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Ibanez Xiphos XPT700 Extended 27-Fret Electric Guitar   (Used)

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More high notes for extra shredding.

This Xiphos has a thin, flat neck with a fretboard that is extended to 27 frets for extra high-end sweep-picking and furious riffage. The DiMarzio Air Norton humbucker in the neck position is warm-sounding, very well balanced, and has the same unique tonal characteristics as the original. Its combination of medium output and harmonic bite are very effective for single-note soloing as well as chords. The DiMarzio D Activator bridge humbucker is loud yet clean, with rich harmonics. It responds instantly to hard or light pick attack. The Double-locking Edge III allows radical effects and sonic chaos with total tuning stability. The new Edge III is similar in construction and feel to the original Edge locking trem; however, it also has lower profile fine-tuners inspired by the Lo-PRO Edge and massive new-design saddles.

Features

  • Mahogany body
  • 5-piece maple/walnut Wizard II thru-neck
  • 25-1/2" scale length
  • Bound rosewood fingerboard
  • 15.7" radius
  • 27 jumbo frets
  • DiMarzio Air Norton-S single-coil pickup (neck position)
  • DiMarzio D Activator humbucker (bridge position)
  • Edge III bridge
  • Sharktooth inlays
  • Case sold separately

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IbanezXiphos XPT700 Extended 27-Fret Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

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5.0

Versatile and Shred Worthy

By DaveMan-pZgfi

from Metal, Alabama

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 Xiphos XPT700 Extended 27-Fret Electric Guitar:

    I bought a freight damaged XPT700 9 months ago and I love it. The neck is solid, comfortable, FAST, and perfectly in tune through all registers. The pickups are the best. The D Activator has chug and grind but is also articulate and versatile-it cleans up nicely with the volume knob. The Air Norton makes a good combo with the D Activator and is also a good stand alone pickup. The trem is good enough for what I need, but if I were playing this guitar for money I would upgrade to a Floyd. I have tried all the solutions for the neck diving, but it still is nose heavy. I bought this guitar for practicing and learning new songs. Leave it on a stand for a week, pick it up and its good to go. I love the maple/walnut neck thru and mahogany wings combination. I own several neck thrus and this one holds its own against the Firebird and SG2000. The neck finish is better than tung oil. It is a BIG guitar. But it is easy to play for hours without fatigue and the tones and trem keep me interested. The tone through my Carvin V3 (with 6L6's) and 4x12 is complex and rich. I'm not crazy about the shape/ergonomics of this guitar (great to play seated, awkward standing) but for what I'm using it for, its perfect. Having 27 frets hasn't lost its novelty. I would buy this guitar again.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Near-perfect Shred Machine

    Comments about Ibanez Xiphos XPT700 Extended 27-Fret Electric Guitar:

    I don't know where to start so I'm just going to say this thing kicks butt! I got my XPT700XH used, it's the 2009 model before they moved the strap pins to better balance points. I moved these to the locations on the current product photos and neck-dive is fixed, I am quite impressed with almost everything about this guitar. Pickups are awesome, bridge is maybe not as hot as a Duncan JB but I haven't felt any desire to change it. Neck PU has great shred/thrash/prog sounds w/ distortion and versatile cleans by twiddling the tone control, keeper for sure. I added push-pots for coil splitting and selection and now get sweet "cluck" sounds and "twang" sounds too.

    Even a few years old, it's in great condition; I just changed strings, tuned it up B-E-A-D-F#-B, got floated and intonated and now I have a bari w/ the top notes of a 22-fretter. No problems w/ the Edge III bridge beyond the usual Floyd Rose issues; it works, takes abuse and stays in tune great for a fulcrum tremolo, it's just not a Kahler. The only thing I don't like is the knob in the "volume-swell" spot; I prefer the knobs out of the way of my picking hand, but that's a small complaint that applies to most electrics.

    But for the price, you can't possibly beat this monster. Nobody else makes the fast speed-necks on pointy production guitars anymore (shame on you BCR), so for me it's either the Ibanez or a super-pricey custom job. Friends pointed me to the Jackson Warrior as well; I looked there, but it's alder rather than mahogany (strike one), not 27-frets (strike 2), and twice the cost (they're OUT). Also I think the Xiphos 27 body (but oddly not the regular Xiphos) looks a bit sleeker than the Warrior, and I love that it's GREEN! My other guitars are getting lonely.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    unbelievable

    By 88 fingers louie

    from Panama city fl.

    Comments about Ibanez Xiphos XPT700 Extended 27-Fret Electric Guitar:

    I have been playing guitar from age 8 ,I am now 44,obviously my influnces are 80's type rock but i have toured and played every kind of guitar this thing is a great axe, I highly recommend it...and by the way as for the ibanez arm if you stretch the strings properly before you lock them down you shouldnt have any problem.If you have the means buy this one,Im going to make it my main guitar.

