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For the later model with the same name, see S520.
S520WNF.jpg
S520 Walnut Flat (2001) (more images) Red copyright sprite.png

The S520 is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2000. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The S520 features a mahogany body bolted to a maple and bubinga neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard. Components include Ibanez V1 & V2 humbucking pickups, an original Edge double locking tremolo bridge and Gotoh tuning machines.

The S520WNF originally had dot position markers, but for 2001 these were replaced with wave inlays which are exclusive to the S series. It was offered in Europe with a Deep Violet Flat paint and in the USA with a Walnut Flat finish.

The S570 was a similar model with an added middle single coil pickup.

The S520 was discontinued after 2001 although the Prestige S1220 introduced in 2002 is quite similar.

Specifications

Specifications for S520 (2000–2001)
Model name: S520 (2000–2001)
Year(s) produced: 2000–2001
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Deep Violet Flat (DVF) Europe only / Walnut Flat (WNF) USA only
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Super Wizard
Neck material:
3-piece maple/ bubinga
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
2000: Dot
2001: S Waves
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V2 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V1 (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector

Images

2001 S520 DVF.jpg
2001 Ibanez S250 Deep Violet Flat Red copyright sprite.png
S520WNFdots.jpg
2000 Ibanez S520 Walnut Flat with Dot inlays Red copyright sprite.png


Sources

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