2017 RC520 JSG 1P 01
RC520 Jet Stream Green (more images) Red copyright sprite

The RC520 is a solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2017. It is part of the retro-inspired Roadcore series. It was made in Indonesia.

The RC520 features a mahogany body with front and rear binding bolted to a gloss finished maple neck with 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. Components include dual Ibanez Core Tone humbucking pickups with coil-split switch, a Tune-O-Matic style fixed bridge with through-body string routing and a TUSQ nut.

For 2018 the rosewood fretboard was replaced with jatoba.

The RC520 was discontinued after 2018 along with the rest of the Roadcore lineup.


Specifications for RC520
Year(s) produced: 2017–2018
Sold in: Asia (excl. Japan) / China / Europe
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Candy Apple (CA) / Jet Stream Green (JSG) / Navy Metallic (NM)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ dual binding
Neck joint:
Bolt-on w/ metal plate
Tight Tune fixed
3-ply cream/ black/ cream
Hardware color:
Neck type:
RC w/ gloss finish
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2017: Rosewood
2018: Jatoba
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
22 / medium
Graph Tech TUSQ
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Core-Tone (H) passive/ alnico
Neck pickup:
Core-Tone (H) passive/ alnico
Master volume / master tone / 3-way toggle / push/pull coil-split on tone
String gauge (factory):


Additional finishes/ details
2017 RC520 CA 1P 01
Candy Apple
2017 RC520 NM 1P 01
Navy Metallic
HH 3-way-toggle push-pull-coil-split
Pickup switching
Controls VT3 push-pull-split-on-tone
Controls layout


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