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For the RG1527 with the Edge Zero, see RG1527Z.
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The RG1527 is a seven string RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2003. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the Prestige line. It is the successor to the RG7620.

The RG1527 features a basswood body bolted to a multi-piece neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include direct-mounted, dual Ibanez Vintage humbucking pickups, an Edge Pro 7 tremolo bridge, locking nut and Gotoh machine heads.

The RG1527M is a similar model with a maple fretboard. The RG15271 is a related hard-tail model.

In 2010 a new RG1527Z was introduced which is similar except for it has the new Edge Zero 7 tremolo in place of the RG1527's Edge Pro 7. The new Z model would eventually replace this model, but the Edge Pro model continued to be produced through 2011.


Specifications for RG1527
Model name: RG1527
Year(s) produced: 2003–2011
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) 2005 / Black Pearl (BP) 2003–2004 / Cosmic Blue (CB) 2003–2004 / Galaxy Black (GK) 2003, 2005–2008 / Royal Blue (RB) 2005–2011
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
Edge Pro 7 tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Hardware color:
2003–2004: Powder cosmo
2005–2011: Cosmo black
Neck type:
2003–2008: Ultra Prestige
2009–2011: Wizard-7 Prestige
Neck material:
2003–2004: 3-piece maple/ bubinga
2005–2011: 5-piece maple/ wenge
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
2003–2004: White dot
2005–2011: Small pearl dot
24 / jumbo
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 (non-locking)
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V87 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V77 (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:

RG1527 vs. RG1527Z

Main article: Z

As noted above, a new RG1527Z was introduced in 2010. In the USA however, the new model is sometimes referred to as simply the RG1527 in Ibanez promotional materials, as the Z suffix is often disregarded. You need to look at the tremolo to distinguish these two models.


Additional finishes/ details
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Black Pearl
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Galaxy Black
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Cosmic Blue
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout


Ibanez RG1527 ( Demo )