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The Ibanez JS1000 guitar is capable of sonic speed, extraordinary musicality, and tone to the max. The lightweight aerofoil-shaped basswood body provides comfort, upper fret access, and expressive singing tone. Edge Pro bridge, charcoal hardware, DiMarzio PAF-Pro neck pickup, DiMarzio Fred bridge pickup. X-series maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and pearl dot inlays.

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IbanezJS1000 Electric Guitar

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(31 of 39 customers found this review helpful)


Flying in a Black Pearl Dream

By Richocaster

from South San Francisco, CA

Comments about Ibanez JS1000 Electric Guitar:

Nice Pick-ups. Can get you to any style of playing. Neck is outstanding for guys with smaller hands. Color gets exotic in sunlight or well lighted room. Floating edge pro is the ultimate vibrato trem. Guitar is very lightweight and won't cause you any back problems. Good weight for traveling The only concern was that it has only 22 frets instead of 24. Good for people who plays both strat and pauls.

(12 of 18 customers found this review helpful)



By DjB

from Texas

Comments about Ibanez JS1000 Electric Guitar:

I think this is the best guitar. I had Les Pauls, Jacksons and Strats....but this is the best. Very easy to play and incredible fast neck.The only personal thing to change is instead of 22 frets will be better with 24. And I prefer the headstock of the RG's a little to the back.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


Outstanding Guitar

By Jonathan Farias

from kennesaw, georgia

Comments about Ibanez JS1000 Electric Guitar:

I've have my Js-1000 for years and is a very versatile instrument with a very flat neck, making comfortable to do scales on high speed, it adapts to many styles, if you play heavy metal,rock it has a great response, if you play not so much rock but jazz or pop or you are the kin of guitar player that uses clean sounds this guitar has a clean and sweet tone, it's electronic system is what make this guitar amazing, it comes with humbuckers Dimarzio but that's not all to it, you can change your tone by pulling the tone knob, it switches from humbuckers to single coils and changing positions on your pickups give you a whole lot of options in the tone your looking for. I recommend this guitar to every one.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent Guitar!

By Jim

from Chandler, AZ

Comments about Ibanez JS1000 Electric Guitar:

When I went shopping for a new guitar recently, I was looking for something new for me. I own two Les Pauls, a Jackson Soloist, Fender Strat and an old '85 Charvel. I heard good things about the higher end Ibanez guitars, so I grabbed the JS1000 off of the rack and it played incredible. The neck is more rounded than any other guitar that I have played, and took a little time to get comfortable with. However, I now find it easier to play than my other guitars. The DiMarzio pickups provide fantastic tone. Not quite as hot as my Les Paul pickups, which make it perfect for our more bluesy songs. What I really love is the Edge Lo-Pro tremolo system. My Jackson and Charvel have Floyd Rose systems and are not nearly as solid as this tremolo. Overall, this is the best guitar that I own and well worth the money.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Very Versatile

By Alan Cargile

from Birmingham, Alabama

Comments about Ibanez JS1000 Electric Guitar:

I've been playing a while. I started in the early 70's. Yeah. I know. Old Fart. I was a die hard L P man until the mid 80's. I'm not going to attempt to name all the high end guitars I've owned. This JS1000 intrigues me. Once you get used to it, it almost becomes a part of you. Ive had mine 4 months now and it is my main guitar. I really love this thing. So versatile that I could take it alone on a gig and cover everything we do. Classic Rock, Blues, and Hard Rock. And it would cover any other style. I block the tremy so that it only dives. I have to because I bend strings so much that it sends other strings out of tune making it very hard to play several notes while bending 1 or 2. This way it plays like a hard tail and you still have a tremelo. Get one. You'll love it.

(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


Wanna go Surfing With the Alien?

By Superstrat

from Oklahoma City, Ok

Comments about Ibanez JS1000 Electric Guitar:

I'm a big Satriani fan, and this guitar definitely does justice. This guitar completely rocks until you try to play sitting down, the curved edge makes that difficult. Moving on to all the good stuff, this guitar is great in it's own right. If it weren't Joe Satriani's sig, it would still be just as good. The pickups in it, PAF Pro in the neck and FRED in the bridge, are some of my personal favorites. The only thing I would change about this guitar is the neck pickup to either a JOE or a Mo Joe, but that is just personal preference. Whether you wanna play some Satch and Fly in a Blue Dream or just rock out, this baby can do it all!

