For guitarists that want individuality and style without having to spend the earth, the Roadcore series has been consistent in features, style and attitude and now, the Ibanez 2017 RC520 Roadcore Electric Guitar is here to add to that.
Vintage and modern balance
The first thing you will notice about the RC520 is its vintage appearance. The minimal design and double cutaway shape is very inviting for guitarists and also makes for comfortable playing. The body is crafted from mahogany and because it's so slim, it sits snugly against the body making it light and comfortable to play. A small cream plastic pickguard also protects the paintwork whilst adding to the vintage ethos.
Equally comfortable is the RC profile slim maple neck that feels comfortable in the hand and plays incredibly fast and smooth as you would expect from an Ibanez. The neck is topped off with a rosewood fingerboard containing 22 medium profile frets and white positional dot inlays.
Variable tone on tap
The Ibanez RC520 comes fully loaded when it comes to high-output tone thanks to the Core Tone pickups that are situated in the bridge and neck positions. These can be controlled via the simple tone and volume controls, however there is a twist. The tone control has a push/pull mechanism that allows for coil-splitting and there's a 3-way pickup selection switch so you can cycle through many combinations of output on-the-fly to get the sound you need for your performance.
The Ibancez RC520 also contains some excellent hardware in the form of a tight-tune bridge for superb sustain and intonation and chrome finished tuning keys that make tuning easy and accurate. The Ibanez 2017 RC520 Roadcore Electric Guitar delivers big on features and vintage character whilst maintaining a modest price.
Manufacturer Ibanez Model 2017 RC520 Roadcore Electric Guitar Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Number of Strings 6 Neck Profile RC Number of Frets 22 Scale Length 25.5" Fretboard Radius 240mm Fretboard Inlays Dot Pickups Neck: Core Tone neck pickup
Bridge: Core Tone bridge pickup pickup
Tone (with coil tap switch)
3-Way Pickup Selector Switch
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