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The RG520QS is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1998. It was produced in Japan by FujiGen.

The RG520QS features a mahogany body with a quilted sapele top bolted to a Wizard neck with a rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Vintage humbucking pickups, a double locking tremolo bridge a locking nut.

The RG520FS is a similar model with a flamed sapele top. The RG520 is a similar model without the exotic wood top. The RG521QS is a related model with a synchronized tremolo bridge. The RG320QS looks similar but has a different bridge and pickups.

The RG520QS was discontinued after 2001.

Specifications

Specifications for RG520QS
Model name: RG520QS
Year(s) produced: 1998–2001
Sold in: Europe 1999–2000 only / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Transparent Blue (TB) / Transparent Black (TK) 1998–2000
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ quilted sapele top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Powder cosmo
2000–2001 Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
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.)

Images

RG520QS 2000 Back.jpg
2000 Ibanez RG520QS Transparent Blue ( Rear AANJ, 1-piece maple-Wizard neck ) Red copyright sprite.png
Additional Finishes
1999 RG520QS TB.png
Transparent Blue (1999)
2000 RG520QS TK.png
Transparent Black (2000)

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