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The RG8527SP is a seven-string RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in Ocotber 2016. It was released to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Japanese handcrafted J Custom series.[1] It is produced in Japan by FujiGen.

The RG8527SP features a spalted maple top on a mahogany body bolted to a titanium-reinforced maple and wenge neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with Tree of Life vine inlay. Components include dual DiMarzio PAF 7 humbucking pickups, an Edge Zero 7 double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and a removable ZPS tuning stabilizer and Gotoh tuning machines.

The RG8527Z is a similar model with a flamed maple top and cosmo black hardware. The RG8527FX is a related model with a fixed bridge.

Production of the RG8527SP was limited to just 20 units.

Specifications

Specifications for RG8527SP
Model name: RG8527SP
Year(s) produced: 2016–2017
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Natural (NT)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ 4mm spalted maple top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge Zero 7 tremolo w/ ZPS3 stabilizer
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
RG7 J Custom
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ wenge w/ KTS titanium rods
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Selected rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Tree of Life
Frets:
24 / jumbo (J Custom edge treatment)
Nut:
Barless Top-Lok
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio PAF 7 (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio PAF 7 (H)
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009–.054
Factory tuning:
1E 2B 3G 4D 5A 6E 7B

Sources

  1. J Custom 20th Anniversary (microsite), Ibanez Japan, archived from the original December 2017

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