IBANEZ JS

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Joe Satriani started working with Ibanez in 1987 when he became an endorser/designer. He started with the classic 540R to define the very particular JS body and Prestige neck shapes that have made this guitar series a benchmark in the Ibanez factories.
From the old JS1 to the current JS2450 the JS series kept on evolving, going from 22 to 24 frets, refining the body shape, refining the neck shape and material, changing the bridge, working on better electronics with DiMarzio, varying the woods and proposing a huge amount of finishes. For more than twenty-seven years now the JS guitar series continues to innovate and please guitar players.

Joe wanted a  guitar that would stant the test of time, an instrument where each and every detail had been evaluated, changed only where needed and then exhaustively refined.
Three years of comparing ideas, building numerous protoypes and working on every nuance of guitar design has now produced a contemporary classic: the JS Joe Satriani Model guitars.

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On every JS guitar, the body has a lightweight aero-foil shape with a tilt joint that provides comfort, upper fret access and expressive singing tones, so easily recognizable and unforgettable.

The neck on Prestige models is a multi-radius Prestige neck, an exact digital rendering of the neck on Joe’s favorite axe, giving great comfort for playing and also making it available to the public masses.

The JS guitar line features a lot of finishes. Between special artistic jobs that feature on some collector models, there are the classics like Black and White, but also various colors like the sweet red Candy Apple of the gorgeous Champagne Gold. Some other finishes are very particular such as Burnt Transparent Blue or even the Blue/Purple/Green Flip Flop that is sort of a chameleon finish that changes from the angle you are looking at. The Muscle Car Orange finish is inspired from a classic American car and there are also varnish finishes like Transparent Red & Stained Oil that both let the wood appear and chromed and transparent finishes are the icing on the cake.

On tour around the world I see kids bringing the 1000’s, the 100’s, the 6’s, even the 1’s, 2’s, 3’s and 4’s… It’s amazing to think that this line that started as a clay model is now a line that’s been accepted by guitar players around the world, and of course it’s been my instrument of expression.

Joe Satriani.

I hooked up with Rich Lasner who was working with Ibanez and he send me a 540Radius  that I really loved. Then one thing led to another and all was settled, more guys were coming out, there has clay models, we were using the 540R as a jumping off point. We were changing the demensions a little bit, were changing the wood, were changing the neck radically, we were looking for a different composition to the bridge, and of course with Larry (DiMarzio, ndlr) we were taking the pickups to a complete different place. The guitar has got to be expressive so everything, every little choice that we make, if it makes the guitar sound like other guitar then forget it, and that’s how we wound up with the JS guitars.

Joe Satriani.

Ibanez JS release date chronology

JS2480

Ibanez 2480 signature joe satriani

2017

JSART2

Ibanez ART2 signature Joe Satriani

2016

JS25ART

Ibanez js25art signature joe satriani 25th anniversary

2015

JS140

Ibanez JS140 signature Joe Satriani

JS2450

Ibanez JS2450 signature Joe Satriani

2014

JS2410

Ibanez JS2410 signature Joe Satriani

2013

JS24P

Ibanez JS24p signature Joe Satriani

JS2400L

Ibanez JS2400L signature Joe Satriani

JSA20

Ibanez JSA20 signature Joe Satriani

JSA5

Ibanez JSA5 signature Joe Satriani

2011

JS2400

Ibanez JS2400 signature Joe Satriani

2010

JSA10

Ibanez JSA10 signature Joe Satriani

JS1200L

Ibanez JS1200L signature Joe Satriani

2009

JS20TH

Ibanez JS20th signature Joe Satriani

2008

JS20s

Ibanez JS20s signature Joe Satriani

JS1600

Ibanez JS1600 signature Joe Satriani

JS2PRM

Ibanez JS2prm signature Joe Satriani

2005

JS1200

Ibanez JS1200 signature Joe Satriani

2004

JS2000

Ibanez JS2000 signature Joe Satriani

2002

JS2K PLT

Ibanez JS2k signature Joe Satriani crystal planet y2k

2000

JS10TH

Ibanez JS10th signature Joe Satriani chromeboy

1998

JS90HAM

Ibanez JS90HAM signature Joe Satriani

JS900

Ibanez JS900 signature Joe Satriani

JS700

Ibanez JS700 signature Joe Satriani

1996

JS1000

Ibanez JS1000 signature Joe Satriani

1994

JS100

Ibanez JS100 signature Joe Satriani

JS6000

Ibanez JS6000 signature Joe Satriani

JS600

ibanez JS600 signature joe satriani

JS6

Ibanez JS6 signature Joe Satriani

1992

JS5

Ibanez JS5 rainforest signature Joe Satriani

JS4

Ibanez JS4 signature Joe Satriani electric rainbow

JS3

Ibanez JS3 signature Joe Satriani donnie

1990

JS2

Ibanez JS2 signature Joe Satriani

JS1

Ibanez JS1 signature Joe Satriani

1989