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The RGR8527FX is a seven string RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2018. It is the first reverse headstock seven string production model. It was produced in Japan by FujiGen as part of the high end J Custom line.

The RGR8527FX features a 4mm thick flamed maple top on an African mahogany body bolted to a maple and wenge neck with Velvetouch treatment and a 24-fret selected 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 previous model which is very similar except for the reverse headstock.

The RGR8527FX was sold only in Japan in 2018; in mid-2019 it was offered in other markets.

Specifications

Specifications for RGR8527FX
Year(s) produced: 2018–2020
Sold in: Asia 2019 / China 2019 / Europe 2019 / Japan / North & South America and Oceania 2019
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black Rutile (BRE)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
African mahogany w/ AAA flamed maple top (4mm) w/ natural binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Tight-End R-7 fixed (10.8mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Gotoh VK1-19 (knurled metal dome)
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
RG7 J Custom
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ wenge
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Selected rosewood w/ flamed maple binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Tree of Life
Frets:
24 / jumbo (J. Custom edge treatment)
Nut:
Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL (48mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 MG-T locking
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio PAF 7 bridge (H) passive/ ceramic
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio PAF 7 neck (H) passive/ ceramic
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel angled mount
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046/.059
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E,7B

Images

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

Sources

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