JS 25 ART

Ibanez JS25ART Story

The Ibanez JS25ART is a JS guitar celebrating the 25th anniversary of the association and collaboration between Ibanez and Joe Satriani. The artwork painting of the JS25ART has been made by Joe Satriani himself in the Ibanez custom shop in Los Angeles, every guitar is an unique piece of art and is very different from each other. Following the advices of his sisters Jon and Carol who had already done artwork painting on the JS4 and JS5, Joe find his own graphic artistic signature that reminds a bit Basquiat’s work.

50 models have ever been produced in the world, including 25 for the USA and at least 8 for the Europe (4 in Germany, 2 for the UK, 1 in France and 1 in Italy). At the NAMM presentation, the price was 7999.99$ like the JSBDG‘s, JS2PRM‘s or JS20th‘s was. This collection model worth its price by the rarity, the amazing finition and the piece of art it is, an accomplishment from 25 years producing and designing guitars and from a whole life that leads the graphic creation.

According to its characteristics, the JS25ART is a mix between the JS2400 and the JS2450, with a basswood body, a 1 piece maple neck with a rosewood fretboard. Pearly dots are inlayed in the fretboard. An original Edge tremolo, Satch’s favourite, is featuring and fits the Chrome Hardware.
The 24 frets neck has been refined, it’s today in 2015 the thinest JS neck ever made, the cream of the crop!

About the electronics, the JS25ART features 2 DiMarzio pickups, humbuckers as usual, Satch Track for the neck pickup, and a Mo’ Joe for the bridge pickup. Push/pull system on both the Volume and Tone pots activate a high-pass filter and a coil tap, very important features.

Joe Satriani signes here one of the best Ibanez JS custom ever made.

Specifications

Name: JS25ART
Years: 2015
Areas: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finishes: ART (original graphic Paint by Joe Satriani)
Models: 50 including 25 for US

Ibanez JS25art custom shop

Body

Body material: Basswood
Neck joint: Tilt Joint
Bridge: Edge tremolo
w/ Ultralite Tremolo Arm
Hardware color: Chrome

Neck

Neck type: JS Prestige
Material: 1-Piece Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Inlays: Pearly Dots
Frets: 24 / W/6105

Electronics

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

Neck dimensions

Scale length: 648mm/25.5″
a: Width at nut: 42mm
b: Width at last fret: 56mm
c: Thickness at 1st fret: 19mm
d: Thickness at 12th fret: 21mm
Radius: 250mm

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JS25ART sold in the US

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  • Lee Meier

    Hi,

    As promised here is my no. 15.

    I have been a massive fan of Joe for many years and has inspired me more than any other guitar player growing up. I bought this as a tribute to be honest, a piece of guitar history by this great virtuoso.

    Beautiful guitar, straight out of the box perfect!! Comes with 2 whammy bars, one cleverly coated to protect the finish. I had a JS90th many years ago and to be honest even without the art its a different animal!! Stunning!!

    thanks Joe!!!!

  • Mark Panetta

    I own #52 pictured above. Why is it not listed with full pictures as the others are?

    • Hi Mark, and congratulations for your JS25ART #52!
      We had some technical trouble but it’s all fixed now.
      I’m starving for some picture of you with your guitar if you have some 😉