JS 2450

Ibanez JS2450 Story

The JS2450 was a continuation of the JS2410. The alder body and the 3 piece Maple/Bubinga JS Prestige neck made for a successful combination, as did the pickups combo. The JS2450 featured the DiMarzio Satch Track and Mo’ Joe signature pickups, which had been chromed in order to match the finish. Speaking of finish, Ibanez came up with the MCP Muscle Car Purple color, a strange beautiful association between a sparkle texture and a deep purple. The new MCB Muscle Car Black color will also be available for 2016.

The Ibanez JS2450 had 24 frets, the thin 6105 with a Prestige Edge Treatment. The tremolo was an original Edge as standard in the prestige series since 2011 and the Ultralite Tremolo Bar is now a reference for JS guitars.

Satch told us in our exclusive interview in the summer of 2014 that the JS2450 may have a big sister with a Sustainiac pickup on it instead of the Satch Track. Watch this space.


Name: JS2450
Years: 2014-now
Areas: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
MCP (Muscle Car Purple) (2014-now)
MCB (Muscle Car Black) (2016)

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Body material: Alder
Neck joint: Tilt Joint
Bridge: Ultralite Tremolo Arm & standard bar
Hardware color: Chrome


Neck type: JS Prestige
Material: JS 3pc Maple/Bubinga neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Inlays: Pearly Dots
Frets: 24 / W/6105 w/Prestige Edge Treatment


PU Config: HH
Neck PU: DiMarzio Satch Track chrome finish
Bridge PU: DiMarzio Mo’ Joe chrome finish
Controls: 1 Volume (On/Off High Pass filter)
1 Tone (On/Off Coil Split) / 3-Way Toggle

Neck dimensions

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
Radius: 250mm

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Exclusive JS2450 Review


  • Fresh news from the NAMM 2016, the Ibanez JS2450 has a new finish MCB, Muscle Car Blue!

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    • disqus_f0i2eJcWdK

      For 2016 please start crediting the original source for your information whether it’s photo, video, or text – it’s only fair and professional. These are not your photos and as such need a credit: In this instance, to Rich Harris http://www.ibanezrules.com/namm/2016/index.htm

      • I don’t know if you are Rich or not – apparently not because I just emailed him – but I want tell you we always try to put credits when we can. For reminder we are a website made up with the help of hundreds of fans, not a “professional” website where we make buisness, no money is involved here, it’s just about sharing for the fans. Brad and I have tons of content that we saved from more than ten years so we can’t remember the source for everything, but we’re happy to do it when we can, and that can be from Ibanez Rules, from the fans, the photographers, the shops, the magazines, etc. So if we used some of your content in a way that bothers you please contact us, once again it’s a community and we do our best to provide content to the fans and we don’t want to offend anyone in any way, and – it’s common sense – especially if you are a Joe crew member.

        • disqus_f0i2eJcWdK

          Please note that I politely requested you to credit the source

          It takes 2 seconds to credit a source and there is no excuse for not doing so when using current material (which this is) – and that is common sense

          Thank you for adding the credit (as you have now correctly done to the first picture)

          Using sources of information that you have obtained that are not your own and then not crediting them is not common sense and not fair to the contributor

          In this particular instance you knew where you got the pictures from before you posted them, so it would only be fair to acknowledge that, regardless of being a “professional” or amateur site

          I pointed this out for your benefit, to try and stop you continuing to do this on a regular basis. At some point you risk doing it to a professional photographer, journalist, crew member, artist, record company or someone else who legitimately takes offense

          At the least, you offend them and maybe lose a source, at worst you end up being sued. I’m sure you don’t want that?

          So PLEASE, be mature, be professional, and do the right thing by being fair to those sources you borrow or copy from. It keeps you out of trouble and them happy

          • You can’t tell I knew the pictures were from Rich because it’s not true : Sean, a friend of mine posted them on the Facebook group “Ibanez JS” and I just shared them here, that’s it. As I mentionned earlier we do put the credits when we know the source and we agree it’s 100% fair to do it, but sometimes some pictures can fall through the cracks, that’s one of the flip side of being on the internet. If so, we fix it and are happy to do it.

      • Robert Chiardi

        Lmao pull the stick out of your ass.

  • Andy Pennington

    is the neck profile on the JS2450-MCP still ‘strat like’ ? I had a JS1200 some time ago(wish i’d kept it) the neck was comfortable and felt similar to my strats. I’ve played some Prestige/Wizzard necks and really didn’t like the super thin / wide profile. IF the next is still the same I might have to gran one 🙂

    • Hi Andy, and welcome! It’s pretty similar to the JS1200 neck yes. However the shape feels a little bit different, but I think it’s caused mostly by the fact it is a bit longer, 24 frets over 22. In any case, the global feels stays in a Start side.
      I know they are pretty rare to find in shops, but if you have the occasion, grab one 🙂

  • Andy Pennington

    I have picked one up. It’s B Grade stock(some flaws in the finish) but it plays and sounds great.

  • Charles M Hall

    I have a 2450 MCB. It plays and sounds like a beast. Only Joe and Ibanez could come up with such a perfect guitar. I will be buying the 2480 the moment it becomes available.

  • saldy fidyawan

    JS2400 and lines before it using basswood, 2410 & 2450 alder, and 2480 back to basswood. In your opinion (I believe you already try both), which one sound best, alder or basswood? Which one you personaly prefer?

  • Fabio Marraccini

    Hi want to buy a JS2450 and have a few questions:

    – Why it doesn’t seem to have titanium rods when apparently cheaper models like the JS24P do ? What is the difference ?
    – How do you compare playability with Ibanez RG and S ?
    – Why isn’t there an option with HSH configuration ?