A formidable guitar with the cutting edge of Ibanez design, the SML721 multi-scale is a graceful and potentially lethal weapon. Its signature body shape - sculpted, lightweight, and mahogany - is stronger and more musically responsive than guitars weighing twice as much.
Ibanez has been creating innovations which do not only fit the unique demands of players from that period, but also eventually turn into industrial standards, such as 7 string, 8 string and Multi scale guitars. All these started from our attitude to be “Innovative, Cutting-Edge and Pioneer”. Axe Design Lab is the series fully represents this attitude.
Wizard 5-Piece Maple/Walnut neck:
Ibanez's thin, flat and fast Wizard neck is strong and sturdy and offers unlimited playability for demanding players.
Rosewood fretboard provides a well-balanced solid tone with a focused mid range.
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.
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.
Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads:
The Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads achieve incredible tuning stability, cutting down string-changing time.
Designed for both stability and sustain, the innovative Ibanez Mono-Rail bridge minimizes cross-talk between strings
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.
25.5 - 25.0 inch multi scale:
The Low-E string has a 25.5’ scale which is the same as most of Ibanez guitars, but on the High-E string, the scale length is shorter, 25’.
This combination provides a better playability because it allows gentler string tensions over the plain strings, while not sacrificing the tightness of the wound strings.
Also, the nut is vertical to the strings so there is no weird feelings or extreme finger stretching when playing chords on the lower frets.