When you need a guitar that's primed for rock, you'll be impressed with the Ibanez Standard FR800 solidbody electric guitar. One look tells you you're in for a sonically-intense ride — all you need to dial in epic tone are a master volume control and a three-way pickup selector. That gives this pair of Bare Knuckle Aftermath humbucking pickups a wide-open intensity that sounds great in any pickup position (there's also a coil-tap switch for single-coil pickup tones). The roasted maple neck with Wizard III profile plays fast and smooth, and the Mono-rail bridge feels exceptionally comfortable under your picking hand when palm muting. Combining sleek contours with a fast neck and explosive pickups, the Ibanez Standard FR800 may be the rock and metal guitar you've been searching for.
The Ibanez Standard FR800 sports a fixed Mono-rail bridge, which gives you the peace of mind that comes from rock-solid tuning stability. From standard to lowered tunings, your guitar's pitch will remain more stable, and the string tension will feel more consistent. Changing tunings during a gig goes much faster, compared to messing with a vibrato bridge and dealing with locking nuts. Many players at Music Experience also attribute greatly increased sustain and a fatter overall tone to the way hardtail bridges transfer the string's energy directly to the guitar's body.
The Ibanez Standard FR800's Bare Knuckle Aftermath humbucking pickups deliver the perfect amount of bass response for tracking high-speed staccato riffs, along with increased midrange focus and killer high-end articulation. Hand-wound in the UK, this Standard FR800's Bare Knuckle Aftermath pickups give you the aggressive, yet precise tone that the modern metal guitarist needs.
Since its invention, the Wizard neck profile has been what makes an Ibanez an Ibanez. And you'll find the third-generation Wizard III on the Ibanez Standard FR800 solidbody electric guitar. Its incredibly thin contour is a favorite among fast, technical players, as it allows unfettered movement up and down the fretboard. Even if your runs begin in the open position and end at the highest frets, this neck won't get in your way, and higher fret access is enhanced by the contoured cutaway. And its roasted maple construction provides a stable neck while offering increased sustain and tonal attack.
The new lineup of the FR series emphasizes the instrument's refined simplicity. The Mahogany body balances physical comfort with richness of tone. The FR's radical departure from tradition: The thin Wizard neck, offering a level of fingerboard performance that Ibanez players have raved about for decades.
The bevel cut on the FR body provides a sharp look.
Hand-wound in UK, Bare Knuckle Aftermath pickups deliver accelerated bass response for tracking high-speed staccato riffing, with increased focus in the mids, and superb high-end articulation.
The coil tap switch adds sound and tonal variations for both pickups.
The Gotoh® MG-T locking machine heads achieve incredible tuning stability, cutting down string-changing time.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Number of Frets||24, Jumbo|
Gotoh MG-T Locking Machine Heads
Bare Knuckle Aftermath Humbucker
Bare Knuckle Aftermath Humbucker
|Controls||1 x master volume, 3-way toggle pickup switch|
|Strings||D'Addario EXL110 .010-.046|
|Manufacturer Part Number||FR800-BKF|