**This is a pre-order. The current ETA is Q4, so we're estimating a November 1st ship date. The thing to note is that ETAs across the board have been delayed on year long so don't be surprised if there are delays on the Quest series as well. A deposit of $250 reserves the guitar for you! You’ll pay the rest when we receive the guitar in the shop and she’s ready to ship to you. Ask us how to set up the deposit!**
Parallel Wizard 3pc Roasted Maple/Bubinga neck - The Parallel Wizard neck is 19mm thick all the way through the entire length. It provides an amazing fretting-hand experience for the players who prefer their instrument held in a higher playing position. The 3pc Roasted Maple/Bubinga construction also offers excellent stability and long-term durability.
Nyatoh body - Nyatoh used as the body wood provides a rich mid-low end.
Q58 H-H pickups - Q58 pickups are 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.
Custom string lock - This custom string lock is one-piece unit that features very simple construction. This means the hardware requires less maintenance, is highly durable, and allows for very easy string changes. Additionally, no proprietary string is required, so you can continue to use your favorite gauge and brand.
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-MIX10 switching system with Alter Switch - The dyna-MIX 10 offers ten sound variations and can easily switch from humbucker and single coil modes with the mini switch. The power Tap mode provides a realistic single coil sound despite its two humbucker pickup layout.
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.
Roasted Birdseye Maple fretboard - The beautiful Birdseye Maple fretboard imbues this model with an exotic appearance. The fretboard is heat-treated for a balanced attack and rich sustain
Jescar EVO Gold frets - Jescar EVO gold 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.
Compact and light-weight, yet resonant body - While it is really compact and light-weight, its non-chambered, solid body provides great sound with rich woody tones.
Condition: This is a brand new QX52 in Black Flat. It comes equipped with our Pro-Tech setup and Ibanez’s warranty. Drop Dee Guitars is an authorized dealer of Ibanez Guitars.
Pro-Tech Setup: Our Pro-Tech setup makes your guitar ready to rock straight out of the box. Here’s how..
- Make any adjustments so the neck is straight to avoid any fret buzzing and for comfort
- Check the nut and nut slots for any adjustments/filing to prevent any tuning issues, as well as for comfort at the lower frets
- Make any adjustments to the bridge/tremolo system so it’s in the proper position for tuning stability
- Set the action to a height that feels comfortable for each guitar
Set the intonation so you’re in tune everywhere on the neck
All of these steps will make your brand new guitar feel as comfortable as ever and ready to play straight out of the box!