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NAMM 2017: Ibanez Introduces Poplar Burl RG Premium Models

NAMM 2017: Ibanez Introduces Poplar Burl RG Premium Models

Ibanez is introducing two new RG models, designed for the serious, experienced lead and metal guitarist. From the company:

As part of the acclaimed Premium Series, the RG1070PBZ, and its 7-string, hardtail companion model, the RG1027PBF, are high-performance electric guitars with distinctive features designed to inspire, and bring out the best in a player.

Both models feature a stunning poplar burl top on an American basswood body, with beautiful natural body binding on the top and side. A slim-grip, 11-piece Wizard neck sports a wenge fretboard with durable stainless steel frets for a brighter tone.

Other features include:

•    Premium fret edge treatment— for a smooth, professional feel
•    Mother of Pearl off-set dot inlays w/ luminescent side dot position markers— for visibility on dark stages
•    Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads —for enhance tuning stability, and quicker string-changes

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RG1070PBZ (pictured) features:

•    Edge-Zero II w/ ZPS3Fe tremolo bridge— for exceptional tuning stability and precise intonation
•    DiMarzio Air Norton, True Velvet and Tone Zone pickups w/ a 5-way pickup selector switch

RG1027PBF features:

•    Tight-End R-7 bridge —specifically designed for 7-string guitars
•    2 DiMarzio PAF7 pickups— for a thick sound, that emphasizes low-mids without sacrificing articulation

Both guitars include hardshell case.

Ibanez Premium series instruments are manufactured by dedicated craftsman, using select tone woods, high-profile electronics and sophisticated hardware.

Features

RG1070PBZ

•    Wizard 11pc wenge/maple/purpleheart/bubinga neck
•    Poplar burl (7mm) top/American basswood body
•    Wenge fretboard w/ Mother of Pearl off-set dot inlay
•    Luminescent side dot inlay
•    Jumbo Stainless Steel frets w/Premium fret edge treatment
•    DiMarzio Air Norton (H) neck pickup
•    DiMarzio True Velvet (S) middle pickup
•    DiMarzio The Tone Zone (H) bridge pickup
•    Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads
•    Edge-Zero ll w/ZPS3Fe tremolo bridge
•    Cosmo Black Hardware
•    Hardhshell case included
•    Colors: Cerulean Blue Burst (CBB)  Charcoal Black Burst (CKB)
List: $1,791.10

RG1027PBF
•    Wizard-7 11pc wenge/maple/purpleheart/bubinga neck
•    Poplar burl (7mm) top/American basswood body
•    Wenge fretboard w/ Mother of Pearl off-set dot inlay
•    Luminescent side dot inlay
•    Jumbo Stainless Steel frets w/Premium fret edge treatment
•    DiMarzio PAF7 (H) neck pickup
•    DiMarzio PAF7 (H) bridge pickup
•    Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads
•    Tight-End R-7 bridge
•    Cosmo Black Hardware
•    Hardhshell case included
•    Color: Cerulean Blue Burst (CBB)
List: $1,791.10

For more information, visit ibanez.com.

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