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For the S1520 with a figured bubinga top, see S1520FB.
S1520 BP
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The S1520 is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1999. It is part of the high end Prestige line and one of the first S series Prestige models.

The S1520 features a mahogany body mated to a maple and bubinga Wizard Prestige neck with a 22-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with a special S inlay at the 12th fret. Components include Ibanez Quantum pickups, a locking nut and a double locking tremolo bridge.

A similar model with a decorative bubinga top is known as the S1520FB, although it is referred to simply as the S1520 in some catalogs.

The S1520 was discontinued after two years in production, but the S1520FB lived on for two additional years.

Specifications

Specifications for S1520
Name: S1520
Years: 1999–2000
Areas: USA
Made in: Japan
Finishes: BP (Black Pearl)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard Prestige
Neck material:
3-piece maple/ bubinga
Fingerboard:
Rosewood w/ binding
Inlays:
Special S at 12th
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Electronics
PU Config:
HH
Bridge PU:
Ibanez QM2
Neck PU:
Ibanez QM1
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever

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