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Ibanez RG5170B-BK Prestige Electric Guitar in Black

Made in Japan. Featuring Fishman Fluence Pickups, Gotoh Tuners & Lo-Pro Edge Tremolo. Hard Case Included.

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Elliot Stent

The Ibanez Prestige series combines cutting-edge manufacturing techniques with world-renowned Japanese craftsmanship and precision. Bolstering this acclaimed lineup is the top-of-the-range 5000 series RG5170B-BK, a high-performance electric guitar that takes the iconic Ibanez RG formula into the future!

With an incredible feature-set comprising Fishman Fluence pickups, a Lo-Pro Edge locking tremolo, stainless steel frets, Gotoh tuners and a 'Super Wizard' neck — the Ibanez RG5170B-BK lets you break new boundaries in speed, technique and tone. And with the main hardware appointments finished in gold against a stealthy black body, this sleek-looking guitar will inspire you to just pick it up and play!

Comfortable Construction

Ibanez's flagship RG model has always been regarded as a premium guitar built solely for shredders. The RG5170B-BK perfectly fits that mould, sporting a lightweight Basswood body that delivers a beautifully-balanced sound, of which boasts deep cutaways that allow for effortless access to all 24 frets. A heavily-contoured belly-cut lets the instrument rest snugly against you in practice and playing positions too.

Super Wizard Neck

The RG5170B-BK's bolt-on 5-piece Maple/Wenge neck gives the guitar rigidity and a snappy note response with plenty of top-end articulation — perfect for complex riffs or solos that need to cut through in a mix! The superbly-thin 'Super Wizard' HP neck shape makes fast passages a breeze to play too, especially with the ultra-smooth Prestige fret edge treatment, while the luxurious Macassar Ebony fingerboard comes fitted with wide/tall jumbo frets that offer you maximum control under the fingers.

Fishman Fluence Modern Pickups

This elegant instrument is powered by a set of high-output Fishman Fluence Modern pickups. Capable of handling copious amounts of gain, the bridge and neck humbuckers project an aggressive tone and a powerful attack without excess noise. But they're far from being one-trick ponies. That’s because these versatile pickups can dish out crisp and luscious tones with clean settings, especially when you use the voicing switch to change from a potent contemporary sound to a softer and more fluid timbre.

The Fluence Single-Width pickup in the middle position emits a warm, clear character with stunning punch and definition — promising the same quiet operation as the humbuckers. Altogether, this flexible HSH configuration provides you with a wide palette of tones that can cater for practically any style!

Lo-Pro Edge Tremolo

Ibanez has kitted out its 5000 series RG with only the finest hardware appointments, to guarantee decades of reliable use and stellar playability. A double-locking Ibanez Lo-Pro Edge tremolo system offers incredible tuning stability, no matter how extreme your divebombs or flutters might be! Ensuring optimal playing comfort with its streamlined profile and recessed fine tuners, this is one of the most ergonomic yet stable tremolo systems out there.

Specifications

  • Super Wizard HP 5pc Maple/Wenge neck
  • Basswood body
  • Bound Macassar Ebony fretboard w/Off-set Mother of Pearl dot inlay
  • Jumbo Stainless Steel frets w/Prestige fret edge treatment
  • Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker (H) neck pickup
  • Fishman Fluence Single-Width (S) middle pickup
  • Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker (H) bridge pickup
  • Fishman Fluence Voicing switch
  • Lo-Pro Edge bridge
  • Gold (Black knobs) hardware
  • Luminlay side dots
  • Hardshell case included
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