JS 1000

Ibanez JS1000 Story

The Ibanez JS1000 was introduced in 1994. It was a continuation of the original JS1 model and it is one of the longest running models of the JS series behind the JS100 that is still produced today. The body was made of basswood and it had, of course, DiMarzio pickups in it, a PAF Pro for the neck and a FRED for the bridge.

In it’s 18 year history, this very successful JS guitar has been released in different colors. BP “Black Pearl”, some kind of dark deep sparkle, BTB “Burnt Transparent Blue” also known as TB “Transparent Blue” in the US and of course WH “White”. All those finish colors were produced worldwide but at some point BTB was Japan/Europe exclusive and BP was USA exclusive. Outside the US, another BP colored JS was issued, the JS900. In 1998 the WH was introduced as an available finish in all areas and disappeared in 2003. Then the BTB color ended in 2008, so the last JS1000 to remain was BP and that’s how the line died out in 2013.

The bridge has been changed too. This guitar started with the Lo Pro Edge until 2003 when the Edge Pro was introduced. The WH color ended at this time, so you have no chance of finding a JS1000 WH with a Lo Pro Edge on! Then from 2010 the JS1000 BP (the only JS1000 guitar still available) had the Satch favourite tremolo on it, the original Edge.

Finally, a very specific feature on the JS1000 is the Cosmo Black hardware, that showcased the 3 colors as well. A simplified and more affordable version of the JS1000 had been released in 1998 as the JS900.

Specifications

Name: JS1000
Years: 1994-2013
Areas: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finishes:
EU: BP (Black Pearl) (1994-1997; 2010-2011)
BTB (Burnt Transparent Blue) (1994-2009) / WH (White) (1998-2002)
JP: BP (Black Pearl) (1994-1997; 2008-2011)
BTB (Burnt Transparent Blue) (1994-2007) / WH (White) (1998-2001)
US: BP (Black Pearl) (1994-1996; 1998-2011)
TB (Transparent Blue) (1994) / WH (White) (1998-2002)

Body

Body material: Basswood
Neck joint: Tilt Joint
Bridge:
1994-2002: Lo Pro Edge tremolo
2003-2009: Edge Pro tremolo
2010-2011: Edge tremolo
Hardware color: Cosmo Black

Neck

Neck type: 1994-2000: JS
1999-2011: JS Prestige
Neck material: 1-Piece Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Inlays: Abalone Dots
1994-1997: with “JS Custom“ inlay
Frets: 22 / W/6105

Electronics

PU Config: HH
Neck PU: DiMarzio PAF Pro
Bridge PU: DiMarzio FRED
Controls: 1 Volume (On/Off High Pass filter)
1 Tone (On/Off Coil Split) / 3-Way Toggle

Neck dimensions

Scale length: 648mm/25.5″
a: Width at nut: 42mm
b: Width at last fret: 56mm
c: Thickness at 1st fret: 20mm
d: Thickness at 12th fret: 22.3mm
Radius: 250mm

Photos