Ibanez JS1200
Ibanez JS1200

JS1200, Guitarra de forma Stratocaster from Ibanez in the Joe Satriani series.

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heads on fire 28/12/2011

Ibanez JS1200 : la opinión de heads on fire (content in English)

"Shred on!"

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Neck Material: Maple
Neck Type: JS Prestige
Body: Basswood body
Frets: 6105 frets
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Inlay: Abalone dot inlay
Bridge: Edge bridge
NeckPU: DiMarzio® PAF-JOE
BridgePU: DiMarzio® FRED®
HW Color: CH
Finishes: CA


Scale/Length 648mm/25.5"
a: Width at Nut 42mm
b: Width Last Fret 56mm
c: Thickness 1st Fret 20mm
d: Thickness 12th Fret 22.3mm
Radius 250mm
Bridge Pickup
Name: DiMarzio® FRED®
Model No: DP153
Construction: Humbucking
Magnet: Alnico
Description: Strong mids and a wide range of harmonics and overtones. Designed for Joe Satriani.

Neck Pickup
Name: DiMarzio® PAF-JOE
Model No: DP213
Construction: Humbucking
Magnet: Alnico
Description: Vintage humbucking sound with blended clear low and warm mid/high.


Right off the bat, this guitar is a dream to play. The action is low low LOW, and the neck has a nice carve to it. It's a bit thicker than the other Ibanez guitars, like RG with the Wizard neck, but it feels incredible. Also, the tremolo system on this is unmatched - the Edge from Ibanez is my favorite double-locking tremolo on this planet, and it always comes back to tune even after the most serious whammy abuse. The build quality is top notch as well.


This guitar smokes! It is quite a versatile beast, but it was meant for shred. These Dimarzio pickups can sear and soar with the best out there - they have a vintage Gibson quality, but with a bit more output. The only think soundwise this guitar seems to be lacking is a push-pull tone pot. I'm not saying that all guitars should have one, but in this case, with the shred neck and Edge system, it would seem appropriate.


This is a great axe for anyone wanting to get their shred demons out. The guitar just begs to be played fast, but with soulful bends everywhere. It is a lead guitarist's dream guitar, and it does the job nicely.