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For the earlier model with the same name, see S520 (2000–2001).
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The S520 is an S series solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez for 2014. It is produced in Indonesia.

The S520 features a mahogany body bolted to a maple Wizard III neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with offset dot position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Quantum humbucking pickups and an Edge Zero II double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut.

For 2018 the rosewood fretboard was replaced by jatoba. For 2019 the mahogany body was replaced by meranti. For 2021 the fretboard reverted to rosewood.

The S521 is a similar model with a fixed bridge.


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Specifications for S520
Year(s) offered: 2014–2022
Sold in: Americas & Oceania / Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / USA
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Blackberry Sunburst (BBS) 2014–2018 / Light Violin Sunburst (LVS) 2014–2016 / Transparent Black Sunburst (TKS) 2017–2018 / Weathered Black (WK)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2014–2018: Mahogany
2019–2022: Meranti
Neck joint:
Edge Zero II tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
Wizard III
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2014–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Jatoba
2021–2022: Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset white dot
24 / jumbo
Locking barless (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Quantum (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Quantum (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (angled face mount)
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042 (D'Addario EXL120)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


Additional finishes/ details
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Light Violin Sunburst
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Transparent Black Sunburst
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Weathered Black
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Pickup switching
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Control layout
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Rear of body