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Truly Awesome

    By Craig Barr.

    from Earth

    Comments about Ibanez Xiphos XPT700 Extended 27-Fret Electric Guitar:

    I have been performing music professionally since 1972 beginning with the Harmonica and strumming on the guitar. After years of playing scales and amassing a collection of diverse guitars I have found the Xiphos 27 fret from Ibanez to accommodate literally all of my needs as a guitarist. The Floyd Rose copy (why not?) can withstand all my abuse & it does stay in tune! Excellent tone and a Mahogany body help this beast. My only issues is the case from Ibanez and my compact car, but I drive like crap. This guitar has recorded well clean & distorted and it is my nuber one axe!

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Splendid

    By donovinian

    from fresno, california

    Comments about Ibanez Xiphos XPT700 Extended 27-Fret Electric Guitar:

    As you can see i rated this very high, and for a few reasons. First of all i picked it up for 700$ brand new, which is a steal in my opinion. Second, its my first time using a tremelo and i have to say it hasnt given me as much frustration as every says it does, this thing can handle dive bombs like youve never seen!!!! third, i love the overall tone and feel of the guitar, it sits comfortably between my legs whilst i sit and it doesnt feel awkward when i stand up. i cant say enough about the tone, the dimarzios just go above and beyond for me. if you have the money i highly suggest you pick this up, you wont regret it :)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Pretty nice. Except for the Edge III

    By RickDV

    from Holland, Michigan

    Comments about Ibanez Xiphos XPT700 Extended 27-Fret Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar hoping it would be one in which to end my search for my perfect metal tone. It did in terms of tone. However the Edge III is the only thing preventing it from being spot on. The guitar does have some balance issues if you aren't used to the neck diving, but it was easy to get used to. It plays great, has superb lead and rhythm tones. I would naturally recommend this guitar, but i have been too frustrated with the Edge to really encourage it. Other than that, really, a great guitar.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Xiphos 27 Fret

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Ibanez Xiphos XPT700 Extended 27-Fret Electric Guitar:

    I bought this Xiphos-27-fret guitar It arrived yesterday.Good things about Xiphos 27 fret:Wizard 2 neck = A+27 frets = A+Body & Style = A+Bad Things about Xiphos 27 fret:Edge III does not stay in tunePickups are not good for slow heavy riffsI'm replacing the Edge III with an Original Floyd Rose which will require digging a bigger hole in the body of the guitar. I'm replacing the Pickups with active EMGs or Blackouts. With these modifications, the guitar becomes A or A+. The stock version of this guitar is C+.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Ibanez Xiphos XPT-700-XH-GSF great guitar

    By Asphyx123

    from Pforzheim

    Comments about Ibanez Xiphos XPT700 Extended 27-Fret Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar about 2 months ago. From all the guitars I have played in the past 17 years this is my favorite. I don't have huge hands so reaching the high frets was always kind of problematic for me. This Xiphos provides insane access to the higher frets. I play a lot of traditional style metal like Priest, Ozzy but also newer Prog-rock/metal like Symhpony X/Dream Theater. For this type of music it's just perfect in my opinion. Some people claim the edge 3 tremolo sucks - I can't confirm this at all. It holds the tuning perfectly for me. The action is very low as mentioned before. Also makes sweep picking significantly easier than on most of my other guitars. The balancing indeed is an issue. But I only subtracted half a point for that because it can easily be fixed by offsetting the strap fixation points. I mostly play sitting down anyway so the balancing doesn't matter at all to me.

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    5.0

    Xiphos' are amazing

    By .XiBanEzX.

    from North Dakota

    Comments about Ibanez Xiphos XPT700 Extended 27-Fret Electric Guitar:

    This is the third and easily the best Xiphos i've owned. i own about 13 Ibanez guitars, and this is easily my favorite...the sound, speed, and looks of this guitar make it an excellent guitar on the road, or for any learning musician. great guitar, if you've got the money, this would be the guitar to get.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    balance, gentlemen!

    By catskin gloves

    from El Chuco, TX

    Comments about Ibanez Xiphos XPT700 Extended 27-Fret Electric Guitar:

    Ehh, this review is difficult to write. On one hand, you have the fast-as-hell neck with beautiful low action. You have a beyond wicked look with the body shape, and the sound kills. Then why the 3 rating for features? In my personal experience, the instrument must be BALANCED. With the Xiphos strapped on, as soon as you let go of the neck, the whole thing takes a dive. What this translates to is constantly flexing your fretting arm while playing, which is a real pain when you have to concentrate on performing. So, for the rookies out there, many of these evil-shaped guitars have serious balance issues, and I recommend strapping one on first before buying!

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