Ibanez celebrate their 30-year collaboration with Joe Satriani by unveiling the new JS1CR30 “Chrome Boy” limited edition signature model. the Ibanez R&D team worked closely with Joe to develop a finish that was worthy of Joe’s approval – and of the Chrome Boy moniker. This is the 4th chrome guitar in the Ibanez JS series but this one has a Sustainiac Driver pickup combined with a DiMarzio Satchur8 pickup and an Edge Trem…

The Ibanez Joe Satriani JS1CR30 Chrome Boy features a crafted body made from Alder with deep cutaways allowing for easy access to the highest frets. The neck is JS 3-piece Maple and Bubinga neck with a 25.5″ scale length and a Rosewood fretboard with 24 medium frets and Mother of Pearl dot inlays. The neck pickup is a Sustainiac Driver which works as an active humbucker with the tone pot push/pull you can play with three different octave settings. In the bridge position is the newly developed DiMarzio Satchur8 pickup plus there’s a 3-position switch which allows you to select how you’d like to use the pickups. The volume pot is also push/pull and controls a high-pass filter so you can maintain high frequencies even at low volumes. Hardware is Joe Satriani favourite specs including the JS/Edge Tremolo bridge, an Ultralite tremolo arm and the all-silver chrome finish.

It’s the 4th chrome guitar in the Ibanez JS series. The first one was the JS2 back in 1992, but it has been quickly moved back from the market because of chrome issues. Then Joe released the JS10th in 1998 with 507 models worldwide, and the last one was the JS2PRM in 2006.

“The JS1CR30 represents the fantastic 30th year anniversary partnership between me and Ibanez. We finally got this Chrome Boy off the ground. I’ve been playing the prototype for the last 9 months and I’ve been beating this thing up like crazy – playing it every day. It sounds great. It’s a fantastic guitar and I’m going to be bringing it out on tour” – Joe Satriani

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Ibanez Joe Satriani 30th Anniversary JS1CR30 Chrome Boy
  • Series: JS Series (Joe Satriani Signature)
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck type: JS Prestige
  • Neck material: 3-piece Maple/Bubinga
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Pearly Dots
  • Frets: 24 Medium frets with Prestige Edge Treatment 24/W/6105
  • Scale length: 25.5″ / 648mm
  • Radius: 250mmR
  • Number of Pickups: 2
  • Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio Satchur8 humbucker (passive/Alnico)
  • Neck Pickup: Sustainiac Driver Single Coil
  • Pickup configuration: H-S
  • Controls: 1 x Volume with push/pull High Pass Filter switch, 1 x Tone with push/pull Sustainiac Switch, 3-Way Sustainiac Switch (Harmonic, Mix, Normal)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Way Selector
  • Controls: 1 Volume (On/Off High Pass filter), 1 Tone (On/Off Sustainiac), 3-Way Toggle, 3-Way Sustainiac mode switch
  • Bridge: Edge tremolo bridge
  • Tremolo: Ultralite Tremolo Arm
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Color: Chrome
  • Country manufactured: Japan
  • Factory tuning: 1E, 2B, 3G, 4D, 5A, 6E
  • String gauge: .009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042

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