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RG2228 GK
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The RG2228M is an eight string RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2007. It was the company's first mass produced eight string guitar. It was made in Japan by FujiGen

The RG2228 features a basswood body bolted to a maple and wenge 27-inch scale Ultra neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include dual, active EMG humbucking pickups, a double-locking fixed Edge III-8 bridge and Gotoh tuning machines.

Titanium reinforcing rods were added to the neck starting in 2010.

In 2012, Ibanez introduced the RG2228A, which has passive DiMarzio pickups instead of the active EMGs fitted to the standard RG2228. The RG2228M variant which has a maple fretboard followed in 2013. The RG2228 is also the basis for Tosin Abasi's signature TAM100 guitar which debuted in 2013.

The RG2228 was discontinued after 2016.

Specifications

Specifications for RG2228
Model name: RG2228
Year(s) produced: 2007–2016
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Galaxy Black (GK)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
FX Edge III-8 fixed
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Ultra-8 Prestige
Neck material:
2007–2009: 5-piece maple/ wenge
2010–2016: 5-piece maple/ wenge w/ KTS titanium rods
Scale length:
686mm/ 27"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Locking
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 (non-locking)
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
EMG 808 (H) active
Neck pickup:
EMG 808 (H) active
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009–.065
Factory tuning:
1D# 2A# 3F# 4C# 5G# 6D# 7A# 8F

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