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The RG8527FX is a seven string RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2015. It was the first seven string that is a part of the handcrafted-in-Japan J Custom line since the 2007 RG8427F. It was produced in Japan by FujiGen.

The RG8527FX features a flamed maple top with binding on an African mahogany body bolted to a titanium reinforced maple and wenge neck with Velvetouch treatment and a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with flamed maple binding and Tree of Life vine inlays. Components include dual DiMarzio PAF 7 pickups, a Tight-End R-7 fixed bridge, a Graph Tech TUSQ nut, recessed Easy Access control knobs and Gotoh locking tuning machines.

The RG8527FX is a limited production spot model available only in Japan with as few as 20 examples produced. A left-handed version, the RG8527FXL, was also offered. The RG8527Z is a similar model with a tremolo bridge.

The RG8527FX was discontinued after 2017. A similar model with a reverse headstock, the RGR8527FX debuted in 2018.

Specifications

Specifications for RG8527FX
Model name: RG8527FX
Year(s) produced: 2015–2017
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Bright Brown Rutile (BBE) / Black Onyx (BX)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
African mahogany w/ AAA flamed maple top w/ binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Tight-End R-7 fixed
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
RG7 J Custom
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ wenge w/ KTS titanium rods
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ flamed maple binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Tree of Life
Frets:
24 / jumbo (J. Custom edge treatment)
Nut:
Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 MG-T locking
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio PAF 7 (H) passive/ ceramic
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio PAF 7 (H) passive/ ceramic
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.010–.059
Factory tuning:
1E 2B 3G 4D 5A 6E 7B

Images

2016 RG8527FX BBE
RG8527FX Bright Brown Rutile Red copyright sprite

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