Sure, Ibanez's IC500 Iceman has a flashy body shape, but it has much more to offer to players. Set-neck construction, DiMarzio active pickups, and a string-through bridge make this guitar a rock-solid option for hard rock players looking to stand out.
Wicked Cool Edges
The Iceman's dramatic cutaway and flowing body shape make it unlike any other guitar. The IC500 carves that shape from mahogany, making for a guitar with a warm and rich sound. The binding encompasses the body, neck, and headstock and contrasts with any finish you choose, adding a further layer of distinction to the guitar. Ibanez's Gibraltar Standard bridge routes the strings through the body for more resonance.
Active, Articulate DiMarzio Pickups
The Iceman is almost as well-known for sporting DiMarzio D Activator pickups as it is for its unique body shape. The IC500 carries on this legacy with DiMarzio's latest updates to the active pickups. Both the bridge and neck versions use coils tuned to specific frequencies and have resonance points within the pickups shifted to better respond to pick attack and bring out rich harmonics. DiMarzio has worked to ensure there is no volume spike when shifting between pickups and both operate without batteries, so there's no fear of your sound deadening out on stage.
Set Neck Adds Stability
Set in to the mahogany body is the Iceman's 3-piece mahogany and maple neck. The decision to join the neck to the body rather than bolt it on adds sustain to single notes and helps promotes the guitar's overall resonance. The neck is topped with a rosewood fretboard that features 24 medium frets. You'll have no problem reaching the highest frets, as the Iceman's cutaway practically invites your hands to the top.
- Mahogany body in Iceman shape
- Three-piece mahogany/maple set-in neck
- Rosewood fretboard with 24 medium frets
- DiMarzio D Activator neck humbucker pickup
- DiMarzio D Activator bridge humbucker pickup
- Body, neck, and headstock binding contrasts with finish
- Gibraltar Standard bridge
- Volume and tone controls
Get active tone and a guitar styled like none other in the Ibanez IC500 Iceman.
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- Neck: Set-in neck
- Body: Mahogany
- Frets: Medium
- Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood
- Inlays: Pearl blocks
- Bridge: Gibraltar Standard
- Neck Pickup: DiMarzio D Activator
- Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio D Activator
- Scale: 641mm/25.24"
- a: Width at Nut 43mm
- b: Width at Last Fret 58mm
- c: Thickness at 1st 20mm
- d: Thickness at 12th 22mm
- Radius: 305mm
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
- Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
The Ibanez IC500 Iceman Electric Guitar is a bold statement with all the right stuff to make it your go-to guitar. In addition to its Mahogany body dressed in glossy finish and a contrasting binding, this version of the Ibanez original also boasts gleaming pearl block inlays on its bound Rosewood fretboard. The IC500 Iceman guitar's set-in neck assures powerful sustain, and the medium frets are preferred by players who like a little more flesh-to-fingerboard feel.
Some players would say an Iceman wouldn't be an Iceman without the DiMarzio D Activators, and the Ibanez IC500 sports 'em proudly. DiMarzio has continued to tweak these classic pups through the years - expect the biggest, brightest openly harmonic actives imaginable.