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The RG1520GK is a Roland GK-compatible RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2003. It is part of the high-end Prestige line.

The RG1520GK features a basswood body bolted to a maple and bubinga Super Wizard neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Vintage humbucking pickups, a locking nut and a Double Edge Pro tremolo bridge with Roland GK compatible piezo elements which allow access to Roland GK effects and midi control via a 13-pin connector.

The RG1520GK was slightly updated for 2005 and renamed the RG1520G. The RG420GK is another Roland GK compatible model which was offered in 2002.

Specifications

Specifications for RG1520GK
Model name: RG1520GK
Year(s) produced: 2003–2004
Sold in: Europe / Asia & South America
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): BK (Black)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Double Edge Pro for Roland GK (10.8mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Gotoh VK1-19 (knurled metal dome)
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Super Wizard
Neck material:
3-piece maple/ bubinga
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH + piezos
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V8 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V7 (H)
Controls:
Mag. p/u's: Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
Hex. p/u's: One balance / Two 3-way toggles (1 GK/both/magnetic / 1 assignable)
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel / Roland 13-pin GK
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)
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Additional details
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Front of body
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Rear of body
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Headstock
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Magnetic pickup controls
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Controls
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Magnetic pickup switching
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Controls layout

Sources

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