NAMM 2015 – New Ibanez Signature Guitars & Basses for 2015

The complete signature line-up with all details

In 2015, Ibanez shows a tendency towards more affordable signature guitars with only a few exceptions. Especially the Adam Nitti Signature Bass for 7000€ might be something for the bass-playing dentist or lawyer.

KISS’ Paul Stanley returns back into the artist rooster of Ibanez Guitars & Basses. For the first time since 1996 the Japanese company and the KISS frontman collaborate for two Paul Stanley models, which are located in the 900€ and 300€ price range.

Ibanez PS120 Paul Stanley Signature

Ibanez PS120 Paul Stanley (click to enlarge)

Ibanez PS40 Paul Stanley Signature

Ibanez PS40 Paul Stanley (click to enlarge)

The Ibanez PS120 Paul Stanley Signature comes with a mahogany body/maple top combination and features a set-in mahogany neck with ebony fretboard and abalone block inlays. The two humbuckers are Seymour Duncan ’59 neck and Custom 5 bridge, which both have their own volume control. A special Ibanez gigbag will be included. The PS40 is a stripped-down version with poplar body, bolt-on maple neck and Ibanez Infinity R humbuckers. It also comes with a signed pickguard and Ibanez gigbag. Prices are scheduled at 899€ (PS120) and 289€ (PS40).

Ibanez PGM80P-NT Natural Paul Gilbert Limited Edition

Ibanez legend & shred master Paul Gilbert gave the go for a limited edition PGM model, which is crafted in Ibanez’ Premium factory and will feature original DiMarzio pickups as well as a Wilkinson tremolo.

Ibanez PGM80P-NT Natural Paul Gilbert (click to enlarge)

Ibanez PGM80P-NT Natural Paul Gilbert (click to enlarge)

  • Limited Edition model
  • Ash body
  • 5-piece maple/walnut neck w/ KTS Titanium Rod reinforcement
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 22 narrow/tall frets with Premium Fret Edge Treatment
  • 2x DiMarzio PAF Master humbucker (neck & bridge), 1x DiMarzio PGM singlecoil (middle)
  • 5-way pickup switch, master volume
  • Wilkinson WV6-SB tremolo
  • Ibanez hardshell case included
  • Approximate price: 1099€

Ibanez FRM150-TR Fireman Paul Gilbert Signature

Paul Gilbert’s Fireman model has been with him for almost 100% of the last 3 years, while he was touring with Mr. Big or when playing workshops. The FRM150 is built to Paul’s specifications and equipped with original DiMarzio pickups.

Ibanez FRM150-TR Transparent Red (click to enlarge)

Ibanez FRM150-TR Transparent Red (click to enlarge)

  • Mahogany body
  • FRM 3-piece, set-in mahogany/maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard w/dot inlays
  • 22 narrow/tall frets
  • 628mm/24,75″ scale
  • 2x DiMarzio Air Classic humbucker (neck & bridge), 1x DiMarzio Area 67 singlecoil (middle)
  • Master Volume, Master Tone, 5-way pickup switch
  • Ibanez Tight-Tune bridge & tailpiece
  • Ibanez gigbag included
  • Approximate price: 899€

Ibanez KOMRAD20RS Head Signature

The lastest addition to Ibanez’ Korn signature line is the KOMRAD20RS, which is based on the RGD shape and maintains the features of Head’s previous signature models. Only exception would be the “Red Splatter” finish.

Ibanez KOMRAD20RS Red Splatter (click to enlarge)

Ibanez KOMRAD20RS Red Splatter (click to enlarge)

  • Basswood body
  • Bolt-on Wizard II-7 maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 24 medium frets
  • 2x DiMarzio PAF humbuckers
  • Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-way pickup switch
  • Fixed bridge
  • Factory tuning: 1D, 2A, 3F, 4C, 5G, 6D, 7A
  • Approximate price: 799€

Ibanez JEM77P-BFP & JEMJR-WH

Steve Vai’s signature series receives two additional models, a nicely designed Premium Series JEM77P with Blue Floral Pattern and an entry-level JEM Junior with the classic white finish and Tree-of-Life fretboard inlays.

Ibanez JEM77P-BFP Blue Floral Pattern (click to enlarge)

Ibanez JEM77P-BFP Blue Floral Pattern (click to enlarge)

  • American basswood body
  • 5-piece Wizard maple/walnut neck w/ KTS Titanium reinforcement
  • Maple fretboard w/ Tree-of-Life inlays
  • 24 jumbo frets w/Premium Fret Edge Treatment
  • 2x DiMarzio Gravity Storm humbucker (neck & bridge), 1x DiMarzio Evolution singlecoil (middle)
  • Master Volume, Master Tone, 5-way pickup switch
  • Edge-Zero II tremolo
  • Ibanez hardshell case included
  • Approximate price: 1299€
Ibanez JEMJR-WH White (click to enlarge)

Ibanez JEMJR-WH White (click to enlarge)

  • Mahogany body
  • Wizard III maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard w/ Tree-of-Life inlays
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Ibanez Quantum pickup (humbucker/singlecoil/humbucker)
  • Master Volume, Master Tone, 5-way pickup switch
  • Ibanez Standard Double Locking tremolo
  • Approximate price: 449€

Ibanez JS140 Joe Satriani Signature

Fans of Joe Satriani will also be able to purchase a more affordable version of the JS Signature guitar. The JS140 is designed like the latest Joe Satriani models, but comes with Ibanez’ own pickup creations instead of Joe’s DiMarzio models.

