Dating iibanez guitar
We were changing the demensions a little bit, were changing the wood, were changing the neck radically, we were looking for a different composition to the bridge, and of course with Larry (Di Marzio, ndlr) we were taking the pickups to a complete different place.
The guitar has got to be expressive so everything, every little choice that we make, if it makes the guitar sound like other guitar then forget it, and that’s how we wound up with the JS guitars.
Although Ibanez guitars have been made since 1908, it wasn't until the late 1980’s that they began to form an identity for themselves when artists such as Steve Vai and Frank Zappa began using their instruments.
For more than twenty-seven years now the JS guitar series continues to innovate and please guitar players.
Ibanez electric guitars have been at the forefront of guitar technology since the 1950s.
By the time the 1980s came round, and with the advent of guitar virtuosos like Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Paul Gilbert, Ibanez came to the forefront of modern guitar playing, building hard wearing, fast playing electric guitars like the renowned RG Series, for use by some of the world's most prolific players at the time.
On tour around the world I see kids bringing the 1000’s, the 100’s, the 6’s, even the 1’s, 2’s, 3’s and 4’s…
It’s amazing to think that this line that started as a clay model is now a line that’s been accepted by guitar players around the world, and of course it’s been my instrument of expression.