Ibanez are never a company to under deliver in the looks department, and with the Ibanez RGEW521FM they have certainly maintained their "good looks" record! But it's not all about the looks, as this guitar comes packing a pair of powerful DiMarzio humbucker pickups, making it ready to rock!
Featuring Ibanez's instantly recognizable RG pointy body shape, the RGEW521FM has a well balanced design and allows for good access to the upper frets. The core of the body is sculpted from mahogany while the flamed maple top adds the required sophistication, set-off by the bound edge. The roasted maple neck is carved into the ultra fast Wizard III profile and is topped with a bound Macassar ebony fingerboard that is set with cream dot inlays and jumbo frets.
Tonally, the RGEW521FM is able to produce a good selection of tones that'll particularly appeal to the rock guitarist. Equipped with a DiMarzio Air Norton at the neck position and a DiMarzio Tone Zone at the bridge, you'll have access to warm clean tones all the way up to high gains sounds that are still able to deliver good amounts of clarity and articulation. The pickups are wired through master volume and tone controls and a versatile 5-way pickup switch that allows for series and parallel options of the neck pickup, plus other variations.
Holding it all together and is the fixed bridge, keeping the RGEW521FM solid on the tuning front and allowing for good amounts of sustain.
- Wizard III Roasted Maple neck
- Flamed Maple top/Mahogany body
- Bound Macassar Ebony fretboard w/Cream dot inlay
- Jumbo frets
- Fixed bridge
- DiMarzio Air Norton neck pickup (Passive/Alnico)
- DiMarzio The Tone Zone bridge pickup (Passive/Alnico)
- Black hardware