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Ibanez QX54QM Standard Electric Guitar in Blue Sapphire Burst Matte

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Q SERIES
With new developments in instrument technology, the prominence of more technical playing styles, and players' desire for lighter, more portable instruments, today's headless guitars are pushing far beyond designs of the past. However, even with all of these advancements, Ibanez still saw an exciting opportunity in this space. The Q or Quest series is an entirely new concept for Ibanez. The "Quest" in this case was to not just adapt an existing instrument into a headless design, but to develop an entirely new guitar from the ground up. This range features a number of unique elements intended to maximize tone, performance, and playing comfort. These include custom-designed R1 single-coil and Q58 humbucker pickups, a new Mono-Tune bridge, and a proprietary custom string locking mechanism. The QX subseries is also equipped with innovative 8-degree inward slanted frets, uniquely tailoring their ergonomics to the benefit of highly technical players. Ultimately, this series offers a diverse and versatile enough feature set to attract not only the modern, technical guitarist, but also players who may have never even considered a headless guitar before. Regardless of genre, Q (Quest) allows guitarists of every background to question the full scope of their creative possibilities.

SPECS

  • Neck Type: Parallel Wizard / 3-Piece Roasted Maple/Bubinga Neck
  • Top/Back/Body: Quilted Maple Top / Nyatoh Body
  • Fretboard: Roasted Birdseye Maple Fretboard / Mother of Pearl Step Off-Set Dot Inlay
  • Frets: Jumbo Jescar EVOgold Frets
  • Number of Frets: 24
  • Bridge: Ibanez Mono-Tune Bridge
  • String Spacing: 10.8mm
  • Neck Pickup: R1 (S) Neck Pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
  • Middle Pickup: R1 (S) Middle Pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
  • Bridge Pickup: Q58 (H) Bridge Pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
  • Factory Tuning: E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
  • String Gauge: .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
  • Hardware Color: Cosmo Black
NECK DIMENSIONS
  • Scale: 648mm/25.5"
  • Width at Nut: 42mm
  • Width at 24F: 57mm
  • Thickness at 1F: 19mm
  • Thickness at 12F: 19mm
  • Radius: 508mmR
CONTROLS
  • Volume
  • Tone
  • 5-Way Pickup Selector
  • Alter Switch
SWITCHING SYSTEM
When the alter switch is in neck position, power tap mode is on. When the alter switch is in bridge position, power tap mode is off. When power tap mode is off and the pickup selector switch is in neck position, the neck pickup is selected. When the switch is in between neck and center position, bridge side of the neck pickup and neck side of the bridge pickup are selected. When the switch is in center position, both neck and bridge pickups are selected. When the switch is in between center and bridge position, the neck side of the neck pickup and the bridge side of the bridge pickup are selected. When the switch is in bridge position, bridge pickup is selected. When power tap mode is on and the pickup selector switch is in neck position, the neck pickup is selected and in power tap mode. When the switch is in between neck and center position, bridge side of the neck pickup is selected. When the switch is in the center position, both neck and bridge pickups are selected and are both in power tap mode. When the switch is in between center and bridge position, the bridge side of the bridge pickup is selected. When the switch is in bridge position, bridge pickup is selected and is in power tap mode.

FEATURES
R1 / Q58 S-S-H Pickups
The R1 / Q58 pickup combo is designed specifically for use in headless guitars. They provide a clearly defined sound, facilitating excellent tonal balance through all frequencies. The lows are powerful without being muddy, and the highs are bright and clear, but never harsh. As a result, every single note within the chord structure is well defined, and clearly audible. These pickups, with their tonal balance, and extremely low noise performance, work extremely well with both digital and analog effects.

Mono-Tune Bridges
The Mono-Tune bridges offer a wide intonation range so that you can easily set the instrument up for tuning down a whole step or even further. The string height is also easily adjustable, and each saddle generally has less material, which leads to more natural and organic tone.

dyna-MIX9 Switching System with Alter Switch
The dyna-MIX 9 offers nine sound variations and can switch between humbucker and single coil modes with just a flick of the mini switch. One mode even simulates a humbucking sound from the combination of two single coil pickups.

Slanted Frets
All of the frets are equally slanted at an 8-degree angle. Many contemporary players tend to favor a much higher playing positon to execute more effectively, highly technical and intricate techniques like tapping, finger style, and even occasional bass-inspired slap riff. This higher position results in the four fretting fingers naturally tilting slightly inwards. This 8-degree inward tilt of the frets perfectly accommodates this and offers a more natural feeling and comfortably playing guitar.

Jescar EVOgold Frets
Jescar EVOgold frets are known for their bright tone, gorgeous appearance, and excellent features such as long-lasting durability and smooth note bending.

Ergonomic Body Design
The body features a number of strategically placed curves on both the top and back of the instrument. This complex, yet sophisticated design provides maximum playing comfort. While the body is really compact and light-weight, its non-chambered, solid body provides great sound with rich woody tones.