Produced exclusively in Japan with passion and pride.
As the crown jewel of Ibanez, the Prestige line represents the passion and pride of Japanese luthiery. These guitars, produced exclusively in Japan, have earned worldwide acclaim and respect throughout the industry for their craftsmanship, quality, and innovation. Combine this with the legendary Ibanez S body style, and you have an instrument that defines the Ibanez mission of quality, innovation and design.
The S5528LW 8-string features an exotic African black limba capped mahogany body and super-rigid Ibanez Ultra-8 neck constructed of five, glued, solid pieces of maple/wenge to accommodate 27 scale string tension, and maintain superior tone and sustain. Electronics include a pair of US made DiMarzio D Activator 8 high-output pickups for strong, percussive, low notes with balanced highs that cut without being piercing. A 5-way switch allows for a variety of tone options.
The original low-profile Gibraltar Standard II-8 bridge, designed for precise intonation adjustment, playing comfort, and great sustain, combine with super smooth Gotoh MG-T locking tuners for superior tuning stability. Hardshell case included.