JS 140

Ibanez JS140 Story

The new Ibanez JS140 signature Joe Satriani has been anounced for the NAMM show 2015, and will be sold a few months after.

The JS140 will be a very affordable JS series, a mix between the JS100, and the JS2400. Indeed, this guitar will have 24 frets which is an important feature, since the 2012 Joe and Ibanez Produced only 24 frets guitars, 4 Prestige ranged guitars: the JS2400, his left-handed version the JS2400L, the JS2410JS2450 and the Premium JS24P, but they were no cheaper JS guitar that featured the 24 frets, that has now been done !

The Ibanez JS140 has a White (WH) color finish. The Prestige guitars now have an alder body and a 3 pieces neck but the JS140 took account of the characteristics from the JS series since 1989, featuring a basswood body and a 1 piece maple neck and rosewood fretboard, including a Chrome hardware. The neck features medium frets, possibly the 6150 Warmoth, with white dots inlays.

For the first time in the JS series the bridge will be an Edge-Zero II tremolo, a double locking tremolo that features the zero point system that keeps the tremolo unit flat (at the zero point), designed to eliminate the hassle of tuning and providing a more comfortable playing experience with a more stable bridge, perfect for chords.

The electronic parts went to the essential, a Tone, a Volume, a 3-way selector and of course a coil-tap on the Tone pot so you can split the pickups. The JS140 will feature two humbuckers pickups as always for Ibanez JS guitars, a Quantum for the bridge with a ceramic coil, and a Infinity RD for the neck. The Infinity RD pickup is a single-coil size humbucker and that’s a greatfeature because the radius of the 22 and 24 frets guitars are the same (648mm/25.5″). For tonal reasons Joe chose to reduce it’s side instead of moving it towards the bridge.

Specifications

Name: JS140
Years: 2015
Areas: Worldwide
Made in: ?
Finishes: WH (White)

Body

Body material: Basswood
Neck joint: Tilt Joint
Bridge: Edge-Zero II
Hardware color: Chrome

Neck

Neck type: JS
Material: 1-Piece Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Inlays: White Dots
Frets: 22 / Medium

Electronics

PU Config: HH
Neck PU: Infinity RD
Bridge PU: Quantum
Controls: 1 Volume / 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: ?
c: Thickness at 1st fret: ?
d: Thickness at 12th fret: ?
Radius: 250 mm

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