Joe Satriani is a man that needs no introduction and neither does his signature guitar line. Joe has had this line of guitars since 1988, that is over 25 years of shred glory from Mr Satriani. Their incredibly thin bodies and necks mean nothing is getting in the way with your playing no matter how fast you want to go. This JS140 model is one of the best value guitars in the series yet featuring top grade Ibanez hardware at a great price.
Speedy Design with More Control
It wouldn't be a Satriani guitar if it wasn't fast and easy to play. Joe's musicality at speed, unique phrasing and use of the tremolo are they keys to what made him so successful. To play like this you need a guitar that lets you do what you want when you want with no distractions. While other guitars are build for chunky rhythms guitars like this are made for you have maximum control.
The use of a basswood body and maple neck with rosewood fingerboard creates a balanced sound that will sound great into almost any amplifier. This balanced sound is also perfect for when you need to step out of a mix and come forward for a solo without needing a boost pedal.
Quality Ibanez Hardware
Based on the pickups used in Joe's own guitars the Ibanez Infinity RD and Quantum perfectly match your need for heat. The full sized humbucker in the bridge has a hot and heavy sound that cuts through nicely and can work great as well for strong rhythm playing as well. The single coil sized humbucker in the neck however offer up a unique bright single coil like sound with the heat and strength of a full sized 'bucker. Both of these are coil tappable so when you need to clean up your sound just pull the tone control for a range of cooler tones.
- JS 1pc Maple neck
- Basswood body
- Rosewood fretboard w/White dot inlay
- Medium frets
- Infinity RD/Quantum pickups
- Coil-tap switch on tone control (push/pull)
- Edge-Zero II tremolo bridge
- Chrome hardware
Whether you're a Monster of Rock or a Cool Kat for Jazz (or anything in between!), the Ibanez guitar range is full of guitars that you'll love. Ibanez guitars combine innovative designs with classic good looks, and throughout the entire range the value for money is outstanding. It's no wonder that so many influential players like Steve Vai, George Benson, Joe Satriani and Pat Metheny all use Ibanez guitars.
Here's what Ibanez say about the JS1200
The Magician's power is transformation through the use of will and sheer talent. This is power of a dangerous sort which commands the material world and the high-wire acts he performs often seem like dark magic. With its clean, body-fitting design, the JS a deceptively simple yet potent divining rod, able to raise impossible flurries of notes and melodies from the fertile pastures of your rock guitar dreams.
neck type 1pc JS neck
body Basswood body
fret W/6105 frets
bridge Edge Pro bridge
neck pu DiMarzio Paf Joe (H) neck pu
bridge pu DiMarzio Fred (H) bridge pu