For the similar model with the Edge Pro tremolo, see RG1527.
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The RG1527Z is a seven string RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2010. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale Prestige line and replaced the RG1527. In the USA, this model was often still referred to as the RG1527; the Z suffix is ignored for some models in promotional material.

The main differentiator between the RG1527Z and its predecessor is the new Edge Zero 7 double locking tremolo bridge with removable ZPS3 tuning stabilizer. Other features include a basswood body bolted to a maple and wenge neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez humbucking pickups and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG1527MZ is a similar model with a maple fingerboard.

The RG1527Z was discontinued after 2014.

Specifications

Specifications for RG1527Z
Model name: RG1527Z / RG1527
Year(s) produced: 2010–2014
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Royal Blue (RB)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Zero 7 tremolo w/ ZPS3 stabilizer
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard-7 Prestige
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ wenge
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Barless Top-Lok
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V87 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V77 (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042/.054
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E,7B

Images

Additional finishes/ details
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Royal Blue
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout

Sources

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