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Ibanez Iron Label SIR70FD Series Electric Guitar with DiMarzio Pickups   (Open Box)
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Product# H91465
OVERVIEW

Sleek and stealth with a wizard neck and HSH configuration.

The cutting edge of Ibanez design, the Iron Label SIR70FD Series 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® Pickups in an HSH 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.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Iron Pewter finish
  • Nitro Wizard neck
  • Mahogany body
  • Jumbo frets
  • Bound Rosewood fretboard
  • Gibraltar Standard bridge
  • DiMarzio® Air Norton neck pickup
  • DiMarzio True Velvet mid pickup
  • DiMarzio Tone Zone bridge pickup
  • Master Volume, Tone and 5-way switch
  • Case sold separately

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

SPECIFICATIONS

Iron Label SIR70FD Series Electric Guitar with DiMarzio Pickups

  • Neck Dimensions
  • Scale: 648mm/25.5"
  • Width at Nut: 43mm
  • Width at Last Fret: 58mm
  • Thickness at 1st: 19mm
  • Thickness at 12th: 21mm
  • Radius: 400mmR
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IbanezIron Label SIR70FD Series Electric Guitar with DiMarzio Pickups
 
4.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good feel (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

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      4.0

      Beautiful

      By MTreehugger

      from Undisclosed

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ibanez Iron Label SIR70FD Series Electric Guitar with DiMarzio Pickups:

          I love this guitar! However, I needed to compensate to make it work for me, as I'm not a metal guitarist, which this guitar is aimed toward.

          Primarily, the bridge pickup is further from the bridge than a standard guitar, where the string vibrations are stronger with more bass, which in combination with the superb Dimarzio Tone Zone pup made very intense metal sounds. This I toned down to my taste with excellent results, but if you don't do metal and don't understand how to dial in your tone, this might disappoint. The in-between positions (2 & 4) are amazing right out of the box, and I now have gorgeous tones in all 5 switch positions, thanks primarily to Dimarzio. It's hard for me to pick up another guitar, though my les paul-ish Ibanez ART100DX with tone zone pup does better crunch (but not by much).

          The nitro wizard neck is fast! It's also beautiful, but has a matte finish that glosses up over time as you play (hand buffing, you might say). I prefer a thicker glossy finish, but oh well, the bubinga strip is gorgeous! The neck, being so thin, responds surprisingly to even a string height adjustment! (a first for me) However, unstable as that sounds, this thing stays in tune like a dream. I think it will over time demand more attention than most necks, so don't be reluctant to take it to your guitar tech/luthier for a checkup every now and then.

          A quality rosewood is used for the fretboard, not the cheap shiny stuff you find elsewhere. The jumbo frets do not seem jumbo to me, though, and could be fatter and maybe even taller. The fret edges are not filed down flush, and you can feel the edges if you try, but you won't feel them during normal playing. Because I'm picky, I'll probably get around to stoning them some day.

          I do not care for the metal flake in the finish and would prefer straight black, but it's fairly subtle and can't be seen from a few feet away. I don't gig, so I don't know how a spotlight would reflect off it. Over all, it's a beautiful-looking instrument and I can't help but admire the sleek look of the plain fretboard coupled with the tasteful lines of the bound black razor body.

          My guitar arrived quickly (Thanks MF), and was set up perfectly for 10s! The nut was not filed deep enough, though. The back cover was installed over one of the wires, trapping it between the plastic cover and the guitar back, forcing a bulge in the cover. The bulge bothered me so much that I had to remove the cover, whereupon I found the pinched wire. It appears that at the Indonesian factory they just drilled the screws right through the cover, using it as a template with no pilot holes, because the finish around the screw holes was chipped, and some chunks fell off when I lifted the cover. They should have invested a few more minutes and done this right!

          Bottom line: If you can deal with some minor matters, this guitar will surpass others costing many times more, due to Ibanez design and superior Dimarzio pups.

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          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Worth Every Dime

          By John Ruszin III

          from NJ

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Ibanez Iron Label SIR70FD Series Electric Guitar with DiMarzio Pickups:

          I was an Ibanez fan back in the late 80's, switched to a Les Paul in the 90's, Moved to custom Warmoth self built guitars over the past decade. Ibanez got me curious with some of their new models, nice design, good price and no additional changes necessary after the purchase. This guitar is a major home run. The neck is smooth, fast and very solid. The body has good weight and the pick ups sound and work well with this model. This has become my main guitar for all playing, it's very hard to put down and walk away from. Well Done Ibanez, Bravo!

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          (7 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Good body bad neck

          By bo

          from helena,mt

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming

            Comments about Ibanez Iron Label SIR70FD Series Electric Guitar with DiMarzio Pickups:

            I bought the guitar because I like the lightweight and shape of the S models. I have a Korean S and I love the neck and binding. The fret work and binding feel sharp to the touch and some quality problems with the joining of the maple and bubinga on the neck on this model. A premium neck would be better. The mahogany body and pickups produce rich sound comparable with any guitar priced over $1200. Not bulky like a RG and it has a small neck heavy balance issue, but not as bad as Gibson SG's. A 22 fret neck or a 25 inch scale might alleve the problem. Basically it is a professional guitar body with a kiddie guitar neck.

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