Introduced in 1992, the Ibanez JS6 was the first hard-tail JS guitar model, featuring the Gotoh GTC101 bridge. The body was made of mahogany and a very interesting feature is that the wood was perceptible with the SOL (Stained Oil) finish.
This guitar had the usual PAF Pro & FRED DiMarzio pickups, maple neck and rosewood fretboard. It is a pretty iconic and rare guitar because only 345 were produced over two years. Then in 1994 the JS6 was replaced by the JS6000. Joe had been using this guitar quite a bit to record The Extremist.
“Joe Satriani continues to astound both his legion of guitar fans and the record buying public. Joe has been a consistent Billboard chart resident, a Grammy nominee, and the winner of numerous prestigious playing awards including the latest Guitar Player Magazine Readers Poll. His latest tour de force, The Extremist, Combines Joe’s stunning virtuosity, a master composer’s deft melodic touch and the unrestrained energy of in-your-face rock and roll.
Of course, Joe’s playing on this album and his touring continues to feature his signature, other-worldly whammy bar techniques. For this type of playing, Joe Satriani and Ibanez creating the JS1 which features bodies and the Edge double locking tremolo system. However, a very significant amount of Joe’s playing now features his fixed bridge, mahogany bodied JS6, a guitar unsurpassed for both full sounding rhythm work and fat, warm lead.”
Made in: Japan
Finishes: SOL ‘Stained Oil’, US: OL ‘Oil’
Body material: Mahogany
Neck joint: Tilt Joint
Bridge: Gotoh GTC101
Hardware color: Chrome
Neck type: JS
Material: 1-Piece Maple
Inlays: Pearl dots
Frets: 22 / 6105
PU Config: HH
Neck PU: DiMarzio PAF Pro
Bridge PU: DiMarzio FRED
Controls: 1 Volume (with High pass filter)
1 Tone (with Coil Tap) / 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: 21.8mm