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The RG520 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1998. It was produced in Japan by FujiGen.

The RG520 features a basswood body bolted to a maple and bubinga Wizard neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include an Edge double locking tremolo bridge, a locking nut and dual Ibanez Vintage humbucking pickups.

The RG520FS and RG520QS are similar models with, respectively, flamed sapele and quilted sapele tops. The RG570 is a similar model with an additional middle single coil pickup.

The RG520 was sold only in the USA market and discontinued after a single year in production.

Specifications

Specifications for RG520
Model name: RG520
Year(s) produced: 1998
Sold in: USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Gray Pewter (GP)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
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 SG38
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V8 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V7 (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
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Sources

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