The new lineup of the FR series emphasizes the instrument's refined simplicity. The Mahogany body balances physical comfort with richness of tone. The FR's radical departure from tradition: The thin Wizard neck, offering a level of fingerboard performance that Ibanez players have raved about for decades.
|neck type||Wizard HP 5pc Maple/Walnut neck|
|body||African Mahogany body|
|fretboard||Bound Ebony fretboard|
|fret||Jumbo Stainless Steel frets w/Prestige fret edge treatment|
|neck pickup||Bare Knuckle Aftermath (H) neck pickup (Passive/Alnico)|
|bridge pickup||Bare Knuckle Aftermath (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Ceramic)|
|nut||Graph Tech® nut|
|hardware color||Cosmo black|
|a : Width||43mm at NUT|
|b : Width||58mm at 24F|
|c : Thickness||18mm at 1F|
|d : Thickness||20mm at 12F|
Refined fast Prestige Wizard neck offers better grip, feel and tone - 18mm width at 1st fret and 20mm at the 12th.
The tight grain of Ebony provides a smooth, dense playing surface that produces a tight low-end with the quick response needed for metal.
The stainless steel frets are known for their bright tone, and they add player-friendly features, such as long durability and a smoothness to bend on.
Hand-wound in UK, Bare Knuckle Aftermath pickups deliver accelerated bass response for tracking high-speed staccato riffing, with increased focus in the mids, and superb high-end articulation.
The Tight-End bridge is perfectly designed to anchor with rigidness and accuracy. Saddles are firmly locked onto the base plate for maximum string vibration, and remain perfectly linear during intonation adjustment for the most accurate set-up. The saddle height can be adjusted individually by one screw. Also, the top side of the bridge is smooth finished. So if you play hard, the Tight-End bridge will absorb your hand's punishment without dishing out any of its own.
The Gotoh® MG-T locking machine heads achieve incredible tuning stability, cutting down string-changing time.