The RG is the most recognizable and distinctive guitar in the Ibanez line. Three decades of metal have forged this high-performance machine, honing it for both speed and strength. Whether you favor a hardtail (fixed) bridge or our industry-leading locking tremolo system, the RG is a precision instrument.
There are three principles behind the new Ibanez Prestige line: Precision, Performance, and Playability. The combination of high-tech manufacturing techniques with old-world Japanese craftsmanship, true innovation in design and construction, and the incorporation of ideas and suggestions from musicians from around the world are the cornerstones of the Prestige production process.
Ibanez RG852 Features:
- Ultra-8 Neck
A 5pc maple/wenge neck provides rock solid stability for the increased tension of 8 strings.
- Gibraltar Standard II-8 bridge
The Gibraltar Standard II is a simple fixed bridge that was designed to unify with the guitar's body and provide optimal transfer of each string's vibration. Smooth surface is designed to maximize playing comfort.
- EMG® 808 Pickups
The USA-made EMG® 808 active pickups are first-ever full-production 8-string pickups. Due to their balanced tone and clear articulation of low notes, they continue to be the popular choices.
- Gotoh® Magnum Lock Machineheads
The Magnum Lock machineheads offer incredible tuning stability.
Ibanez RG852 Specifications:
- Neck type: Ultra-8 5pc Maple/Wenge neck
- Body: Basswood
- Fretboard: Rosewood fretboard w/White dot inlay
- Fret: Jumbo frets w/Prestige fret edge treatment
- Bridge: Gibraltar Standard II-8 bridge
- Neck pickup: EMG® 808 (H) neck pickup (Active/Alnico)
- Bridge pickup: EMG® 808 (H) bridge pickup (Active/Alnico)
- Factory tuning: 1D#, 2A#, 3F#, 4C#, 5G#, 6D#, 7A#, 8F
- String gauge: .009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042/.054/.065
- Hardware color: Cosmo black
- Finishing: Galaxy Black
- Scale: 685.8mm/27"
- Width at Nut: 55mm
- Width at Last Fret: 80mm
- Thickness at 1st: 19mm
- Thickness at 12th: 21mm
- Radius: 430mmR
- Controls: 5 way pickup selector, volume, tone
- Flight case included