This High-end Ibanez Has It All
The Ibanez RG8520 has it all — looks, tone, playability — and then some. Its resonant African mahogany body is capped in beautiful AAA flamed maple. Its 5-piece Super Wizard neck provides a just-right feel, while a J Custom fret edge treatment infuses its bound ebony fingerboard with the ultimate in smooth playability. Experience incredible clarity, power, and fast attack, thanks to the RG8520’s DiMarzio Tone Zone and Air Norton humbuckers. Maintain perfect intonation while bending, twisting, and dive-bombing, courtesy of a Lo-Pro Edge vibrato bridge/tailpiece. A member of Ibanez’s high-end J Custom line, the RG8520 features an eye-grabbing tree of life fingerboard inlay and Cosmo Black hardware.
Incredibly fast J Custom Super Wizard neck
Ibanez Wizard necks are thin and built for speed, and they enable effortless playability and comfort. The RG8520 takes that design to the next level with its 5-piece maple/wenge J Custom Super Wizard neck. The just-right feel provided by this neck encourages lightning-fast runs, arpeggios, and hammer-ons. Capping the neck is a 24-fret Macassar ebony fingerboard, loaded with jumbo frets that are perfect for big note bends. Beyond that, the RG8520's frets have been given Ibanez’s Prestige edge treatment, delivering the ultimate in smooth playability.
DiMarzio dynamic duo delivers expansive sonic range
There’s no denying the massive range of tone that you can get out of the Ibanez RG8520's duo of DiMarzio pickups. First, there’s the DiMarzio Tone Zone at the bridge — a hot humbucker with a super-wide dynamic range. It’s a perfect complement to the RG8520's DiMarzio Air Norton at the neck, which is deep, warm, and remarkably clean, with just the right amount of brightness for chimey chord work. You’ll love this ultra-flexible pickup set.
Lo-Pro Edge bridge for maximum expression
Whether you palm mute with precision or simply have a wild strumming style, few things are worse than getting hung up on your bridge during a furious performance. Guitar players at Irvine Art & Music all agree the Ibanez Lo-Pro Edge bridge gets out of the way of your playing while still serving up maximum expression and tuning stability. You’ll barely know it’s there, thanks to its streamlined profile and recessed fine tuners. And locking studs give you additional tuning stability.
Ibanez RG8520 Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
- Resonant African mahogany body topped with beautiful AAA flamed maple
- 5-piece maple/wenge J Custom Super Wizard neck provides a just-right feel
- Bound ebony fingerboard with Prestige fret edge treatment delivers the ultimate in smooth playability
- DiMarzio Tone Zone and Air Norton humbucking pickups yield clarity, power, and fast attack
- Play expressively while maintaining your tuning stability with the Lo-Pro Edge vibrato
- Eye-grabbing tree of life fingerboard inlay and Cosmo black hardware
- Number of Strings6
- Body TypeSolidbody
- Body ShapeJ Custom RG
- Body MaterialAAA Flamed Maple
- Body FinishGloss Polyester
- ColorGreen Emerald
- Neck Material5-Piece Maple/Wenge
- Neck ShapeRG J Custom Super Wizard
- Neck JointBolt-on
- Fingerboard MaterialBound Macassar Ebony
- Fingerboard InlayMother-of-Pearl/Abalone Tree of Life
- Number of Frets24, Jumbo
- Scale Length25.5"
- Nut Width1.692"
- Nut MaterialLocking
- Bridge/TailpieceLo-Pro Edge Locking Tremolo
- TunersGotoh Machine Heads
- Neck PickupDiMarzio Air Norton Humbucker
- Bridge PickupDiMarzio The Tone Zone Humbucker
- Controls1 x master volume, 1 x master tone
- Switching1 x coil-tap switch, 3-way toggle pickup switch
- StringsD'Addario, .009-.042
- Case/Gig BagHardshell Case
- Manufacturer Part Number:RG8520GE