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⚡Total Restoration⚡2001 Ibanez S520│Deep Violet Satin│MIJ

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Are you kidding me?!? This thing is stunning!


Hi all, so I have a killer S520 that I brought back to life over the past week or so. My daughter had our granddaughter last week, so my wife is with her helping. I've had way too much free time on my hands. I took what was already a total monster and made it the sexiest thing you've ever seen. This S520 started it's life as the American version that had a natural stained walnut color, and I converted it to the Deep Violet Flat finish that was only available in Europe. I matched the color perfectly, and I couldn't be happier with how the finish came out. Awesome! Here's what I did to this beauty.

  • Stripped it down to nuts, bolts, and wires.
  • Cleaned and oiled the fretboard.
  • Leveled, crowned, and polished the frets.
  • Adjusted the truss rod
  • Inspected tuners. Gotoh - MIJ - They were perfect.
  • Disassembled the trem, cleaned, and lubed it.
  • Inspected the electronics. All good.
  • Sanded, primed, and painted the body the Deep Violet Flat finish
  • Added Cosmo Chrome pickup covers. Really pops now.
  • New knobs.
  • New screws.
  • New selector blade cap.
  • New Dunlop strings.
  • Set action & intonation. It's LOW...

This thing is so freaking nice. These V1 & V2 pickups are the real deal. Nobody makes better in-house pickups than Ibanez. Of course, this was originally built at the FujiGen plant in Japan, and every component was built/produced there. This is a Prestige-quality instrument. I'll include a paragraph or two from the Ibanez catalog below. You are basically getting a new guitar that's now 20 years old. I'll include a new gig bag, and I'll ship it same-day if payment is received by noon Pacific. Please ask any questions. Won't find a better S anywhere with this build quality and specs at this price.


The S520 is an  solid body electric guitar model introduced by  in mid 2000. It was made in Japan by .

The S520 features a mahogany body bolted to a maple and bubinga neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard. Components include Ibanez V1 & V2 , an original Edge  bridge and Gotoh tuning machines.

The S520WNF originally had dot position markers, but for 2001 these were replaced with wave inlays which are exclusive to the S series. It was offered in Europe with a Deep Violet Flat paint and in the USA with a Walnut Flat finish.

The  was a similar model with an added middle .

Specifications for S520 (2000–2001) Model name: S520 (2000–2001)Year(s) produced: 2000–2001Sold in: Europe / USAMade in: Japan Deep Violet Flat (DVF) Europe only / Walnut Flat (WNF) USA onlyBodyBody type:
Solid bodyBody material:
MahoganyNeck joint:
 tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)Hardware color:
Cosmo blackNeck
Neck material:
3-piece maple/ bubingaScale length:
648mm/ 25½"Fingerboard material:
RosewoodFingerboard inlays:
2000: Dot
2001: S WavesFrets:
22 / jumboNut:
Machine heads:
ElectronicsPickup configuration:
HHBridge pickup:
Ibanez  ()Neck pickup:
Ibanez  ()Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector

The S520 was discontinued after 2001 although the   introduced in 2002 is quite similar.

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listed9 days ago
ConditionMint (Used)
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Made In
  • Japan
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Fretboard Material
Body Material
Right / Left Handed
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Neck Material
Wood Top Style
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
Body Type
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