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The IC520 is an Iceman series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2014 as part of the X series. It was produced in China.

The IC520 features a mahogany body with binding mated to a mahogany set-in neck with a 24-fret fingerboard with binding and parallelogram inlays. Components include a fixed bridge and tailpiece and dual DiMarzio humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls.

In mid-2017 a new fretboard material, treated New Zealand pine, replaced rosewood.[1] For 2018 the fretboard was changed to jatoba. For 2019 the mahogany body and neck were replaced with okoume.

The IC500 which this model essentially replaced is similar except it had a different neck construction, bridge and pickups. The IC520SM is a similar model with a spalted maple top.

The IC520 was discontinued after 2019.


Specifications for IC520
Year(s) produced: 2014–2019
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Japan / Europe / USA
Made in: China
Finish(es): Black (BK) 2014–2016 / Vintage Brown Sunburst (VBS)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2014–2018: Mahogany w/ binding
2019: Okoume w/ binding
Neck joint:
Tight Tune fixed
Tight Tune
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Neck material:
2014–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019: 1-piece okoume
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
2014–2017: Rosewood w/ cream binding
2017: Treated New Zealand pine w/ cream binding
2018–2019: Jatoba w/ cream binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Acrylic parallelogram
22 / jumbo
Ivory plastic
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio The Tone Zone (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


Additional finishes/ details
2015 IC520 BK.jpg
HH 3-way toggle.png
Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout


  1. IC520 product page, Ibanez USA, archived from the original November 2017
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