Ibanez JSA5 Story

In 2010, Joe Satriani released the first acoustic JS series, the JSA5 and the JSA10. At this moment, both had the BK Black finish but four years later the JSA5 took its VB Vintage Burst finish of the JSA20. The neck has been designed to feel like an electric guitar and that’s a very important feature for Joe, so he can easily change between his electric and acoustic guitars when he’s on stage.

I’ve been playing the JSA acoustic onstage and it feels great, plays great and sounds wonderful. And, in all black, it looks so cool! It has outstanding projection, and an impressive dynamic range too, with a powerful clear tone essential for live performance. The JSA acoustic has a full and balanced sound that’s perfect for strumming, soloing, or, delicate finger picking. It has good access to the upper frets, and the electronics make anything you play sound clear and natural.

Joe Satriani.

The JSA5 features the Fishman Presys pickup system you’ll have amazing dynamic plugged-in tone, plus exceptional tone shaping too. There are bass, mid, and treble tone controls so you can dial in your ideal sound. There’s also a built-in tuner on the JSA5‘s Fishman Presys pickup system to make sure you’re always ready to play your best. The Solid Engelmann spruce top provides exceptional balance and projection, and will sound even better with age, the body features a cutaway for an esay access to higher frets.


Name: JSA5
Years: 2010-now
Color: 2013-2013: BK (Black)
2014: VB (Vintage Burst)

Ibanez JSA5 acoustic Joe Satriani signature


Body shape: JSA original body
Rosette: Abalone
Back/sides: Mahogany
Top: Solid Engelmann spruce
Binding: No
Saddle: Ivorex II nut
Bridge pins: Advantage

Body Dimensions

a : Length: 508mm (20″)
b : Width: 406mm (16″)
c : Max Depth: 108 mm (4 ¼”)


Neck wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Rosewood, 12″ radius (305mm)
Inlays: Abalone
Tuners: Chrome Grovers Machineheads
Frets: 20


Pickup: Fishman Aura Pro Sonicore pickup
Electronics: Presys preamp w/Onboard tuner
Featuring Joe Satriani’s original preset sound.


Strings: D’Addario® EXP11 Coated 80/20 Bronze, Light
(.012 – .053 Gauge)
Case/bag: No

Neck dimensions

Scale length: 651mm/25.6″
a : Width at Nut: 43mm
b : Width at 14th Fret: 55mm
c: Thickness at 1st: 20mm
d : Thickness at 7th: 21mm
Radius: 305mmR

Radius Neck Ibanez Joe Satriani