The S series of guitars by Ibanez stands for Saber; this range of guitars was launched in the late 80s and is known for its mahogany body and Wizard neck profile. The S5570Q hails from this superb series but incorporates the Prestige name also, bringing together top quality hardware and appointments to live up to the Ibanez Prestige motto which is at the core of the guitar's build: "Precision, Performance, Playability".
MAPLE AND MAHOGANY
The S5570Q combines two popular tonewoods that contribute to the powerful sound output of this stunning Ibanez. The quilted maple top features an eye-catching pattern which takes on the urethane finish perfectly. Paired with the quilted maple is a solid mahogany body that adds plenty of depth and warmth to the tone. The body feels comfortable and lightweight, while its contours and double cutaways allow for an all-round, enjoyable playing feel.
SUPER WIZARD HP NECK
Ibanez have fitted the S5570Q with a 5-piece maple and walnut neck which is given the incredibly slim Super Wizard HP profile. When the S series was first designed, this neck profile was the slimmest around, and it still remains the ideal choice for guitarists who relish ripping up a solo. As the neck is constructed from 5 pieces, this makes it much stronger than a single-piece neck, ensuring it will withstand many years of being played.
Thanks to the double cutaway in the body of the guitar and the super-slim profile of the neck, you have unlimited access to all 24 jumbo frets on the smooth rosewood fingerboard. White offset dot inlays decorate the frets to guide you from one to the next as you speed your way along. Ibanez have given the S5570Q their Prestige fret edge treatment, rolling the edges of the fretboard to provide a much slicker playing surface.
HOT GRINDER AND SHORT TRACER PICKUPS
The S5570Q is fitted with Hot Grinder humbucker pickups at the neck and bridge, and a single coil Short Tracer pickup which sits in the middle, all of which are powered by Alnico magnets. The Hot Grinders are specifically made for the S Prestige model, producing a range of fluent, powerful humbucker tones with enhanced gain. The single coil Short Tracer sits in the middle of the two humbuckers to bring balance to the tone, and chimes just as you'd expect a single coil to do. The HSH configuration of the S5570Q is appealing to any rock guitarist.
Ibanez have chosen simple controls for Volume and Tone which you can apply to your desired pickups using the 5-way toggle switch.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
A significant feature of the S5570Q is that it has been fitted with a Lo-Pro Edge tremolo bridge. Its position on the body ensures that it won't get in your way as you shred, while it also improves sustain and tone for anything from a rough strumming phrase to palm muting notes. Regardless of your playing style, the locking studs retain tuning accuracy, while the cosmo black tuners at the headstock allow you to retune the strings with ease.
The Ibanez S5570Q Prestige comes equipped with a hardshell case for added protection so you can take it anywhere, making it an excellent choice for a travelling performer.
Manufacturer Ibanez Model 2016 S5570Q-DGD Prestige Spot Run Electric Guitar Top Material Quilted maple Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Maple / Walnut Neck Profile Super Wizard HP Fingerboard Material Rosewood No. of Frets 24 Pickup Configuration HSH Bridge/Tailpiece Lo-Pro Edge Position Inlays Dot Active/Passive Passive Tuners Cosmo Black Pickups Neck: HGD1 Middle: ST2 Bridge: HGD2 Controls 1x Volume 1x Tone 5-way pickup toggle switch Included Accessories Hardshell Case
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