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SKU IBZ-Q52PBABS

Ibanez Q52PB Q Standard Guitar, Roasted Birdseye Maple Fretboard, Antique Brown Stained

$1,099.99

Ibanez Q52PB Q Standard Guitar, Roasted Birdseye Maple Fretboard, Antique Brown Stained

$1,099.99

Manufacturer's Description

With new developments in instrument technology, the prominence of more technical playing styles, and players’ desire for lighter, more portable instruments, today’s headless guitars are pushing far beyond designs of the past. However, even with all these advancements, Ibanez still saw an exciting opportunity in this space.

The Q or Quest series is an entirely new concept for Ibanez. The “Quest” in this case was to not just to adapt an existing instrument into a headless design, but to develop an entirely new guitar from the ground up. This range features a number of unique elements intended to maximize tone, performance, and playing comfort. These include, custom designed R1 single coil and Q58 humbucker pickups, a new Mono-Tune bridge, and a proprietary custom string locking mechanism. The QX subseries is also equipped with innovative 8-degree inward slanted frets, uniquely tailoring their ergonomics to the benefit of highly technical players.
Ultimately, this series offers a diverse and versatile enough feature set to attract not only the modern, technical guitarist, but also players who may have never even considered a headless guitar before. Regardless of genre, Q (Quest) allows guitarists of every background to question the full scope of their creative possibilities.

Features

  • Wizard C 3pc Roasted Maple/Bubinga neck: To meet the demand of various playing styles, this Wizard C neck has a very neutral shape – it’s not too thick, too thin, or too flat. The 3pc Roasted Maple/Bubinga construction also offers great stability and long-term durability.
  • Roasted Birdseye Maple fretboard: The beautiful Birdseye Maple fretboard imbues this model with an exotic appearance. The fretboard is heat-treated for a balanced attack and rich sustain.
  • Quilted Maple top / Nyatoh body: The Quilted Maple top sonically enriches the response for picking. Nyatoh used as body wood provides a rich mid-low end.
  • Q58 H-H pickups: Q58 pickups are designed specifically for use in headless guitars. They provide a clearly defined sound, facilitating excellent tonal balance through all frequencies. The lows are powerful without being muddy, and the highs are bright and clear, but never harsh. As a result, every single note within the chord structure is well defined, and clearly audible. These pickups, with their tonal balance, and extremely low noise performance, work extremely well with both digital and analog effects.
  • Custom string lock: This custom string lock is one-piece unit that features very simple construction. This means the hardware requires less maintenance, is highly durable, and allows for very easy string changes. Additionally, no proprietary string is required, so you can continue to use your favorite gauge and brand.
  • Mono-Tune bridges: The Mono-Tune bridges offer a wide intonation range so that you can easily set the instrument up for tuning down a whole step or even further. The string height is also easily adjustable, and each saddle generally has less material, which leads to more natural and organic tone.
  • dyna-MIX10 switching system with Alter Switch: The dyna-MIX 10 offers ten sound variations and can easily switch from humbucker and single coil modes with the mini switch. The power Tap mode provides a realistic single coil sound despite its two humbucker pickup layout.
  • Gig bag included: It comes with Ibanez gig bag which is designed specifically to fit and protect this instrument.

Special Features

  • Ergonomic body design (Q): The body features a number of strategically placed curves on both the top and back of the instrument. This complex, yet sophisticated design provides maximum playing comfort.
  • Compact and light-weight, yet resonant body: While it is really compact and light-weight, its non-chambered, solid body provides great sound with rich woody tones.

Specifications

  • Color Name: Antique Brown Stained
  • Series: Q
  • Country of origin: 0
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Neck Type: Wizard C
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-on
  • Neck Material: 3pc Roasted Maple/Bubinga
  • Neck finish: Satin Polyurethane
  • "Neck thickness(1st fret, mm): 21"
  • "Neck thickness(12th fret, mm): 22"
  • Scale (inch): 25.5
  • "Nut width(mm): 42"
  • Number of fret: 24
  • Fretboard: Roasted Birdseye Maple
  • "Fretboard Radius(mm): 305"
  • Fret Type: Jumbo JESCAR EVOgold™
    • Models produced in November 2023 and onwards will include Jumbo Stainless Steel frets, replacing EVO Gold.
  • Inlay: Mother of Pearl off-set dot
  • "Body Top material(For Solid): Poplar Burl"
  • "Body Material(For Solid): Nyatoh"
  • "Body Top material(For Acoustic/Hollow): 0"
  • "Body Sides Material(For Acoustic/Hollow): 0"
  • "Body Back material(For Acoustic/Hollow): 0"
  • Body finish: Satin Polyurethane
  • Bridge: Ibanez Mono-Tune
  • "String spacing(mm): 10.8"
  • Nut: Plastic
  • Machine Head: Ibanez Custom String Lock
  • Hardware color: Cosmo Black
  • Neck Pickup: Q58 (H)
  • Bridge Pickup: Q58 (H)
  • Controls, Pickup selector: 1 Volume, 1 Tone, 5-way lever switch
  • String Gauges (from top to bottom): .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
  • Tuning (from top to bottom): 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
  • Included case or bag: Gig bag included
  • Recommended Case: MR350C

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Ibanez. This Q52PB is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.

note: The photos above may not be of the exact guitar you'll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.