Ibanez JS2410 Story
The JS2410 was introduced in 2013. It was the first Ibanez JS guitar to have a body made of alder. It was also the guitar that introduced the Ultralite Tremolo Arm in the prestige series after months of testing during the Chickenfoot and Unstoppable Momentum tours. Finally, after the success of the ProTrack pickups that featured on the JS2400, Joe decided to modify this pickup and that’s why he created the DiMarzio Satch Track, with less medium and bass and much more treble on it.
“I was looking for a body that would give me a bit more punch and maybe the ability to cut through the mix a little bit more. Alder is the perfect wood for that.”
That guitar had 24 frets on the JS prestige neck, but it was very different to the usual prestige necks. Joe opted for a 3 piece neck, with maple on the sides and bubinga in the centre. The fingerboard was still in rosewood, with the beautiful abalone frets and the bridge was an original Edge.
“The neck is a three-piece Maple neck. I was looking for a little bit more clarity, a little bit more strength from chunky rhythms to singing melodies and searing leads. I’m always looking for just a little bit more presence.”
Exclusive information about the finish of this guitar: at first Joe wanted the JS2410 to be painted like a 73′ Camaro car with the same iconic orange and white stripes but Ibanez couldn’t guarantee the alignment for a serial production so they decided to keep only the orange, that’s how they created the MCO Muscle Car Orange.
Joe Satriani Interview
“The new JS2410 in Muscle Car Orange – this is a great color. I have found it to be very inspirational in the last couple of years as I’ve been working on it, and we’ve been perfecting the colros of both the body and the pickups. You’re probably wondering why I came up with this orange color. Well, this goes back to a couple of years ago, I was at a Chickenfoot rehersal at the studio and right across the street there’s this place where they’re working on cars.
I walked in there and there’s this beautiful ’73 Camaro in this color with a lot of chrome coming out of the hood, and I look at it and I took a picture of it and I thought ‘That looks just like a guitar if you’re staring down from the bottom up.’ I then thought to myself , ‘We’ve got to get this thing going,’ so I e-mailed it right away to the guys at Ibanez’s custom shop. That started the long journey of trying to replicate this color.
There’s a lot about this guitar that’s new and innovative for the JS line. The body itself is an Alder body. I was looking for a body that would give me a bit more punch and maybe the ability to cut through the mix a little bit more. Alder is the perfect wood for that. It has a Rosewood fretboard. The frets are what I’ve always used, the 6105s, because I really like them. The Prestige fret edge treatment is very important for ease of playing so that you can play like crazy or you can cruise – either way it’s always going to be comfortable. The neck is a three-piece Maple neck. The addition this time is the Bubinga stripe. We’ve added it in there for a couple of reasons. Coming from a players view, I was looking for a little bit more clarity, a little bit more strength from chunky rhythms to singing melodies and searing leads. I’m always looking for just a little bit more presence. I really think we’ve hit on something with this Bubinga stripe running right through the neck.Of course, it adds a lot of stability, which really helps anytime that you’ve got 24 frets.
We’ve got the EDGE tremolo bridge, which is still my favorite. I just think this things sounds the best and the action on it is just really beautiful. I really do like it. It also comes with this really cool thing, we call it the Ultralite Tremolo Arm bar. This is something that we were working on for an extremely long time trying to figure out the boing out of the whole vibrato system and trying to make it feel better when you’re playing. So it’s a little bit larger, but the whole thing about it – the angle of it, the length, its weight, and the fact that it’s very light – it just behaves more like the way you really want one of these tremolos to behave. It’s a great thing to have now.
It also comes with a new pickup, a DiMarzio Satch Track pickup. What I was trying to do here was, since I’ve notice that there are a lot of things that you want to get out of a neck pickup on a guitar like this, and part of the problem many times is going from a clean sound to a sound that’s got a lot of gain. Something happens to the low end. So what it does is it cleans up the low end and makes it a bit more punchier exactly when you need it, even though you’re playing a guitar like this. As for the bridge pickup, with this thing here, people who have had my 2400s know that I really like playing the DiMarzio Mo’ Joe pickup. It’s got, I think, just a bit more chunk, and that’s exactly what I was looking for a fuller low end, a fuller mid range to balance out some of those really quirky qualities that the pickup had.
So this guitar really sounds fat. In the new record you’ll be able to hear this very guitar because it’s featured all over it and you’ll see how massive it sounds. It’s really a great sounding pickup. And with the two together, like I said, I think we’ve reached a higher level of matching neck pickup and bridge pickup.”
Made in: Japan
Finishes: MCO (Muscle Car Orange)
Body material: Alder
Neck joint: Tilt Joint
Bridge: Edge tremolo
w/ Ultralite Tremolo Arm & standard bar
Hardware color: Chrome
Neck type: JS Prestige
Material: JS 3pc Maple/Bubinga neck
Inlays: Abalone Dots
Frets: 24 / W/6105 w/Prestige Edge Treatment
PU Config: HH
Neck PU: DiMarzio Satch Track
Bridge PU: DiMarzio Mo’ Joe
Controls: 1 Volume (On/Off High Pass filter)
1 Tone (On/Off Coil Split) / 3-Way Toggle
Scale length: 648mm/25.5″
a: Width at nut: 42mm
b: Width at last fret: 57mm
c: Thickness at 1st fret: 20mm
d: Thickness at 12th fret: 22.3mm