Ibanez S521 BBS Electric Guitar (Blackberry Sunburst)
The cutting edge of Ibanez design, the S series continues to be a marvel of form and function. Its signature body shape - sculpted, lightweight, and mahogany - is stronger and more musically responsive than guitars weighing twice as much. The S series is still a rock 'n' roll version of a quick, graceful, and potentially lethal weapon.
The quantum pickups equipped at both the bridge and neck offer brilliant dynamic response, providing accelerated bass response whilst clearly tracking the high end. You can be assured that, no matter how fast you are riffing, these pickups will keep up with you. Partnered with a 5-way switch these pickups offer up complete tonal control allowing you to finely tune your guitars sound. While the quantum pickups might specialise in rock and metal, they still offer fantastic presence and brilliant balance to suit any playing style, making this Ibanez any musician's perfect companion.
The Ibanez S521 features Ibanez own Wizard III neck profile, offering extreme comfort and blisteringly fast playability, perfect for maximising the efficiency of your hand’s manoeuvres. The thin nature of the neck allows your hand to run seamlessly along the guitar whilst still guaranteeing full resonance and sustain when playing rhythmic patterns. A rosewood fretboard enhances the guitars overall feel, offering a smooth performance surface whilst simultaneously producing a sound that has a strong, hard character with subtle inlays of brightness.
This Ibanez is crafted for a perfect playing experience. A fixed F106 bridge is deployed to uphold the instruments string tension and tuning stability, reducing the time spent tuning and prolonging the time spent performing. It’s not just in tuning that the Ibanez S521 is crafted for reliability. A bolt on maple neck offers incredible durability and resilience ensuring an extended life from your instrument. This is coupled with a meranti body which delivers a warm delicate tone thanks to the woods strength and density, which further solidifies the reliability of the instrument.
About Ibanez Guitars
Over the past 30 years, Ibanez Guitars have always been at the forefront of developing the right tools for electric guitar players pushing the boundaries of music. For decades, Ibanez designers and luthiers have been the embodiment of this ideology, pushing their skills to the edge of imagination, consistently creating some of the most versatile and unique instruments ever. Although Ibanez guitars have been made since 1908, it wasn't until the late 1980s that they began to form an identity for themselves when artists such as Steve Vai and Frank Zappa began using their instruments. Now with a huge artist clientele across the globe, Ibanez are a leading manufacturer of electric guitars and basses and a first choice for many dedicated musicians.
- Series: S
- Model Number: S521
- Body: Maeranti
- Body Finish: Blackberry sunburst
- Neck Type: Wizard III maple
- Scale Length: 648mm
- Fingerboard Radius: 400mmR
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Fret Size: Jumbo with dot inlay
- Nut Width: 43mm
Hardware & Electronics
- Bridge Pickup: Quantum (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
- Neck Pickup: Quantum (H) neck pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
- Controls: Volume and tone
- Pickup Switching: 5-way P.U. selector
- Bridge: Fixed
- Hardware Colour: Cosmo black