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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-04-2003, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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Ibanez SZ520QM

does anyone tried one out or owns one?
man... it has fixed bridge, set-in neck, mahogany body, quilted maple top, body + neck binding!
I can't believe this is a US$400+ guitar...
anyone ever played one? I would like some reviews on this guitar...

P.S. put two DiMarzio's humbuckers in this guitar
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-05-2003, 12:08 AM
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i played one this past week. i noticed that the pickups weren't as hot as the esp guitars of the same price range but the sustain was really good. i've always only owned the rg560/570 models and two saber models and a jem77 and i never really noticed the lack of sustain compared to the sz520 i played. after playing it i had to go back to my shop and plug my rg570 that has the mahagony body and see if i was just freakin out but the guitar really did have much more sustain. the neck felt a little thick compared to my wizard necks but it didn't feel all that bad. i think you would really like it and the blue color look much better than the picture on the ibanez site, its brighter and more alive looking.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-05-2003, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for the reply. I personally like thicker necks (not super thick neck like Gibsons), and if I bought this one I would change the pickups anyways...
oh yer one question for you shaddoe, your RG570 has a mahogany body? I thought all RG570s have basswood body.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-05-2003, 01:23 AM
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well, i still call it a rg570 because the neck and all the hardware were from a rg570. if you look at the blue guitar on the link it has a mahogany body that i built from a solid plank like in the picture. it does have more sustain than the basswood but believe me its not close to the sz520 that i played.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-05-2003, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
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oh i didn't know it was you
we've been sending emails to each other... hehe!
i think i would consider buying an sz once i sell my rg520qs
i want a non-floating trem guitar
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There are plenty or previous topics discussing the SZ520Q models. Please use the Forum Search function. It works quite well!



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