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Ibanez DT520 Destroyer Series Electric Guitar   

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Made of mahogany, just like the classics, the DT520 Destroyer's iconic body style has attracted many artists. Ibanez's biggest leap forward will cont...Click To Read More About This Product

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Ready to destroy the stage with killer looks, super slim neck, chrome hardware and DiMarzio pickups.

Made of mahogany, just like the classics, the DT520 Destroyer's iconic body style has attracted many artists. Ibanez's biggest leap forward will continue to be appreciated by today's player: namely the mahogany slim neck grip and set-in neck that offer ultra-smooth playablity. No matter what the setting, the DiMarzio Air Norton pack this axe with a rich tonal palette. Gorgeous old school pearl/abalone block inlays make for a path back to one of rock's most dynamic chapters. The original Ibanez Tight-Tune bridge provides improved transfer of string vibration and better tuning stability.

Since it was originally introduced in 1975, the Destroyer has become an icon of that era's chapter in rock n' roll history. Over the years it has undergone many incarnations and the perennial classic returns once again. The body and neck of both guitars are made of a tight Mahogany for maximum resonance. The bound rosewood fingerboard is adorned with Jumbo frets. The Destroyer also features Sure Grip III control knobs for no-slip control. It's not called the Destroyer for nothing.

FEATURES
  • Iconic mahogany body style
  • Mahogany slim neck grip and set-in neck
  • DiMarzio Air Norton pickups
  • Pearl/abalone block inlays
  • Chrome hardware
  • Ibanez Tight-Tune bridge

If you like the look, you'll love its sound and playability. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

DT520 Destroyer Series Electric Guitar

  • Neck type: Destroyer 1-piece mahogany set-in-neck
    Body: Mahogany body
    Fretboard: Rosewood fretboard
    Fret: Medium frets
    Bridge: Tight-Tune bridge/Tight-Tune tailpiece
    Neck pickup: DiMarzio Air Norton (H) neck pickup
    Bridge pickup: DiMarzio The Tone Zone (H) bridge pickup
    Hardware color: Chrome
    Neck Dimensions
    Scale: 628mm/24.75"
    Width at Nut: 43mm
    Width at Last Fret: 57mm
    Thickness at 1st: 20mm
    Thickness at 12th: 22mm
    Radius: 305mmR
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IbanezDT520 Destroyer Series Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One Killer Axe

By Metal777

from Jeddo, MI

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Light Weight
  • Solid Electronics
  • Very Cool Body Style

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Ibanez DT520 Destroyer Series Electric Guitar:

    I can't say enough about this guitar. It is my second Destroyer & since it arrived I have not been using my other guitars for jamming or recording. It sounds great, aggressive yet fluid. Fun to play. I like to stand when I record and sometimes sit and it is comfortable both ways. The guitars looks are misleading because it is very light but the body construction somehow still sounds great just like my other prior version I own which has the Ibanez pickups in it. This guitar can get a little more aggressive which I love for Heavy Metal playing. Very cool looking and well balanced looks and playing wise. One thing I would like to note is I am very pleased with the follow up E-mail I received checking on how I liked my purchase and even got a response to my e-mail back. Musicians Friend is where I have bought guitars in the past & they have always taken very good care of any issues. I will continue to buy from them. The guitar arrived in perfect condition and ready to ROCK.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Ready to Rock!

    By wldstrwlf

    from New York

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Ibanez DT520 Destroyer Series Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar to replace an aging '77 Gibson Explorer and was not disappointed. I figured ahead that I would probably need to swap out the pups and heads. Keeping the pups though as the stock DiMarzios in the Destroyer sound great. The guitar has a great feel to it and plays like a dream. Very impressed with the quality and workmanship.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      You WANT This Guitar

      By Les Paul Disciple

      from Covington, LA

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Stop Bar Design

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Looking More Cool Onstage
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ibanez DT520 Destroyer Series Electric Guitar:

      Friends - Take out your wallet, take out your mortgage, sell your car. You must get one of these! Ibanez has hit it out of the park with this one. I hardly know where to begin. A lightning-fast neck and killer pickups combine to make this a truly wonderful instrument. The quality of Ibanez necks is well established so I won't waste space telling you how well it plays. The DiMarzio pups are supremely versatile allowing for everything from a nice mellow jazz tone (using the neck pickup) that would very likely please Les Paul himself to screaming hard rock sounds via the bridge pickup. I found it to be very lightweight for such a large-bodied instrument and I experienced no neck dive at all (I'm a rather slightly built person so I wear it so that it hangs at a generally diagonal angle). The hardware is good and my only complaint with this guitar is that the narrow width from front to back of the stop bar exposes the wrapped-around-the-ball-end section of the strings that will cut into the side of your hand if you are resting it there while playing. Coming out of the box the intonation was off and it needed a minor adjustment to the truss rod. The intonation fell perfectly into place once this was done, and except for a minor tweak to correct the A string, it needed no further adjustments. Mine has the flame maple top which is simply gorgeous. (I suspect it is a veneer but that is a minor detail at best.) Kudos to Ibanez for bringing back the original 1981 Destroyer II design. It was a winner then and it is a winner now. Okay, I'm done here. Now go buy one of these awesome guitars, right away! And don't forget to order the case. (The royal blue interior is very attractive.) Oh, and buy some straplocks too.

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