Ibanez Joe Satriani JSART2, #12
“The JSART guitar project has once again proved to be an exciting and profound artistic experience for me. It represents my successful partnership with Ibanez Guitars in the most creative way.
I illustrated every instrument by hand, bringing my collection of strange and hooky characters to life in both black-on-white and full-color. The new artwork achieves an extraordinary three-dimentional quality on the white JS bodies. The brilliant high gloss finish captures the light perfectly and makes each drawing look animated.
Each guitar features a one-of-a-kind set of drawings designed to surprise, inspire, and make a bold original statement. I’ve signed each one on the back so you know it is an authentic, original work of art.
I hope you enjoy owning and playing your one-of-a-kind JSART guitar, and, yes, they should be played!”
– Joe Satriani –
- Ibanez JSART2 Story
|Neck joint:||Tilt Joint|
|Bridge:||Edge tremolo w/ Ultralite Tremolo Arm|
|Neck type:||JS Prestige|
|Material:||JS 3pc Maple/Bubinga neck|
|Inlays:||Mother of Pearl dots|
|Frets:||24 / w/6105 Prestige fret edge treatment|
|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|
The Ibanez JSART2 is the second JS guitar customised by Joe Satriani himself. The first was released last year in 2015 for the 25th anniversary of the association and collaboration between Ibanez and Joe Satriani : the JS25ART. Joe went again to the Los Angeles custom shop, last time was for painting black bodies, now the white is his base material.
According to Joe, 76 bodies have been painted at the end, but only 35 are currenty sold in the US, the other will be distributed to the rest of the world.
The features stay pretty close to the JS25ART, but stole new features from the recent Prestige model the JS2450. The body is basswood like the majority of JS guitars, but here the neck is a 3 pieces neck with maple and bubinga, and a rosewood fingerboard. That’s the second time they made this wood assiciation between body and neck, the first being the JS24P. Pearly dots will fit the neck nicely, going along with the body white base.
On the electronics side, the JSART2 has two DiMarzio pickups, without surprise a Mo’Joe for the bridge and a Satch Track on the neck. They are chromed, no-common feature in the Ibanez JS history, indeed the chrome was only reserved for the JS2PRM and JS90HAM until the JS2450 came out.
This guitar has a push/pull system on both the Volume and a high-pass filter and a coil tap on the Tone pot as the other high-end Ibanez JS. The chrome hardware isn’t a surprise, along with the Ultralite Tremolo Arm, included with the Edge bridge.