- Volume and master control with 3-way switch
- Voice-changing mini-toggle to access additional Fishman Fluence voicings