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The '''RG521QS''' is an [[RG series]] solid body electric guitar model introduced by [[Ibanez]] in 1998. It was a [[spot model]] which was produced in Japan by [[FujiGen]]. This guitar is believed to have been created as a special model for the Norwegian Ibanez distributor Norsk Musikk AS but was also sol in Germany. The RG521QS was likely produced in small numbers, perhaps 50 or fewer units.<ref name=IbanezForum>[https://web.archive.org/web/20170922145040/http://forum.ibanez.com/yaf_postsm462209_Original-RG-with-Wilkinson-vibrato.aspx Original RG with Wilkinson vibrato?] (forum post by unknown guest); Ibanez forum; June 30, 2010; archived from [http://forum.ibanez.com/yaf_postsm462209_Original-RG-with-Wilkinson-vibrato.aspx#post462209 the original] September 2017</ref>
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The '''RG521QS''' is an [[RG series]] solid body electric guitar model introduced by [[Ibanez]] in 1998. It was a [[spot model]] which was produced in Japan by [[FujiGen]]. This guitar is believed to have been created as a special model for the Norwegian Ibanez distributor Norsk Musikk AS but was also sold in Germany through Meinl Distribution. The RG521QS was limited to 60 units.<ref name=IbanezForum>[https://web.archive.org/web/20170922145040/http://forum.ibanez.com/yaf_postsm462209_Original-RG-with-Wilkinson-vibrato.aspx Original RG with Wilkinson vibrato?] (forum post by unknown guest); Ibanez forum; June 30, 2010; archived from [http://forum.ibanez.com/yaf_postsm462209_Original-RG-with-Wilkinson-vibrato.aspx#post462209 the original] September 2017</ref>
   
The official name of this model is misleading. While the guitar bears a resemblance to the [[RG520QS]], which was produced in the same timeframe, it's been named RG521QS. A [[Ibanez model numbers|model number ending in "1"]] would normally have a fixed bridge but since the construction of a non-locking Wilkinson tremolo is closer to a fixed bridge rather than an Edge tremolo with routings Hoshino decided to go with the RG521 model code.
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The official name of this model is misleading. While the guitar bears a resemblance to the [[RG520QS]], which was produced in the same timeframe, it's been named RG521QS. A [[Ibanez model numbers|model number ending in "1"]] would normally have a fixed bridge but since the construction of a non-locking Wilkinson tremolo is closer to a fixed bridge rather than an Edge tremolo Hoshino supposedly decided to go with the RG521 model code.
   
 
The RG521QS features a mahogany body with a quilted sapele top bolted to a maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Vintage [[humbucking pickups]], a Wilkinson VS100G [[synchronized tremolo]] bridge and Gotoh locking tuning machines.
 
The RG521QS features a mahogany body with a quilted sapele top bolted to a maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Vintage [[humbucking pickups]], a Wilkinson VS100G [[synchronized tremolo]] bridge and Gotoh locking tuning machines.
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Latest revision as of 09:11, 30 May 2021

RG521QS TB.jpg
RG521QS Transparent Blue (more images) Red copyright sprite.png

The RG521QS is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1998. It was a spot model which was produced in Japan by FujiGen. This guitar is believed to have been created as a special model for the Norwegian Ibanez distributor Norsk Musikk AS but was also sold in Germany through Meinl Distribution. The RG521QS was limited to 60 units.[1]

The official name of this model is misleading. While the guitar bears a resemblance to the RG520QS, which was produced in the same timeframe, it's been named RG521QS. A model number ending in "1" would normally have a fixed bridge but since the construction of a non-locking Wilkinson tremolo is closer to a fixed bridge rather than an Edge tremolo Hoshino supposedly decided to go with the RG521 model code.

The RG521QS features a mahogany body with a quilted sapele top bolted to a maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Vintage humbucking pickups, a Wilkinson VS100G synchronized tremolo bridge and Gotoh locking tuning machines.

The RG520QS is a similar model with a double locking tremolo bridge and a different neck, as mentioned above.

The RG521QS was discontinued after 1999.

Specifications

Specifications for RG521QS
Model name: RG521QS
Year(s) produced: 1998–1999
Sold in: Europe
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Transparent Blue (TB) / Transparent Black (TK)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ quilted sapele top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Wilkinson VS100G tremolo (10.6mm string spacing)
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
???
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 Magnum locking
Electronics
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)

Images

RG521QS TK.jpg
RG521QS Transparent Black (photo courtesy Magnus Olsson) Red copyright sprite.png

Sources

  1. Original RG with Wilkinson vibrato? (forum post by unknown guest); Ibanez forum; June 30, 2010; archived from the original September 2017
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