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Ibanez And Joe Satriani Celebrate His 20th Anniversary — Twice [Summer NAMM 2008]

United States
Ibanez “Surfing With The Alien” 20th Anniversary Models Offered In Both Standard Graphic and Limited Edition 3D Graphic

2 Jul 2008 — Joe Satriani actually celebrated two 20th Anniversaries this year, the 20th Anniversary of his groundbreaking “Surfing with the Alien” album and his 20th year with Ibanez Guitars.

So Ibanez decided to offer two 20th Anniversary models.

The Limited Edition JS20TH features a three-dimensional Silver Surfer graphic, which is reported to require a very time-consuming technique to effect. Also featured are DiMarzio PAF Pro (neck) and Fred (bridge) pickups, the original Edge locking trem, Joe Satriani strap and picks and a hardshell case. Only 150 of these models will be available in the United States. The list price of the JS20TH is $7999.99.

The second, the JS20S, features a standard graphic of the Silver Surfer, IBZ Axis pickups and the Edge III trem and lists for $1733.32.

The JS20TH prototype was originally seen in the hands of Joe Satriani at the Joe Satriani 20th Anniversary concert at the January Winter NAMM Show; however, details on the guitar had not been finalized and the guitar was not offered for sale at that time. The Summer NAMM Show was the official debut of both the JS20TH Limited Edition and the JS20S standard edition.

  • Model - JS20TH
  • List - $7999.99
  • Available Finish - 3D Silver Surfer Inlaid Graphic
  • Body Material - Basswood
  • Neck Material - Maple
  • Neck Scale/Type - 25.5/JS Prestige
  • No. Frets/Type - 22/6105
  • Fingerboard - Rosewood
  • Inlay - Abalone Dot
  • Bridge - Edge (Original)
  • H/W Color - Chrome
  • Neck Pickup - DiMarzio®PAF-Pro®
  • Bridge Pickup - DiMarzio®Fred®
  • Controls - 1 Volume/1 Tone High pass filter on volume pot maintains highs at low volumes. Coil tap switch on tone pot.
  • Case - Hardshell Included

  • Model - JS20S
  • List - $1733.32
  • Available Finish - 2D Silver Surfer Graphic
  • Body Material - Basswood
  • Neck Material - Maple
  • Neck Scale/Type - 25.5/JS
  • No. Frets/Type - 22/Medium
  • Fingerboard - Rosewood
  • Inlay - Pearl
  • Bridge - Edge III
  • H/W Color - Chrome
  • Neck Pickup - Axis
  • Bridge Pickup - Axis
  • Controls - 1 Volume/1 Tone, Coil tap switch on tone pot
  • Case - M100C
  • Case List - $139.99

Note: Pictured JS20TH is a prototype. Final production model may vary slightly.

The Silver Surfer, Marvel and all related characters are trademarks of Marvel Characters, Inc., and are used with permission. Copyright ©2008 Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved. www.marvel.com
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