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Ibanez Introduces New Josh Smith Signature FLATV1 Guitar

Ibanez Josh Smith FLATV1
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Ibanez has unveiled its new Josh Smith Signature model, the FLATV1.

A Tele-style model that sports a bold Black finish, the FLATV1 features a non-contoured ash body and an S-TECH WOOD roasted maple neck and fretboard. The 25” scale-length guitar also carries a Gotoh F1803 bridge and Ibanez/Gotoh “In-Tune” saddles, which work together to reduce string slips and maintain accurate intonation.

Sounds for the signature Ibanez come by way of custom Seymour Duncan FLATV1 pickups, which aim to capture the big blues tones that Smith is known for. A vintage-style neck pickup with increased output partners a bridge pickup constructed using a combination of different Alnico magnets, resulting in bright and fat sounds.

Assigned to the pickups are 3D-printed master volume and tone control knobs, as well as a three-way pickup selector switch. These are situated on a curved control panel which promote greater ease of use.

Luminlay side dot inlays, Gotoh machine heads and a four-bolt joint heel reminiscent of the golden era of guitar design also make up Josh Smith’s new signature Ibanez.

For more info on the guitar, stop by Ibanez.com (opens in new tab).