NGD : Ibanez SZ4020FM

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  1. Vrollin

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    Have had this for a little while now so only just getting round to a NGD now, was waiting on a few parts before I uploaded some pics.
    Found this one on ebay, its my third Prestige SZ now and so far none have disappointed in any way. This one is the SZ4020FM in natural finish, typically I like darker finishes but this one quickly grew on me, have it set up in drop D. It came with the Duncan/IBZ pickups which are re-badged SH2 and TB6's, have swapped out the TB6 for an SH4. The cosmo finish as with all old Ibanez was worn, so I polished it all back to the chrome/nickle underneath, put on a Gotoh tail piece, redid all the wiring inside as I wasn't a fan of the split position, and added some Gotoh locking tuners :shred:
    Love this thing to bits, its my go to now and I hope to find one in the black finish some day!
    Some pics, havn't played with my SLR for so long so they are a little on the average side....
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    You really love those man!
    HNGD! :D
     
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    beauty!
    love the SZ's, too bad Ibanez no longer makes them.
     
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    Dawn of the Shred Chugs and Sweeps

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    Congrats man!
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Looking awesome! Won't be long before I no longer have the biggest SZ stable.:lol: They are awesome guitars though and I like the 25.1" scale a lot.
     
  7. Vrollin

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    Gunna be little while before I have another to add, have a little one on the way now so funds will be focused elsewhere. What I wouldnt mind doing is getting a 320 for experimenting with, thinking of filling in and re-routing pickup holes for direct mount and a wrap around piezo tail piece....
     

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