IBANEZ GR520

  • Ibanez GR520 electric guitar

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1994 to 1996

Production of the Ibanez GR520 began in 1994 and ended in 1996. The Ibanez Ghostrider 520 is similar to the Ibanez GR-320 but has more expensive materials and hardware. It has a multiple bound alder body and maple top, 22 fret bound rosewood fingerboard with abalone/pearl split block inlays. Bridge is tune-o-matic style, with a stop tailpiece. The headstock has 3 a side tuners with pearloid buttons. Hardware is gold. Pickups and controls are the same as the Ibanez GR-320. It came in either orange or vintage sunburst, to show off the maple top.

Link: Ballurio guitars - picture of an Ibanez GR520

Specifications (14)

General

Finish colorsorange finish
Finish effectssunburst finish
Number of strings6 strings

Body

Body materialalder body
Body shape featurescarved top
Body top materialmaple body top

Hardware

Bridgetune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colorgold hardware
Tailpiecestop tailpiece

Fretboard

Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard

Neck

Neck materialmahogany neck
Number of frets22 fret
Peghead (headstock)bound headstock
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

Prices (6)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
2016$600good
2016$625good
1995$500new
2006$300good
1994£549excellent
2017$700excellentNrck plays like a les paul. Beautiful guitar.

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6 Comments

Body really made of mahogany?

Are you sure that the body of the Gr520 was made of mahogany? The old catalogues by Ibanez claim the body to be made of alder. What about the neck, was it mahogany or just nato? 

GR220

the picture is a GR220 which originally came with P90 pickups. Someone swapped them out for humbuckers. Alder body, maple top and mahogany neck. Silver hardware, gold knobs and dot inlays. I believe the 220 was only made in 1995.

Ghostrider 520

Thanks Alex,
You're right - the finish the neck inlays all point to it being a 220. I've removed the picture,
Nathan

Ibanez Ghost Rider

I bought one in 1995 new 800$ and one more pick up from a Peavey, a power-bar, the sound is exceptional can play any style the sound is there,one of the best I found for the price before I had a new fender telecaster for 1800$ disaster, sold it for 400$ that's all I could get for it. Never Fender again.