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Ibanez QX527PB-ABS 7-String Quest Headless - Antique Brown Stained

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7-String Solidbody Electric Guitar with Nyatoh Body, Poplar Burl Top, Maple/Bubinga Neck, Maple Fingerboard, 2 Humbucking Pickups, and Mono Tune Bridge - Antique Brown Stain
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Part of Ibanez's boundary-pushing Quest series, the QX527PB vaunts a headless design built from the ground up to maximize tone, performance, and playing comfort. This 7-string electric guitar's lightweight nyatoh body resonates with rich, woody tones, while its poplar burl top brings eye-grabbing visuals into the fray. Technically minded players will be blown away by the zero-drag feel of the QX527PB's Parallel Wizard neck, and its slanted frets make intricate fretboard maneuvers like tapping, fingerstyle, and slapping feel effortless. This headless guitar's made-to-measure pickups exude amazing levels of articulation and definition that are bolstered by Ibanez's acclaimed dyna-MIX10 switching system. Rock-solid hardware, including a custom string lock and innovative Mono Tune bridge, ensures easy string changes and ultra-reliable, stage-worthy performance. Jescar EVO gold frets round out the QX527PB's generous features. If you've been hunting for the perfect headless electric guitar — or even if you're considering your first headless instrument — the Ibanez QX527PB is guaranteed to unlock unlimited creative possibilities.

    Parallel Wizard neck makes complex playing techniques easier 

    The QX527PB was built for high-level, technical playing styles, evidenced by its Parallel Wizard neck. Crafted from maple and bubinga, this ultra-stable 5-piece neck is 0.75 inches thick throughout its entire length, offering amazing playability for players who prefer a higher playing position. The QX527PB's heat-treated bird's-eye maple fingerboard not only turns heads, but its frets are also equally slanted at an 8-degree angle for easy execution of tapping, fingerstyle, bass-inspired slapping, and other intricate fretboard maneuvers. This headless 7-string electric guitar also includes Jescar EVO gold frets, which ensure long-lasting durability and effortless note bending. The guitarists here at Music Experience have found the QX527PB to be incredibly versatile — it offers a zero-drag playing experience for technical metal, jazz-rock fusion, and any experimental genre you throw at it. If your personal style involves complex playing techniques, the QX527PB will permit you to play cleaner and faster than you ever thought possible.

    Made-to-measure pickups yield an endless array of tones

    Designed especially for headless guitars, the Ibanez QX527PB's Q58-7 humbuckers churn out divine sonic textures with astonishing levels of articulation and definition — a must-have for elaborate riffing and intricate, rapid-fire leads. The tonal balance of these pickups is unprecedented throughout the instrument's entire range. Plug into your favorite amp, and you'll experience muscular lows that are completely devoid of muddiness and mix-piercing highs that eschew harshness for a sublime-sounding clarity that enables every note within a chord structure to be heard. These pickups exhibit little self-noise, even in high-gain applications, and they play nice with both digital and analog effects. The QX527PB incudes dyna-MIX10 switching, which provides 10 different pickup combinations via an Alter Switch and 5-way lever switch. No matter the genre, the QX527PB can achieve the sound you're hearing in your head.

    State-of-the-art hardware that can withstand aggressive playing styles

    The QX527PB is teeming with cutting-edge, near-bulletproof hardware. Its custom string lock boast a straightforward one-piece design that's not only highly durable, but it also requires little maintenance. String changes are a breeze, and because the QX527PB doesn't require a proprietary set of strings, you can use whatever time-tested gauge and brand you'd like. You'll also appreciate the Mono Tune bridge. This expertly crafted bridge facilitates a wide intonation range, which makes down tuning a piece of cake. This headless extended-range guitar's Mono Tune bridge is also a cinch to adjust, and its streamlined saddle design lends a natural, organic character to every note you play.

    What Ibanez Says...

    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.

    Wizard C 5pc Roasted Maple/Bubinga neck

    The Parallel Wizard neck is 19mm thick all the way through the entire length. It provides an amazing fretting-hand experience for the players who prefer their instrument held in a higher playing position. The 5pc Roasted Maple/Bubinga construction also offers excellent 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.

    Slanted frets

    All of the frets are equally slanted at an 8-degree angle. Many contemporary players tend to favor a much higher playing positon to execute more effectively, highly technical and intricate techniques like tapping, finger style, and even occasional bass-inspired slap riff. This higher position results in the four fretting fingers naturally tilting slightly inwards. This 8-degree inward tilt of the frets perfectly accommodates this and offers a more natural feeling and comfortably playing guitar.

    Jescar EVOgold™ frets

    Jescar EVOgold™ frets are known for their bright tone, gorgeous appearance, and excellent features such as long-lasting durability and smooth note bending.

    Poplar Burl top / Nyatoh body

    The Poplar Burl top features an exotic wood grain and the Nyatoh body 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 layouts.

    Ergonomic body design 

    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 comforts.

    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.

    Ibanez Q527PB Q Headless Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

    • Headless 7-string electric guitar built from the ground up to maximize tone, performance, and playing comfort
    • Compact, ergonomic nyatoh body resonates with rich, woody tones
    • Poplar burl top brings eye-grabbing visuals into the fray
    • Ultra-stable 5-piece maple/bubinga neck with heat-treated bird's-eye maple fingerboard
    • Parallel Wizard neck profile is perfect for high-level, technical playing styles
    • Slanted frets facilitate easy execution of tapping, fingerstyle, bass-inspired slapping, and other intricate maneuvers
    • Jescar EVO gold frets ensure long-lasting durability and effortless note bending
    • Q58-7 humbucking pickups yield astonishing levels of articulation and definition
    • dyna-MIX10 switching system provides 10 different pickup combinations
    • Custom string lock's straightforward 1-piece design is durable and requires little maintenance
    • No proprietary strings required — continue using your favorite gauge and brand
    • Mono Tune bridge provides easy adjustment and lends a natural, organic character to every note you play

      Body Type Solidbody
      Body Shape Q52 Quest
      Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
      Number of Strings 7
      Body Material Nyatoh
      Top Material Poplar Burl
      Body Finish Satin Polyurethane
      Color Antique Brown Stained
      Neck Material 5-Piece Roasted Maple/Bubinga
      Neck Shape Wizard C
      Radius 20"
      Fingerboard Material Roasted Birdseye Maple
      Fingerboard Inlay Mother-of-Pearl Offset Dots
      Number of Frets 24 Slanted, Jumbo Jescar EVOgold™ frets
      Scale Length 25.5"
      Nut Width 1.850"
      Nut Material Plastic
      Bridge/Tailpiece Mono Tune Bridge
      Tuners Bridge tuners
      Neck Pickup Q58-7 Humbucker
      Bridge Pickup Q58-7 Humbucker
      Controls 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone
      Switching 1 x Alter switch, 5-way blade pickup switch
      Strings D'Addario EXL110-7 .010-.059
      Case Included Gig Bag
      Manufacturer Part Number QX527PBABS