The Ibanez S520 2018, Weathered Black provides you with effortless playability, rock 'n' roll tones, speed and high-performance. Featuring a thin, flat, smooth and strong Wizard III neck, the Ibanez S520 allows for comfortably fast playing. The S520 comes equipped with Quantum pickups that provide quick bass response, with crushing mids and precise high-end articulation. The body is constructed from mahogany, which makes the guitar lightweight and durable, while the neck is tucked in to allow easy access to the highest notes.
Product Ref: 105155
Like many guitars from Ibanez, the S520 2018 is designed for unlimited playability for demanding players. The S520 has a neck specification aimed at high-performance, speed and comfort. It features a Wizard III Maple neck that is thin, flat and fast, yet strong and sturdy, allowing for easy and comfortable playing. The fretboard features 24 jumbo frets, allowing for a wide tonal range, and offers a 400mmR radius which sits comfortably in your hand. The guitar also features an Edge-Zero II tremolo bridge which offers a low profile design for comfort, and a stud lock that provides superior tuning stability.
The S520 features signature body shape that is sculptured, lightweight, and durable. It has an excellent neck joint that allows for easy high-note shredding. With a body constructed from mahogany, the guitar produces tones that are exceptionally balanced and offer plenty of depth. The mahogany construction means the guitar is also lightweight and durable. The maple neck offers a rounded tone and helps keep things tight and bright, whilst the mahogany body creates a warm, soft tone that also brings with it some grind and bite to give it some roughness.
The Ibanez S520 is equipped with Ibanez Quantum pickups that provide you with rich, fat, and warm crunchy tones that are perfect for a range of styles and genres. They offer an excellent dynamic response and provide accelerated bass response for exceptionally fast tracking of high-speed riffing, with crushing mids and high-end articulation, allowing you to shred with a crunchy sound that is full, tight, and still cuts through the mix.
Over the past 30 years, Ibanez have always been at the forefront of developing the right tools for Electric Guitar and Bass players, pushing the boundaries of music. For decades, Ibanez designers and luthiers have been the embodiment of this ideology, pushing their skills to the edge of imagination, consistently creating some of the most versatile and unique instruments ever. Although Ibanez guitars and basses have been made since 1908, it wasn't until the late 1980's that they began to form an identity for themselves when artists such as Steve Vai and Frank Zappa began using their instruments. Now with a huge artist clientele across the globe Ibanez are a leading manufacturer of electric guitars and basses and a first choice for many dedicated musicians.