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Ibanez S521 - Light Violin Sunburst Reviews

5.0 stars based on 3 customer reviews
  • from Miami FL March 2, 2015Music Background:
    50 year of guitar playing.

    Great guitar

    Just got it yesterday locally. Been playing 50 years, this is really one of the best guitars I've had. I disagree with one reviewer's assessment of the pickups, they sound just great with super-biting highs to the point where I have to roll off the treble on the amp, and that's just thru my Roland Cube 40GX, so I can imagine what it would sound like if I still had my Fender Super Reverb. The tonal response is excellent, so for me personally, I'll leave the pickups. Tuners are very good also. Just set the action low if you like, easy to do, and each string can be set individually, and you'll have one fast, fast neck. This guitar does everything, rock, metal, and even jazz. And it's very light weight, no more lugging around a 10 pounder. Read all the reviews here, they're good.

  • from Third rock from the sun, outer rim of spiral arm, milky way galaxy May 5, 2014Music Background:
    Ridiculously experienced pro player

    Sweet Deal!

    This model has all the features I need:

    Thin, comfortable, lightweight body...

    Two humbucking pickups, sound great, no noise

    Switching provides parallel and series options PLUS phase reverse
    provides wide variety of tones.

    Sweet low action, no buzzes, practically perfect right from the box!
    (I had to tweak the high E up one-quarter turn, and the G down one-quarter turn)

    Decent tuning machines, rigid construction, stays in tune even with aggressive bending

    24 frets,




    LOVE the simple beautiful finish, classy, elegant.

    The three-piece neck uses quarter-sawn (or rift sawn sideways) maple. Very stable even though it is thin enough for sissy-hand shredders.

    I like the absence of a pick-guard.
    Who needs a piece of plastic deadening the wood?

    It is impossible to estimate the sheer number of guitars I have owned and played over five decades... thousands... many thousands...

    I have NEVER found a better value or a better playing guitar unless I built it myself and had it plekked.

    This is the absolutely best production guitar I have ever played,
    and at this price in today's inflated fiat currency?
    ...an incredible bargain!

    My sales MAN, Brian L. Really steered me right with this choice!

  • from Cave Creek, AZ July 28, 2014Music Background:
    longime amateur musician

    great guitar but pickups are lacking

    I love playing this guitar !!! It was perfect right out of the box. My only complaint is that the pickups are kind of "tinny" sounding. However, the feel and balance of the guitar is fantastic, and the sustain is endless. I'll be putting some Seymour Duncans in it, and I know it'll be my favorite.

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