A Poplar Burl top creates a shadowy aura that is truly mesmerizing. Matched with a layered Ash body, these two woods combine to create a bright, expressive tone that delivers punch with ample articulation.
The beveled design of the Crystal Cut on the inside of the horns allows for comfortable, unfettered access to the highest frets on the neck.
In pursuit of the perfect Iron Label pickup, Ibanez collaborated with DiMarzio® to develop Fusion Edge, a series of pickups dedicated to the fullest expression of Iron Label's sonic character. Six, seven and eight stringed instruments each have their own requirements and each Fusion Edge pickup model is built to excel in that instrument's range.
The Fusion Edge pickup series was designed to produce a modern, progressive metal sound, with clarity, power and velocity. The neck and bridge pickups are calibrated in terms of both output and tone quality to work together as well as produce distinctive individual voices. Although all of the pickups were designed for the same purpose, they are not modifications of one design. Six, seven and eight string guitars have different performance characteristics, and the pickups for these guitars were designed individually for best performance in the individual instruments.
Birdseye Maple is a beautiful hardwood with natural swirls and markings that give it a distinctive unique look. It provides a smooth playing surface and contributes to a bright, articulate sound.
The legendary Super-thin, ultra-playable Nitro Wizard neck enhances playing agility and optimizes articulation.
The extra length of a 26.5" scale neck increases the tension on the strings, creating the perfect design for a 7-string, or down-tuned instrument.
Gotoh® Locking tuners stay in tune longer, provide improved tuning accuracy, and allow quick, efficient string changes
The Gibraltar Standard II is a simple fixed bridge designed to unite with the guitar's body to provide optimal transfer of each string's vibration. A low, smooth profile design maximizes playing comfort and performance.
The tight grain of Ebony provides a smooth, dense playing surface that produces a tight low-end with the quick response needed for metal.
Poplar Burl top/Ash & Mahogany layered body / Nitro Wizard 3pc Maple/Bubinga neck / Ebony fretboard / DiMarzio® Fusion Edge pickups / Gibraltar Standard II bridge
Poplar Burl top/Layered Ash body / Nitro Wizard-7 3pc Maple/Bubinga neck / Birdseye Maple fretboard / DiMarzio® Fusion Edge pickups / Gibraltar Standard II-7 bridge