Every now and then, a guitar comes along that sets the standard for others in its class, in terms of: looks, playability, tone and construction. The Ibanez S5527-TKS is one of those guitars.
Building on the foundations of the ever popular S series - the S5470 being one of the most recently popular incarnations and used by Luke Hoskin of progressive rockers 'Protest The Hero' - the S5527-TKS includes all the finishing touches and appointments you would expect. There are some subtle improvements and adaptations, the most notable being the sublime addition of 7th string.
The body is crafted from solid mahogany giving a bellowing mid to low-end tone with tonnes of power. The body profile is incredibly slim and feels very light in the hand. No matter what you're used to, this body is designed to feel as natural as possible.
The 5-piece maple/wenge neck is tonally bright - complementing the rich lower tones produced by the body - with crystal clear articulation throughout each and every note. Every single note along the luxurious rosewood fingerboard rings out perfectly. The fingerboard has received the Prestige fret edge treatment, and navigating the fingerboard is dream-like. Basically, every effort has been taken by Ibanez to remove any obstacles that may impede you.
The combination of the V77/V87 neck and bridge humbucking pickups, puts an incredible amount of power in your hands. To strengthen the tonal stability of the S5527, the pickups feature optimised gain control with emphasis on a sharper, more articulate response. No matter how loud you crank up the output, the S5527 will not turn into a distorted mess, instead it is easier than ever before to achieve searing tones and chugging brutality. Controls are kept nice and simple - Master Volume, Master Tone, 5-way pickup selector switch - so all you need to focus on is your technique.
The lo-pro edge 7 double-locking tremolo, allows you to dive-bomb and wail to your heart's content. No matter how aggressive or frenetic your style, the highly responsive trem system will ensure that your strings retain their tuning with minimal fuss. Minor adjustments can be made on the fly, and the tension of the whammy bar can be adapted to suit your playing style. The matching headstock and cosmo black hardware complete the high quality finish.
Your new pride and joy comes with its very own hardshell case, perfect for storing it safely at home or in the studio, and transporting to gigs.
Manufacturer Ibanez Model S5527-TKS Prestige Electric Guitar Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Maple/Wenge Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Locking Tremolo Neck Profile Wizard-7 5-piece No. of Frets 24 Position Inlays Offset Pearl Dot Active/Passive Passive Bridge Lo-pro Edge 7 Tremolo Pickups Neck: V77 Bridge: V87 Controls Master Volume Master Tone Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Centre Pickups Position 3. Centre Pickup Position 4. Neck and Centre Pickups Position 5. Neck Pickup Finish Transparent Black Sunburst
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