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For the earlier S520EX, see S520EX (2002).
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The S520EX is an S series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2005. It was initially produced in Korea and then later in Indonesia.

The S520EX features a thin, sculpted mahogany body bolted to a maple Wizard II neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and claw scratch inlays only at the twelfth fret. Components include a pair of Ibanez Infinity covered humbucking pickups and a ZR ball-bearing pivot double locking tremolo bridge with a ZPS2 tuning stabilizer.

The S470 is a related model with an added middle single coil pickup and a conventional dot inlays. The S620EXFB is a related model with a figured bubinga top.

The S520EX is the second model known by that name after a 2002 model. A special limited version of the S520EX was offered in 2007 as the S07LTD.

The S520EX was discontinued after 2009 in favor of a new series of 24-fret S models.

Specifications

Specifications for S520EX (2005–2009)
Model name: S520EX
Year(s) produced: 2005–2009
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Korea (2005–2008) / Indonesia (2009)
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Deep Violet Flat (DVF) 2006 / Green Shadow Flat (GSF) 2006 / Metallic Gray Flat (MGF) / Metallic Olive Flat (MOF) 2005 / Ox Blood Flat (OXF) 2007–2008
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
ZR tremolo w/ ZPS2 stabilizer
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard II
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Claw scratch at 12th fret
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Nut:
Locking
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez INF2 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez INF1 (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way lever

Images

Other available finishes
S520EX BK
Black
S520EX DVF
Deep Violet Flat
S520EX GSF
Green Shadow Flat
S520EX MGF
Metallic Gray Flat
S520EX MOF
Metallic Olive Flat

Sources