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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-18-2011, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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s520 wnf need some info

guys,

I have an opportunity to pick up an s520WNF for a couple of bills. The serial number is CE F01... so It was made in Japan but it's not prestige. The 2001 catalog shows that it has an original edge, too. I've never played an Ibanez from this year so I'd be interested in how the neck compares in quality to current Ibanez models. I wonder what the wizard prestige neck had that this doesn't? I made it about half way through the S guitar thread and now my head hurts.

Thanks,

JN

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Re: s520 wnf need some info

The one you're looking at has a Wizard neck.
WIZARD Neck Dimensions
Scale Length: 648mm/25.5"
Width At Nut: 43mm
Width At Last Fret: 56mm
Thickness At 1st Fret: 17mm
Thickness At 12th Fret: 20mm

Here's a nice comparison chart for the various Ibanez necks:
http://www.jemsite.com/jem/necks.htm

As far as the Prestige necks:
Scale/Length 648mm/25.5"
Width at Nut 43mm
Width Last Fret 58mm
Thickness 1st Fret 18mm
Thickness 12th Fret 20mm
Radius 430mm


As you can see--the original Wizard necks are thinner at teh first fret, but all else is the same.



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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-18-2011, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: s520 wnf need some info

Thanks for the specs.

Were all MIJ necks of the same quality? In other words, is there any difference other than the specs. If not, it seems to be a nice score.

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Re: s520 wnf need some info

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Thanks for the specs.

Were all MIJ necks of the same quality? In other words, is there any difference other than the specs. If not, it seems to be a nice score.
Pretty much so--that's why those are the prefered necks.



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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-18-2011, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: s520 wnf need some info

Cool. Thanks for the help.
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Re: s520 wnf need some info

Must be a real nice guitar, I've recently got an S1220WNF Prestige '02, which is basically the same guitar and it's a real gem
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Re: s520 wnf need some info

I'll post picks if I pick it up.
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Re: s520 wnf need some info

I've got the same guitar. They are really Nice. Mine is CE F00. I have never played a S that compares to it.
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Re: s520 wnf need some info

Sorry for the necro-bump, but I just saw this same model at GC. It indeed has the original Edge. It's a bit worn. It has noticeable marks on the body, pitting on the pickup rings, volume knob and the trem. Also, the five way switch is noisy. They have it for $399. I said I'd buy it today for $300. I had pointed out the switch and pickup rings needed to be replaced and the guy mentioned they could do that for the same original price. I'm not sure what parts they would use, however.

Anyway, I'm wondering what the price range is for this guitar. Any help would be appreciated.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 03:49 PM
 
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Re: s520 wnf need some info

$400.00 With Case
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