Paul Waggoner of BTBAM (Between The Buried And Me) fame is a much loved guitarist due to his interesting playing style which is more influenced by Jazz, Bluegrass and Progressive Rock over all out Metal. This guitar was designed by Ibanez to not limit his playing in any way so you can really play this guitar for nearly any situation.
Modified S Design
Waggoner has always liked thin and lightweight guitars so the S type Ibanez was a clear choice but Paul wanted to make a few tweaks. This includes increasing the thickness of the body ever so slightly and using a satin stain finish over the normal gloss that Ibanez like to use.
This slightly thicker 44mm (if you can call that thick) gives the guitar an extra bit of low end punch that means he can fill out a mix a lot easier than with a standard S model. Plus as the body is played out of Ash you can rock out on stage for hours at a time without tiring.
Custom Mojotone Pickups
Mojotone may not be one of the most well known names in guitar pickups but that doesn't mean their pickups are anything less than amazing. Paul teamed up with them recently to create a set of custom humbuckers called the PW Hornets that can be found in this guitar.
The bridge pickup was designed to be a high gain powerhouse that kept note definition even in complex chords under high gain. They did this by using a ceramic magnet and a thicker 43 gauge wire giving it a sweet high output response that is needed for the bands heavier segments.
The neck pickup instead uses an alnico magnet instead of a ceramic magnet as this gives you a lot better dynamic range making it perfect for those clean and crunch sections as well as solos where you want every note to ring out beautifully.
Low Pro Edge Tremolo
A lot of the time if you see the guitar manufacturers name on the hardware your opinion drops...except when it is Ibanez. These guys have evolved the floating double locking tremolo to the point where something like this Low Pro Edge is considered to be one of the best tremolo systems in the world.
Made In Japan
While most Ibanez guitars you see day to day may be made in their Korean and Indonesian factories their top line guitars all come out of their handcrafted Japan workshop. This is where Ibanez started and where they will continue to create some of the greatest guitars in the world no matter your style.
Only 1 In The UK!
So if that the fact that this guitar is a metal players dream and is an amazing choice no matter how heavy you want to go is not enough to tempt you this might. There will be only one of these guitars entering the UK and we have it!
- neck type: PWM 5pc Maple/Bubinga neck
- body: Ash body (44mm Body Thickness)
- fretboard: Rosewood fretboard w/Off-set White dot inlay
- fret: Jumbo frets w/Prestige fret edge treatment
- bridge: Lo-pro Edge tremolo bridge
- neck pickup: Mojotone PW Hornet (H) neck pickup (Passive/Alnico)
- bridge pickup: Mojotone PW Hornet (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
- factory tuning: 1C#, 2G#, 3E, 4B, 5F#, 6C#
- hardware color: Cosmo black