JS 2

Ibanez JS2 Story

The Ibanez JS2, also known as the JS2 CH, is the 2nd JS guitar ever produced. It was introduced in 1990 and it was the first attempt by Ibanez to create a chrome guitar finish that became iconic in Joe’s career. Unfortunately, the chroming process had some issues and this guitar has never been distributed, but it seems that a few fell through the cracks and ended up with some lucky owners.

The body was in American basswood. It sounded a bit more like mahogany compared to the regular basswood and we have a DiMarzio PAF Pro for the neck and a FRED for the bridge like on the JS1 of the period. The tremolo is an original Edge. It has 22 6105 frets and the neck is inlaid with pearly dots.

Only two other chrome guitars were created, the JS10th in 1998 for the celebration of the 10 year collaboration between Satch and Ibanez and the extremely gorgeous JS2PRM in 2005.

Specifications

Name: JS2
Years: 1990
Areas: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finishes: CH (Chrome)
Models: Withdrawn from the market

Body

Body material: American Basswood
Neck joint: Tilt Joint
Bridge: Edge tremolo
Hardware color: Chrome

Neck

Neck type: JS
Material: 1-Piece Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Inlays: Pearl dots
Frets: 22 / 6105

Electronics

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

Neck dimensions

Scale length: 648mm/25.5″
a: Width at nut: 42mm
b: Width at last fret: 57mm
c: Thickness at 1st fret: 20mm
d: Thickness at 12th fret: 23mm
Radius: 250mm

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