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Ibanez Iron Label SIR27FD Series 7-String Electric Guitar with DiMarzio Pickups   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Sleek and stealth with a wizard neck and HH configuration.

The cutting edge of Ibanez design, the Iron Label SIR27FD Series7-String Electric Guitar with DiMarzio Pickups is a marvel of form and function. Its signature body shape - sculpted, lightweight, and mahogany - is stronger and more musically responsive than guitars weighing twice as much. It features the Nitro Wizard Neck, a legendary super-thin, ultra-playable neck with road-tested durability. This model comes with DiMarzio® Paf 7™ Pickups in an HH configuration. Made in the US, these pickups offer deep, warm & rich dynamics. The Gibraltar Standard is a simple fixed bridge that was designed to unify with the guitar's body and provide optimal transfer of each string's vibration with a smooth surface designed to maximize playing comfort.

FEATURES
  • Iron Pewter finish
  • Nitro Wizard-7 neck
  • Mahogany body
  • Jumbo frets
  • Bound Rosewood fretboard
  • Gibraltar Standard 7 bridge
  • DiMarzio® PAF-7 neck pickup
  • DiMarzio® PAF-7 bridge pickup
  • Case sold separately

Grab this rock 'n' roll version of a quick, graceful, and potentially lethal weapon. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Iron Label SIR27FD Series 7-String Electric Guitar with DiMarzio Pickups

  • Neck Dimensions
  • Scale: 648mm/25.5"
  • Width at Nut: 48mm
  • Width at Last Fret: 68mm
  • Thickness at 1st: 19mm
  • Thickness at 12th: 21mm
  • Radius: 400mmR
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IbanezIron Label SIR27FD Series 7-String Electric Guitar with DiMarzio Pickups
 
3.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT SOUNDING COMFORTABLE GUITAR

      By ElectroManMega

      from Houston TX

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Ibanez Iron Label SIR27FD Series 7-String Electric Guitar with DiMarzio Pickups:

        This is a comfortable quality guitar with excellent playability and sound. After my purchasing I put a half turn into the truss rod with some Ernie ball regular slinky strings and was really ready to go. The neck and body contours are the most impressive thing in my opinion about the guitar. The neck is extremely thin and comfortable. Great binding and contours. The tuners are geared so more turning is required for a small change which is great in the studio when you need to be tuned exactly. The Dimarzios that come with it get some really great tones, good distortion definition with lots of gain or nice bright cleans. I was impressed as they were very controllable to get whatever sound I needed depending on song, venue, studio, etc. Very flexible between metal and mello. Nice fit and finish, The bridge is thicker than most however no problems at all playing. The black finish has a sparkle to it in the light. The S in Ibanez S series stands for sword which is what this guitar reminds me of. Really beautiful lines. About me, played for 18 years or so, protools home studio, Favorite guitars I have, Ibanez JEM, ESP SC607B, Jackson DK2, Amps Carvin, Marshall. Great workhorse guitar for professional applications on a budget.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Pretty good.

        By nickchunkster

        from San Francisco

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Light Weight

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording

        Comments about Ibanez Iron Label SIR27FD Series 7-String Electric Guitar with DiMarzio Pickups:

        First of all, the pictures you see online are a bit deceiving, it looks closer to a dark-galaxy-black looking thing instead of a dark gray.

        The seventh string is does sound a bit muddy and buzzes, but thicker strings solved the problem for me. I used D'Addario 11-49 and added a 66 for the 7th string. I also had to raise the action a bit to completely get rid the buzzing. I think 25.5" scale is a bit short for a 7 string guitar and the 10-59 7 string set doesn't provide enough tension for guitars of this scale length.

        The PAF 7s sound clear even under high gain and articulate very well. I didn't like these at first, but the more I played this guitar the more I liked it.

        The bridge seems bulky at first, but you get used to it after awhile.

        Last thing and I notice this with most Ibanez guitars (Prestige line excluded) is that the frets do stick out a bit, not enough to cut your hand, but you definitely feel it there. I'm going to have a local luthier file them down one of these days.

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        (6 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        All it took was ONE flaw...

        By CheezeFox

        from somewhere far beyond

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Not Worth The Price
        • Poor Pick Up

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ibanez Iron Label SIR27FD Series 7-String Electric Guitar with DiMarzio Pickups:

          I tried this model out in a local guitar store (support your local business, kids!) and, to get the good out of the way first, it felt great. I have yet to run across an Ibanez I didn't like in terms of feel, and I love the S series in particular for their light-weight construction and arched tops (plus, the sleek, thin design just looks cool). This guitar is no exception. But, as you might have guessed from the title of this review and the rating, it has one major problem that just ruins the whole thing... It sounds AWFUL!

          I knew going in that there was a low-output pup (Dimarzio PAF7) in the bridge, in fact, that's why I picked it up, I was interested to hear how that sounded on a 7 string... And I gotta say... 7 String and PAF aren't exactly "two great tastes that go great together." The low B string on this guitar was EXTREMELY muddy. It didn't matter how little gain I used, there was NO note definition on that string, and, if I remember correctly, it was pretty muddy on the clean channel too. Just to compare, I played the EMG-equipped Iron Label RG 8 string through the same amp, in the same store, on that same day, and it was MUCH clearer on the low B. In fact, I dare say even the low F# string had more definition.

          But hey, that's just one flaw, right? Easily fixed by a quick pickup replacement, yeah? Well... here's the problem with that:

          My personal opinions of the Iron Label series aside, I could see someone going out and buying one cos it's got what they want right out of the box. That's the whole point of the series, right? "Everything you need and nothing you don't"? Well, the RGs have the EMGs already so you don't have to go through all that trouble of getting the electronics replaced, and the 6 string S has the wonderful Dimarzio pups- good passive tone right off the shelf! I could see someone buying those for those reasons... But I don't see the same happening for this guitar.

          Think about it- yeah, you could buy it and replace the bridge pup with something better-suited to 7 strings and, viola, problem solved, right? But... why would you do that when you could buy the RG7421 (basically the same model with MINOR differences in look) for less money and replace those pups? That's the smart thing to do. Heck, you could even leave the stock Ibanez pups in that one if you wanted- I guarantee they sound better than what's on this one! That's right, the regular S series model adheres more to the "everything you need, nothing you don't" tagline than this guitar. THAT is a problem! You know you messed up when that happens!

          So, overall, that is why, despite all the good I had to say about this guitar, I can only give it one star, and would absolutely NOT recommend it to anyone. If you want a better-sounding S series 7 string for much cheaper, get the S7421.

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