Ibanez J Custom RG8520SPB (Sapphire Blue) Japan made Electric Guitar
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 dual DiMarzio Fusion Edge humbuckers. Maintain perfect intonation while bending, twisting, and dive-bombing, courtesy of a Lo-Pro Edge tremolo. A member of Ibanez’s high-end J Custom line, the RG8520 features recessed control knobs and an eye-grabbing tree of life fingerboard inlay.
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.
Fusion Edge humbuckers are made for metal
The Ibanez RG8520’s Fusion Edge humbucking pickups are the result of a collaboration between Ibanez and noted pickup maker DiMarzio. Designed for down-tuned metal, Fusion Edge pickups deliver a powerful scooped sound with tight, compressed bass response and crisp high-end articulation — ideal for bludgeoning djent chugs and high-speed staccato riffing. This solidbody electric guitar's DiMarzio Fusion Edge pickups give you the aggressive yet precise tone that modern metal guitarists need. Beyond that, the RG8520 includes a coil-split switch that unlocks a myriad of single-coil tones.
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo 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 Sweetwater all agree the Ibanez Lo-Pro Edge 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. You also get a specially designed arm socket that prevents unnecessary wobble, while providing you with full control over the arm’s torque.
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 Macassar ebony fingerboard with Prestige fret edge treatment delivers the ultimate in smooth playability
DiMarzio Fusion Edge humbucking pickups yield clarity, power, and fast attack
Coil-split switch unlocks a myriad of single-coil tones
Play expressively while maintaining your tuning stability with the Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Recessed control knobs and an eye-grabbing tree of life fingerboard inlay
Body Type: Solidbody
Body Shape: J Custom
Number of Strings: 6
Body Material: African Mahogany
Top Material: AAA Flamed Maple
Body Finish: Gloss
Color: Sapphire Blue
Neck Material: 5-Piece Maple/Wenge
Neck Shape: Super Wizard
Fingerboard Material: Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay: Tree of Life
Number of Frets: 24
Scale Length: 25.5"
Nut Width: 1.692"
Nut Material: Locking
Bridge/Tailpiece: Lo-pro Edge Tremolo
Neck Pickup: DiMarzio Fusion Edge Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio Fusion Edge Humbucker
Controls: 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 2-way coil-tap switch, 3-way blade pickup switch
Strings: D'Addario, .009-.042
Case Included: Hardshell Case
Manufacturer Part Number: RG8520SPB