Contemporary guitar virtuoso Tim Henson needed a guitar to match Polyphia's outrageous musical style. The THBB10 certainly does the trick. It's a real head-turner thanks to its classy black finish and gold hardware.
Ibanez guitars are usually sleek and edgy, but the THBB10 takes it to a new level. It's built of a sturdy basswood body with a roasted maple neck and fingerboard. These are darker in colour than your standard maple as they undergo a torrefaction process. Embedded are striking abalone inlays and 24 jumbo frets, making movement across the fingerboard effortless.
The THBB10 is a truly unique sounding guitar. It houses three Tim Henson signature DiMarzio Notorious pickups, two of which are single coil in the neck and middle positions. The mini humbucker in the bridge is hot, but not excessively high output. This provides a balance and clarity when playing leads and produces punchy mids performing rhythm.
Tim's single coil tones are gritty and break up like a vintage guitar, especially with both the middle and neck pickups active. They can also clean up nicely and ring through chords spectacularly true.
Could it be a Polyphia guitar without gold hardware? The THBB10 is both classy and flashy at the same time. The Gotoh tremolo bridge can take a real beating, so you can pull of all the divebombs and flutters you want without a second thought. The Graph Tech nut is equally important in holding tune and killing unwanted buzz at the headstock without locking hardware. It also houses glow in the dark side dots so you know what you're doing on a dark stage.
Body & Neck
- Neck type: AZ Oval C Roasted Maple neck
- Top/back/body: American Basswood body
- Fretboard: Roasted Maple fretboard, Acrylic & Abalone block inlay
- Frets: Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
- Number of frets: 24
- Side dots: Luminescent
- Scale length: 25.5"
Hardware & Electronics
- Bridge: Gotoh T1502 tremolo bridge
- Neck pickup: DiMarzio Notorious (S) neck pickup Passive/Alnico
- Middle pickup: DiMarzio Notorious (S) middle pickup Passive/Alnico
- Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Notorious (H) bridge pickup Passive/Ceramic
- Nut: Graph Tech
- Hardware colour: Gold
- Gigbag included