Ibanez Axe Design Lab RG9PB 9-string Electric Guitar - Transparent Gray Flat

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Ibanez Axe Design Lab RG9PB 9-string Electric Guitar - Transparent Gray Flat

Product Description:

The Ibanez Axe Design Lab RG9PB packs a novel combination of features into a high-performance 9-string electric guitar. The RG9PB is built around a resonant nyatoh body, which is capped by a head-turning poplar burl top. You'll appreciate the effortless playability of this guitar's 5-piece Wizard-9 neck and 24-fret Macassar ebony fingerboard, while its active Fishman Fluence humbuckers churn out a massive smorgasbord of high-octane tones with zero added noise. You also get a Gibraltar Standard II-9 hardtail bridge, which yields optimal vibration transfer and maximum playing comfort — a must for players who employ copious amounts of palm-muted chugging. The RG9PB features a Graph Tech nut and rock-solid Ibanez tuning machines, along with an eye-grabbing satin finish. Want to explore an exemplar of extended-range guitar design? If so, the Axe Design Lab RG9PB is ready and willing to be your down-tuned tour guide.

Incredibly fast Wizard-9 neck

Ibanez Wizard necks are thin and built for speed, and they enable effortless playability and comfort. The Axe Design Lab RG9PB takes that design to the next level with its 5-piece maple/walnut Wizard-9 neck. You'll execute lightning-fast runs, arpeggios, and hammer-ons with ease. Capping the Wizard neck is a bound 24-fret Macassar ebony fingerboard loaded with jumbo frets that are perfect for big note bends.

Fishman Fluence Modern humbuckers

The Fishman Fluence Modern Humbuckers in the Ibanez Axe Design Lab RG9PB deliver the most sought-after humbucking tones, from modern active to high-output humbucking. Unlike most wire-wound models, Fluence pickups manage to serve up this massive tone arsenal without noise or inductance issues. On top of that, Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker pickups provide you with your choice of two distinctly different voices. You can change the voicing via a dedicated push-pull pot on the guitar's volume knob. Beyond that, a coil-tap switch unlocks additional sonic textures.

RG playability with fixed-bridge stability

While you may expect to see a double-locking trem on an Ibanez RG, the Axe Design Lab RG9PB sports a Gibraltar Standard II-9 fixed bridge — a dream come true if you prefer a hardtail axe. The guitarists here at Sweetwater love the Gibraltar Standard II's extreme low profile, which offers the comfort of a traditional RG floating trem with the exceptional stability and reliability you can only get from a fixed bridge. If you've always wanted an RG-series guitar but prefer not to mess with a floating tremolo, the RG9PB was made just for you.

Ibanez Axe Design Lab RG9PB 9-string Electric Guitar Features:

  • 9-string electric guitar facilitates unmatched extend-range exploration
  • Resonant nyatoh body with a head-turning poplar burl top
  • Comfortable 5-piece maple/walnut Wizard-9 neck is topped with an ultra-playable Macassar ebony fingerboard
  • 24 jumbo frets are tailor-made for big note bends
  • 2 Fishman Fluence Modern Humbuckers yield aggressive yet articulate high-gain tones
  • Push-pull volume pot unlocks 2 distinctly different voices for each pickup
  • Coil-tap switch unlocks additional sonic textures
  • Rock-solid Gibraltar Standard II-9 fixed bridge
  • Aggressive-looking cosmo black hardware and an eye-grabbing satin finish
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As soon as you place your order, you will receive a confirmation email. After that, we double-check if all items ordered are in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your order is available for the delivery within the advertised time frame, we will submit it for shipment to the warehouse. If the expected delivery time exceeds the advertised time frame, we'll reach out to you via email and/or phone to confirm the order.

Order Shipment:

Within 1 business day from the time the item has been shipped, you will receive an email confirmation with tracking number. If you would not receive tracking information within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us.

Estimated Time of Arrival:

We typically deliver within 2-10 business days. Custom made products are usually delivered within 3-5 weeks. If the expected delivery date for your order would fall outside of the advertised 2-10 business day time frame, our customer service team will reach out to you to confirm if you are OK with that date.

Areas Covered:

All estimated delivery dates and shipping costs advertised on the website apply the the Contiguous United States only. Please contact our customer service team to discuss the time and cost of shipping to Hawaii or Alaska. We don't ship directly to Canada, but we can ship your order to the freight carrier of your choice.


It is very important that you inspect the packaging of your items when they arrive and check if you received all boxes listed on the delivery receipt.If you notice any damage or shortage of packages, you must make note of it on the bill of lading, take pictures, and refuse delivery.Your note should say "refused due to damage". You must also take photos of all sides of the box and send them to us within 2 days. If there are no damages visible before opening the box, you must note "subject to further inspection may contain concealed damage". If you notice any damage after receiving the delivery, do not throw the box away, and contact us with the photos. After we receive information from you about the refused delivery or concealed damage, we immediately initiate a claim with the shipping company or with the manufacturer. After the claim is fully processed, we ship all replacements at absolutely no cost to you.

Cancellations & Refunds:

We can cancel your order at absolutely no cost to you before the shipping label or Bill of Lading has been created, or before production of a custom order has started. Custom made items are not eligible for refunds after production has started. To be eligible for a return, the item must be unused and in the same condition as you received it. It must also remain in the original packaging, and the packaging must be in a perfect condition. We do not charge restocking fees or return shipping fees. All eligible returns are 100% free. Orders delivered outside the United States are not eligible for refunds. If your order arrived damaged, "Damages" section applies. Our refund policy lasts 45 days. If 45 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately, we can’t offer you a refund. Please contact us before returning an item to discuss shipping details. All refunds will be issued to the credit card or PayPal account you used for your purchase within 2 days after all returned items arrived at our warehouse.

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