Ibanez JS140-WH White (click to enlarge)

Ibanez JS140-WH White (click to enlarge)

  • Basswood body
  • JS 1-piece maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard w/ dot inlays
  • 24 medium frets
  • 1x Ibanez Infinity RD neck humbucker, 1x Ibanez Quantum bridge humbucker
  • Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-way toggle switch
  • Edge-Zero II tremolo
  • Approximate price: 749€

Ibanez AT10RP-CLW Andy Timmons Signature

Andy Timmons’ new signature model is crafted in the Ibanez Premium Factory in Indonesia, and a little bit like the PGM model, it also features the original DiMarzio pickups and Wilkinson hardware.

Ibanez AT10RP-CLW Classic White (click to enlarge)

Ibanez AT10RP-CLW Classic White (click to enlarge)

  • Alder body
  • AT 1-piece maple neck w/KTS Titanium reinforcement
  • Rosewood fretboard w/dot inlays
  • 22 jumbo frets w/Premium Fret Edge Treatment
  • 2x DiMarzio Cruiser singlecoil (neck & middle), DiMarzio AT-1 humbucker (bridge)
  • Master Volume, 2x Tone, 5-way pickup switch
  • Wilkinson WV6-SB tremolo
  • GraphTech nut
  • Ibanez hardshell case included
  • Approximate price: 1099€

Ibanez JSM10-VYS John Scofield Signature

Long time Ibanez artist John Scofield receives a beautiful addition to his signature line of guitars. The JSM10 features a flamed maple body & top, sapele neck with ebony fretboard and abalone block inlays. The pickups are two Ibanez Super 58 humbuckers with dedicated volume and tone controls. A Tri-Sound switch offers split and seriell wiring options for the neck humbucker.

Ibanez JSM10-VYS Vintage Yellow Sunburst (click to enlarge)

Ibanez JSM10-VYS Vintage Yellow Sunburst (click to enlarge)

  • Flamed maple body & top
  • JSM set-in sapele neck
  • Ebony fretboard w/abalone block inlays
  • 22 medium frets w/Artstar Fret Edge Treatment
  • 2x Ibanez Super 58 humbucker
  • 2x Volume, 2x Tone, 3-way toggle switch, Tri-Sound switch (neck humbucker)
  • Bone nut
  • Ibanez ART-1 bridge
  • Gold hardware
  • Ibanez hardshell case included
  • Approximate price: 1049€

Ibanez EKM10T-WRD Eric Krasno Signature

After the introduction of Eric Krasno’s high-end signature model in 2014, Ibanez releases the EKM10T with very similar specs. The double Grammy winner Krasno is mostly known for his work with the band “Soulive” and his love for semi-hollow guitars with Bigsby-style tremolos.

Ibanez EKM10T-WRD Wine Red (click to enlarge)

Ibanez EKM10T-WRD Wine Red (click to enlarge)

  • Flamed maple body & top
  • EKM 3-piece, set-in mahogany/maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard w/abalone block inlays
  • 22 medium frets w/Artstar Fret Edge Treatment
  • 2x Ibanez Super 58 humbucker
  • 2x Volume, 2x Tone, 3-way toggle switch
  • Bone nut
  • Ibanez ART-2 roller bridge/VSB80 vibrato
  • Gold hardware
  • Ibanez hardshell case included
  • Approximate price: 999€

Ibanez ANB1006 Adam Nitti Signature Bass

To be honest, before receiving the info about this Ibanez bass, I had no idea who Adam Nitti exactly was (might be the fact that I am a guitarist). The all-new ANB1006 is crafted in Ibanez’ Japan Custom Shop and will be available for around 7000 bucks.

Ibanez ANB1006 Adam Nitti Signature (click to enlarge)

Ibanez ANB1006 Adam Nitti Signature (click to enlarge)

  • Swamp ash body
  • Figured maple top
  • ANB 5-piece maple/purpleheart neck-thru
  • Purpleheart fretboard w/abalone oval inlays
  • 24 medium frets w/Prestige Fret Edge Treatment
  • 2x Bartolini xxM56C pickups
  • 3-band EQ w/mid frequency switch
  • Hipshot A-Style bridge
  • Gotoh tuners
  • Ibanez hardshell case included
  • Approximate price: 7000€

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