The Ibanez Iron Label Xiphos XPTB620 was crafted for pure unadulterated metal, as evidenced by its radical Xiphos body and sinister blacked-out aesthetics. Boasting an okoume body, this axe is a certified headbanger — okoume is a tonewood renowned for its bright, cutting tone and incredible natural sustain. And that's before you even plug it in! Paired with a suitable high-gain amplifier, the XPTB620 churns out face-melting metallic textures, courtesy of a set of DiMarzio D Activator humbuckers. Meanwhile, its 5-piece Wizard II neck and 24-fret ebony fingerboard provide unfettered access to your most technically demanding riffs. You also get rock-solid, stage-ready hardware, such as Gotoh tuning machine heads and an Edge-Zero II tremolo, which facilitates sociopathic levels of whammy bar abuse without the tuning headaches. If you want to play extreme metal, you need an extreme solidbody electric guitar like the Iron Label Xiphos XPTB620.
One of Ibanez's fastest necks to date, the 5-piece maple/walnut Wizard II neck on the XPTB620 is an absolute pleasure to play. This slim and super-comfortable neck lets you pull off lightning-fast runs, arpeggios, and hammer-ons with ease, but it still gives you the substance you need for fretting chords. Capping the neck is a 24-fret ebony fingerboard that's loaded with jumbo frets that are perfect for big note bends. From the first time you put your hands on the XPTB620's Wizard II neck, you'll know you've got a guitar that was built with performance in mind.
Ibanez loaded the Iron Label Xiphos XPTB620 with a pair of DiMarzio D Activator humbucking pickups. These high-octane pickups deliver a full and enriched harmonic quality that's great for rhythm and solo playing alike. DiMarzio designed their D Activator pickups to eliminate the sterile edginess that plagues many active pickups. The bottom line is that they deliver all the advantages of active pickups without the drawbacks. Plus, these pickups don't require batteries! What's more, their massive headroom permits you to pick as aggressively as you want without flattening your signal. The guitarists here at Music Experience have found these pickups to have exceptionally balanced volume between the neck and bridge — you can switch between the two positions with zero drops in volume.
The XPTB620's Edge-Zero II tremolo gives you the fast response and snap you need to pull off sharp bends and vibrato. The extreme stability of this knife-edge-style trem's stud lock function is also one of the many reasons it's a favorite among many of today's top players. If you're looking for a guitar that can stand up to long, aggressive playing sessions without losing its tuning, you're going to love the XPTB620.
The Iron Label line was originally developed with metal and nothing but metal in mind. We modded and tweaked until we got to the heaviest-hitting metal axes we’ve ever built. They’re purposefully spartan, and you won’t find a feature here that doesn't contribute directly to a bone rattling, earth shattering tones these guitars pump out. Carrying forward that same philosophy, the next generation of Iron Label guitars take this raw metal energy to a completely new level. They sport totally blacked out looks, and their supercharged electronics amounting to some of the heaviest-swinging metal axes we’ve ever produced.
Ibanez's thin, flat and fast Wizard neck is strong and sturdy and offers unlimited playability for demanding playerse.
Ebony produces tight lows and mid range with a strong attack in the high end and features a quick response and rich sustain.
The Okoume body provides a bright and solid sound.
DiMarzio® D-Activator pickups have a powerful, clean, and open sound with excellent harmonic overtones and very tight low-end response.
Gotoh® machine heads provide super precision, smooth feel, and minimal back lush.
The Edge Zero II bridge design features a lower profile tremolo for playing comfort and stud lock function for stable tuning.
The luminescent side dot position marks make it easy for players to see fretboard position marks when performing on dark stages.
|Body Shape||Iron Label Xyphos|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Satin Polyurethane|
|Neck Material||5-piece Maple/Walnut|
|Neck Shape||Wizard III, Neck thru|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Offset dots|
|Number of Frets||24|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||Edge-Zero II Locking Tremolo|
|Neck Pickup||DiMarzio D-Activator Humbucker|
|Bridge Pickup||DiMarzio D-Activator Humbucker|
|Controls||1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch|
|Case Included||Gig Bag|
|Manufacturer Part Number||XPTB620-BKF|