Finely crafted in Japan with a mahogany body, Wizard-7 neck and ZR-7 tremolo bridge.
The cutting-edge of Ibanez design, the S series continues to be a marvel of form and function. Its signature body shape - sculpted, lightweight, and mahogany - is stronger and more musically responsive than guitars weighing twice as much. The S series is still a rock 'n' roll version of a quick, graceful, and potentially lethal weapon. This model S5427 has 7 strings and is crafted in Japan with a beautiful mahogany body and a finish that really shows off the natural wood grain. It features a 24-fret, Wizard-7 neck with a rosewood fingerboard and comes fully loaded with V77 and V87 pickups. A 5-way switch offers multiple coil combinations between the 2 pickups while the ZR-7 bridge has an incredibly smooth touch.
The ZR tremolo with the ZPS successfully addresses the inherent drawbacks in traditional locking trem systems. Thanks to the unique ball-bearing mechanism, action and feel are incredibly smooth. The Zero Point System consistently returns the tremolo to the center position (zero point). This system offers ease of tuning, tuning stability and the ability to keep playing even after a string is broken.
ZPS (Zero Point System)
No friction points make the ZPS the smoothest Ibanez Back Stop ever. An additional outer pair of springs provides easier tuning and better tuning stability than the traditional floating tremolo-plus the other strings will remain in tune if a string breaks.
Switchable To Floating Trem
One of the best ZPS features, you just remove the stop bar and the ZPS easily changes to floating trem operation.
Manually Adjustable Spring System
Spring tension can be quickly set by thumb. There's no need for a hex wrench.