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2017 Ibanez J Custom RG8527Z 7-String Black Onyx Flame Maple Tree of Life Japan w/ Case, COA


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Up for sale, a 2017 Ibanez J Custom model RG8527Z electric guitar in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case, COA, manual and inspection card. J Custom guitars are crafted by master luthiers at the famed FujiGen factory in Japan, with very small production numbers, select woods, and exquisite attention to detail.

This upscale seven-string features a gloss Black Onyx finish on the bookmatched flame maple top over an African mahogany body. The bolt-on maple/wenge five-piece Super Wizard neck is titanium reinforced with flame maple binding on the slab rosewood fretboard and abalone Tree of Life inlay. Premium performance specs include special fret edge treatment, “Velvetouch” finish on the profile, and an extra deep contoured cutaway for an effortless and comfortable playing experience. The guitar is loaded with stock DiMarzio PAF 7 passive ceramic magnet humbucking pickups, specifically designed for seven-string guitars, offering clean and open low notes and smooth yet defined highs. Balancing well on a strap at 9lbs 6oz, this J Custom seven-string has been professionally setup here at Mike and Mike’s Guitar Bar with accurate intonation and fast action.

The five-piece maple/wenge neck has a Super Wizard profile, measuring .790” deep at the 1st fret and .875” at the 12th. The slab rosewood fretboard is a dark, tight-grained cut with flame maple binding, abalone Tree of Life inlay, and pristine stock medium jumbo fretwire. The guitar plays effortlessly in every register up the straight neck with an ideally adjusted and responsive truss rod. The scale is a full 25 1/2”, and the locking nut measures a spacious 1 7/8“ in width, ensuring optimal tuning stability even with heavy vibrato use. The headstock features a matching Black Onyx flame maple veneer with abalone Ibanez logo inlay and stock set of black Gotoh tuners that turn smoothly.

The body has a simple and sleek control layout, with a five-way pickup selector switch and Master Volume and Tone knobs. The stock Lo-Pro Edge tremolo has improved sustain over the older Edge system, and was designed by Ibanez to provide the fast vibrato response and snap needed to pull off sharp bends and flutters. The Cosmo Black hardware is clean as can be, and the gloss Black Onyx finish highlights the bookmatched AAA figured maple top. Cosmetic wear is limited to modest pick wear on the treble side of the path, with a few extremely faint finish scratches mostly relegated to the back of the body. The neck profile features a pristine satin “Velvetouch” finish that is exceptionally smooth.  

The original hardshell case, COA, manual, and inspection card is included.