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For other models with the same or similar name, see RG8520 (disambiguation).
2018 RG8520 SDE
RG8520 Sodalite (more images) Red copyright sprite

The RG8520 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2017. It is made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the high-end J Custom line.

The RG8520 features a 4mm thick flamed maple top with natural binding on an African mahogany body bolted to a maple and wenge neck with VelveTouch finish and a selected rosewood fingerboard with flame maple binding and Tree of Life inlays. Components include a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge, dual DiMarzio Fusion Edge humbucking pickups with a mini-toggle coil split switch and Gotoh tuning machines.

A very similar guitar with the same name appeared in 2016; notable differences include the neck and control configuration. The R3112A44L3 is a similar model with different woods used for the body and neck.

Specifications

Specifications for RG8520
Model name: RG8520
Year(s) produced: 2017–2018
Sold in: Japan / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Soda Light (SDE) / Almandite Garnet (AGT)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
African mahogany w/ 4mm AAA flamed maple top w/ natural binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
RG J Custom Super Wizard
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ wenge
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ flamed maple binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Tree of life
Frets:
24 / jumbo (J Custom edge treatment)
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Fusion Edge (H) passive/ ceramic
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Fusion Edge (H) passive/ ceramic
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way toggle / mini-toggle coil-split switch
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042

Video

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Ibanez j.custom RG8520 Electric Guitar featuring ichika

Images

2018 RG8520 AGT
RG8520 Almandite Garnet Red copyright sprite

Sources