JS 700

Ibanez JS700 Story

The Ibanez JS700 was the benchmark for all the hard-tailed JS Ibanez, being very different from all the other hard-tail guitars. This guitar was very connected to the bluesy self-titled Joe Satriani album. It was the fourth hard-tail JS model, after the JS6, JS600 and JS6000.

Two versions of the JS700 exist, produced simultaneously in Korea and Japan. Both had the same Sky P90 pickups, a P90N for the neck and a P90B near the Short Stop II bridge. A special feature was the neck which was made of mahogany and not maple. It’s an unique feature in the JS series. The Korean version had a “Joe Satriani” inlay on the 21st fret and the Japanese version had a “JS Custom” inlay at the same fret.

The JS700 was available worldwide until 2001 but only until 1999 for the USA and was then was replaced in 2002 by and another hard-tail guitar, the JS2000.

Specifications

Name: JS700
Years: 1996-2001
Areas: Worldwide
Made in: Japan, Korea
Finishes: TR (Transparent Red)

ibanez js700 signature joe satriani

Body

Body material: Mahogany
Neck joint: Tilt Joint
Bridge: Short Stop II
Hardware color: Chrome

Neck

Neck type: JS
Material: 1-Piece Mahogany
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Inlays: Pearl Dots with “Joe Satriani” inlay on 21st (Korea)
Or “JS Custom” inlay on 21st (Japan)
Frets: 22 / Medium

Electronics

PU Config: HH
Neck PU: Seymour Duncan P-90
Bridge PU: Seymour Duncan P-90
Controls: 1 Volume
1 Tone / 3-Way Toggle

Neck dimensions

Scale length: 648mm/25.5″
a: Width at nut: 42mm
b: Width at last fret: 56mm
c: Thickness at 1st fret: 20mm
d: Thickness at 12th fret: 22mm
Radius: 305mm

Radius Neck Ibanez Joe Satriani
electronics ibanez js
pickups Ibanez JS

Photos

  • Michael Maier

    Hi. Cannot help but notice you have the PICKUPS listed as the usual Satch ones. But this guitar has P90s loaded. Also, no push/pull pots. Hope this helps keep the site updated. Cool site, BTW. Thank you for making it.

    • Hi Michael, you’re 100% right, thanks for noticing. Cheers!