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Ibanez SZ720FM Flamed Maple Electric Guitar
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The powerful Ibanez SZ720FM is a relatively recent offshoot of the Ibanez S family of electric guitars. Like the S, the SZ is mahogany and sized perf...Click To Read More About This Product
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Screaming fat mahogany tone!
The powerful Ibanez SZ720FM is a relatively recent offshoot of the Ibanez S family of electric guitars. Like the S, the SZ is mahogany and sized perfectly for performance. But the SZ is thicker for even more screaming, fat mahogany tone and its 25.1" neck has a different feel than the 25.5" scale of the S. Flamed maple top, gorgeous inlays. And if the SZ is ever so slightly heavier in weight. Its shaped contours make up for any difference with a physical comfort that's almost obscene.
- Neck: 3-piece SZ set-in neck
- NeckType: SZ (set-in)
- Body: Mahogany body/ flamed maple top
- Frets: Medium frets
- Fingerboard: Bound rosewood
- Inlay: SZ Special
- Bridge: Gibraltar III bridge
- NeckPU: Duncan/Ibanez neck pickup
- MiddlePU: Duncan/Ibanez bridge pickup
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Reviewed by 14 customers
Just got mine a couple days ago. All I can say is WOW. At this price you cant go wrong. Great sounding guitar and sexy as hell. Plays all kinds of music. Just a great guitar. Get one.
Very nice guitar for a very reasonable price. The pictures don't do it justice...I don't know how Ibanez can put the great looking bindings on a guitar at this price (and very nice neck inlays!). (Carvin can't for the price) It sounds way better than my Epi Les Paul. I know that an Epi Les Paul might not compare to Gibson's version, but I have to say that the Seymoure Duncans in this guitar are far more versatile than the Epi Les Paul. Bridge pickup is bright, but not brittle sounding, and the neck pickup, is full, but not muddy like the Epi Paul. What I thought was very cool about this guitar is the middle pu switch: it gives you two single coils instead of dual humbuckers! Lots of different tonal variations with this guitar. Stays in tune well. Very good pinch harmonics. This is a very nice guitar from Ibanez, and one that could probably cover the gamit from rock and blues to metal. Ibanez was also nice enough to put good strings on the guitar. I did have to adjust the neck a little, as there was slightly too much relief bow.
I bought this guitar about a year ago and love playing it. This guitar made me become and ibanez fan and made me buy another ibanez model soon after ;) I have the grey finish and it is flawless, the hardware is quality for the price and i have had no problems with it other than the input jack nut coming loose which is no big deal at all.
I just got this one today and I am very happy. This is my 4th Ibanez guitar and I really prefer the neck on this one. Much better than the bolt-on neck. The clean tones are comparable to many higher priced guitars out there and the distortion thru Marshall and Fender amps sounds great. Two different volume knobs create a wide variety of sound thru the pickup configuration. The price is unbelievable. How is such a quality product produced at this cost? Ibanez has always been a quality product and they have really outdone themselves on this one. Overall, I got even more than I expected and my purchase just reaffirms my faith in this company's product. WELL DONE Ibanez!!!
This guitar is simply amazing! This guitar sounds mostly great with distortion, but also sounds incredible clear and/or overdriven. For some strange and odd reason, if you look at the guitar in person, it looks much better than it does in the pictures shown here, which is another plus! This guitar's neck and body were put together extremely well (it is not a bolt on neck like most other guitars, so there are no gaps) giving this guitar amazing sustain! You can also compare the sound of this guitar with a Les Paul and a BC Rich, and if you play the guitar under certain conditions with a lot of treble with a wah wah pedal all the way up, it sounds somewhat like a telocaster! This guitar truly can shred with its great versatility, fast neck, and roaring distortion! Not to mention the incredible flamed mother-of-pearl inlays! This guitar is definitly different from most Ibanezs. Good job Ibanez! Great guitar!
This is by far the best value for a neck-thru hands down. The finish is gorgeous and upper fret access is awesome! Sustain for days!! The pickups get the job done and have some nice overtones, but they'll be swapped out for some DiMarzio Evos soon enough. Two things I'm not crazy about is the middle pickup position: it taps the neck and bridge pickups at the same time like a 2/4 position on a Strat. Also, I don't need two volume knobs, but I'll be changing it so that I have one volume, one tone, and a coil tap switch. Overall though, best bang for your buck when it's on sale. I might even buy another one for alternate tunings.
I own this guitar and I love it. The sustain is amazing, the build quality is top notch and the finish is stunning. I really can't complain about a single thing with this guitar. The neck feels amazing and its just a pleasure to play. I would reccomend it to ANYONE. Especially at the sale price, it simply cannot be beat.
First of all, the pictures on this site misrepresent the beauty of the flamed maple top. It is a gorgious guitar. The setup was already almost perfect. The round yet slim neck is incredibly comfortable, and very smooth to play. The sale price is a huge savings on a guitar that holds its own against guitars costing twice as much.
I got this guitar for christmas a couple years ago, but got the grey and black model. Instantly I fell in love with it and couldn't stop playing it for two years. But, I noticed that when I put some heavy 10 GHS guitar boomers on it, I couldn't get much squeel out of the guitar but I could still play in a nice clean blues tone. with the three way switch switched to the middle position. But if you want a good neck-through guitar that you can shred on and play a nice clean blues/alternaive riff, get this guitar! it's worth the money.
I bought my SZ720FM in January when the weather conditions could not have been worse for shipping an instrument. This was my first online purchase of an instrument. I had never been comfortable with the idea of buying a guitar without first playing it, but I had been so happy with the build quality, sound, and great action of my Ibanez Artcore semihollow body that I had to go for it. I AM PLEASED. The guitar was packed so well that my fears proved to be unfounded. The action was a little high, but adjusted easily to my liking. It plays great, stays in tune, and sounds great through my Blues Deville, Blues Junior, or a Peavey Delta Blues 210 of a buddy. The neck pickup is a monster - great for any thing a person is brave or foolish enough to try. The bridge pickup is OK but does not match the testerone levels of the neck pickup. Also, a coil tap switch would be nice. When you unpack this beauty you will find that the pictures on your screen don't do it justice. I don't know how Ibanez can build such a great guitar for such a low price, but it makes me feel sort of foolish when I think of how much I have spent on some of my other (made in America by overpriced labor) axes. Buy this guitar. You will not regret it.