It’s baaaaaaaack!! Behold the second coming of the Detroyer! Since it was originally introduced in 1975, the Destroyer has become an icon of that era’s chapter in rock n’ roll history. Over the years it has undergone many incarnations and the perennial classic returns once again…

Ibanez release the Destroyer DT520 and DT520FM (FM we think stands for Flame Maple top). The body and neck of both guitars are made of a tight Mahogany for maximum resonance. The bound Rosewood fingerboard is adorned with Jumbo frets. The Destroyer also features Sure Grip III control knobs for no-slip control. It’s not called the Destroyer for nothing.

Ibanez Destroyer DT520FM Cherry Sunburst

Ibanez Destroyer DT520 Black

First seen in the early 80’s – looking like a cross between an Iceman & Gibson Explorer – these guitars were every bit as good as their USA competition. Fast forward to 2013 and they’re back again – just as good as the 30 year old models, and maybe even better thanks to being loaded with a DiMarzio Air Norton pickup in the neck and a DiMarzio The Tone Zone in the bridge.

Ibanez Destroyer DT520 features:

  • Neck type: Destroyer 1pc Mahogany set-in-neck
  • Body: Flamed Maple top/Mahogany body
  • Fretboard: Rosewood fretboard
  • Fret: Medium frets
  • Bridge: Tight-Tune bridge/Tight-Tune tailpiece
  • Pickup (neck): DiMarzio® Air Norton™ (H)
  • Pickup: (bridge): DiMarzio® The Tone Zone® (H)
  • Hardware color: Chrome
  • Scale: 628mm/24.75″
  • Width at Nut: 43mm
  • Width at Last Fret: 57mm
  • Thickness at 1st: 20mm
  • Thickness at 12th: 22mm
  • Radius: 305mmR
  • Colors: Cherry Sunburst, Black

Could this be 2013 Guitar of the Year? You decide…

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  • Rob says:

    I so wanted one these back in the 80’s and couldn’t get hold of one. I was delighted to see that Ibanez were making them again, but having made enquiries in the UK to get hold of this reissue in black, I have been told it’s been discontinued already! Gutted. If anyone spots on in black on our home shores, please post a comment here! All the best.

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