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2015 S5521 BRB
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The S5521 is an S series solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in mid 2015. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The S5521 features a mahogany body bolted to a titanium reinforced maple and walnut Super Wizard HP neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and offset dot position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Vintage humbucking pickups, a Gibraltar Standard II fixed bridge, a Graph Tech TUSQ nut and locking Gotoh tuning machines.

The S5521Q is a similar model with a quilted maple top. The S5527 is a similar seven string model.

The S5521 was discontinued after 2016.

Specifications

Specifications for S5521
Year(s) produced: 2015–2016
Sold in: USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Blaze Red Burst (BRB)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Gibraltar Standard II fixed
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Super Wizard HP
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut w/ KTS titanium rods
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset white dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo (Prestige edge treatment)
Nut:
Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL (43mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 MG-T locking
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
V8 (H) passive/ alnico
Neck pickup:
V7 (H) passive/ ceramic
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.010–.046

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