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


My one and only

By still_ill

from san jose,ca

Comments about Ibanez JS1000 Electric Guitar:

First i have owned my js1000 for over 10 years and it is still my favorite guitar. had many others over ther years but this has always been my baby. before i bought this i tried many guitars and this is the one i fell in love with. the tone was awesome, the versitality of it was great and the neck just melts in my hand (i have small hands). I'm am in no way a shredder but my style is very melodic and johnny marrish so a lot of lines and single note stuff and this guitar delivers them beautifully. this is not just a guitar for shredders and soloist it can be used for alternative, indie rock and new wave. you can't go wrong with this. it's been 10+ years and a number of different guitars and set ups and I always come back to this one.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


The Best

By Ceasterling

from Chico, Ca

Comments about Ibanez JS1000 Electric Guitar:

Bought this guitar a while ago, and before and since have tried every serious guitar out there. Les Pauls, signature LPs, EVH Musicmans /Wolfgangs, The Vai Ibanez, the Yngwie Fender, and the other sig Ibanez's out there. I wanted to get my money's worth, so I tested em' all out. What I got was a guitar that was capable of doing what I wanted through tone, speed, and everything in between. Besides a LeGrande or a Super 400 for the straight Wes Montgomery Jazz, everything can be done on this thing from heavy metal, to rock, to jazz, fusion, funk, neo classical shred, new rock etc. Everything, not just one style which is very important to a modern, serious guitar player not to just be stuck in drop-d humbucker pro tool mode. If you want to have the chance to sound like Satriani, John Petrucci, Vai, Van Halen or any other great guitarist out there this is certainly for you.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Amazing! No Cons!

By Matt

from Austin, TX

Comments about Ibanez JS1000 Electric Guitar:

I tried this guitar out through a Peavey JSX with some pretty high expectations considering the names. It blew me away. I can get a crazy over the top distorted sound without losing clarity. It picks up harmonics really well, especially with high gain. On clean, it sounds just as good as any Strat or Les Paul that I own or have played. I even tried it on some Fender tube amps and an AC30, none disappoint. It feels so good in my hands, and I have big hands so I usually feel awkward playing a lot of guitars. With this however, it just feels perfect. Nice sustain, great body shape, I can keep going but these are my favorite features. The only other guitars I can compare to this are the JS1200, the MusicMan Petrucci model, and the JEM77V. I really regret buying my Les Paul Standard a few weeks ago. Don't get me wrong, the Les Paul is a great guitar with nice tone and sustain but the JS1000 is so much more versatile is insane. This will most likely be my next guitar. I highly recommend it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Versatile guitar - can't put it down

By Dante

from San Jose, CA

Comments about Ibanez JS1000 Electric Guitar:

I play a variety of styles, from hard to soft and everywhere in between. I needed a guitar that was versatile and that inspired me to play. The JS1000 was perfect. Although it was hard to find one locally, I finally did and almost cried when I first played it. It was awesome. The action was great, the pickups sounded amazing and with the pull-out split coil feature gave me a variety of tones. I bought it a few months later and now i can't put it down. It sounds great through my Fender DeVille as well as through my Eleven Rack. I had it professionally set up even though it was new, and that made it even better. Also, the high frets are very playable and the trem is sweet and keeps in tune well.

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


pre-pickup signature.

By mains711

from indianapolis, indiana

Comments about Ibanez JS1000 Electric Guitar:

basically, this is the Satriani sig, before he made his own pickup with DiMarzio. freakin awesome.


Definitely worth it

By Amanda Cameron

from NJ

Comments about Ibanez JS1000 Electric Guitar:

I was unsure about this guitar at first, but I took a chance and bought it...Definitely did not regret it.


Best Guitar Made Period


from Southern California

Comments about Ibanez JS1000 Electric Guitar:

If you are looking for a versatile guitar that can cover just about any style of music, the JS1000 is worth every penny. I have been playing guitar for more than 30 years and over that time I have owned and played virtually every high end guitar made looking for the perfect combination of tone and play-ability. My search stopped when I finally tried a JS1000. I play semi-professionally and need an instrument that can go from being twangy spanky sparkle to searing sustain and everything in between. There are plenty of reviews out there that can detail the specs of this guitar so I will concentrate on what really sets this guitar apart from the others. From a physical stand point the JS1000's multi-radius neck is both LP & Strat like at the same time. It's play-ability is buttery smooth. If you have read before that this guitar feels like it become part of you, don't doubt it because it is 100% true. You really have to experience it to understand. The woods used allow it to sustain as well as any neck through guitar I've ever play and the weight is low enough that you can stand for hours with out feeling fatigued. The attention to detail allows it to be set up with very low action or high action while still maintaining intonation. Despite being a floating trem guitar it stays in tune forever with the proper setup. I have literally gone 17 straight days of playing without having to retune apart from minor adjustments to the fine tuners. I change strings every 3 weeks or so and have never broken a string on any of these guitars no matter how hard I may play. The thing I have found that sets this guitar apart from all others is the incredible tones that you can create with it. There is something about the combination of pickups and wood that makes it highly sensitive to how you play the guitar. A change in picking angle, how hard or soft you pick or where you pick the string really affects the tone that you create like no other guitar I have ever played. That sensitivity allows the player to create subtle undertones and over tones that just don't show up on other guitars. Both pinched and open string harmonics sing on this guitar without the need for over the top distortion. But even when playing with highly saturated gain there is still clarity on each string that still blows me away after 10 years with this guitar. I work at a music instrument store so I have access to practically every guitar (many of which cost 3 times as much) and continue to try other guitars from musicians that I know and have yet to play a guitar that has the combination of play-ability and tone that the JS1000 has.

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