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Ibanez S Series S520 Electric Guitar  

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Ibanez's marvel of form and function, the S Series, continues to evolve for today's player. Cloaked in a dramatic burst finish, a rosewood fingerboar...Click To Read More About This Product

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Light enough to be comfortable, heavy enough to provide tone and sustain.

Ibanez's marvel of form and function, the S Series, continues to evolve for today's player. Cloaked in a dramatic burst finish, a rosewood fingerboard features jumbo frets. Lurking beneath the S Series graceful 3-D shape is mahogany specifically chosen for S Series instruments.

Light enough to amaze in terms of comfort, heavy enough to provide the tone and sustain that players expect from the S Series. As the originators of the thin, fast neck, the Wizard III neck is yet another achievement in playability, providing the kind of comfort that translates to responsiveness and speed. Quantum pickups, along with 5-way switch, provide an impressive palette of tone textures.

With the Edge Zero II tremolo, the most extreme sonic acrobatics can be fearlessly performed with confidence that the guitar will effortlessly return to perfect tuning.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
neck type: Wizard III Maple neck
body: Mahogany body
fretboard: Rosewood fretboard w/Off-set white dot inlay
frets: Jumbo frets
bridge: Edge-Zero II tremolo bridge
neck pickup: Quantum (H) neck pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
bridge pickup: Quantum (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
hardware color: Cosmo black
Case sold separately

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IbanezS Series S520 Electric Guitar
 
3.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

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Cons

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(5 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I will never buy an Ibanez guitar!

By zhron

from Croatia

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Pros

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Fret Buzz
    • The neck resonates on some harmonic frequencies.

    Best Uses

    • For nothing!

    Comments about Ibanez S Series S520 Electric Guitar:

    On the G string, between the 9 th and 12 th fret, tone is suppressed and distorted because the neck resonates on a harmonic frequency.

    Also, all notes played on the E string, from the 18th fret onwards are suddenly suppressed for the same reason.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great shred guitar

    By Alaskan Airman

    from Pyongtaeksi, ROK

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics
    • Versatile
    • Very Articulate

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anything
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Shred

      Comments about Ibanez S Series S520 Electric Guitar:

      This is my first guitar with a locking whammy bar, despite many years of wanting one. I have to say, I normally don't write reviews, but the other two reviews at this time are so unjust and silly.

      This guitar is easy to set up, despite the locking Edge-Zero II system and my inexperience. I have the weathered black one that they don't seem to sell on Musician's Friend. It is thin and light, and therefore easy to handle for people with smaller stature or back problems, to say nothing of gigging musicians who don't want a heavy guitar on stage. The stock electronics are great, and I can't see myself changing pickups or other parts in the future. The neck is small, but the jumbo frets and seemingly wide neck makes the guitar very easy to get around.

      This guitar is no slouch, and it's really fun to play. I've been wanting an Ibanez S for a while, and I'm so glad I finally have one.

      (1 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      By far not the best Guitar I own

      By WMFielding

      from Huntington Wv

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      Pros

      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • neck is very large
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Ibanez S Series S520 Electric Guitar:

      This guitar looks great and sounds good. But the neck is so wide its hard for my little hands To fit around. With a smaller neck this would be a great guitar

       
      5.0

      Most played guitar in my collection

      By ravenmore

      from Austin, TX

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ibanez S Series S520 Electric Guitar:

          Have no idea what the guy who is getting 'suppressed' notes in his review is talking about. Mine sounds awesome up and down the neck. Guitar has a lot of balls and quite a few tone selection options. It's also very light and ergonomic. It's great if you are having to play standing up for a long time for whatever reason. Stays in tune very very well. Is a great value IMO as it sounds as good or better than a lot of guitars that are a lot more expensive.

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