Made of mahogany, the Destroyer's iconic body style has been attracting artists for years. It features a mahogany slim neck grip and set-in neck that offers ultra-smooth playablity. Electronics includ... Read More
Made of mahogany, the Destroyer's iconic body style has been attracting artists for years. It features a mahogany slim neck grip and set-in neck that offers ultra-smooth playablity. Electronics include DiMarzio Air Norton and The Tone Zone pickups for a rich tonal palette. Gorgeous old school pearl/abalone block inlays make for a path back to one of rock's most dynamic chapters.
The Air Norton started out simply to be the Airbucker version of the Norton. DiMarzio thought it would make a distinctive-sounding bridge pickup with high-gain amps, but they soon discovered that it's a radically neat neck pickup, too. The tone is deep and warm, but not muddy. It's hot, but not distorted. It's even got cool harmonics, which are really unusual for a neck humbucker. The patented Air Norton magnetic structure reduces string-pull, so sustain is improved; and pick attack and dynamics are tremendously controllable and expressive. Combine the Air Norton with The Tone Zone in the bridge position for a perfect blend of power and tone.
The Tone Zone
Have you ever heard a bridge pickup that made a guitar sound like a giant mosquito attack? If you've run into this problem, The Tone Zone is the solution. The Tone Zone is hot enough to qualify as a high-output pickup, but it has a wider dynamic range - hard picking will produce a lot of power, and softer picking will be much cleaner and quieter. It's got tremendous bass and low-mid response to reinforce the bottom end and make the overall sound bigger. The highest single notes have depth, and chords sound huge. Patented dual-resonance coils reproduce more overtones than you'd expect from such a fat-sounding pickup. It makes a great match with an Air Norton.
Case sold separately.
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I bought this guitar a few months ago and I was blown away at how awesome it is! When I went into my local Guitar Center I was looking for a Gibson or a Epiphone Explorer, since they didn't have any of those one of the guys pointed out the destroyer. I tested it out on the same amp I have so I could get a real good feel for it. So I played for awhile and I was blown away! I'm super happy that I chose this guitar instead of a Gibson or Epiphone. This is the first Ibanez guitar and I want only Ibanez guitars from now on! I love the pickups, the color, the feel, and over all everything!
This is one of the finest guitars that I own. It is not only stunningly beautiful to look at, it also plays beautiful the action was perfect right out of the box. The pick-ups are very powerful and smooth. The neck is the fast and feels good in your hands. YOU HAVE TOO PLAY THIS GUITAR FOR YOURSELF TOO BELIVE IT.
I picked up my new Cherry Sunburst Destroyer at the local GC about a week ago and I love this guitar. It plays and sounds as beautiful as it looks. The only downer was that there was no Ibanez hardshell case or Ibanez gig bag available at the time I bought the guitar. I do have to say that the GC staff was very helpful in finding a suitable gig bag for the guitar so that I had something to put it in for the ride home. I've since found an appropriate Ibanez DT200C case online but it would have been great to have been able to purchase the case with the guitar. Pros - It's an Ibanez Destroyer with a cherry sunburst finish that looks cool and sounds even better. The DiMarzios can sing sweetly or snarl with an intensity that makes you want to rip your shirt off and play like a madman. Cons - Haven't found any with the guitar. Scarcity of the DT200C hardshell case was a minor disappointment. Overall - This guitar is an attention getter. Slip it over your shoulder and heads will turn. The finish is beautiful and the neck is smooth and fast as an Ibanez should be. This guitar is also much lighter than it may appear. It's no heavier than my Les Paul. You'll be able to make it through a set without needing a back brace. My primary amp is a Marshall DSL40C and I love how this guitar sounds through it. The coil tapping feature allows for a wide variety of tones ranging from smoky blues to screaming metal and everything in between. I believe Ibanez hit a home run with this one.
This guitar is awesome. I would recommend it to anybody. I went in to my guitar center and was looking for a explorer and they didn't have any but pointed to this guitar. I tried it out and fell in love. I got the cherry red burst. It's my first Ibanez and I couldn't be happier especially for the price.
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