Ibanez 2002 NAMM Releases

Ibanez - JEM7VSBL

January 20, 2002 One of the big draws of the Hoshino booth at the 2002 Winter NAMM show was the new Steve Vai Model JEM Signature Model, the JEM7VSBL in Sparkle Blue finish. The new model is the second JEM to feature the more traditional sound of an alder body (most JEM's have been basswood).

"Thanks to the loyal legions of Steve Vai JEM fans, there's already a buzz about the guitar," said Paul Specht of Hoshino Communications. "The guitar is almost an instant collector's item because some of these people own every one we've ever made--and what's even more impressive they've all got serious chops themselves. Now that's a customer base we're proud to have."

January 21, 2002 2002 will see the debut of a new Ibanez Joe Satriani Signature Model guitar. With the modern, comfortable curves of Satriani’s aerofoil shaped guitar accentuated by the new Champagne Gold finish, the guitar promises to be a show stopper. But the guitar features more than good looks. It has something that guitarists have wanted Ibanez to make for a long time: a fixed bridge with the tuning stability of the Ibanez Edge locking tremolo system. “The FXEdge is a fine piece of design,” commented Bill Reim, Hoshino’s Marking and Advertising VP. “You’ve got all the tuning technology of the Edge combined with full tone and sustain of a fixed bridge. And it’s on the Joe Satriani model, which is an example in its own right of a great design yielding superior playability and sound. The two together are simply an unbeatable combination.” The Joe Satriani JS2000 features a body of basswood and an Ibanez Prestige neck that’s an exact digital rendering of the neck on Joe Satriani’s favorite guitar.

January 19, 2002 Ibanez adds a new model to its signature basses, the new K5 5-string, which was designed in tribute to Korn bassist, Fieldy. The K5 is equipped with a number of high-end features such as a padauk/mahogany body for heavy tone, active pickups and the Vari-Mid EQ which allows the players to create any kind of bass tone. Yet the price is less than $1000.00. The bass also features a silk-screened "Fieldy" signature on the headstock as well as a special K5 12th fret inlay.


Ibanez RG420K Features GK-2 Pickup System

July 24, 2001

The RG420GK combines the the Ibanez RG with Roland, the first name in sophisticated guitar synthesis. Now, performing and recording guitarists can cover it all…from heavy rock to hip hop to extra-dimensional excursions through the cosmos—all at a price that’s amazingly down-to-earth.

The RG420GK features the signature RG contoured basswood body, powerful V7 and V8 pickups capable of cutting through the most brutal mix and the Roland GK-2 synthesizer drive pickup for accessing midi and Roland’s revolutionary V-Guitar technology.

  • List - $999.99
  • Available Finish - BK Black
  • Body Material - Basswood
  • Neck Material - Maple
  • Neck Type - Wizard II/25.5" Scale
  • No. Frets/Type - 24/jumbo frets
  • Fingerboard - Rosewood
  • Inlay - Pearl dot
  • Bridge - Lo-TRS
  • H/W Color - Cosmo Black
  • Neck Pickup - V7 with ceramic magnet
  • Bridge Pickup - V8 with Alnico magnet
  • Other Special Features - Roland GK-2 Synthesizer Drive Divided Pickup
  • Case - M100C
  • Case List $129.95

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