Ibanez’s marvel of form and function, the S Series, continues to evolve for today’s player. S521 features a Jatoba fretboard with jumbo frets. Lurking beneath the S Series graceful 3-D shape is Meranti specifically chosen for S Series instruments. Light enough amaze in terms of comfort, heavy enough to provide the tone and sustain that players expect from the S Series. As the originators of the thin, fast neck, the Wizard III neck is yet another achievement in playability, providing the kind of comfort that translates to responsiveness and speed. Proprietary Quantum pickups round out this metal mammoth with an entire palette of thick, distorted tone textures that retain high-end articulation. A simple, yet solid fixed bridge provides stable, dependable tuning and accurate intonation.
- neck type Wizard III Maple neck
- top/back/body Meranti body
- fretboard Rosewood fretboard Off-set white dot inlay
- fret Jumbo frets
- number of frets 24
- bridge F106 bridge
- string space 10.5mm
- neck pickup Quantum (H) neck pickup Passive/Ceramic
- bridge pickup Quantum (H) bridge pickup Passive/Ceramic
- nut Plastic nut
- hardware color Cosmo black
- Scale : 648mm
- Radius : 400mm R
- d : Thickness 21mm at 12F
- c : Thickness 19mm at 1F
- b : Width 58mm at 24F
- a : Width 43mm at NUT
When the pickup selector switch is in neck position, the neck pickup is selected. When the switch is between neck and center position, the neck humbucker is selected and is in parallel. When the switch is in center position, both neck and bridge pickups are selected. When the switch is in between center and bridge position, bridge side of the neck pickup and neck side of the bridge pickup are selected. When the switch is in bridge position, the bridge pickup is selected.
With the guitar held in the playing position, there is one knob and one switch along the lower edge of the body. Closest to the neck is the five-way pickup selector switch. Closer to the input jack is the tone knob. The volume knob is located right above the five-way pickup selector switch.