Ibanez Wiki
Advertisement
2018 RGEW521FM NTF.png
RGEW521FM Natural Flat (more images) Red copyright sprite.png

The RGEW521FM is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2018. It was made in Indonesia.

The RGEW521FM features a flamed maple top with abalone purfling and cream binding over a mahogany body bolted to a roasted maple Wizard III neck with a 24-fret Macassar ebony fingerboard with cream binding and dot position markers. Components include a pair of DiMarzio humbucking pickups with cream bobbins and a fixed bridge.

For 2019 the mahogany body was replaced with nyatoh.

The RGEW521ZC is a similar model with a ziricote topwhich was released simultaneously. These were the first RG models with a roasted maple neck. The RGEW521MZW is a similar model with a roasted maple fretboard and zebra wood top which was introduced in 2019.

The RGEW521FM was discontinued after 2019.

Specifications

Specifications for RGEW521FM
Year(s) produced: 2018–2019
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Natural Flat (NTF)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2018: Mahogany body w/ flamed maple top w/ binding
2019: Nyatoh body w/ flamed maple top w/ binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Fixed bridge (10.5mm string spacing)
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard III
Neck material:
One-piece roasted maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Macassar ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Cream dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Black plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Tone Zone (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Norton (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
HH 5-way parallel-neck.png
Pickup switching diagram
Controls VT5.png
Control layout

Video

Ibanez RGEW521FM NTF Exotic Natural Flat


Sources

Advertisement